Ed Ruscha The Music from the Balconies 1984 © Ed Ruscha.

CANCELLED: The Gallery Book Lounge: JG Ballard's Highrise


The National Galleries of Scotland book group for lovers of art and reading returns with JG Ballard's 1975 dystopian novel, Highrise selected in response to our current display ARTIST ROOMS: Music from the Balconies - Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles. The text in Ruscha's painting is lifted from Ballard’s novel, which charts the moral and social breakdown of an ultra-modern, residential tower block. Ruscha has described this painting as an ‘illustration’ of some of the novel’s themes and ideas. Led by artist Katharine Aarrestad. This event includes a gallery talk followed by discussion in studio. Please bring your own copy of the book which is available to purchase at the gallery shop.

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