Next week Edinburgh’s Kimpton Charlotte Square will welcome a new exhibition of modern and contemporary art by a trio of young female artists, Emma-Louise Grady, Daryl Terri Cooney and Naomi McClure. to celebrate the upcoming International Women’s Day on 8th March.
The exhibition, curated by Edinburgh art gallery Upright Gallery, will showcase the young artists in the hotel’s courtyard oasis on the ground floor.
The exhibition is launching in line with International Women’s Day 2022 as Kimpton Charlotte Square highlights its celebration of women’s achievements. Kimpton Charlotte Square is continuing to progress women into management positions, having recently appointed Stephanie Lee as Cluster Director of Sales. InterContinental Hotels Group, the hotel’s umbrella company, has a programme in place to ensure the acceleration of talented female employees into General Manager positions and has also been named in FTSE Woman Leaders’ top 10 businesses.
The vivid colours and free-flowing nature of the artwork symbolise a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Naomi McClure, 25-year-old Renfrewshire born artist said, “There isn’t anything more resilient than a woman, and this exhibition in collaboration with Upright Gallery and Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, is a celebration of the achievements of emerging female artists. It’s so refreshing to be a part of it.’
Emma-Louise Grady, 25-year-old Glasgow born artist said, “I’d describe myself as an intuitive based artist, I do pattern work, and these tend to come off the top of my head, but I’m always inspired by the colours I see. I enjoy picking up old Chinese print artbooks and using the colours from them, but sometimes I’ll just watch a movie and will fall in love with the colours from that.”
Kieran Quinn, General Manager of Kimpton Charlotte Square said, “Kimpton is about community, and as part of our commitment to our community, we are delighted to support small independent galleries around the city of Edinburgh by offering the courtyard on the ground floor of the hotel as an exhibition space, free of charge.”