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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, […]

Image: Mele Broomes Movement Workshop SSW Edge Effects Programme in Glasgow 2017. Photo Ross McLean/ Studio RoRo

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 […]

Edge Effects: Barry Sykes Public Talk and Reading Group

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 […]

DUDENDANCE Theatre – Alien Species

Join Dundendance at SSW for an informal sharing of their collaborative project Alien Species Friday 17th November at 3pm Dudendance in collaboration with designer Heather MacCrimmon and musician Fiona Soe Paing will spend a week at SSW developing a new outdoor landscape production with costumes inspired by what ecologists call “non-native species”. The disposable quality of modern materials is having an irreversible, devastating effect on the planet. This new landscape intervention will reference how plastic throughout the natural world is transforming […]

Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects Glasgow  The Full Programme 27th – 30th July 2017

Artist-Led Activity: Exchange Residency with Kelley O’Brien

The third instalment of our Artist-Led Activity: Exchange Residency programme this year took place in August. Over the month, Kelley O’Brien explored the myths and folklore of the Scottish forests, hills and soils, noting where terrain has been worked by human hand and where wilderness has left room for imagination and future mythologies. Kelley then led a workshop with the Lumsden Community on the 16th August. Together, the group made their own pin-hole cameras in order to capture the village. […]

3 day course: Running an Iron Cupolette Furnace led by Prof. George Beasley

Last weekend at SSW, we ran a course on how to run and maintain an iron cupolette furnace, led by the very talented Professor George Beasley. George’s vast knowledge of iron and instinctive approach whilst running iron furnaces is thanks to many years of experience and experimentation. He was born in Ironton, Ohio in 1943. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Cranbrook Academy of Art and began teaching at Georgia State University in the Fine Art Department in […]

SSW PUBLIC TALK: Dr. George Jaramillo

SSW PUBLIC TALKS  Each year SSW host a series of open talks to accompany our Summer Artist in Residence programme. These talks are set up to bring people together, share food and have vibrant conversations. The 2017 talks are informed by our Frontiers in Retreat project, a five year EU collaboration exploring art and local ecologies. Invited speakers will come from a range of backgrounds with specialised and varied knowledge relating to the landscape in the North East. These talks are free of charge and are followed by simple meal and discussion in […]