Big Things on the Beach

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Blue Moon

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The first project in 2004 was undertaken in partnership with the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, and Renny Nisbet, an artist who grew up in Portobello was selected as the Artist in Residence.

Renny worked to create a Tidal Artwork, which was launched to coincide with a Blue Moon on July 31st 2004. - A Blue Moon is the name given to the second full moon in a calendar month, which results from the fact that full moons are separated by only 29 days, but most months are 30 or 31 days long, so a second full moon can occur 'once in a blue moon'!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2007 11:33

Renny Nisbet

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Renny Nisbet, who created the installation in 2004, is based in Edinburgh studied Art & Design in Exeter & Fine Art & Sculpture in Dundee.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2007 11:34

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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