School of Sideways Sculpture
Keith Farquhar

  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Duration: 10 Weeks / 30 hours
  • Day/s: Friday
  • Course Fee: Full Price: £205 Concession: £184.50
  • Course Starts: 15/02/2019
  • Course Ends: 26/04/2019

Courses Started

What does the course cover?

Friday 15 February – Friday 22 March, 1pm – 4pm (Weeks 1 – 5)* Artist Led Workshops
Friday 29 March – Friday 26 April , 10am – 1pm
(Week 6 – 10) Studio Time with tutorials

*please note there is no session on Friday 1 March 

School of Sideways Sculpture is based around the practices of contemporary artists based in Scotland and this term will be led by Keith Farquhar. The course allows you to develop ideas and test different creative approaches over a period of time, the first five weeks are artist-led workshops and the second half of the course allows you studio time to explore your own creative project with support from the tutor. This term, the course will conclude with participants exhibiting work in ESW’s Street Side Gallery.

During the first five weeks you will be asked to first select a variety of everyday objects before going on to manipulate these objects in different ways using various methods and processes. Through continuous discussions with your tutor and the group you will interrogate the original meaning and function of these objects and develop new and interesting ways to make them into artworks. The second half of the course you will have studio time and to consider how context and presentation can become an important part of the creative process.


Who will this be great for?

  • Ideal for anyone interested in developing their own work or is curious in learning more about contemporary art
  • Course gives you time, space and support to develop your own work
  • Materials provided for the first five weeks of the course

Who teaches it?

  • Keith Farquhar lives and works in Edinburgh
  • He teaches at the Edinburgh College of Art.
  • Farquhar’s practice has recently expanded into music, video and live performance under the moniker EDINBURGH LEISURE.
  • His work is exhibited internationally including recent shows at Cabinet, London, High Art, Paris, Office Baroque, Brussels, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Kunsthalle Freiburg and The Box, L.A.