Ade Adesina (RSA RGI) | Mirage

Friday 12 April to Sunday 7 July 2019

Ade Adesina's striking black and white surreal imagery invites you to experience life in another world. This exhibition of new work by the artist is a commentary on current affairs and how the human footprint affects our planet.

A remarkable printmaker, Adesina was originally born in Nigeria (1980) and currently lives and works in Aberdeen.  A graduate of Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen (2012), he went on to become the Royal Scottish Academies Artist in Residence at Glasgow Print Studio from 2013 to 2015.

Working mostly in woodcarving, linocut, etching and oil paint, he combines his African cultural roots with British culture, producing work that asks people to reflect on their own past, present and future.

Adesina has recently travelled to Canada, Dubai, the United States, Nigeria and the Scottish Highlands, gathering information for his new work. Mirage will also include work that has been made in collaboration with other artists including David Mach RA, June Carey RGI RSW, Tomasz Wrobel and Ian Burke.

Free Entry  

Image: Tic Toc by Ade Adesina


Associated Events

    Exhibition Talk

    Artist Ade Adesina will give a tour of his exhibition and share his thoughts about the blending of the contemporary and traditional techniques and the themes found in his work.  Adesina will also delve into the processes involved in his artistic collaborations, discussing how artists can share creative ideas and negotiate design space on a single paper surface.

    • Thursday 20 June
    • 6.30-7.30pm. Age 14+
    • Tickets £5 per person, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Booking essential, minimum number of participants required. 
    Art and Mindfulness

    In this new series, we will be using the gallery to practice a range of relaxation-based activities. For more information please see - Art and Mindfulness

    • Monday 13 May
    • 6.00-6.45pm. Age 14+
    • Free, spaces limited, booking essential. 

    For more information and booking T 01506 282720