Ruth Ewan, ‘Precepts (Socialist Fellowship)’, 2012, Ingleby Gallery

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.
Ewan’s image takes its inspiration from the Socialist Sunday School movement that emerged in Britain at the end of the 19th Century and flourished in the early part of the 20th century. Labelled as ‘hotbeds of sedition and blasphemy’ by some critics, they faced strong opposition because their political, secular doctrines.

These 10 commandments come from the socialist declaration card that was given to all of the Sunday School members.

Publisher: Ingleby Gallery

About Ruth Ewan

British, b. 1980, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, based in Glasgow, United Kingdom

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