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Award winning Ade sheds light on threatened landscapes

Borders art lovers and environmentalists are being invited to go on a journey of ecological discovery in Peebles portrayed by award winning artist Ade Adesina.

Just Before the Light is a visual commentary of prints by the Aberdeen based Nigerian who is fascinated by the effect of the human footprint on our planet.

Adesina, is a traditional printmaker, painter and sculptor who combines his African cultural roots with British culture to produce thought provoking art which makes people think about global ecology.

“Our world is full of wonderful landscapes and I want to highlight the continual damage caused through deforestation, the politics of energy consumption, and endangered wild species,” he explained.

The exhibition is part of a very varied programme organised by Live Borders Visual Arts Officer Elizabeth Hume for the 2016 Museum & Gallery programme.

“It’s a unique exhibition which demonstrates the artist’s keen eye for detail and amazing draughtsmanship in the execution of large scale linocuts and etchings,” she said.

Adesina has won many prestigious prizes including one from the Royal Academy Summer Show, London in 2015. He has been an Artist in Residence at the Glasgow Print Studio, the Highland Print Studio in Inverness and currently is Artist in Residence at Eton College, Windsor.

In 2014 he was selected as one of the GENERATION artists – a nationwide event celebrating the best art in Scotland over the past 25 years. He graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 2012.

Just Before the Light is currently showing at The Gallery, Tweeddale Museum, Chambers Institution, High Street, Peebles EH45 8AG, and runs until Saturday, October. Open hours:  Mon – Fri 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1-4pm   Sat 9.30am  – 12.30pm.

All works displayed in the exhibition are for sale.

Ade Adesina's There will be Light.jpg Elizabeth Hume takes in Ade Adesina's work.jpg