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Goodbye to the first residents of 2018

This week saw us say goodbye to the first group of artists in our 2018 Nightshift programme. Its been a busy four weeks of researching, making work, walking on ice and exploring the hills, sweating in the sauna, eating hearty meals, learning, retreating and collaborating. We also had an artist talk and reading group hosted by visiting artist Barry Sykes, group studio visits, presentations and pot-luck meals. Artists in the first Nightshift programme of 2018 were: Sarah Demoen, Elaine Harrington, […]

Edge Effects: Mele Broomes Public Talk and Reading Group

PUBLIC TALK Date: Friday 9 March, 7.00pm- 8.30pm (Light Supper from 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30pm) EDGE EFFECTS READING GROUP: Date: Saturday 10 March,  11.00am – 1.30pm (Reading group starts 1.00pm, Light lunch from 1.30pm) BOOKING Public Talk: No booking required for the public talk but please contact us in advance for large groups. Reading Group: The reading group is limited to 20 participants with only 10 spaces available for public booking so please book in advance, to book please contact yvonne@ssw.org.uk. *Unfortunately there is […]

Announcement: Creative Scotland Regular Funding 2018 – 2021

Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) is delighted to hear that Creative Scotland is continuing to support us as a Regularly Funded Organisation for the period 2018–21. This good news secures our facilities and artistic programme for the next three years.  Sam Trotman – Director of SSW: After a long wait, we are excited to move forward with our plans for developing our residency offer, providing a range of platforms for both experienced practitioners and to those new to making as well as new opportunities to develop projects that […]

Lumsden Residency

Image: Florence Dwyer Centring Workshop (Artist-led Exhange Residency 2017). Photo Ross Fraser McLean/ Studio RoRo. Following on from Scottish Sculpture Workshop’s 2017 Artist- led Activity Exchange Programme, the Lumsden Residency is a part-funded residency award which provides artists with a month-long residency that builds towards participatory activity taking place during SSW’s Lumsden Weekender in November 2018. The Lumsden Weekender is a new annual gathering of artists and local communities, who come together over the Bonfire Night weekend to experience each […]

Inter-PAGAN

INTER-PAGAN OPEN CALL Contributions to the 8th Inter-Format Symposium on Rites and Terrabytes We welcome contributions to the Symposium programme by visual and sound artists, cultural practitioners, researchers and theorists who critically revive, reinvent, question, and facilitate traditional knowledges, practices and beliefs, (post-)folk culture, as well as notions of indigeneity and localism within the field of contemporary art and culture. The Symposium is scheduled to take place in Nida, Lithuania, around the traditional Lithuanian Midsummer celebration (Rasos) on June 21–24, 2018. Deadline: 15th of […]

Edge Effects: Barry Sykes Public Talk and Reading Group

PUBLIC TALK Date: Friday 26 January, 7.00pm- 8.30pm (Light Supper from 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30pm) EDGE EFFECTS READING GROUP: Date: Saturday 27 January,  12.30pm – 3pm (Light lunch from 12.30, reading group starts 1.00pm) BOOKING Public Talk: No booking required for the public talk but please contact us in advance for large groups. Reading Group: The reading group is limited to 12 participants with only 6 spaces available for public booking so please book in advance, to book please contact yvonne@ssw.org.uk. *Unfortunately there is […]

Edge Effects: Barry Sykes Public Talk and Reading Group

Edge Effects Reading Groups

Edge Effects Reading Groups; a series of reading groups led by invited artists responding to and activating the SSW Edge Effects library. 

Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects – Lumsden Weekender

COME ALONG FOR SAUNA, BONFIRE, DEEP MAPPING & DISCO CEILIDH AT SCOTTISH SCULPTURE WORKSHOP EDGE EFFECTS – Lumsden Weekender Schedule: Saturday 4th November 1-5pm : Mari Keski-Korsu’s Open Sauna & Caroldson’s pop up cafe in the edge Effects Library 6pm : Bonfire and Fire-cooked food 8pm : Nic Green’s Disco Ceilidh Sunday 5th November 1- 4 : Book Launch: Deep Mapping by Brett Bloom and Nuno Sacramento with lunch and workshop In July 2017 Scottish Sculpture Workshop presented Edge Effects at the Centre for Contemporary […]

SSW Public Talks Series 2017

SSW PUBLIC TALKS 2017 During the months of June and September, SSW held a series of open talks to accompany our Summer AiR programme. The 2017 talks programme was informed by our Frontiers in Retreat project, a five year EU collaboration exploring art and local ecologies. Invited speakers came from a range of backgrounds with specialised and varied knowledge relating to the landscape in the North East. In June artist David Blyth gave a talk that shared his ideas in progress, relating to a long term research project that explores his […]