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Placemaking Workshop

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On 4th March a group of Portobello residents, design professionals, artists and officers from City of Edinburgh Council came together at the invitation of Big Things on the Beach to ‘Imagine Porty Prom.’ 

Groups were asked to focus on a number of ideas based on the concepts outlined in the City’s plans, and the artist commissioning activity of Big Things on the Beach, as well as exploring the site.

-       What should Porty Prom look and feel like in ten or twenty years time?

-       How can the qualities of Porty Prom be celebrated and reflected in its development?

-       How can the work of artists be integrated into all aspects of the promenade’s development?

The results of the workshop are contributing to the Portobello Public Art Plan which is currently being authored by RKL consultants. Download the Workshop Report here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 15:23  

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Big Things on the Beach is a public art trust in Portobello, a seaside suburb close to the city centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. It was formed by a group of residents in 2003 to explore the potential of the seafront as a site for engagement with public artworks by both emerging and established artists.

Since 2004 we have commissioned artists to create substantial temporary artworks, trained ourselves and others in the process of commissioning public artworks through international site visits and guest lectures and successfully raised funding to these ends.

Our current project - The Big Welcome - is supported by Creative Scotland, Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership and Edinburgh City Libraries