Catherine Payton, Anton Lukoszevieze, Abbeyhill & Leith Walk Primary Schools

October – November 2015


In response to Beatrice Gibson’s exhibition, Crippled Symmetries, pupils from Abbeyhill and Leith Walk Primary Schools worked with artist Catherine Payton and composer Anton Lukoszevieze, to explore themes of abstraction and chance in adventure play, music and high finance.

Pupils and teachers visited the exhibition in 2015 and took part in a workshop led by Catherine, performing musical compositions inspired by the Fluxus music that features in Beatrice’s film Solo for Rich Man. Anton, an artist and musician, who also features in the film, continued this exploration of avant-garde music making, with a workshop in the schools, further drawing on ideas of Fluxus, ‘open-score’, non-hierarchical forms of music making, and the teachings of radical 1960s music educators John Paynter and Peter Aston.

Anton Lukoszevieze is an artist, cellist and musician based in Norwich, with a background in performances in avant-garde, experimental and improvised music. Selected performances and broadcasts include: BBC Radio 3, Danish Radio, SR2, Sweden, Deutschland Rundfunk, WDR, Germany and ORT, Austria. Anton was a member of noise group Zeitkratzer, Berlin from 2003—14; performed Chords, with the Vincent Dance Company, Dusseldorf, 2008 and is founder and director of the experimental music group Apartment House.

Catherine Payton is an artist based in Edinburgh. Previous selected exhibitions include: Waiting for the main event, Supercolider, Blackpool, 2013; Three-fold, Generator Projects, Dundee, 2013; We are all U.F.O.-nauts, Rhubaba, Edinburgh, 2012; Wonders of the Invisible World, NGCA, Sunderland, 2011 and Destiny: Pilot Episode, part of New Work Scotland Programme, Collective, Edinburgh, 2010. Catherine was Tourist-in-Residence alongside Tom Nolan for Edinburgh Art Festival, 2013, forming part of an ongoing collaboration as Edinburgh Psycho-Geography Association. She also co-founded Rhubaba Gallery & Studios in 2009 and the Rhubaba Choir in 2013.

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Learning: Tessa Lynch, Abbeyhill & Leith Walk Primary Schools, ongoing

Archive, Exhibitions, City Dome: Beatrice Gibson, Crippled Symmetries, 30 July – 4 October 2015

Archive, Exhibitions, New Work Scotland Programme: Catherine Payton, Destiny: Pilot Episode, 11 December – 6 February 2011

Collective is working closely with two local primary schools, Abbeyhill and Leith Walk, and the wider Drummond Community High School Cluster, to develop long-term relationships and bring staff and pupils together with artists.

Collective’s work with Abbeyhill Primary School is in partnership with the Artists-in-Residence Programme at Abbeyhill Primary School. Documentation and work by artists and children is presented at the annual Colony of Artists in Abbeyhill.

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