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HND Contemporary Art Practice graduates Lauren Wilson and Aimee McCallum have beaten off strong competition form across the country to spend a month living and working in Venice at the worlds largest and most prestigious contemporary art expo the Venice Biennale.
The pair who first met here at Edinburgh College while studying on the foundation course went on to join us on CAPetc… Graduating in summer 2017 they then took up their guaranteed places on the BAhons Fine Art course at the University of Cumbria as part of our articulation agreement.
Although they are currently working hard on their respective degree shows, both are looking forward to spending the month of July immersing themselves in this fantastic opportunity.
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Opening tonight as part of GI2016 current Edinburgh College Artist In Residence Hazel Powell & Contemporary Art Etc graduates Evie Thornton & Georgia Sparkes will be performing atthe Gorbals Caladonia Road Church as part of Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich’s Circus Between Worlds project.
Sisters, Evie and Georgia will join Hazel in performing new work by Hazel specially commissioned for the opening evening of the large scale contemporary art performance event.
Walker & Bromwich’s Circus Between Worlds brings together a maverick troupe of artists. Starting it’s life in the ruins of the Iconic Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson Church on Caledonian Rd in Glasgow, the Circus Between Worlds will appear out of the darkness as if an encampment has arrived in town, bringing with it a bizarre and eclectic collection of performers. A series of performance nights will take shape, hovering somewhere between the first hints of circus performed on village greens in rural France and the sentiment of death metal. The Circus Between Worlds seeks to rekindle the natural sense of awe which we remember from childhood; when fairies and elephants still frequented our doorsteps in dreams. But it does not forget the dark spaces and the nightmares.
Circus Between Worlds is a free-form learning environment, bringing together artists across the spectrum of their creative development, from established artists, recent graduates and students, in a familial frisson of ideas and energies, creating an open framework for pure expression while interrogating the particularity of site.
Artist including: Walker & Bromwich, Maria Fusco, David Sherry, Francis Thorburn, Jedrzej Cichosz, Urara Tsuchiya, Sion Parkinson, Richard Whitby & Sooyon Kim, La Malle des Indes, Emma Finn, Stasis, Edwin Li, Graham Mack, Susan Mowatt, Frankie Burr, Hazel Powell, Astrid Newman & Francesca Hawker and students from Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art and Newcastle University. Lighting by PETER JARSDELL LTD
Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich’s collaborative practice seeks to explore the space between ‘what exists and what is possible’ re-igniting Utopian Ideologies.
The project is hosted and facilitated by WAVEparticle as part of their Open Spaces project. For more details see www.waveparticle.co.uk
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GI Official Website: http://glasgowinternational.org
“This will not re-occur” was an all too brief but altogether visually and conceptually rich experience of new works from recently graduated #CAPetcAlumni Donna Lauder, Georgia Sparkes, Daniel Twist, (2015) Kaitlyn Walker-Stewart and Joshua Waterson. (2014)
Despite being located in the rehearsal studio of the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in leith the artists had little opportunity before the 3pm deadline to test their ideas and assess how the works cohabited in the space. A difficult problem given the range of work on show which included sculptural intervention, drawing, painting, video and 2 simultaneous live performances but it was a problem ably overcome.
Since graduating from Edinburgh College the group have moved on to art schools across the UK, Central Saint Martins, Glasgow School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Northumbria University.
REUNIFICATION is a diverse collective of 9 recent graduates (2014/15) from 3 of Scotland’s Art Schools. However this is not the only thing they have in common as
the seeds of the collective were sown when the artists worked side by side in the HND Contemporary Art Practice studios of Edinburgh College Granton.
In their most recent exhibition “ETC…” opened last night at Edinburgh’s G4 Bunker, which is part of the Gayfield Creative Spaces project.
Coming hot on the heels of their successful show at the critically acclaimed Generator Projects space in Dundee this summer the current exhibition presents a variety of contemporary artworks including video, painting, sound work, performance, installation and sculpture which offer an insight into concerns around the passing of time.
In the roughly constructed subterranean spaces of the bunker history is brought forward into the present, challenging the idea of finite timelines. This creates the opportunity for dialogues with an audience, as they are encouraged to deepen their understandings of past cultures and history. New meanings are explored in overlooked materials, be they behaviors, spaces or ephemeral objects, that hold specific importance to their respective times in history and culture.
REUNIFICATION Collective are:
- Fiona Beveridge
- Lewis Bissett
- Catherine Dickson
- Natalie Doyle
- Karen Fleming
- Natasha Kemp
- Natalie Lyons
- Lynne McBride
- Charlotte Wilkie Sullivan
ETC… is open daily until Thursday 10th Sept
See previous REUNIFICATION projects on their website: https://reunificationcollective.wordpress.com