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Water of Leith

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Jane Hyslop

WaterofLeith
Water of Leith by Jane Hyslop
Linocut 22/50
1990
63 x 105 cm

Reg. Number: P182

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This piece depicts the journey of the Water of Leith through Edinburgh. Although this print is largely monochrome, the Water of Leith itself is a purple-brown shade. The piece depicts landmarks along the river, including the National Galleries (flying the Saltire), Dean Village, St Bernard’s Well, and Dean Bridge. The Victorian glass house at the Botanic Garden, is also visible, complete with palm tree. The river continues through the mills of Leith and past the cranes of the dockyards. In the upper-right corner. There are seabirds depicted in the upper right corner, both perched on high points and in flight among the clouds, as well as a kingfisher flying through the upper centre, out of proportion to the buildings.

The Water of Leith flows for twenty four miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, winding through the centre of Edinburgh to its outflow into the Firth of Forth at Leith. Once the industrial heartland of the city, it is now a haven for the city’s wildlife and population. This piece is a typical product of Hyslop’s interest in industrial Midlothian: like much of her work, it documents the changes to the landscape and examines the relationship between human activity and nature’s resilience.

Born in 1967, Jane Hyslop trained at the Edinburgh College of Art between 1985 and 1989. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions across Scotland and in group exhibitions internationally, including Edinburgh, London, Selkirk, Amsterdam, Boston and Slovenia. Her work is also featured in various private collections, including the Royal Scottish Academy, the Tate Gallery, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Korean Ministry of Culture and the Contemporary Art Society, London. Her numerous awards include the Elizabeth Greenshields Award (1990), the Latimer Award from the Royal Scottish Academy (1997) and the Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Award (2006). She currently teaches at the Edinburgh College of Art.

The print was produced as part of the Edinburgh Suite, a set of nineteen prints by the Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop based on the visual experience of living and working in Scotland’s capital city.

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Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
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