Imagine Portobello 2

Tuesday, 06 November 2007 09:12 Big Things
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ImageImagine Portobello 2 - Public Art in Portobello… What next? Join us to explore what public art can contribute to the life of Portobello. Saturday, November 17th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Beach Lane Social Club, Portobello (behind the Police Station). Free but admission by ticket only from: enquiries@bigthingsonthebeach.org.uk

Since 2003 Big Things on the Beach – a group of local residents - has invited artists to create new work in Portobello. We want to know what you think about this community activity, what it contributes to the quality of life in Portobello and how you think it might develop in future. Your views will be important in demonstrating to funders and others that Portobello is a community committed to creative sustainable development.

For this event we are creating an exhibition of photographs and other images captured by people inspired by the works we have commissioned over the past four years. If you have any images of the Blue Moon (pink dots), Progressions (windsocks) or Wonder (pyramids) that you would like to be considered for the display, send them to: photos@bigthingsonthebeach.org.uk.

Imagine Portobello 2 will be a mixture of lively presentations and discussions. The outline programme for the day is

10:00 Registration and Exhibition
10:45

Imagine Portobello 1 and what has happened since
Damian Killeen, Chairperson Big Things on the Beach

11:00 Public Art and Public Places
Keynote Speaker: Pete McCaughey, Glasgow University
11:45 Discussions: What do we think about public art; what is good public art?
12:30 Buffet lunch (suggested donation £2.00)
13:30 Edinburgh's Waterfront and Public Art
Keynote Speaker Riccardo Marini, Design Leader, City of Edinburgh Council
14:15 Discussions: What next for public art in Portobello?
15:00 Feedback and panel of "Resourceful People" – How might our vision be achieved?
15:45 Closing comments
16:00 End of Day

Imagine Portobello 2 is organised by Big Things on the Beach a local charity SC 035107

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:16