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Portobello Public Art Talks - Pot Luck Dinner

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ImageBig Things on the Beach are working with the Collective Gallery to hold a fun public art talk in Portobello...

Collective are holding a Pot Luck Dinner with guests including Aleksandra Mir along with others in a mystery location in Portobello 7-9pm on Saturday 18 April. Bring a dish and drinks to share and be entertained by others' tales of kitchen disasters and how exposing these tales relates to Public Art.

All welcome contact us to find out where and secure a place: howntcook@collectivegallery.net

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 00:31
 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:49
 

Portobello Public Art Talks - #2

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In the run up to next year's activities Big Things is organizing a series of artists talks. The second talk is by Juliet Dean and is titled "Public Art and the Community - different approaches to engagement". It focusses on the work of PACE (Public Art Commissions and Exhibitions) by Juliet Dean, director of PACE and a local resident. Big Things are keen to engage local people in the development of plans for public art along the Promenade and on the beach. We hope this talk will help us all learn about different way to achieve this, generate interestand get people talk so we can move toward this aim.

Date: Thursday 29 January 2009, 7.30 – 9.00pm

Venue: Indoor Bowling and Leisure Centre – upstairs café/bar (accessible; bar available) - Promenade @ the bottom of Westbank Street (map)

Speaker: Juliet Dean, director of PACE

Topic: Public Art and the Community - different approaches to engagement

All welcome to this free event – please pass this invitation on to friends and neighbours and help to make it a success. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Portobello Public Art Talks

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'Octagon Upon Octagon' performance, Tramway Glasgow, 2008

In the run up to next year's activities Big Things is organizing a series of artists talks. The first talk is by Ruth Barker, artist and web editor for Public Art Resource + Research Scotland. At the launch Damian Killeen, chair of Big Things on the Beach, will give a brief update on plans for future public art activities in Portobello.

 

Date: Thursday 4 December 2008, 7.30 – 9.00pm

Venue: Indoor Bowling and Leisure Centre – upstairs café/bar (accessible; bar available) - Promenade @ the bottom of Westbank Street (map)

Speaker: Ruth Barker, artist and web editor for the Public Art Resource + Research Scotland (PAR+RS)

Topic: An overview of public art practice in Scotland - its past, its present, and the possibilities for its future. Ruth will also speak about her own work and introduce PAR+RS and how it can be used.

All welcome to this free event – please pass this invitation on to friends and neighbours and help to make it a success. We look forward to seeing you

Read on for more information about Ruth Barker...

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:15
 

Public Art Course - Course 2, term 2

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Liverpool street stencilTerm two began on a cold and dark Wednesday evening in January. The group met to hear from Gordon Brennan, a local artist and lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA). The session was aptly titled ‘Putting Art Back into Public Art’ and looked at a variety of different artworks. Gordon helped the group to understand that art, regardless of its’ setting, has to be good art. And art is ‘rated’ by the viewer or audience based solely on their personal understanding of the work itself.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:20
 


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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