Songs for Winter Opens at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre

Posted November 14, 2017 at 7:44 pm in Art, News

SONGS FOR Winter, an exhibition showcasing the work of Pauline Burbidge and her husband Charles Poulsen, opened this month at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre.

Their art focuses on themes of energy, the natural world, spirituality and seasonal changes. Both artists use a variety of materials with an emphasis on drawing, and the presentation explores the similarities and diversity of their work.

Textile artist Pauline sees stitching as evocative of drawn lines and draws and monoprints directly onto her fabrics.

Pauline Burbidge standing in front of Dancing Lines, created in 1998 and on loan from the National Museums of Scotland. Charles Poulsen creates large-scale drawings on paper and sculpture, which he crafts from wood wax and training trees.

Charlie Poulsen resting on Waxwork V between sculptures entitled Waxwork III and Waxwork IV, all dated 2016.
The central sculpture is made from paper, wax and lead, the others from wax and paper.
Behind him is a selection of Cyanotype prints made by Pauline Burbidge

Sound composer and scientist Mike Worboys has been commissioned to create a sound collage to accompany the showcase. Cinematographer David Martin has also been enlisted to make a short film.

by Rosie Byers

The exhibition is now open at City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE and will run until March 4, 2018.

Admission to the space is free, and the Songs for Winter booklet is available to purchase for five pounds.

Their book Open Studio includes works from Songs for Winter and can be ordered for £20 by contacting

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