Talk Kenny Hunter and Mhairi Maxwell

Thursday 25 August

Join Kenny Hunter and Mhairi Maxwell for a discussion surrounding the use of reproductive digital technology in Hunter’s exhibition, specifically his approach to democratising access to art,  its reproductive power and what this means for both the future of sculpture and the recording of heritage.

Together they will discuss a community engagement project in Castlemilk, Glasgow where a local history group recorded Hunter’s public sculpture, King of the Castle using the latest in 3D visualisation technologies

Mhairi Maxwell will also introduce the Re-Produce  workshops she will be running at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop on 16th and 17th September where participants will have the opportunity to create their own 3D models and visualisations using the latest 3D reproductive technology based in photography known as SFM ‘structure for motion’ or photogrammetry.

Download the file to 3-D print Kenny Hunter’s artwork, Migration of the Aura (Endless Edition), 2016.

Kenny Hunter (born 1962 in Edinburgh) studied for his BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture at The Glasgow School of Art from 1983 to 1987. Selected public artworks include: The Unknown, Borgie Forest, Sutherland (2012); iGoat, Spitalfields, London (2010); and Citizen Firefighter, Central Station, Glasgow (2001). Solo exhibitions include A Shout in the Street, Tramway, Glasgow (2008) and Natural Selection, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2006). Group shows include What am I doing here?, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2013) and Busan Biennale Sculpture Project, Korea (2013). Hunter is Programme Director of Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art. He lives in Edinburgh.

Mhairi Maxwell is an archaeologist by training with research interests in 3D visualisation including its applications for community engagement, art and material culture studies. Mhairi has a growing interest in digital crafting and of artistic practice in and outside the studio which plays a central role in her research.

Currently Mhairi is engaged on research projects based at the Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art exploring the use of 3D visualisation technologies for heritage and more creative applications in contemporary artistic practice. In addition, she has experience engaging communities outside of academia with these technologies; including the ACCORD project with Dr Stuart Jeffrey, DDS.

Free Public Event

Image Credit: Ursula Hunter