The Art of Intelligent Ageing: Portraits of the Lothian Birth Cohort by Fionna Carlisle

See a unique exhibition, The Art of Intelligent Ageing: Portraits of the Lothian Birth Cohort by Fionna Carlisle, showing at The Fire Station Edinburgh College of Art from 27th October.

The Art of Intelligent Ageing: Portraits of the Lothian Birth Cohort by Fionna Carlisle

About The Art of Intelligent Ageing: Portraits of the Lothian Birth Cohort by Fionna Carlisle

This unique exhibition honours a remarkable group of people - born in 1921 and 1936 - who sat intelligence tests as children and have been followed up in a research study as adults, transforming our understanding of ageing. Vibrant portraits reveal the personalities behind this study and will be displayed alongside scientific treasures, marrying art and science to celebrate the lives of individuals who make research possible.

Renowned portraitist Fionna Carlisle has captured the individuality and depth of her subjects using her signature style of colourful, bold brushstrokes to reflect their vitality. Her portraits execute a transformation of the sitter-as-seen, weaving the life story and spirit of the sitter into the painted image.

The paintings – curated by Duncan Thomson, former Director at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – are showcased alongside scientific highlights from the study, including a 3D-printed brain and crystal block of the brain of LBC member, John Scott, detailing exquisite patterns of his brain etched in crystal. A special portrait of Nobel-prize winning physicist Peter Higgs will also be on display.

Venue:
The Fire Station
76-78 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh
EH3 9DE

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