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Image Big Things on the Beach’s second public art project was unveiled on Portobello Beach on Sunday, July 31st. The work remained in place until the end of October.

Artists Euan Harvey and Malcolm Hosie have created a major artistic installation based upon the industries which have contributed to the growth of Portobello over the past century. Five giant banners were erected along the beach using designs derived from various graphic languages. Reaching to a height of eight and a half metres these dramatic and colourful banners will be visible from many parts of the coastline from Musselburgh to Leith.

Although each element can be viewed independently the visual impact and placement of the banners creates a dialogue and interdependency reflecting the harmonious notion of a community.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2007 12:29
 

Euan Harvey

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Euan Harvey graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2001 with a BA (Hons) Sculpture. He completed a Master of Fine Art Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2003. He taught sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art during his MFA and is currently teaching sculpture at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2007 11:33
 

Malcolm Hosie

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Malcolm Hosie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2004 with a BA (Hons) Sculpture. He is working towards a Master of Fine Art in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art and is also teaching art at the College.
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Portobello Beach and the Progression windsocks in place!
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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