The ‘Billboard for Edinburgh’ project ran from 2008 - 2016, when the Gallery was situated in its Calton Road premises and transformed a defunct billboard on the end wall of the building. The Billboard installation would change every three months and from each a limited edition print would be published. The list of contributors includes Turner Prize nominees and winners and artists with world renowned reputations alongside emerging talents.
Through his unique approach to making work, Richard Long has redefined arts relationship with the landscape. His Billboard for Edinburgh edition was a text and image work that has developed from an six day walk Long made in the Hoggar mountain range in the central Sahara, southern Algeria in 1988.
Publisher: Ingleby Gallery
About Richard Long
From the action of a walk to the temporary placement of stones along the way, from piles of stones placed on the gallery floor to mud smeared upon the walls with his hands, Richard Long helped redefine sculpture in the 1970s. For Long, the landscape is at once the medium and subject of his work. He travels to challenging and remote terrains, documenting long walks with text and photographs, while leaving piles of rocks and other ephemeral installations behind him. Long’s projects exist as installations, but also as memory and narrative in our imaginations.
British, b. 1945, Bristol, United Kingdom, based in Bristol, United Kingdom