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Exhibition of the Public Art Course 2006-2007

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Details of 2007/08 BTOTB Public Art course
Just to let you know that there is now an exhibition of images and text about the Public Art Course up in the library. The exhibition has images and text from the Public Art Course 2006-07. It is the first of two courses being run by Big Things on the Beach. We are currently enrolling people for the second course which starts at the end of August.
Click thumbnail to view poster, read on for more information... 
There is also an exhibition of Raised Images taken from the Public Art Course up in the library as well. Course participants were asked to choose their favourite Public Art image taken on one of the course trips. These images were then translated into raised images by Rosita Mckenzie and Camilla Adams. Jim Mckenzie translated all the course information into Braille. The process of raising the image helps make the work accessible for people with visual impairments. Go along and try to see how it feels to read the images with your eyes closed. The exhibition will be up until Thursday 2nd August so please go along and have a look.
If you are interested in taking part on the new Public Art Course please contact Caroline Muirhead at or 0131 6698275 for course information. The course is FREE and places are limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis so don't delay!
Last Updated on Sunday, 09 December 2007 15:32  

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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