Sara Barker likens her work to poetry. Within her installation for New Work Scotland, various building blocks were intuitively arranged into rhythmic forms. Within the work, exhaustive uses of conventional materials were rooted in a concern for direct processes that equate work and worker. Quiet, introverted and improvisatory elements in successive layers revealed the behaviour and methodology beneath the surface, allowing the innate properties of material, the artist's action and gravity to dictate the work's configuration.
New Work Scotland Programme was an initiative launched by Collective in 2000. Through an open call, New Work Scotland Programme identified and supported some of the most promising new artists working in Scotland - providing them with the opportunity to create new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. The 2006 participants were Katie Orton, Stephen Murray, Sara Barker and Jan Pottinger-Glass, and Jim Colquhoun was commissioned to make a new publication.
New Writing Scotland grew out of New Work Scotland Programme and was initiated in 2004 in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art's Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies, to promote creative writing about the visual arts coupled with targeted support to the exhibiting artists - providing them with them with their first artists text.
This is an archived programme entry.