Friday 30 July 2010

Artachat event- Where is Public Art today? With Guest speaker Kenny Hunter

Where is Public Art today?  With Guest speaker Kenny Hunter

Artachat and Big Things on the Beach present:

Where is Public Art Today?  

With Guest Speaker, Kenny Hunter

Sunday 8th August 2010

18:00 - 19:30

Portobello Public Art House

Artachat and Big Things on the Beach present an informal yet informative exploration into the current state of Public Art.  What is the relevance of the monumental sculpture today? How will the current changes in funding affect public art and artists?  And audience participation, how much does and should the public decide?

Please join us, along with guest speaker Kenny Hunter for this special Edinburgh Art Festival discussion and debate.

* This is a free event but due to limited seating, please reply to this email to confirm a place.    

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Thursday 29 July 2010



Applications are invited for the LUX Associate Artists Programme 2010/11 (AAP), a 12 month post-academic development course for artists working with the moving image starting in November 2010.

The LUX Associate Artists Programme is for artists working with the moving image, who have completed a graduate or post-graduate course in the past five years. It aims to provide an intensive development focused on critical discourse, extending to the practical and infrastructural issues that present challenges for artists working with the medium. The programme aims to provide a mutually supportive context in which to develop work, and to benefit from networking and learning opportunities with arts professionals closely involved in artists’ moving image, with funding to realise a final group project.

The programme consists of a minimum of 12 monthly critical seminars taking place at LUX, exploring issues around artists’ moving image in the context of the artists’ own practice. The particular focus of each seminar will be decided by the participants in discussion with the programme facilitator, and each one will be based around an invited arts professional (artists, curators, writers etc). There will also be an informal programme of relevant events including access to LUX events during the year.

In addition, each artist will be paired with a mentor who they will meet with six times during the course. They will also have continuous access to specialist support from LUX staff and the programme facilitator during the year  

Guest speakers and mentors on the programme have so far included
John Akomfrah, Robert Beavers, Gregg Bordowitz, Duncan Campbell, JJ Charlesworth, Adam Chodzko, Stuart Comer, Ann Course, Adam Curtis, Stephan Dillemuth, Kodwo Eshun, Cerith Wyn Evans, Harun Farocki, Ryan Gander, Andrea Geyer, Neil Gray, Graham Gussin, Emma Hedditch, Will Holder, Chrissie Iles, Mary Kelly, Mark Leckey, Francis McKee, Daria Martin, Simon Martin, Jeremy Millar, Rachel O. Moore, Jan Mot, Laura Mulvey, Rosalind Nashashibi, Hayley Newman, Uriel Orlow, Maureen Paley, Pawel Pawlikowski, Emily Pethick, Gail Pickering, Elizabeth Price, Josephine Pryde, Steve Reinke, Lis Rhodes, Adrian Rifkin, Lucy Skaer, Polly Staple, Hito Steyerl, Catherine Sullivan, Stephen Sutcliffe, Emily Wardill, Andrew Wheatley.

The programme is designed to be flexible and work around jobs and other commitments so most activity takes place in the evening and at weekends, but applicants should be aware that the programme does involve a significant commitment throughout the year and should be regarded by participants as a priority.

The programme is free to participants, but they will be expected to cover their own costs such as travel.

Programme Aims
To create a mutually supportive context which places creative and intellectual practice at the heart of development.
To apply critical discourse as the main tool for achieving development.
To respect artists’ different working practices and to learn from each other’s development.
To explore social and cultural contexts as the location for significant individual practice.

The programme is facilitated by writer/curator/ artist Ian White

Criteria for Selection
Applicants must be currently resident in the UK and have completed a relevant course of graduate or post-graduate education in the last five years (since 2005), in addition non-EU applicants must have the relevant visa to be able to live and study in the UK during the period of the programme (Please note LUX cannot provide sponsorship for visas).
Artists do not need to be based in London although all the meetings will take place here so applicants should consider this.
In considering the applications the panel will be using the following criteria:
Applicant’s analysis of their own practice and professional trajectory.
Evidence of commitment to engage with the programme fully over the twelve months.
Evidence of intellectual enquiry which would form the basis of critical discourse.
Evidence that the applicant is receptive to considering conceptual and structural changes in their practice as a result of participation in the programme.

How to apply
Download and complete the application form and return with a CV and up to 2 moving image works (on DVD) which you feel best represent your current practice. Please return by post or hand (no email or fax please) to: AAP, LUX, 3rd Floor, Shacklewell Studios, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EZ. Please do not use recorded or special delivery as it will be returned to the sorting office. Please enclose a stamp-addressed envelope if you would like the DVD returned.

Deadline for Applications is Friday 24 September 2010 at 5pm

Shortlisted artists will be invited for an interview on the 18th or 19th October 2010


For an informal discussion about the programme you can call Benjamin Cook at LUX on 020 7503 3978

The LUX Associate Artists Programme is generously supported by The Leverhulme Trust <>

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Wednesday 28 July 2010

Robert Barry at The Common Guild / Media Release

Robert Barry
‘Words and Music’
4 September - 6 November 2010 (Preview 4 September 3 - 5pm)
21 Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow, G3 6DF

The Common Guild is delighted to present a new solo exhibition by the seminal American artist, Robert Barry - his first solo presentation in Scotland.
Barry was a pioneer of Conceptual Art, abandoning painting in 1967 to produce site-specific installations, many of which were almost invisible to the viewer. These installations and actions relied on language to locate and document their existence, fundamentally shifting the presentation and reception of his work.
From the early 1970s language, or perhaps more correctly, words, have been central to Barry’s practice, which has since included typewriter drawings, wall pieces, slide projections and films as well as his often cited gas releases and telepathic pieces. Barry is now perhaps best known for his large-scale text installations known as ‘word spaces’, which utilise a selection of words from an ongoing and ever-changing collection. Applied directly to the walls, windows and floors of the gallery, the words surround the viewer, reasserting the importance of the individual who completes the work by bringing his or her own personal associations and understandings to it. As Barry explains, “Instead of trying to use text to convey an idea or meaning, I became interested in the individual power of the word to convey emotions or feelings.”
Although conceptual in origin, Barry’s work is essentially experiential. This rare opportunity to see the work of such an important and influential artist is all the more apt in the context of Scotland where the use of words in art has been so important for some of our leading artists: from Ian Hamilton Finlay to Douglas Gordon and Sue Tompkins.
For ‘Words and Music’ Barry will present a word space produced specifically for The Common Guild’s current home, selecting words in response to the context and architecture of the building. The installation will be accompanied by a new video work, incorporating music played by another legendary figure: the American artist William Anatasi.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and events - full details will be available on the website in August <> .

Exhibition open
Thursday - Friday 12 noon – 7 pm, Saturday 12 noon – 5 pm and by appointment

For more information and images, please contact Kitty Anderson:
T: +44 (0)141 428 3022

1. Robert Barry was born in New York in 1936 and lives and works in New Jersey. Barry has exhibited widely over the last 40 years, including solo exhibitions at Galerie Sfier Semler, Hamburg, Germany (2010), Yvon Lambert, New York and Paris (2009), Ritter/Zamet, London (2008) and Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Germany (2003). Group exhibitions include ‘Voids, A Retrospective of Empty Exhibitions’, Centre George Pompidou, Paris and ‘The Quick and the Dead’, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (both 2009) ‘Imaginary Thing’ curated by Peter Eleey, Aspen Art Museum (2008), ‘Learn to Read’, Tate Modern, London (2007) ‘Slide Show’, Baltimore Museum of Art and ‘Before the End (The Last Painting Show)’, Le Consertium, Dijon, France (both 2005).
2. The Common Guild is a visual arts organisation based in Glasgow. It was established in 2006 and presents a dynamic, international programme of contemporary visual art projects, exhibitions, and events. These include gallery-based exhibitions at our current premises as well non-gallery, one-off projects, talks and collaborations. We are committed to presenting artists’ work in interesting and engaging ways and aim to offer access to world-class contemporary art experiences and discussions. The Common Guild is a not-for-profit visual arts organisation, receiving Flexible Funding from Creative Scotland.
3. The Common Guild’s temporary home at 21 Woodlands Terrace is a grand, Victorian townhouse to the west of the city centre next to Kelvingrove Park. Exhibitions take place over two floors, including a unique library, designed by artist Andrew Miller, which includes a selection of Robert Barry’s books and catalogues.
4. The Common Guild’s next exhibition by Tacita Dean opens on 14 November 2010.

Kitty Anderson - Communications Manager
Visual arts: Projects / Events / Exhibitions
Next exhibition:
'Words and Music'
4th September - 6th November 2010
21 Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow G3 6DF
Tel. +44 (0)141 428 3022
Mobile +44 (0)7866616522
Email <>  
Supported by the Scottish Arts Council
and Glasgow City Council.
Scottish Charity Reg. No. SCO21428

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Saturday 10 July 2010

J.A.Sinclair Gallery: Berlin And ThatS Oliver East

J.A.Sinclair Gallery

11 – 17 July 2010

Private view 10 July
From 3 – 6pm

We are pleased to announce the inaugural (and perhaps final, depending on how well this goes,) exhibition at J.A.Sinclair Gallery.

Berlin And That… Oliver East

Having previously walked train lines around the North West of Britain starting from Manchester, Oliver East takes a walk in a foreign country. In his latest comic book Berlin and That... East documents his observations and occurrences as he travels from Alexanderplatz in Berlin to the Polish border.

For this project East invited 52 friends, comprising of artists, musicians and barflies, to collaborate. Each was given a page from the book, asked to contemplate German graffiti and then left to their own devices.

Recently shown at the International 3 in Manchester to coincide with the book launch, this exhibition presents the 52 original artworks from Berlin and That…

Contributing Artists: Scott Alexander, Gareth Brookes, Chris Butler, Stanley Chow, David Cochrane, Rachael Davies, Joe Devlin, Jenny Discombe, Malcy Duff, Nick Dunn, Clare East, Stuart Edmundson, Dave Garner, Andrew Gannon, Guy Garvey, Annie Gibson, Pete Gilfellon, Tony Gilfellon, Andy Glynn, Liam Guy, Andy Hargreaves, Matthew Houlding, Dean Hughes, Steve Hunt, Emma Jay, Pete Jobson, Karen Jupp, Mia Kiuru, Stuart Kolakovic, Laurence Lane, Gavin Macdonald, David Mackintosh, Steve Manford, Jim Medway, Miquel Navarro, Darren Newman, James O'Hara, Natalie O'Hara,Lee Patterson, Katie Popperwell, David Price, Magnus Quaife, Maeve Rendle, Jarek Salata, Katel Sevellec, Richard Shields, Sarah Thompson, Chris Thorpe, Steven Tillotson, Emma Unsworth, Daniella Watson, Graham Watson, Jo-anne Wright.

Berlin and That is published by Blank Slate Books

J.A.Sinclair Gallery

109A/3 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH6 4ET.

The gallery will be open by appointment until the 17th July

07828 231 045    

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Friday 9 July 2010

Collective - Consultation with artists and audiences

Arts Hub Feasibility Study

You may know that City of Edinburgh Council is Collective’s landlord.  As part of its strategies for cultural planning and property asset management, the Council is looking at the idea of creating an ‘arts hub’ on a gap site next to City Art Centre. The preliminary concept would be to house Collective, Edinburgh Printmakers and Stills together in the arts hub.

Collective want to consult our own artists/artistic community and we would value your opinions regarding possible opportunities and challenges afforded by a move.

We are inviting you to participate in a discussion/focus group on Friday 16th July. A summary of the discussion will form part of the Arts hub Feasibility Study which is currently in progress by City of Edinburgh Council.

If you can participate, please click the link below to Doodle and check as many time slots as you can make. If you can’t make it, I’d be grateful if you could drop me a quick email to let me know. All travel costs out with Edinburgh will be reimbursed and we will feed and water you.

Thank you in advance for your time and opinions.

Jill Brown
Collective Gallery | 22-28 Cockburn Street  |  Edinburgh  |  EH1 1NY   |
t: ++44 (0)131 220 1260  |  e:  |  |
5 June – 18 July 2010
Torsten Lauschmann
Thursday 24 June, 8 - 9pm
The Filmhouse, Lothian Road.
One–off performance/screening event. In association with EIFF.
Opening Times: Tues – Sun 11am – 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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