The Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh have now displayed fifteen posters by artists as part of the Billboard for Edinburgh project on the gallery exterior. The inspiration for Ruth Ewan’s 10 x 13.5ft billboard has developed from research into the Socialist Sunday School movement. The 10 rules on Ewan’s billboard come from a declaration card that was given to all pupils at the schools. The Socialist Sunday School movement 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.
Ruth Ewan is the fifteenth artist to contribute to Ingleby Gallery’s public art and print publishing project. As part of the project, Ruth Ewan has realised the piece as a limited edition letterpress print. Percepts (Socialist Fellowship), 2012, letterpress print on Lambeth 280gsm paper, edition of 50, 25.4 x 33.9cm (image size); 38.2 x 45.8cm (paper size). £600 inc VAT
Images: Courtesy © 2012 Ingleby Gallery, All rights reserved.
Ruth Ewan. Billboard for Edinburgh: Ingleby Gallery, 15 Calton Road , Edinburgh EH8 8DL Scotland. 2 February – 30 April 2012 www.inglebygallery.com