Wednesday 19 December 2007

Camden discussion event on One Day Sculpture 16 January 2008


Temporary Monuments discussion

Wednesday 16 January

Camden Arts Centre, London

6.30pm – 8pm


Situations announces a discussion at Camden Arts Centre, London, to launch the New Zealand-based One Day Sculpture series 2008-9. The discussion takes place within the context of Camden Arts Centre's Live Art Performance series Six of One. Director of Situations and Curatorial Director of the One Day Sculpture series, Claire Doherty, will be joined by Rachel Withers (art critic and lecturer at Wimbledon College of Art and author of the artist’s monograph, Roman Signer, Friedrich Christian Flick Collection) and Jan Verwoert (critic, contributing editor of frieze, and tutor at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam) to explore the relationship between time and sculpture, performativity and the ‘anti-monument’.


For further information visit No booking required.


Camden Arts Centre’s Live Art Performance series, Six of One, is a series of events and new commissions examining historical and formal connections between performance and sculpture, including work by Graham Hudson, Erwin Wurm, William Cobbing and Charles Simonds, the programme has been organised to accompany the exhibition Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring.


About One Day Sculpture

Initiated by Massey University’s Litmus Research Initiative and Claire Doherty, and realised in partnership with art institutions throughout New Zealand, One Day Sculpture is a cumulative series of place-responsive public artworks by national and international artists that will begin in spring 2008 and run until spring 2009. The series will involve the creation of 20 new artworks across five New Zealand cities over one year. Each artwork will be sited in the public domain and will exist for no more than a 24-hour period (with each artwork being realised on a different day). The works will reflect a diversity of artistic approaches from sculpture and installation in situ for 24 hours, to performance and itinerant interventions across a city at moments throughout one day.


One Day Sculpture is the first commissioning programme of its kind to be staged across New Zealand, and its specific durational nature also marks it out from any other international art project. Artists will include international artists Roman Ondak, Javier Tellez and Thomas Hirschhorn and New Zealand-based artists Billy Apple and Maddie Leach. A full list of commissioned artists, curators, commissioning partners and sponsors will be announced at the One Day Sculpture press launch on Friday 7 March in Wellington, New Zealand. The microsite will also go live in March 2008. For further press information contact Tracey Monastra at


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Thursday 13 December 2007

Book Launch, Street Level, this Saturday, 15th Dec.

In Pubs by Stuart Murray

This new Ltd Edition features an Introduction by Alasdair Gray and an unpublished short story by James Kelman.

Published by Street Level in a numbered Ltd. Ed. of 200 copies.

Saturday 15th December 6pm: Q+A session with Stuart Murray and critic Neil Mulholland, followed by launch event at 7pm during which rare 45's and 78's will be played. Chuckin oot time = 9 bells. More information here: and here:


Monday 10 December 2007

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THE FOREST 3 bistol pl

Kitchen Table
Alice Myers, Sally Adams, Jessie Buchanan
10th-15th Dec
Closing gathering 13th dec 7.30

Come and talk to us, we will be:
Rethinking the gallery space and exhibition format to encourage people to discuss our work with us, treating an exhibition as a stage in a discussion, feeding your ideas back into our work, open to anything, drinking tea around a kitchen table, all day, for the duration of the exhibition.

15th-23 Dec

TKXMAXX- a merry celebration of Christmas culture-the festive incarnation of the Forest free shop! That’s right! new and improved! Now with 100% more gallery!
 Its buy none get one free! 
TKXMAXX will be one part investigation into the dark side of the horn of plenty, one part space for found objects and artists editions- all available for a one-time-only special price of nothing!  Every priceless item in the shop will be on sale for free!

Tuesday 4 December 2007

Artists' DIY Soapbox - Thurs 6 Dec

Artists' DIY Soapbox
Thursday 6 December 6-8pm

Do you know what's going on at the grassroots in Scotland? Come along, find out and be inspired during a 10 minute punt by some of Scotland's newest and most exciting artist run ventures including; Standby, Ganghut, Project Slogan, Southside Studios, Pedal Panoptikan, Lowsalt, Hyperground, Art Pharm and Washington Garcia.

Free. All welcome.

Collective Gallery | 22-28 Cockburn St | Edinburgh | EH1 1NY|
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Collective is funded by The Scottish Arts Council and Edinburgh City Council.

Wednesday 28 November 2007

Embassy artist in residence - call for submissions

The current Embassy artist in residence Mike Chavez-Dawson is looking for participants for his Edinburgh projects - details are below.  Please could you circulate these to anyone you think may be interested.
'The Remarkable Apperception'

(The Market Place Requires Hekyll & Jybe)


'On a late cold rainy October afternoon in 2000 whilst on a train journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow, it was born. It was at the half waypoint between Edinburgh and Glasgow when I fell into a half awake state with my thoughts before me becoming hallucinogenic visions: I saw myself finishing a series of Gallery Guard performances at key points in a medieval themed village on some 60's TV set (some arty sci-fi series), amongst the false piazzas I caught a glimpse of Andy Kauffman, Peter Sellers and Andy Warhol disappearing into a broom cupboard, unseen I followed them. Like a fly on a wall I witnessed a game of soggy biscuit between the three; Janis Joplin and Valerie Solanas stood in the shadows, shrouded in white cloaks chanting some undecipherable words (which later I would identify as 'Robin Nature-Bold'). With a tick of the long arm the scene became an unruly and uncaged zoo; Moths, Peacocks, Donkeys, Cuckoos, a man in wooden underpants setting fire to his moustache, a trip to Margate's Dreamland and a guest appearance of a symmetrically faced, eyes closed, grey skinned & suited man in specs, tubes, fluids, and psychedelic colours. In a misty haze Janis Joplin and Valerie Solanas were now Siamese twins and from their joint womb slithered forth a paper pulp substance into a vat of photographic developing fluid. The train jolted violently to a stop (some signal fault) and I awoke me from my trance like state, emblazed on my retinas was an image of a blind guitarist with the words 'I Just Want To be A Fucking Cool Artist' carved into his chest, I muttered the words and the name Robin Nature-Bold, and thought to myself I must return to the curry house 'Kushhl's' when I'm back in Edinburgh.'

Extract from Mike Dawson's Notebook, 11/10/00


Mike Chavez-Dawson will use the above extract as the starting point for his residency, he will undertake a series of performances and collaborative works to re-examine the creation of his second alter ego Robin Nature-Bold and Nature-Bolds relation to his original alter ego The Gallery Guard. Both alter egos have seemingly differing agendas when it comes to creating works of art, but both employ comparable methods. Chavez-Dawson will create a metaphorical link between Robert Louis Stevenson (The Strange Case of) Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and Roland Barthes 'Music Practica' as a loose narrative & contextual inspiration to underpin his various works.


For more info visit:


Call for submission and participants:


Mike Chavez-Dawson, would like to invite Embassy members, committee members (past & present) and associates to create a piece of work based on his extract (Notebook, 11/10/00), this can be in any medium, though wall based pieces shouldn't be any bigger than A2, video & audio works submitted shouldn't be any longer than 3 minutes (and will be part of a show reel displayed on a wall mounted monitor). For consideration, please send a loose outline of what you will create and three samples of your work or link to your website, Deadline 10 December '07.


Chavez-Dawson, is also looking for photographers, filmmakers, and sound artists to assist with documenting his performances, these will be made into works that will be show during his exhibition. Also, he would like to make contact with any performance oriented artist/musicians, again send sample of works and contact details. Please contact ASAP.




Chavez-Dawson will present his alter ego Robin Nature-Bolds performance 'WHAT EVER YOU SEE ARE YOUR OWN DEMONS, THEY'RE NOT COMING FROM ME' at the Embassy Gallery 4th December, doors at 6.30pm performance starts at 7.15pm prompt, please wear as much white clothes/garments you have and bring a fresh unboiled egg with you, you will be given a piece of text to explain the case in hand at the time, please keep an open mind.


Chavez-Dawson will present his alter ego The Gallery Guards performance 'CARRYING THE FRAME' starting at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop at 9.30am, 12 th December (tbc) he will attempt to visit every gallery/art space in Edinburgh, exact details to be posted nearer the time, though he would like anyone to join him on his journey or meet him at the venues (times tbc), he would also like them to tell him about their favourite work of art, but he won't be able to respond as he will take a vow of silence during the pilgrimage, his end destination will be The Embassy Gallery.



Friday 23 November 2007

Louise Milne book launch invite

Dr Louise Milne
Lecturer in Critical Theory
Dept. Photography Film & Video
School of Creative Industries
Napier University
Marchmont Campus
61 Marchmont Rd
Edinburgh EH9 1HU
Centre for Visual & Cultural Studies
Edinburgh College of Art    
Evolution House
78 West Port

Thursday 22 November 2007

FW: New Media Scotland Christmas and Cezanne Leaving Party!

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 New Media Scotland invites you to a 
Holiday Party and Cezanne's Leaving Party
7-9pm, December 4th 2007
The Speakeasy Bar, The Voodoo Rooms,
19a West Register Street, Edinburgh.
Click here for a map to the venue.
Come and join us for a festive drink to celebrate the season and to send Cezanne off in style. 
Please RSVP to rsvp 'at' mediascot 'dot' org

Wednesday 21 November 2007

The Call of the Wild, Spartacus Chetwynd

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"The Call of the Wild"
by Spartacus Chetwynd

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book now for one off film screening
in the underground city 'Mary Kings Close' Edinburgh

Friday 30 November 7-9pm

This is a once in a lifetime experience! The climax of Spartacus Chetwynd's new work made with the Collective's One Mile Programme.

Screenings will be held throughout Edinburgh's own eerie underground city 'Mary Kings Close'. The evening will be hosted by Spartacus and will include two simultaneous film screenings accompanied by live music.

The new commission 'The Call of the Wild' juxtaposes events in the wilderness of Lewis (Western Isles) with urban Edinburgh. Drawing influence from films such as 'Walkabout', 'Picnic at Hanging rock 'and the anthropological film 'Les Maitres Fous' (The Mad Masters, Jean Rouch, 1955).

Spartacus was invited by the Collective Gallery's One Mile Programme to spend September 2006 in Edinburgh developing a new art work in collaboraton with a variety of people met within a one mile radius during that time; they included students on a pattern cutting course, a knitting demonstrator and someone she dressed up as a chimp. They all feature in the film.
There are 4 screening times throughout the evening at 18:45, 19:15, 19:45 and 20:15. Meet at the Gallery from 6.30 for beer or bloody mary, you will be led to the Close in pre-booked groups.

Places are FREE but limited and must be pre-booked
To secure your place on this unmissable event reply to this email or call 0131 220 1260.
For more information on One Mile click here

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Tuesday 20 November 2007

New Gallery space in Edinburgh, Studio Two at the GRV


After then GRV launches on November the 16th two new gallery spaces
will also be opened featuring work of both local and international
artists working in a range of different media. We are currently
looking for submissions for exhibitions to feature in STUDIO TWO from
early December 2007 onwards and would like to invite you to submit
proposals for new or existing work.

About the GRV
The GRV is an urban sanctuary for multi-media arts, creative culture
and music in Edinburgh's city centre. The GRV functions as a melting
pot of creative practice, performance and exhibition. Spread over
four floors, the newly renovated site holds all the potential to
become the focal point for contemporary artistic entertainment in the

About Studio Two
Studio Two is a purpose built gallery uniquely prepared to feature
both digital and traditional medias. The flexible gallery is a step
beyond the standard white cube space with large windows at one end
giving both natural light and views over North Bridge and the Cowgate.

There are no limits of the type of media you wish to exhibit or to the
use of the space. The programming of the space will however lean
toward new and digital media, including performance and new curatorial
practice. The only condition on using the space is that the gallery
itself is reinstated at the end of each exhibition.

Please find attached the submission form and email it to

For further information please call Christopher Will on 01312202987.

Monday 19 November 2007

New Work Scotland Programme - Jason Nelson

New Work Scotland Programme - Jason Nelson
Saturday 24th Nov - Saturday 22nd Dec

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You are invited to the preview of the next and final installment of the New Work Scotland Programme 2007, a solo show of new work by Jason Nelson,
Friday 23rd November, 7-9pm at the Collective Gallery.

Collective are providing a free return bus from Dundee for the preview. Leaving from outside Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at 6pm. Returning from Market St, Edinburgh at 12 midnight. To book a seat: please contact the Collective Gallery on 0131 220 1260 or email

Gallery Open: Tues - Sat, 12 - 5pm.
Exhibition Talk: Thurs 29th November, 7-8pm.
Live Music: Thurs 29th November, 8-10pm.

Collective is funded by The Scottish Arts Council and Edinburgh City Council.
New Work Scotland Programme is funded by Esmee Fairbairn.

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'The Weirding and the Uncanny' - GSA MFA exchange exhibition


The Weirding and the Uncanny

A Host Production

Curator: Levi Hanes


1 December - 14 December 2007

Newbery Gallery

The Glasgow School of Art


Private View: Friday 30 November 6pm – 8pm





The Weirding and the Uncanny is a Host production. Host is a collective based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, established to facilitate exhibitions for independent artists' groups and individuals. Curated by MFA student, Levi Hanes, the exhibition incorporates a range of international artists using digital video, photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture to explore notions of utopia and dystopia, mystery and the uncanny.


The Weirding derives from the books of Frank Herbert's Dune series and is given to a mystical/psychological/physiological means of manipulating the subject's surroundings. Herbert's influence for the geography of the book comes from Florence, Oregon a beach town dominated by monstrous invading sand dunes.


Many of the artists selected for the show come from the West Coast of the United States, notably Oregon, which shares a wilderness of Gothic weirdness akin to the landscapes of Scotland. The intention of the show is to reflect the similarities and differences held by artists across the continents. Though many of the artists are from varied locales, they share geographic and thematic similarities along with inevitable foreignness inherent to their cultural differences.


Artists in the show include:

Nat Andreini (USA), Jake Arcularius (USA), Ruth Barker (UK), Mark Briggs (UK), Nicolas Ceccaldi (EU), Luke Collins (UK), Ashby Collinson (UK), Helen de Main (UK), Salomeh Grace (UK), Levi Hanes (UK), Maj Hasager (EU), Midori Hirose  (USA), Ragnar Jonasson (UK), Heike Kabisch (UK), Lucy Keany (UK), Conor Kelly (UK), Kristan Kennedy (USA), Corey Lunn (USA), Veronica Lussier (UK), Niall MacDonald (UK), Tamar Monhait (USA), Douglas Morland (UK), Katie Orton (UK), Rallou Panagiotou (UK), Daniel Peterson (USA), Meg Peterson (USA), Kevin Pollock (UK), Nathanial Price (USA), Adam Sorensen (USA), Zefrey Throwell (USA), Tracy Timmins (USA), Emmett Walsh (UK), Jay Winebrenner (USA).


To contact Host please email:




For listings:


1.  Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007

27 Nov 2007 – 12 Jan 2008
Mackintosh Gallery


The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the country's leading award in drawing, and is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition dedicated to drawing in the UK. The first prize was awarded to Melanie Jackson for A Global Positioning System (2006). Second prize was awarded to Brighid Lowe for Rain Drawing (1) (2006). Student Prizes were won by Minho Kwon and GSA alumnus Daisy Richardson.




A Host Production

1 Dec – 14 Dec 2007

Newbery Gallery


An international student exchange exhibition. The Weirding and the Uncanny is curated by MFA student Levi Hanes and organised by Host. Host is a collective based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, initiated by MFA students from both Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art.



Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm; Sat 10am – 2pm; Sun closed



For further information or press images, please contact Gráinne Rice or Talitha Kotzé at The Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Office on 0141 353 4538 or email /



Talitha Kotzé

Exhibitions Assistant
The Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G3 6RQ

t +44(0)141 353 4525
f +44(0)141 353 4746


Friday 16 November 2007



. 17 November – 10 January : Yé-Yé

At the French Institute
Opening hours of the Institute

Preview on 17 November at 6pm

Michelle Naismith and David Michael Clarke relocated independently to France in the 1990s following residencies in Nantes. Their work then turned subtly towards more Francophone philosophical concerns less visible in Scotland, while retaining some of the pop qualities that were held in suspicion in France during the 90s. It negotiates a cultural gap in this sense, drawing sustenance from the worlds of music and fashion.
Photography, video and installation.

In partnership with Edinburgh College of Art, curated by Neil Mulholland.
Kindly supported by Richer Sounds Edinburgh


Wednesday 14 November 2007

News from New Media Scotland


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Vol. 2, No.11
In This Issue
Upgrade! Scotland
Upgrade! Feedback
What can we do for you?
Other Opportunities

New Media Scotland receives regular funding from the Scottish Arts Council

Scottish Arts Council

Upgrade! Scotland
Zoë Irvine and Mark Vernon
Tuesday 27th November 2007 at CCA
6.30pm for 7pm

Upgrade! Scotland is proud to present Mark Vernon and Zoë Irvine this November bringing with them their characteristic humour and delight in recorded sound of all kinds.

Mark Vernon


Mark Vernon and Zoë Irvine work between art, music, radio and sound. They have been working prolifically at the forefront of their field using radio, tape and found audio material to create intimate links between their practices. The dislocation of the recorded voice and the ability to manipulate, or cut up, tape creates a precursor to the limitless possibilities of digital manipulation which both artists employ with great sensitivity.


For more information about these artists please visit Upgrade! Scotland's website here

Tuesday 27th November - CCA, Glasgow

Join us for drinks from 6.30pm with the talk starting at 7pm. Expect the usual informative but informal Upgrade! atmosphere. Admission is free, but to make sure of a seat please email:
rsvp 'at' mediascot 'org'



Upgrade! Scotland - What next?
After two successful years of Upgrade! Scotland events we are thinking about ways to improve and develop. We would be very grateful for your thoughts and suggestions. If you are interested in taking part in this discussion and to share your ideas for the future of Upgrade! Scotland via email, please contact Luke Collins, Programmes Associate: luke 'at'
What can New Media Scotland do for you?
Many New Media Scotland projects happen as a result of our ongoing dialogue with practitioners in art and technology. So get in touch to tell us about your ideas, suggestions, or just to let us know what you are up to. Give us a call or drop us a line (contact details are on our website). Or why not come to one of our events? Our programmes are open to all and we endeavour to make them as accessible as possible, however if you have any special needs or requirements it would be helpful to know in advance, so please contact us if that is the case.
Other Opportunities, Events, and News
1. Awards - The Wellcome Trust - small to medium-sized projects, London, UK.
Deadline: 15 November.

2. Employment - Programme Director, Darklight, Dublin, Ireland.
Darklight is Ireland's premier digital festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the convergence of art, film and technology.
Deadline: 16 November

3. Residency - Digital Artist in Residence, Stirling Council
Stirling Council is currently recruiting for a Digital Artist in Residence post (30 hours a week). We are looking for someone with experience of film and / or animation.  We are interested in individuals applying for this post but also for Digital Media Organisations who are interested in taking the residency forward. 
Closing date: Friday 23rd November 2007

Interviews: 1st week of December
Fee:  £21,000 (£350 per 30 hour week, excluding all school holidays).  Artists will be employed on a self-employed basis. 
For further information about the post please contact: Clare Hoare, Cultural Coordinator, Stirling Council, Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE or email

4. Call for Curatorial Proposals - New Work UK, LUX/ Whitechapel, London, UK.
Deadline: 30 November

5. Award - Jerwood Moving Image Awards, UK. Deadline: 3 December.

6. Proposals from Artists - Film and Video Umbrella, London, UK.
FVU welcome two types of applications; Exhibition Proposals from artists who wish to be commissioned to make a new work in film, video or digital media; and Development Proposals from artists wishing develop ideas or proposals for film, video or digital media works.
Deadline: 11 December.

7. Residency - Artists' Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA.
Deadline: 31 December.

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