Workshops Week 2022

Workshops Week is a focal point within the year where we can celebrate and draw attention to the excellent facilities and activity that takes place across the 11 unique organisations making up Scotland’s Workshops – our network of fellow visual art production facilities around the country.

At ESW we are sharing information online, including the launch of our Member Video Profiles made over the last year, and have the opportunity to attend a tour of our building, led by members of staff.

Watch Emma Hislop, ESW Studio Holder, talk about her practice as part of this short film interviewing artists who use some of the 11 workshops, and read on for the events which you can get involved in this week.

We also have a great selection of courses which you can sign up for to spend more time at ESW this year.

Emma Hislop opening a kiln in the Covered Yard.

Activity Description
Tours of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop – free tours of the building led by a member of staff, learn about what we do, our facilities and how to get involved. Tour of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop during Workshops Week 2022 Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Tue 5, Wed 6, Thu 7, Fri 8 April, 2pm

Book online then come to ESW’s main reception.

Graduate Residency Exhibition – visit to see a new exhibition of work made by our four Graduate Residents who were making work at ESW from October 2021 – January 2022: Becky Brewis, Ben Caro & Kat Cutler-MacKenzie and Ben Caro; Joanne Matthews, Maria Wrang-Rasmussen. ESW/ECA Graduate Residents 2021/22 – Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop .

Sat 2 April, 11am – 4pm

In person in the North Lab at ESW’s Courtyard.

Sculpture Saturday: Trailblazers with Katy Wilson, 9 April 2022 – Sculpture Saturdays are bookable workshops designed for families to make, play and work together. Bookable through Eventbrite, free, donation welcome Sculpture Saturday: Trailblazers with Katy Wilson, 9 April 2022 Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite .

Sat 9 April, 11am and 2pm

Book online and come to ESW’s Courtyard.

State of Liminal, Katie Hallam exhibition in the Hawthornvale Space – installation viewable from the street. State Of Liminal: Katie Hallam – Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop .

All week, 24 hours

Our street view gallery on Hawthornvale.

Sound installation, by Joanne Matthews, Graduate Resident.

All week, 11am – 5pm

In the Beacon Tower beside Cafe MILK at ESW.

A Billboard for Newhaven – Our yearlong project to present the work of our Members in a rolling display on two poster hoardings at the top of Hawthornvale. In Flower, 2021, Oana Stanciu and Optimal Conditions (Kahuku Ashley VI), 2020/21, Scott Rogers. A Billboard for Newhaven – Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Top of Hawthornvale, all week, 24 hours

Near Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Released throughout Workshops Week 2022: a series of one minute videos profiling the work of Members made over the last year. (33) Member Video Profiles – YouTube.

Online all week

Through our social media and YouTube.

Emma Hislop sitting at her desk in her studio at ESW wearing a brown jacket and striped tshirt.