Edinburgh International Festival programme development commission for visual artist Audrey Grant and writer Mary Paulson-Ellis…….Details announced……..

July 3, 2013

In an exhibition at The Hub during August 2013, The Evolution of a Creative Idea, explores the collaboration between a visual artist and writer on the development of a new idea. Audrey Grant and Mary Paulson-Ellis draw inspiration from Darwin’s Tree of Life demonstrating that all species evolve from a common ancestor, the work of Samuel Beckett exploring the human condition, the anatomy drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and the desktop drawing technique of previous EIF commissioned artist, Greg Creek (2009).The exhibition will model how the creative process evolves towards a variety of possible outcomes such as an artists book, a printed book and other visual representations, all contextualized through the journeys of an existential Jack Russell dog.