Public Art Summer School

1 – 5 August 2011

Events Off-Site

Collective's first summer school offered an in-depth experience running in conjunction with the project The Indirect Exchange of Uncertain Value, an offsite project developed with Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan, at Fettes College, Edinburgh. The project presents a major new work by Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan alongside commissions by Chris Evans and Elizabeth Price.

Through practical workshops, discussions, debates, walks, talks from artists and public art specialists, visits to public art sites in Edinburgh and beyond, participants experienced the breadth and scope of public art from several perspectives. The programme included workshops and discussions with artists Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan as well as Chris Evans.

The group also went on two specially designed walking tours with leading academics Dr Ray McKenzie (Senior Research Fellow at Forum of Critical Enquiry) and Dr Angela McClanahan (Lecturer in Visual and Material Culture, Edinburgh College of Art). The group also visited Little Sparta, celebrated artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden.

Further activities included making and showing Public Art text works on the BBC Big Screen in Festival Square, Edinburgh; and attending Collective’s one day symposium marking the opening of The Indirect Exchange of Uncertain Value at Fettes College. Speakers included poet Tom Leonard, artist Fiona Jardine, Elizabeth Price, Chris Evans, writer and theorist Owen Hatherley and seminal artist, poet and architect of public space, Vito Acconci.

Download the full programme here


Archive, Exhibitions, Offsite: The Indirect Change of Uncertain Value, 7-28 August 2011

This is an archived programme entry.

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