Oliver Herbert

30 October - 3 November 2007

Exhibitions New Work Scotland Programme

For New Work Scotland Programme, artist Oliver Herbert set up his own artists' award. The project was intended as a platform for artists to "display their work in a setting liberated from the political and cultural confines of their own countries and backgrounds". Each artist, received a cash prize for their efforts, the first prize being the sum of £400 and the chance to work as Oliver's assistant. However each artist had follow the rules of submission - their names and identities were concealed and their country of origin not revealed. From here, all works became the intellectual property of the Oliver Herbert Award. The work was intended as a comment on authorship, philanthropy and 'socially engaged' practice.

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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 2007 participants were Holly McCulloch, Oliver Herbert, Andy Wake, Jason Nelson and Tessa Lynch.

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.

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