Holburne Open David Robertson

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May 7, 2022 at 11:00 amJun 18, 2022 at 4:00 pmFREE

Suffering in Silence

David Robertson’s immersive print installation explores the stigma around mental health and the difficulties men have in reaching out for help. Consisting of 25 life-sized men, the figure is a self-portrait but is representative of any man. Formed of tally marks, each mark representing an individual. Walking through the large-scale installation is a bewildering and disturbing experience. The figures surround and tower above you, moving unpredictably. As your pathway through keeps shifting, the weight of burden becomes apparent. David comments: ‘The prints were editioned three and a half years ago, but it’s only now that I’ve been able to show them how it was originally conceived. I’m really excited that a print installation was selected for a white cube gallery.’

During his six-week residency at the Andrew Brownsword Gallery at the University of Bath until 18 June, David will be working on a series of prints, from his sketches documenting the changing landscape. Walking and drawing is an important part of David’s practice that he uses to maintain mental wellbeing. Insta: @multiple_of_one

Installation view: Suffering in Silence, 2018. Woodcut, each 2000 x 910 mm. Installation: 2400 x 5500 x 5500 mm


Opening times
The Gallery at the Edge, University of Bath, is free to enter and is open from Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm.
The Edge will be closed from 2 to 5 June.

Also on show Joshua Donkor


The Edge Art Centre University of Bath
University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY United Kingdom
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