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Nine Parts Navvy

Nine Parts Navvy

Forming part of Naomi Pearce’s research as SGSAH Researcher in Residence, this day-long workshop in June 2018 comprised close readings and practical writing exercises using the Scottish Sculpture Workshop as a living archive. A group of Scotland-based practitioners with different forms of expertise and engagement with SSW were invited to participate, including Debbie Beeson, Yvonne Billimore, Frances Davis, Rachel Grant, Kirsty Hendry, Georgia Horgan, Virginia Hutchinson, Simone Kenyon, Thulani Rachia, Niko Wearden, Alberta Whittle and Daisy Williamson. Nine Parts Navvy […]

Image of Lumsden landscape

Notes on the Archive

Some facts: Scottish Sculpture Workshop is located in the rural village of Lumsden in the parish of Auchindoir, about an hour’s drive from Aberdeen. Less than 400 people live in the houses flanking its main street, small lanes and surrounding fields. Founded in 1979 by sculptor Fred Bushe, the workshop’s buildings occupy a site previously the location of a bakery. Originally established in 1840s, the bakery closed in early 1970s remaining vacant for a few years before Bushe began renting […]

Group with mirrorsPhoto: DIY15: Art & the Self: What did Narcissus see? Led by Nando Messias (image by Holly Revell)

DIY 16: 2019

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 19 March, 12 noon DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists. 2019 is the third year SSW have participated in the DIY network. Collectively we understand DIY is all about creating spaces to explore new ideas and test new methodologies. We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic professional development […]

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DIY 15: 2018 – Project O: How do we DEAL and how do we do better/do US?

DIY 15 For the second year running SSW joins the collaborative network led by Live Art Development Agency (LADA) DIY; Professional development projects by artists for artists. DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art across the UK to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists. As a network we understand that the development of creative practices is as much about the exploration of ideas and experiences as training in skills and techniques, and past DIY projects […]