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1 – 5 August 2011

Public Art Summer School

10am–5pm

£165 (concessions £140)

Booking essential

 

Collective is delighted to announce a new opportunity offering 14 places for people to get involved in an intensive and productive week-long experience of thinking, talking and making public art.

 

This summer school offers an in-depth experience which is related to The indirect exchange of uncertain value at Fettes College, Edinburgh; a Collective offsite project developed with Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan. The project presents a major new work by Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan alongside commissions by Chris Evans and Elizabeth Price.

 

Broughton High School, 29 East Fettes Avenue, EH4 1EG

4 August 2011

Exhibition Preview: Hans Schabus, Remains of the Day

7–9pm

Free, all welcome

 

Exhibition Preview

 

Collective

City Observatory & Dome, 38 Calton Hill, EH7 5AA

0131 556 1264

www.collectivegallery.net

 

Collective

City Observatory & Dome, 38 Calton Hill, EH7 5AA

0131 556 1264

www.collectivegallery.net

 

Collective

City Observatory & Dome, 38 Calton Hill, EH7 5AA

0131 556 1264

www.collectivegallery.net

 

Collective

City Observatory & Dome, 38 Calton Hill, EH7 5AA

0131 556 1264

www.collectivegallery.net

4 August 2011

David Mach Precious Light - Performance

10pm

Free, Edinburgh Art College Court Yard - outside Sculpture Workshop entrance

 

The exhibition of Precious Light will be celebrated in a performance when David Mach will burn a composite larger than life-size devil’s head sculpture made from thousands of live match heads

 

Edinburgh College of Art

74 Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF

0131 651 5800

www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/edinburgh-college-art

 

5 August 2011

The indirect exchange of uncertain value: The Performance of Public Art

10.30am–6.30pm

£35 (concessions £25)

Booking essential

 

Booking is now open for Collective's festival symposium at Fettes College. This symposium offers a full day programme with speakers including Vito Acconci, Fiona Jardine, Elizabeth Price and Owen Hatherley; tours of Fettes and the new offsite project; a performance by Chris Evans; a poetry reading by Tom Leonard with all food provided.

6 August 2011

UK Border walk + talk

6pm

For transport arrangements to the talk or to find out how to take part in the walk call 01466 794 494 or 07944 773 066

UK Border walk + talk route, 2011, photograph by Rocca Gutteridge

 

From 5–7 August, artist Rocca Gutteridge and curator Claudia Zeiske will walk from Upsettington via Shid Law to Hungry Law along the English/Scottish border in response to the government’s Points Based System (PBS) immigration policy which is prohibiting free passage of international artists to the UK. An Artachat discussion will be held half way through the walk in the Romany town of Kirk Yetholm to discuss the effect this legislation has on our cultural industries and what can be done to change it.

 

For a full dossier of testimonials, petition to UK Government and media coverage visit the campaign group, Manifesto Club’s website www.manifestoclub.com/visitingartists.

Organised by Deveron Arts, Artachat, Artsadmin and Manifesto Club.

 

Kirk Yetholm, Kelso, The Scottish Borders, TD5

www.deveron-arts.com

www.artachat.co.uk

www.manifestoclub.com

6 – 7 August 2011

Traquair Fair

11am–6pm

Adult day tickets full price £21, online £19

Child/Conc tickets full price £15, online £13

Family tickets full price £48, online £46; children under 5 are free

To book: 01896 830323 or visit www.traquair.co.uk/fair

 

Spreading the gospel of printmaking wherever we go we'll be giving demonstrations and leading workshops in printmaking for beginners of all ages.

 

Traquair House, Innerleithen, The Scottish Borders, EH44 6PW

7 August 2011

Detours: Aidan Moffat at Sierra Metro

5pm

Free. Booking essential

 

Formerly one half of Arab Strap and now an iconic singer-songwriter and storyteller in his own right, Aidan Moffat explores ideas of transformation and de-contextualisation, reflecting the themes of Carmen Sylva by German collective, Peles Empire.  Audio meets visual; enter the painstakingly re-created room of a Romanian Castle, and listen to a re-created classic that's been given the Moffat treatment.

 

This Detour is a response to the exhibition Carmen Sylva at Sierra Metro.

 

Sierra Metro

Ground Floor North, 22 West Harbour Road, Granton, EH5 1PN

07731 302 960

www.sierrametro.com

8 August 2011

Detours: Aidan Moffat at Inverleith House

7pm

Free, booking essential

Doors will close at 7pm exactly. No latecomers admitted. Please arrive at at the John Hope Gateway of the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens at 6.50pm

 

Formerly one half of Arab Strap and now an iconic singer-songwriter and storyteller in his own right, Aidan Moffat here riffs on the themes of junk and the city. Inspired by Rauschenberg’s collages, his performance splices together a series of headlines from the local press to create a melodic short story.

This Detour is a response to Robert Rauschenberg at Inverleith House.

 

Inverleith House

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR

0131 248 2971/2849

www.rbge.org.uk/inverleith-house

9 August 2011

Detours: Josie Long at Inspace

2pm

Free, booking essential

This performance will start at 2pm exactly, no latecomers admitted. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early.

 

Young, female and politically active, Josie Long and Ellie Harrison are two rising stars of the comedy and visual art scenes whose work squarely and firmly punches the state of the nation in the face. This Detour sees Josie exploring Ellie’s A Brief History of Privatisation, an installation addressing the shifting face of public service policy…through the use of massage chairs.

Ellie Harrison’s A Brief History of Privatisation is part of New Media Scotland’s Left To My Own Devices exhibition for the Edinburgh Art Festival at Inspace.

 

New Media Scotland

Evolution House, 78 West Port, EH1 2LE

0131 650 2750

www.mediascot.org

9 August 2011

Talk: BSL Events / Everyone Project / Launch Presentation by Ramesh Meyyappan

7.30pm

Free, booking advised.

To book, info.talbotrice@ed.ac.uk and 0131 650 2210

 

Talbot Rice Gallery is working with The Fruitmarket Gallery and Artlink to develop a programme for British Sign Language users as part of the engage Scotland Everyone project. A presentation by Ramesh Meyyappan will launch the project followed by a drinks reception where you can find out more.

 

Talbot Rice Gallery

University of Edinburgh

Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL

0131 650 2210

www.trg.ed.ac.uk

15 August 2011

Detours: Ross Sutherland at Open Eye Gallery

6.30pm

Free, booking essential

 

Award-winning author Ross Sutherland (Times Top Ten Literary Star) plays a short piece from Byrne’s legendary 1987 TV series, layering a new story from his own life over the top of it. “I’m Just A Lonely Guy” was the b-side to “Tutti Frutti” on Little Richard’s original release of the song.

This Detour is a response to John Byrne at the Open Eye Gallery.

 

Open Eye Gallery

34 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE

0131 557 1020/558 9872

www.openeyegallery.co.uk

16 August 2011

Detours: Josie Long at The Fruitmarket Gallery

5pm

Free, booking essential

 

Josie’s Detour at The Fruitmarket Gallery takes place against the backdrop of Ingrid Calame’s intricate drawings and paintings. The work of both artists is here displayed in a gallery, but retains a strong connection with the world outside.

This Detour is a response to Ingrid Calame at The Fruitmarket Gallery.

 

The Fruitmarket Gallery

45 Market Street, EH1 1DF

0131 225 2383

www.fruitmarket.co.uk

17 August 2011

Detours: Nigel & Louise of Shunt at Bourne Fine Art

7pm

Free, booking Essential

 

Nigel & Louise of Shunt are creating an unsettling experience where whispering paintings come to life. Working with a team of live performers, the duo will develop a live soundscape that quite literally talks to you…

This Detour is a response to 500 Years of Scottish Portraiture at Bourne Fine Art.

 

Bourne Fine Art

6 Dundas Street, EH3 6HZ

0131 557 4050

www.bournefineart.com

17 August 2011

Launch: Artlink & Talbot Rice Gallery / Pandora’s Light Box

7pm

Free

For more information and to book: susan@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk or 0131 229 3555

 

 

This evening reception launches Pandora’s Light Box and celebrates the achievements of a year-long collaborative project. Informed by the experiences of individuals with a visual impairment Ken Cockburn composed a descriptive poem of the gallery. This audio work aims to be informative and enjoyable for sighted and non-sighted audiences.

 

Talbot Rice Gallery

University of Edinburgh

Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL

0131 650 2210

www.trg.ed.ac.uk

17 August 2011

Sounds from Edinburgh People’s Festival Ceilidh, 1951

11 - 4pm (30mins - every hour, on the hour)

Free, no booking required

 

Sounds from... Edinburgh People’s Festival Ceilidh

 

A sound installation in the EAF Pavilion 

 

The Edinburgh People’s Festival (1951-1954) was set up as a true celebration of Gaelic and Scottish culture and pre-dates the Fringe Festival as a response to the perceived elitism of the International Festival. The first People’s Festival Ceilidh (held in Oddfellows Hall and arranged by renowned Scottish poet and folk song collector Hamish Henderson) was considered to be one of the catalysts for the folk revival in Scotland.

 

A project by Alice Ladenburg in association with The School of Scottish Studies Sound Archives and courtesy of the Alan Lomax Archive

 

www.aliceladenburg.com

www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/archives.htm

www.culturalequity.org

 

Edinburgh Art Festival Pavilion

St. Andrew Square Gardens, EH1

18 August 2011

Talk: The King James Bible Language and Literature

1.30pm

Free with an exhibition admission ticket.

To book and for further information contact Margaret Findlay on

margaret.findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk or 0131 529 3963

 

 

The King James Bible is an English Bible with origins in Scotland. In this talk Gordon Campbell will describe the language of the King James Bible in terms of the translators' ...

 

In the seventeenth century its language was deemed to be simple and accessible to all; in the eighteenth century it was regarded as old-fashioned and ungrammatical; the Victorians reverenced its language to the point of idolatry, and the Edwardians thought that Shakespeare might have had a hand in it. The talk will conclude with an account of the extent to which the language of the King James Bible has become embedded in present-day English.

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies at University of Leicester. In October 2010 OUP published his Bible: The Story of the King James Version, 1611-2011 and his 400th anniversary edition of the Bible.

 

City Art Centre

2 Market Street, EH1 1DE

0131 529 3993

www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

18 August 2011

The Gallowa Hills (1783 / 1953 / 2011)

11 - 4pm (30mins - every hour, on the hour)

Free, no booking required

 

Sounds from... The Gallowa Hills 

 

A sound installation in the EAF Pavilion 

 

Ten recordings (taken between 1953 - 1961) of Scottish traveller and folk singer, Jeannie Robertson, singing 'The Gallowa Hills', a song believed to originate from 'The Braes of Galloway' by William Nicholson (Scottish poet, born August 1783)

 

A project by Alice Ladenburg in association with The School of Scottish Studies Sound Archives 

 

www.aliceladenburg.com

www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/archives.htm

 

Edinburgh Art Festival Pavilion

St. Andrew Square Gardens, EH1

19 August 2011

Detours: Ross Sutherland at The City Art Centre

7pm

Free, booking essential

 

Award-winning author Ross Sutherland (Times Top Ten Literary Star) reads 'In The Beginning: a Love Story in Reverse', a short story about Edinburgh, astronomy, and the birth of the universe. Inspired by both religious and evolutionary theories, Sutherland's story follows a university lecturer as he searches backwards through his failing marriage, looking for the initial spark that made him fall in love. The story will be presented against a backdrop of found footage, assembled by the author.

 

This Detour is a response to David Mach: Precious Light, King James Bible 1611-2011 at the City Art Centre.

 

City Art Centre

2 Market Street, EH1 1DE

0131 529 3993

www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

20 August 2011

Detours: Nigel & Louise of Shunt at Jupiter Artland

3.30pm

Free, booking essential

 

Nigel and Louise of Shunt bring Laura Ford's Weeping Girls to life in the wooded landscape of Jupiter Artland.

 

Jupiter Artland

Bonnington House Steadings, Nr Wilkieston, EH27 8BB

01506 889 900

www.jupiterartland.org

20 August 2011

Concert: The Bible in Voice and Verse - a special concert of words and music

12.30pm

Free with an exhibition admission ticket. Booking essential. 

To book margaret.findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk or 0131 529 3963

 

Concert trio “In Voice and Verse” tell the story of Genesis to Revelation using the words of the King James Bible interspersed with the famous pieces of music which those words inspired.

 

Including excerpts from Haydn's ‘Creation’, Handel's ‘Messiah’ and several modern compositions. Actor Lance Pierson is joined by soprano Belinda Yates and pianist Heather Chamberlain.

 

City Art Centre

2 Market Street, EH1 1DE

0131 529 3993

www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

20 August 2011

Edinburgh Art Festival's Youth Day 2011

10.30-3.30pm

Free, booking is essential
To book please contact Mairi Summers on 0131 225 7351/ 07813 340 846 or email msummers@impactarts.co.uk

 

Edinburgh Art Festival in association with Impact Arts present Youth Art Day 2011. This day consists of a series of free workshops specifically for young people aged 14–17.  These events are aimed at getting young people involved with contemporary art and each workshop will use EAF exhibitions as inspiration for participants to create their own unique piece of art through animation, performance or sculpture.

 

Impact Arts Youth Workshop

 

Impact Arts will be running free workshops in animation, performance and sculpture.  You will visit Art Festival Exhibitions around Edinburgh and use them as inspiration to produce imaginative and creative pieces of artwork which will end with a showcase at The Solar Pavilion.

 

Edinburgh Art Festival Pavilion

St. Andrew Square Gardens, EH1

25 August 2011

Art Late

5.00pm onwards

Free, booking essential 

 

A regular and extremely popular feature of the Edinburgh Art Festival, Art Late is a specially programmed night of late openings at galleries across the city. An unique opportunity to experience live music, performances and impromptu events in a selection of venues across the city. Participating venues will include Bourne Fine Art, Collective, Ingleby Gallery, Inverleith House, Jupiter Artland, Schop, Sierra Metro, Stills and Tamsyn Challenger.

 

Art Late will Launch at Ingleby Gallery 5-7pm with a special performance by Ali Cook, followed by Edinburgh Art Festival Tours citywide.

 

Full Programme of events now downloadable via the following link: ARTLATE Programme 2011

25 August 2011

Talk: Divine Light - the story of the King James Library

1.30pm

Free with an exhibition admission ticket. Booking essential.

To book and for further information, margaret.findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk or 0131 529 3963

 

In 1611 a book was published which would become one of the most familiar and widely read in the world: the King James Bible. But how did this ‘noblest monument of English prose’ come to be?

 

Guiding us through the forces that shaped King James’ masterpiece, Derek Wilson explores the transformation of religion and society that led to its origin, tells the history of its making, and celebrates the breadth of its unparalleled influence. The story that unfolds will captivate all who enjoy history, religion, literature, or language. 

Popular historian Derek Wilson came to prominence thirty years ago with A Tudor Tapestry: Men, Women and Society in Reformation England. He is the highly acclaimed author of over 50 books and has written and presented numerous radio and television programmes.

 

City Art Centre

2 Market Street, EH1 1DE

0131 529 3993

www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

27 – 28 August 2011

Walker & Bromwich: The Conch [Sound Studio]

10-5pm

The Conch [Sound Studio], 2011, photograph by Ewen Weatherspoon

 

http://walkerandbromwichtheconch01.eventbrite.com 

 

The Conch [Sound Studio] by Walker & Bromwich is a travelling structure – part shell, part ark – that gathers the sound of people’s hopes and fears for the future, questing for a change in consciousness. The soundtrack gives voice to diverse opinions around the challenges that currently face society and the ways these might be overcome.

 

Commissioned by IOTA (Inverness Old Town Art) and the Highland Council, funded by Creative Scotland’s Rural Innovation Fund, The Conch has engaged with communities around the Highlands acting as a vessel for conversations. During this special event you can voice your own perspective.

For more information contact IOTA, 01463 724 383.

 

Jupiter Artland

Bonnington House Steadings, Nr Wilkieston, EH27 8BB

01506 889 900

www.jupiterartland.org

28 August 2011

Summer Fayre

11–4pm

£1 entry for adults, under 5s free

Not ticketed, pay entry on arrival

 

Edinburgh Printmakers are hosting their first ever Summer Fayre. Browse the multiple market, watch printmaking demonstrations, buy tickets for the Tombola – all surrounded by bunting and ice-creams.

 

Edinburgh Printmakers

23 Union Street, EH1 3LR

0131 557 2479

www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk

28 August 2011

Conversation with Magda Milano

5.30-7pm

Free

 

An opportunity to hear Magda Milano (Lecturer in Painting at the Fine Arts Department, Lecce, Italy) speak about her work. This talk will be accompanied by a special screening of her work, Christme. For full details,www.bigthingsonthebeach.org.uk

 

 

St Philip's Church, Joppa

Abercorn Terrace, Edinburgh EH15 2DH, UK

3 September 2011

Toxme Portobello - Federico Calo

10-12pm

Free

 

Assemble 10am at Brighton Park, by Portobello Town centre to prepare to create a human installation at 11am.  To register your interest in taking part in this event email enquiries@bigthingsonthebeach.org.uk putting TOXME in the subject line.

10 September 2011

Hearing Impaired Tour

11-12pm

Free with an exhibition admission ticket.

Booking is essential for ALL events. For booking and further information, contact Margaret Findlay on 0131 529 3963, or email margaret.findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk

 

Adult Programme

A tour of the exhibition for the hard of hearing with portable loops with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb.

 

City Art Centre

2 Market Street, EH1 1DE

0131 529 3993

www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk