Festival Events 2018

As part of ‘Hemispheric Phases’ we are delighted to announce a series of workshops and events to practically engage the public with the materials and themes in the exhibition.

Artists Talk
Saturday 4 August 2018
2:00pm, Free Event

Join Artists, Birthe Jorgensen, Santiago Poggio and Scott Rogers discuss the work in their exhibition Hemispheric Phases and the residency exchange programme Between Scotland and Argentina.

MILK BBQ from 1:00pm

An Argentinian style BBQ to celebrate Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s exchange with Argentina’s La Ira De Dios as part the Edinburgh Art Festival.
Milk will be barbecuing in our courtyard from 1pm with a South American inspired spread, there will be lots of vegan and vegetarian options too.
Bring along the kids to check out our new play area while soaking up the sun on our terrace.

Art Late
Thursday 23 August 2018

Free Event, Sign up here

Edinburgh Art Festivals final Art Late programme begins at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Hemispheric Phases.

Returning to the city centre, the Art Late tour will then visit Edinburgh Printmakers, Ingleby Gallery, The Numbers Shop at Embassy Gallery and Arusha Gallery where there will be a special performance by Glasgow-based percussionist and sound artist Signy Jakobsdottir.

The evening will conclude at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, where visitors can explore the gallery’s festival exhibitions Victoria Crowe, Beyond Likeness and Planes, Trains and Automobiles before a closing musical performance from The Ninth Wave.

A Family Portrait – Clay Masterclass with Birthe Jorgensen
Saturday 25 August 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm
No Experience needed

What happens to our understanding of the 20th Century, when a generation of grandparents leaves us behind, and we thereby no longer are related to the key moments that they lived through such as the Great Wars, women’s right to vote, revolution and the coming into being of the welfare state? What do we take with us? What did they take with them?

Come to this playful one day course, where we will explore these thoughts together, and make a clay bust that mixes some of your own and your grandparents’ character traits.

All you need to bring along is a picture of yourself and another of your grandparent. All tools and materials will be provided on the course.

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Outdoor Screening – Kestrel’s Eye
Saturday 25 August 2018
8:00pm – 9:30pm, Free Event

The courtyard at ESW is a secluded meeting place, but also a habitat. Many creatures traverse, live in, and forage through this site, guided by their distinct priorities and desires. The outdoor screening of Kestrel’s Eye (1999) by director Mikael Kristersson foregrounds this space and the experiences of its non-human inhabitants.

The film is an intensive look at the life of a pair of Kestrels nesting in the steeple of a church in southern Sweden. As the Kestrels take the role of central protagonists, the human activities they witness are revealed as incidental. In this way, the film itself makes an attempt to produce empathy – the prioritization of a point of view that is inhuman. Nonetheless, Kestrel’s Eye carries the mark and intention of anthropocentrism, despite the transparency of its execution.

The screening is the outcome of a conversation between Scott Rogers, Duncan Marquiss and Emmie McLuskey and marks the end of Scott’s residency at ESW. A new poster edition by Scott Rogers and Duncan Marquiss will be available at ESW as well as through www.uhbooks.directory. This event is generously supported by SCAN Curatorial Seed Bursary.