Showdown At Sundown


Saturday 30 November 2019

3.00 – 5.30pm

Free, no need to book

Join us on the 30 November 3.00 – 5.30pm to celebrate the year’s end. Following on from the success of last year, on the 30th of November we will be running Showdown at Sundown, the 2nd ESW annual winter event.

There will be a chance to see the work of our artists as they open the doors of their studios, performances, a screening of Juliana Capes’ film Sunset Reports, artist-made games, a workshop and a smoke firing in the courtyard and the opening of the new exhibition, Display Copy, in the Hawthornvale Space. There will be winter themed refreshments provided by MILK and the event will be finished off with drinks and music from Karate Priest.

In Showdown at Sundown, we are extending a warm welcome to everyone to learn more about what happens at ESW and get to know each other. If you are a regular participant, have never visited, are a curious neighbour, Studio Holder, Member, Artist-in-Residence  or a long term friend of ESW – let’s get together.




See artists’ projects and work on show, join a drop in workshop and enjoy festive food served by Milk.

Exhibitions and Displays

Sunset Reports, video by Juliana Capes in the South Lab corner space.

Display Copy, new course leaders exhibition in the Hawthornvale Space, viewable from the street.

Listen Carefully Now and Quick Fox, etchings by Eleanor McCullough in the Research Space.

3.00pm – 3.30pm           
 of ESW Workshops and Studios
This is a chance to see around our Wood, Metal and Mixed Media Workshops.
Meet in the Courtyard, at the Welcome Desk

3.00pm – 4.00pm
OPEN STUDIOS visit the studios and meet Studio and Project Space Holders
Level 1 and the Project Space on Level 0

4.00pm – 4.15pm           
watch Mella Shaw and the participants on her course load the barrel and pack in the wood chippings before setting it alight.

4.30pm – 5.00pm    
by Matt Zurowski Graduate Bursary Resident
Courtyard / North Lab

5.00pm – 5.30pm           

Karate Priest
Music performance by Karate Priest
Courtyard / North Lab

End of Event

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.

Image: Annie Campbell.
Technician speaking to a group of visitors.