Monday 30 March 2009

Public Art Scotland - Call for submissions

PAR+RS Call for Submissions

From Summer 2009, PAR+RS <>  will begin a series of themed Seasons, allowing us to explore particular ideas, concerns and changes in the field of public art.
We’ll be opening with The Collaboration Season (June, July, August 2009) and we’ll be leaving this as wide as possible for you to contribute items such as:                 
  • Reviews (of collaborative shows, projects, and publications)                   
  • Articles on the idea of collaborative practice
  • Personal accounts of collaborative working
  • All with a public realm slant
                                                            <>                Please include:                 
  • Article in word format - the word length and style are up to you (check out Reflections on the site for examples)
  • JPG images clearly credited with artists name, title of work, a ‘courtesy of’ if relevant, and the photographer’s name.

The deadline for submissions is: Monday May 18th 2009.

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Friday 27 March 2009

Boneless Box -- Embassy Re-Launch Exhibition

Boneless Box

28 March - 26 April 2009

Embassy, Art's Complex, St. Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH8 7TG

Thurs-Sun 12pm-6pm
Admission free

Preview: 27 March 2009, 7-9 pm

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Monday 23 March 2009

Fool Me CD launch

Fool Me CD launch

1st April, 8 for 8.30pm start till 11pm

The Buff Club, 142 Bath Lane, Glasgow


The launch of Fool Me plays host to an evening of eccentric song, sound toys and spoken word:

10pm Jules Rawlinson (Pixelmechanic) will sound-sculpt a glitched-out cut-up dub with Bupp!!, Boiingg & Blinkk

9.30pm Eilidh's Daily Ukulele Ceilidh always has time for a fine rhyme or three. Foolish songs sung to the delightful plinky-plunky sound of the bonsai guitar.

9pm Cath Hoffmann, one half of Molly and Me and absurd vocal performer, will be trapped into spluttering reluctant words, fragmented songs and messy slip ups in an attempt to be the scapegoat on April Fools day...

8.30pm The Tremenduloes, a duo, sing and play acoustically, quite quietly and not too fast. They sit down to play - sometimes they have to lean forward a bit.

Fool Me CD artists:

01 Shiori Usui

02 Joan La Barbara

03 Martin Parker

04 Zoë Irvine

05 Paul Rooney

06 Wounded Knee

07 Jordan Baseman

and specially commissioned soundtoy, Bupp!! by Jules Rawlinson

A Fools in Print and New Media Scotland event:
Fools in Print is an artist-run press based in Scotland, edited by Lucy Keany. The press was established to show works by an international cast of artists and writers, working off the premise that each issue will shift both in brief and format.

Fool Me was commissioned for New Media Scotland's DRIFT audio art programme. New Media Scotland is a national development agency fostering artist and audience engagement with all forms of new media practice.


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Tuesday 17 March 2009

Darren Farquhar Performance


A performance of perspective folly

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Pavillion

Friday 20th march 2009

drinks from 6.30

performance starts at 7.00 - 7.30

all visitors are requested to wear something red.

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Wednesday 11 March 2009

FW: NABS mailing: Centre for Educational Sociology Seminar, Universityof Edinburgh, March 18 2009, 1-2.30pm

If you are interested in the event listed below you should visit the
NABS website and subscribe to their mailing list

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Andrea
Sent: 11 March 2009 10:55
Subject: NABS mailing: Centre for Educational Sociology Seminar,
Universityof Edinburgh, March 18 2009, 1-2.30pm

Welcome to another mailing from NABS ...


Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to our lunchtime seminar next Wednesday - March 18th,

March 18th, 2009 (Wednesday) ? 13:00-14:30

Moray House School of Education
Centre for Educational Sociology/CES
Holyrood Road
St. John's Land,
4th Floor, Room 4.22

Speaker: Pr. Gaby Weiner (CES):

Title: "Archives, categories, gender and ethnicity: uncovering
twentieth-century refugee histories"

Professor Gaby Weiner's presentation is about narrative biographical
and archival research, and will be extremely useful for anyone -
scholars and students alike - with an interest in qualitative
research, gender, ethnicity and/or migration studies.

Please let me know if you would like to attend this seminar by
emailing me at:

Hope to see you all.
Sincerely yours,

Irina L. Isaakyan <>

Dr. Andrea Salter
RA, Olive Schreiner Letters Project
Centre for NABS / Sociology, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George
University of Edinburgh, EH8 9LD, UK
For information about the Olive Schreiner Letters Project, please see:
For information about the Centre for NABS, please see:

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Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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Tuesday 10 March 2009

Collective Gallery Press Release - Roll it to me

Press Release

Tuesday 10 March 2009

Roll it to me
14 March  - 9 May 2009

Roll it to me is a new group exhibition at the Collective Gallery featuring video work by Pil and Galia Kollectiv (London), Team PingPong (Berlin) and Tim Etchells (Sheffield).
The Collective Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and will be reflecting upon the meaning of a 'collective'. The Collective Gallery invited the artists in Roll it to me to examine what it is to work as (or part of) an artists' collective in the 21st Century.
Pil and Galia Kollectiv will be in the main two gallery spaces showing a video triptych. The third part of the triptych, The Future Is Now, is co-commissioned by the Collective Gallery and completes The Future Trilogy.
Team PingPong will be in The Guest Room and show Le PingPong d'Amour parts 1 and 2.
Tim Etchells is the art director of theatre company Forced Entertainment. He will show Erasure and So Small in the gallery reception area

Notes to editor

Pil and Galia Kollectiv are London based artists, writers and curators working in collaboration. Their artwork is primarily film, video and performance based and explores utopian discourses of the twentieth century.
Team PingPong: The films of the German art collective TeamPingPong explore art’s ability to achieve political and aesthetic ideals. TeamPingPong self-reflexively satirise both the impracticality of idealist aspirations and the futility of realist conformism. "The films, entitled Le PingPong d'Amour take the form of an episodic mini-series in which members of the collective play a group of friends experimenting with living, loving and working communally."
Tim Etchells had a base in performance and works across the mediums of visual art and fiction. He describes his practice as "
concerned with live-ness and presence, with the unfolding of events in time and place."
For further information and press images, contact:
Jill Brown on 0131 220 1260 or <>

Collective Gallery is funded by The Scottish Arts Council and The City of Edinburgh Council.

Jill Brown
Marketing and Press Officer
Collective Gallery | 22-28 Cockburn Street  |  Edinburgh  |  EH1 1NY   |
t: ++44 (0)131 220 1260  |
 e: |  |
14th March – 9th May 2009
GALLERY EXHIBITION | Roll it to me | Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Team Ping Pong, Tim Etchells
Opening Times: Tues – Sat 12 –5pm
Admission free.
Collective Gallery Ltd
Registered in Scotland Company No 93812
A Non Profit Making Organisation with Charitable Status Scottish Charity Number SCO09405
Funded by The Scottish Arts Council and The City of Edinburgh Council

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Inverleith House: gallery talk - Hayley Tompkins and Darren Rhymes in conversation

Inverleith House: Gallery Talk
Hayley Tompkins in conversation with Darren Rhymes

Saturday 14 March, 2-3pm, Inverleith House

A Gallery talk with artist Hayley Tompkins whose exhibition ‘Autobuilding’ is currently on show at Inverleith House – and Darren Rhymes, an artist to whom writing is an integral part of his practice (his feature on Sue Tompkins is published in the current issue of Map Magazine).  ‘Autobuilding’ consists of 26 works made in the last two years, and comprises Tompkins’ distinctive ‘Objects’, drawings and a film (Interstice, 2008); installed by the artist in her first solo museum exhibition in Scotland. Darren and Hayley will discuss the works on display and how they relate to Tompkins’ interests and concerns as an artist.

Please enter via the North Gate entrance on Inverleith Place (or the East Gate entrance on Inverleith Row) as the West gate is still closed for construction work.

Admission free; booking advised but not essential. Please contact Inverleith House by telephone on 0131 248 2971 or by e-mail

“Minimal Show, Maximum Effect”, Moria Jeffrey, Scotland on Sunday Review, 2 March 2009.
The talk will be followed by Jonathan Owen in Conversation with Dean Hughes at 4pm at doggerfisher, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh. Please contact doggerfisher by telephone on 0131 558 7110 or by email <>  for more information.

Hayley Tompkins – Autobuilding
Mary MacIver – Pilgrim Souls
Until 19 April 2009
Inverleith House
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Inverleith Place/Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR
Telephone 0131 248 2971
Email <>  
Web <>
Inverleith House is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5.30pm

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Monday 9 March 2009

SCRATCH VIDEO at Street Level Photoworks

Street Level Photoworks
48 King Street (1st Floor)
Glasgow G1 5QT
T: 0141 552 2151
Mon 16 - Sat 21 March 2009, 12 till 5pm.

Sean Cubitt Web Talk
Friday 20th March, 6.00pm, Street Level Photoworks, FREE
Cubitt is the author of several books on video culture, including 'Eco Media', 'The Cinema Effect' and 'Videography: Video Media as Art and Culture'

George Barber, BEYOND LANGUAGE Selected Video Works 1983-2008
Thursday 2nd April , 7pm at Street Level Photoworks, FREE
To coincide with a new DVD publication on George Barber, published by Londons lading moving image agency LUX, Street Level wll present a series of Barbers work with a special introduction by Barber himself.

About Scratch Video
Scratch Video was a British video art movement that emerged in the 1980s. It was characterised by the use of found footage and challenged many of the established conventions of broadcast television. Arising out of a turbulent decade that saw amongst other things the miners take on the Thatcher government of the day, Scratch was an appropriate and accessible visual expression for dealing critically and directly with the impact of mass communications on society. These videos tended to critique the institutions making broadcast videos, specifically those commercialised for young audiences, such as MTV. It represented a crossover between art and club culture, and Scratch was a common feature in many of London's coolest nightclubs, including the Ambulance Station, the Fridge and Brixton's Ritzy Cinema.

Today Scratch Video continues to be a popular historical form, maintaining a cult following in contemporary art video circles. For these screenings, Street Level have teamed up with Rewind to bring to Glasgow a selection of some of the groundbreaking works in this genre, including the Gorilla Tapes, the Duvet Brothers and George Barber. Other artists include John Maybury, Kim Flitcroft & Sandra Goldbacher, Jeffrey Hinton, John Scarlett-Davis, Akiko Hada & Holger Hiller, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Nick Cope

Scratch Video is one of a number of collaborations between Street Level Photoworks and Rewind

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Thursday 5 March 2009

Dans l'air du Soir - Notes on Ambient Artby Neil Mulholland, Mar 2009

Dans l'air du Soir - Notes on Ambient Art
by Neil Mulholland, Mar 2009

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Wednesday 4 March 2009

FW: Professorial Lecture at Edinburgh Napier University

Dear All,


Please see forwarded note about a forthcoming lecture at Napier below. Might be worth making students aware of this, as I know a good few in G Des and Illustration are interested in zine work. I’m told attendance is completely open but needs to be RSVP’d as space is limited and filling up fast. Might be worth scoping him out for a possible workshop or guest lecture in college at some point?


Best wishes,




Dr Jonathan Murray

Lecturer in Film & Visual Culture

Centre for Visual & Cultural Studies

Edinburgh College of Art

78 West Port





t: (00 44) 131 221 6195


From: Atton, Chris [mailto:C.Atton@NAPIER.AC.UK]
Sent: 02 March 2009 08:55
Subject: Professorial Lecture at Edinburgh Napier University


Dear all,

For those who received a blank email just now (for which apologies)...

You are cordially invited to Chris Atton's Professorial   
Lecture on 9 March 2009 from 6.30 to 8.30pm in the Lindsay Stewart  
Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier  University, Edinburgh.

The title of the lecture is Fanzines: Popular Culture and Creativity

This lecture will explore the rich history of the fanzine from its   
beginnings in science fiction to the diversity of subjects we find   
today. It will focus on fanzines devoted to popular music and   
highlight the contributions made by amateur writers to the   
development of critical writing about music from the 1960s, through   
punk to the present.  The value of the fanzine lies not only in it   
being a platform for the passion and expertise of individual fans;   
in its pages we can also see the origins of popular music journalism.

Chris Atton is Professor of Media and Culture in the School of Arts   
and Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University.

Please RSVP to  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first   
come, first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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For those interested in oral history, a conference about the voice is to be held in Glasgow on 3-4 July 2009.

Further details can be found at:

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Monday 2 March 2009

Our Objects: Contemporary Ceramics in Context


Contemporary Ceramics In Context

Barnaby Barford

Alison Britton

James Rigler

Anders Ruhwald

Richard Slee

Hans Stofer

Xavier Toubes

Dawn Youll

Mackintosh Gallery Opening Hours

The Glasgow School of Art Monday - Friday 10:30am - 4:30pm

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow Saturday 10am - 2pm

Tel: 0141 353 4500 Closed Sunday

7th March - 10th April 2009

Opening Reception 6th of March 6 - 8pm

Image: Kendall Koppe


Symposium: 7th of March 2 - 5pm

2pm - A talk by Alison Britton

3pm - Panel Debate 'A Future Context for Ceramics'

Barnaby Barford: 24th of March 6.30pm

The Mackintosh Lecture Theatre

For more information go to and follow links

Dear friend

Please join us for the opening of Our Objects: an exciting exhibition of contemporary and traditional ceramics presented within the dramatic surroundings of the Mackintosh Gallery.

The show brings together work from an international group of ceramicists and will be accompanied by a publication complete with newly commissioned articles relating to the show.

We hope to see you there.

Best Regards

Exhibitions Department

This show is kindly supported by the following organisations:

Glasgow City Council

Scottish Arts Council

Paisley Museum



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