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There will be a new art show that opens on 24th August 2018 at the Water of Leith Café in Canonmills, Edinburgh. Abstract Mythology, is an exhibition of small format highly textured and vibrantly coloured acrylic paintings by Edinburgh blind artist Alan McIntyre. They explore the play and expressions of the media. These abstract expressions also allude to the magical and cultural beliefs, practices and traditions of institutions of mankind.

Alan has had a lifelong passion for art until he was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition. He is now registered blind and challenges to maintain his passion to produce art by constantly being both constrained and liberated by his altered experience of the World. I am driven to keep exploring and adapting my art while my sight changes. Alan hopes to show his work as just another perspective of the World but from the less acknowledged or known about area of blindness and sight loss.

Exhibition run
Fri 24th August – Fri 28th September 2018

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Water of Leith Cafe Bistro

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9.30am to 5pm. Closed Mondays.
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