The Institut francais d’Ecosse hosts a new photos exhibition showcasing the work of Albie Clark for the Institut’s Festivals 2012 programme.

The various Edinburgh festivals say a lot about the vitality of the cultural scene in Scotland, featuring artists from all over the world as well as talents living right next door.

As an institution deeply rooted in the Scottish cultural landscape, the Institut français d’Ecosse has always participated in the festivals’ excitement, as a supporter and a venue.

In the summer 2012, the Institut hosted theatre shows (more than 160 performances), film screenings, talks, social events and parties for the Festival Fringe, the International Festival, the Book Festival and the Fashion Festival.

Edinburgh-based photographer Albie Clark spent spent hours in the nooks and crannies of the Institute’s building to capture the images – on and behind the stage – of a vibrant and very French festivals venue before it all vanished.

From 15 November to 19 January 2013
Institut francais d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 7TT
Mon – Fri 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Sat: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Admission free

A catalogue is published to accompany the exhibition and introduce a generous selection of Clark’s photos, with introductions by Fiona Hyslop MSP, Jonathan Mills, Nick Barley, Kath Mainland and Vincent Guérin 44 pp / £10

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Submitted by Vanessa Bismuth