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During the Nida's traditional midsummer rites with spells and ritual foraging of herbs and flowers. Image: Andrej Vasilenko

Every contact leaves a trace

Summer at SSW is magical, particularly with our recent spell of weather. Its full of energy and excitement with residency programmes, talks, projects and courses all running simultaneously… Still its important for us to emerge form our ‘Lumsden bubble’ and make time to see whats happening elsewhere in the world. At SSW its important for us to be connected to our locality, whilst also engaging with and learning from a multitude of places, people and practices across Europe and beyond. […]

Bronze age furnace

Bronze Age Casting

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. […]