Jennifer Grant's work focuses on the re-use and manipulation of found and
abandoned objects. For New Work Scotland Programme, Jennifer presented an off-site sculptural installation in Craig's Close, opposite Collective. Objects similar to small swings were hung in the bottom part of Craig's Close from extendable scaffold struts commonly used in building works, fitted between the two buildings adjacent to the close. The installation stretched from roof level to about three metres off the ground, with various found objects forming the ropes of the swings. The aimed to provoke a sense of discovery, intrigue and value to abandoned objects or banal city streets.
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 2009 participants were Anna Tanner, Michael White, Rachel Adams, Jennifer Grant, Katharina Kiebacher and PLACE Projects.
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.