ESW Winter Event

ESW Winter Event
Saturday 1 December 2018
3–5.30pm

Join us for our Winter Event celebrating a year of activity and take the chance to embrace the dark winter afternoon. Visitors can watch the process of casting moulds with molten iron, make their own cast in aluminium*, take tours of ESW’s workshops and studios*, and hear from artists Alec Finlay and James N Hutchinson, and curator Jenny Brownrigg about their residencies at Sweeney’s Bothy on Eigg and Inshriach Bothy in the Cairngorms. Work by artists running courses at ESW will be displayed, new work by current artists-in-residence Amelia Tan and Bethan Radcliffe will be presented and the band Edinburgh Leisure will round-off the afternoon with a live-set.

This is an opportunity for our neighbours, friends and visitors to meet ESW studio holders, members and artists-in-residence, share news of the year and look forward to 2019.

Visitors can also go inside the Artist Bothy currently residing in ESW’s Courtyard and check out artist editions by Laura Aldridge, Trakke, and James Rigler & Virginia Hutchinson which will be on sale through Bothy Stores.

MILK Café will be open and serving a special festive menu including main meals, cakes, hot drinks, beer and wine as well as running gingerbread decorating sessions.

Please  Note – Much of the Winter Event will be out of doors in Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops’ dramatic courtyard, please dress for the weather.

 

TIMETABLE*

3pm-5.30pm     
THROUGHOUT THE EVENT

See work made by the artists who deliver ESW’s range of Weekend and Evening Courses**, make wearable sculpture, visit The Bothy and check out Bothy Stores, and enjoy festive food served by Milk.

3pm-3.45pm           
TOUR
of ESW Workshops and Studios
This is a chance to see around our Wood, Metal and Mixed Media Workshops plus visit two studios (Andrew Gannon and Teresa Hunyadi) within the ESW building. You will also see a presentation of new work a line, a loop, a hoop by Bethan Radcliffe our Fenton Trust Bursary Artist.
Free, but book through Eventbrite

3.20pm-3.30pm           
PERFORMANCE 

When did she become such a sun rat? Part I: The Cage 

by Amelia Tan, ECA Graduate Bursary Artist–In-Residence.
Free, no need to book

3.30pm-4.30pm    
TALK

Hear three different experiences of the  Bothy Project residencies which have been undertaken at Sweeney’s Bothy on Eigg and Inshriach Bothy in the Cairngorms.
Free, no need to book

3.30pm-4pm           
EVENT
– Iron Casting
See molten iron poured into moulds and the glowing sculptures being revealed. Led by artists Gordon Munro and Ewan Robertson
Free, no need to book

4.30pm-5pm
EVENT – Aluminium Casting
See aluminium reach c.600° Centigrade and be poured into the moulds prepared by participants of Aluminium Casting Mini-Course. Course led by Giulia Gentili, casting by Gordon Munro and Ewan Robertson.(If you would like to join the Aluminium Casting Mini-Course click here).
Free, no need to book

4.30pm-5.15pm  
TOUR of ESW Workshops and Studios
This is a chance to see around the Wood, Metal and Mixed Media Workshops plus two studios (Ian McPhail and tbc)within the ESW building. You will also see a presentation of new work a line, a loop, a hoop by Bethan Radcliffe our Fenton Trust Bursary Artist.
Free, but book through Eventbrite

5pm-5.30pm           
PERFORMANCE

Edinburgh Leisure
Music performance by Edinburgh Leisure, with frontman Keith Farquhar, an ESW Studio Holder
Free, no need to book

5.30pm                        
End of Event

* Sign-up for Aluminium Casting Mini-Course and Tours through Eventbrite

** Karen Akester, Hans Clausen, Adam Gandy, Giulia Gentili, Kate Ive, Birthe Jorgensen, Alex Lopez, Fiona Maher, Michael Merillo, Lilian Ptáček, Duncan Robertson, Paulina Sandberg, Mella Shaw and Lucy Wayman.

 

Please note this timetable may change and much of the Winter Event will be out of doors in Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops’ dramatic courtyard, please dress for the weather.