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Lights, camera…action. Finishing touches for Colm O’Brien’s new exhibition

Lights, camera…action. Finishing touches for Colm O’Brien’s new exhibition

Left a bit, right a bit. The final painting is hung and the lighting adjusted in preparation for Colm O’Brien’s Autumn Exhibition Preview Night which opens this evening, 10 October, at Whitespace Gallery on Howe Street in Edinburgh’s New Town.

Whitespace is set in the front room of an elegant terraced villa and its nimbus grey walls are the perfect backdrop to showcase Colm’s latest work where his trademark use of colour is in abundance. O’Brien takes us on a journey through recognisable Edinburgh haunts from the now iconic “Walking the Mile” to the rush-hour bustle of “Heading Home, Hannover Street”; from the atmosphere of the Edinburgh Fairs to the views over the town from high up on Calton Hill then down to the pretty village of Crammond.

From there our journey continues outside the city taking in East Coast seascapes like “Evening at the Bass Rock”, “Twilight Fidra” and “St Abbs” before heading into Fife to see the Kelpies en-route to the shore at Pittenweem. We finally head to St Andrew’s where O’Brien’s take on the famous Swilkin Bridge quite rightly hangs pride of place above Whitespace Gallery’s marble fireplace and roaring fire.

The exhibition runs daily from 10am to 6pm from now until 16 October when it reluctantly closes its doors at 4pm. Don’t miss it.