30 July – 30 August 2015

5 August 2012

The House of Fairy Tales launch event

11am–5pm

 

House of Fairy Tales, photo by Richard Hubert Smith

Founded by artists Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk, The House of Fairy Tales work with creative practitioners to produce interactive narratives and highly immersive environments for children and families.

 

Children and families are invited to join The House of Fairy Tales at their art installation Newsroom at White Stuff on George Street and get involved in making the news. 

 

The media centre will be training young reporters for a day of exchanging stories, comedy and magic. Audiences can enjoy the Daily Show at 4pm, for child-led, surreal reporting on the Edinburgh festivals.

 

Free to attend. 

 

White Stuff, 2nd Floor, 89 George Street, EH2 3ES

http://www.whitestuff.com/

5 August 2012

Curator's Talk: Peter Ballantine

1pm–2pm

 

Peter Ballantine, artist and curator, spent more than 20 years fabricating Donald Judd’s work. In this talk he examines Judd’s art and philosophy in relation to Working Papers: Donald Judd Drawings 1963-93.

 

Free to attend. To book, please email info.talbotrice@ed.ac.uk, call 0131 650 2210 or enquire at the reception desk.

 

Talbot Rice Gallery

University of Edinburgh

Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL

0131 650 2210

www.trg.ed.ac.uk

5 August 2012

Artists' Talk: Rosita McKenzie and Andrew Follows

2—4pm

 

Rosita McKenzie and Andrew Follows in conversation with Kate Martin, curator of Through the Looking Glass, Dimlyabout their work, international collaboration and the influence of international travel on their practice.

 

Free to attend, e-mail kate@contemporaryartexchange.org to reserve a seat.

 

Bill Scott Sculpture Centre

21 Hawthornvale, EH6 4JT

0131 551 4490

www.edinburghsculpture.org

5 August 2012

Anthony Schrag, Tourist in Residence: Unsensory Tour

2—4pm

 

Artist Anthony Schrag is running a series of participatory tours which invite you to engage with the city in different ways. Each performance tour will be unique.

 

This performance: Unsensory Tour. How do we relate to a city that presents itself in such visual terms? What does the city become without sound? A tour explores how our bodies interface with Edinburgh. 

 

The tour is free to join but booking is essential and numbers are limited. Tours will commence from The Waiting Place at St. Andrew Square. 

 

Edinburgh Art Festival Pavilion 

St. Andrew Square Gardens, EH2 2AD

5 August 2012

A Tapestry of Many Threads

6.30pm (1 hr)

 

Alexander McCall Smith and composer Tom Cunningham mark Dovecot’s centenary with the world premiere of this dramatic musical production, performed among the looms used to create the tapestries that inspired it.

 

Tickets: £15 (Sat £16), Concessions £14 (Sat £15), available from www.dovecotstudios.com

 

Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT

0131 550 3660

www.dovecotstudios.com