7th August 2021
14th August 2021
|11am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 3.30pm|
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale, Leith EH6 4JT
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Sculpture Saturdays are a series of bookable workshops designed for primary school aged children and their families to make, play and work together. The workshops will be led by various artists, who have been invited to create specific games, objects or tools for participants to interact with in our new outdoor learning studios. Several of these artists will also be presenting their work in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival.
Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha’s audio commission plotting (against) the garden can be heard in ESW’s Beacon Tower and this workshop takes gardens and nature as its starting point.
For their workshop they will invite you and your family on a short nature walk around the cycle paths. During the walk you will be spotting and recording the local plants, herbs and the flowers that you see. Back at ESW’s courtyard you will then ‘plot your dream garden’ inspired by your walk. Cutting your own shapes and designs from coloured vinyl we will use these to cover the walls, floors and columns to make a collaborative collage that grows across the Sculpture Workshop’s courtyard.
Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha are artists based in Glasgow who have a shared interest in gardens and decolonization. In their artistic investigation, ‘Plotting (against) the Garden’, they are working through research and with groups of people to find ways of unearthing communal plant knowledge and creating other systems of meaning through dreaming and imaginative practices of gardening.
Additional Dates: 14 August 2021
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