Tuesday 30 October 2012

Peter Kennard will give the Annual SSHOP Photographer's Lecture

Internationally renowned photographer / Senior Lecturer Royal College of Art, Peter Kennard will give the Annual SSHOP Photographer's Lecture

40 Years of Dispatches from an Unofficial war Artist


Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
Weston Link
National galleries of Scotland
The Mound

At 6.00pm this Thursday 1st November

Please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.

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Wednesday 24 October 2012

Rhubaba's 3rd Birthday Party - this Friday night!

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Come along to Rhubaba's Third Birthday Party and help raise funds for our future programme!

The BIG QUIZ with Stuart Fallon – a chance to win PRIZES including limited edition artist prints<http://rhubaba.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1451e9af82bc98b746394f078&id=deee092d31&e=49b9d8180c> and inflatable sea-birds!
Up to six people per team, the quiz will start around 7.30pm. Come armed with your best quiz team names.

Video works by PASCUAL SISTO will be exhibited throughout the space.

DISCO with music selected by various artists including Guerilla Girls, Torsten Lauschmann, Juliet Blightman, Martin Boyce, Jennifer Bailey, James Clarkson, Hannah James and many more!

£3 entry on the door



Pascual Sisto lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated with a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Exhibitions include Every Now and Then at bubblebyte.org<http://bubblebyte.org>, the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (Istanbul, Turkey), the Centre d'Art Santa Monica (Barcelona, Spain), the Internet Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), Five Thirty Three Gallery (Los Angeles, USA) and Arti et Amicitae (Amsterdam, NL).

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Screening of films selected by Stuart Croft from the Outpost Gallery membership.

A free film night open to all.

Thursday 15th November,

More info soon.


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Deveron Arts and Hallowe'en in Huntly, 26 - 28 Oct

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Hallowe'en in Huntly
26 - 28 October 2012

Fri 7pm, Crown Bar, Carnival Rituals in Brazil
Illustrated talk by Allysson Velez followed by Freaky Folk Night

Sat 6pm, Castle and Square, Tastes of Huntly and Ceilidhamba
Simon Preston collects your Death Row Dinners
Samba beats accompany the Lantern Parade


Hallowe'en in Huntly

Deveron Arts' Artists get involved in the spooky goings on for this year's Hallowe'en festival in Huntly

Come and find out about Carnival traditions in Brazil with Allysson Velez in the Crown Bar on Friday at 7pm, the night before the Hallowe'en in Huntly Lantern Parade, which will include contributions from Allysson Velez and his Samba Band.

Working with students from the Edinburgh College of Art, Simon is getting into the spooky spirit with 'Death Row Dinners' - what would you choose for your last meal? Come along to the Castle 6.00-6.30pm on Saturday October 27th, enjoy a free sample of a Huntly Signature Menu dish-in-progress and sit for your Last Supper Portrait.


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Thursday 18 October 2012

Kai Fische

"Mercifully, we still live in a society where varying views about artistic excellence can flourish…..

Fischer's important and disturbing installation reminds us of how fragile that freedom can be."

Joyce McMillan

Kai Fischer's powerful performance and installation piece inspired by the 1937 Exhibition of Degenerate Art will be presented in the atmospheric setting of the Old Ambulance Depot in Brunswick Street, Edinburgh from Wednesday 7 – Saturday 10 November 2012<x-apple-data-detectors://8> in a partnership with the Traverse Theatre. The installation will be open daily from 11am<x-apple-data-detectors://9> with performances by actors Pauline Goldsmith and Pauline Lockhart in the afternoon and evenings.

Entartet reflects on the infamous 'Degenerate Art' exhibition, a "name and shame" exhibition showing the works of modern artists that was staged by the German government. The pieces on display had been raided from public galleries and were now used to ridicule the different Modern Art movements, which the Nazi regime deemed 'degenerate'. Soon after the exhibition many of the included artists and their colleagues were no longer allowed to exhibit, to work, or even to paint at all. Publicly ridiculed and with their careers and livelihoods destroyed, many were forced to emigrate or went into inner emigration.

Entartet uses the original text of the exhibition's guidebook to create an audio guide and to evoke a moment in history. Part installation, part performance it creates an environment in which to experience both this infamous event and the world in which it existed. Lifting the lid on an exceptional piece of propaganda, Entartet explores a very dark side of populism which is as relevant today as it was 75 years ago.

Tickets for the performance element of Entartet are free, and can be booked in advance by calling Traverse Box Office (0131 228 1404<tel:0131%20228%201404>). Also available on the door but please be aware there is limited capacity.


Old Ambulance Depot, 77 Brunswick Street Edinburgh, EH7 5HS<x-apple-data-detectors://11>

Wednesday 7<x-apple-data-detectors://12> and Thursday 8 November 2012<x-apple-data-detectors://13>:

Installation 11am - 4.30pm<x-apple-data-detectors://14> / installation & performance 5.30pm - 8.30pm<x-apple-data-detectors://15>

Friday 9<x-apple-data-detectors://16> and Saturday 10 November 2012<x-apple-data-detectors://17>:

Installation 11am - 2pm<x-apple-data-detectors://18> / installation & performance 3pm - 6.30pm<x-apple-data-detectors://19>

Eleanor Scott
Projects Manager
Vanishing Point

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Carpets of Distinction: Invitation

Carpets of Distinction: Invitation


Tuesday 9 October 2012

Kenny Hunter - Launch of 'The Unknown' this weekend


Kenny Hunter - The Unknown
the #scottishmonster is arriving in the Northern Highlands
12 October 2012 Exhibition Opening at Timespan, Helmsdale
13 October 2012 Launch of New Work at Borgie Forest, near Bettyhill


The mystery has been revealed. The #scottishmonster - The Unknown - has arrived in its permanent place up high above the bogs of Borgie, an ancient site in the Far North of Scotland.

You are warmly invited to the launch of this major new permanent work by Kenny Hunter. Known for his works in urban settings, The Unknown is a new departure for the artist - a major landscape work where the journey to it and the rich history of the wild landscape are essential components of the work.

Exhibition Opening: 12 October
Private view with Kenny Hunter, 7-9pm
Timespan Gallery │ Free
The exhibition will be open until the 14th of November
Opening Times: Monday -Saturday 10-5 │ Sunday 12-5
From October 29: Saturday and Sunday 11-5 │ Tuesday 2-4

The Unknown - Launch: Saturday 13 October
From 11 am, with artist's tours 11.30 and 3pm
Borgie Forest Cabin │ Free
Including: Strathnaver Museum Roadshow
and Ground-truthing exhibition
Refreshments available

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How to get there:
Mini buses available from Timespan, Helmsdale 10am Saturday 13th Oct, returning by 6.30pm. Please book for mini bus via enquiries@timespan.org.uk<mailto:enquiries@timespan.org.uk>.
By car: 1hr 40 mins from Timespan, 2.15 from Inverness via Tongue

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Thanks for the support of North Sutherland Community, Forestry Trust, Tongue Community Council & Strathnaver Museum. Hosted by Forestry Commission Scotland

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Saturday 6 October 2012

Embassy presents: Overtime!!


Embassy presents:


Opening 19 October, 7-9

20 October - 4 November
Thursday - Sunday, 1200-1800

Overtime!!' presents work engaged with the social, economic and creative means and mechanics of labour, production and consumption in our contemporary world.


10b Broughton Street Lane,


Embassy Gallery LTD is registered in Scotland Company Number:259872 and Charity No. SC035780

Embassy is supported by Creative Scotland

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Camila Sposati 14 October - 18 November


Camila Sposati
Green-Dyed Vulture

14 October - 18 November 2012


Green-Dyed Vulture, an exhibition by the Brazilian artist Camila Sposati, will open at the Highland Institute for Contemporary Art on Sunday 14 October, 2-5pm.

The exhibition's title is a quote from the Brazilian poet Mário Quintana, describing our human desire to repress or embellish an unwanted truth: a vulture dressed in the colour of hope, is still a vulture. Sposati shares the poet's sentiment, seeing the best possible world as one that contains the possibility of another, immanent within it. This sense reflects the artist's view of her own working methods and on the works in this exhibition: she explores processes of transformation, aiming to 'allow something invisible to become evident'.

To pursue this, Sposati has researched transformative processes on microscopic and global scales, growing crystals in laboratories or studying geological effects in the Earth's crust; research that hastaken her to sites in Amazonia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Guatemala, Europe and Japan. She has been supported by organisations, including the Brazilian Ministry of Culture; Petrobrás; the British Council; University College London; The Arts Catalyst; the Royal Geological Survey; Tokyo Wonder Site; Montehermoso, Spain, and the International Residency programme at Recollets, France.

Her explorations focus on revealing relations between colour and shape in dynamic systems and investigating our experiential responses: the works' multi-sensory aspects and our conceptual understandings. Here her work may be seen within the Neo-concrete traditions of Brazilian art. Sposati's investigations develop the concerns of Hélio Oiticica (the artist most prominent in Neo-Concretism), with 'activating the relationship between the subject and the work in real time', engaging their surroundings and audience, and seeking a 'primal experience of the real', through shape and colour.

These concerns have widened her view to include cultural and anthropological understandings of the forms she explores. Visits to sites of man-made sinkholes such as Darvaza, in Turkeministan, orGuatemala City have led her to consider the essential discourse she observes between geological processes, the civilizations that inhabit these regions and the artefacts they produce.

One of three new works in this exhibition, Unlock (2012) is a direct response to her research in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, travelling along the ancient Silk Road. The piece, a print, hung on a wall and tied to the ground by two stones, shows a cartographic image of the earth. Reflecting the fabrics and tapestries of the nomadic cultures she encountered, it describes the fragility of a body in constant movement and in unpredictable patterns; our experience of gravity and magnetism.

Relating also to the exhibition's title, its circular movement mirrors the flight of vultures, balancing between air currents and gravity, finding the point of greatest economy of energy. It is this point that holds most fascination for Sposati, and is echoed throughout her work; through circular forms and patterns or a focus on the conservation of energy through transformative processes.

The exhibition runs from 14 October – 18 November and is open on Sundays 2 - 5pm, or by appointment.

HICA, Dalcrombie, Loch Ruthven, Dores, Inverness-shire, IV2 6UA, UK

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Death Animations Symposium part of the Circles of Focus Vital Sparks Project


In this issue
Death Animations Symposium FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2012
How to Book
Death Animations Associated Events SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2012

Circles of Focus Project Update


Death Animations Symposium


Friday 19 October 2012
10am - 6pm
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Gateshead Quays Gateshead NE8 3BA

B x NU Institute of Contemporary Art presents Death Animations, a one-day symposium considering societal, artistic and ethical attitudes to death and the preservation of the body.

Death Animations stems from research undertaken as part of Circles of Focus a collaborative project devised by artists Christine Borland (UK) and Brody Condon (US). Borland and Condon are currently developing work that will explore the dynamic of the anatomy dissection theatre and its' constituency – staff, medical students, donor cadavers and regulators, considering the potential for performance and role-play within this context.

This interdisciplinary event, held at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art will include presentations by a number of international experts. Medical educators Dr Quentin Fogg and Professor Alan Bleakley, curator and art writer Dr Francis McKee, author Dr Ruth Richardson, bioethics lecturer Dr Simon Woods, Death Studies Professor Dr John E Troyer, performance and Nordic LARP researcher Jaakko Stenros, in addition to artists Christine Borland and Brody Condon.

To Book
Booking is essential £30 / £25 concessions (Lunch included)
(Concessions include unwaged, students and over 60s)

Book tickets online at www.wegottickets.com<http://glasgowsculpturestudios.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=94d20305b2f7193d46f7087ab&id=8192b31883&e=e0c4cff001> or in person from the Baltic Shop.

Associated Events
The symposium is complimented by three off-site visits the following day.

Anatomy & Clinical Skills Visit: Newcastle University
Saturday 20 October 2012

A visit to Medical Sciences Education Development at Newcastle University with Dr. Roger Searle to view the labs, models, manikins, dissecting rooms and facilities. Visit will not include access to cadaveric body parts.

FREE / Pre-booking essential / 20 places only

Learning From The Dead: Dissection Workshop: Northumbria University
Saturday 20 October 2012
12pm - 1.30pm

Dr Donal Shanahan BSc PhD (anatomy), Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at Northumbria University will lead this dissection workshop in which candidates will experience how and where Northumbria University students learn. Attendees will take part in an active participation practical session learning about the anatomy and physiology of the heart by watching a narrated dissection video and then dissecting an animal heart, under supervision. Photography and audio will be used to capture and record these experiences.

FREE / Pre-booking essential / 30 places only

Walking Lecture: Moorbank Botanical Gardens Newcastle
Saturday 20 October 2012

Artists Ben Jeans Houghton and Matthew Giraudeau collaborate with Scientist and traveller Dr George Wake to stage a walking lecture at Moorbank Botanical Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne developing a narrative that begins before death telling the tale of our quest to better understand it, drawing from knowledge of the stars, the comets and the history of hallucinogens.

FREE / Pre-booking essential / 20 places only

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Places are limited for the associated events, please book early to secure a place.

Circles of Focus

Circle of Focus explores the performative possibilities inherent in the artists' shared interests; combining diverse references to body donation, and dissection, carnivorous plants and timeless craft activities such as weaving, pottery and glass blowing.

Condon will be based at Glasgow Sculpture Studios until November, undertaking travel, research and development work with Borland towards the production of their project. Circles of Focus is supported throughCreative Scotland's Vital Sparks funding scheme.


This symposium is a joint initiative organised by BALTIC ProfessorChristine Borland and BALTIC Curator of Exhibitions & Research,Alessandro Vincentelli. The project Circles of Focus is supported by Creative Scotland's Vital Spark Fund and project managed byGlasgow Sculpture Studios.

Thanks go to Northumbria University for their support of Death Animations.

Image Credits:-

Death Animations © Christine Borland

Experimental Neolithic Pot Firing, Andrew Appleby & Michael Lucas
Research Image © Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh


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Artists Talks during 'Luminate' at Street Level


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All talks take place at Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD


SUSIE REA : Super Vivere
Tuesday, October 9th - 6pm
'Super Vivere' looks at the lives of the oldest old.

COLIN GRAY : The Parents + In Sickness and in Health
Tuesday, October 9th - 7pm
'In Sickness and in Health' is an exhibition of poignant and courageous photographs by Hull born artist Colin Gray and forms the final stages of 'The Parents' series, begun in 1980.

KATHERINE GREEN : 48 Olympians
Tuesday 23rd October - 6pm
During the past few years, Green has been meeting with, photographing and recording interviews with the British Olympic Team from the 1948 Olympics, the last time the Olympics were held in London.

ALISON MARCHANT : Living Room + Other Projects
Tuesday 23rd October - 7pm
For the past 25 year's, Marchant has been researching and making photographic installations and live art work about working class women's histories and memories embedded in urban communities.

Thurs 1st November - 6pm
Commissioned by Ireland's nationwide celebration of creativity in older age,'INK' is an exhibition of original photographs of older people with tattoos.

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Image top: Aidan Kelly - Ink.
Image bottom: Susie Rea - Super Vivere.



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