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Opportunity: National Covid Memorial – Commission for Artistic Engagement Process

greenspace scotland (on behalf of The Herald Covid Memorial Steering Group) is seeking to commission an artist/artistic partnership to engage creatively with communities (both geographic and of interest) to co-design an artistic statement and concept to inform the development of a National Covid Memorial in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow and that could be utilised by communities and other organisations in greenspaces across Scotland. 

The Herald Covid Memorial Steering Group has committed to develop a National Memorial at Pollok Country Park, Glasgow; somewhere people can go to remember loved ones and reflect on events of this past year. Read more 

greenspace scotland, on behalf of The Steering Group, is seeking to commission an artist/artistic partnership with interest and experience working with individuals and communities (both geographic and communities of interest) particularly with reference to the relationship between greenspace, health and community.

The initial commission is to undertake an artistic engagement process, connecting with a wide range of individuals and organisations, to co-design an artistic statement and concept to inform the development of a Memorial in Pollok Country Park and that could be utilised by communities and other organisations for greenspace sites across Scotland.

For more info, to download the full brief and how to submit Expression of Interest, click here  

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Featured Artist: James McKenzie

James’ work encompasses painting, verse, collage, sculpture, installation, found objects, prose, collaboration and performance. Taoist and Buddhist influence is at the core of his work and spontaneity is essential to his methodology. He playfully explores themes which are often philosophically motivated and draws from personal experience. James graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2017. He has exhibited, performed publicly and lead workshops widely in Scotland at galleries including the Royal Scottish Academy, the Scottish National Gallery, Embassy Gallery, generatorPROJECTS, Summerhall and Orkney’s Pier Arts Centre. In 2021, James looks forward to being the first artist to exhibit with Dundee’s Volk Gallery and to participating in Hidden Door Festival.

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Unwanted Fabric

Edinburgh School Uniform Bank have just moved into 525 Ferry Road. They have a huge number of donated brand new teenage sizes of pinafores that no young person in Edinburgh would wear to school.

Are there textile artists or designers who could repurpose a large quantity of pinafores?

If so, please get in touch with Margaret: margaret.esub@gmail.com

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People Know How Purchased a Canal Boat!

People Know How are delighted to share the exciting announcement that we have purchased our own canal boat as part of our partnership project with Polwarth Parish Church! On this boat, our project All Aboard will aim to nurture community cohesion and wellbeing, particularly as the community recovers from the pandemic. We have now launched a campaign that will share the journey of our boat from build to launch and fundraise for its upkeep. Find out more at www.peopleknowhow.org/news/purchasing-our-all-aboard-canal-boat

 

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