The exhibition traced a line from Scottish modernist buildings by Morris and Steedman and Peter Womersley to the work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa and the fantastical Mexican concrete garden Las Pozas, created by Edward James. Scottish town art also features, from Brian Miller’s work in Cumbernauld to David Harding’s creations for Glenrothes. These unique environments were revealed through photography and video from Guido Guidi, Colin McLean, Amanda Holmes and Avery Danziger.
Set alongside these will be works by artists Neville Rae, Smith/Stewart and Martin Boyce, who won the Turner prize in 2011 and whose work DCA curated for the Venice Biennale in 2009.
Grey Gardens is one of hundreds of events that took place during 2016 as part of the Festival of Architecture, a cornerstone of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design celebrations. The exhibition is situated within Richard Murphy’s award-winning DCA building, which has recently been selected as one of Scotland’s greatest buildings of the past 100 years as part of Scotstyle, another Festival of Architecture project.