Friday 6th November 2015 at 1.00pm
Lecture Theatre SB42
Garthdee House Annexe
In a fast-paced world, time is a precious commodity and yet we insist on rushing and filling it to the point where it seems we do not have enough of it. Karen Gabbitas is a visual artist who is exploring what happens when we take the time to slow down. Working with performance, photography, drawing, moving image and installation, she is inspired by the natural landscape and the concept of Mindfulness. Recently, she has been leading slow and silent walks where participants can experience a deeper sensory awareness and become more conscious of an expanded perception of time.
Based in East Lothian, she graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011. She has presented work for North Light Arts, the Embassy Gallery, Environmental Art Festival Scotland and the John Muir Festival and is the recipient of two awards from East Lothian Visual Arts. Interested in the healing power of art and environment, she also teaches art in a continuing care unit.
She is currently working with Creative Carbon to plan a walking event for ArtCOP Scotland. Delving into the time, rhythmic and ritual elements of her work she is also researching a project that will involve a multi-disciplinary collaboration.