STRATEGY GET ARTS 1970

Strategy Get Arts

DATE: FEB 26, 2019 6:45PM – 8:45PM · ADMISSION FREE. DONATIONS WELCOME
VENUE: West Court, Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF

Strategy Get Arts: In Conversation with the Artist Alexander Hamilton (60 mins)

Q & A after the film.

Strategy: Get Arts was held in the summer of 1970 at Edinburgh College of Art. This ground-breaking exhibition was curated by Richard Demarco and featured works by Joseph Beuys, and other canonical figures of post-1945 art such as Gerhard Richter, Blinky Palermo, Sigmar Polke and Günter Uecker.

The film features archive photographs by George Oliver of this important event and takes the form of an interview between the artist Alex Hamilton (an assistant during the exhibition) and Dr Christian Weikop, Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary German Art at ECA.

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* Drinks reception

Alexander Hamilton and Christian Weikop

Alex Hamilton and Christian Weikop

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GLENROTHES ARTWORKS OF DAVID HARDING

Children play around David Harding sculpture in Glenrothes


DATE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 6:30PM · ADMISSION £5*
VENUE: Room 5.21 (Boardroom), Evolution House, 78 West Port, EH1 2LE

FILM SCREENING

Concrete Safari (dir. Carolyn Scott + Andy Sim)

Glenrothes was founded 1948, largely to serve the coal industry, and it is Scotland’s second post-war new town. In 2018 Carolyn Scott and Andy Sim were commissioned to make this short documentary about the influential artworks of David Harding as Glenrothes Town Artist.

CONVERSATION

Glenrothes, Concrete and Community: Andrew Demetrius in conversation with David Harding

David Harding’s practice as Town Artist in Glenrothes from 1968-78 has been documented by Andrew Demetrius who is a curator and PhD researcher at St Andrews University. Discussion will examine how Harding’s work was shaped by the environment and community in which he lived, and reflect upon the creation and legacy of town art in Glenrothes.

* Wine reception after the event



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LOUDOUN: DOCUMENTARY FILM


DATE: november 19, 2019 6:30PM · ADMISSION £5*
VENUE: Room 5.21 (Boardroom), Evolution House, 78 West Port, EH1 2LE

SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

Loudoun – a film about Landscape Design in Scotland around 1700 (37 mins), with short talk by producer/director Margaret Stewart

Margaret Stewart is Honorary Secretary of FEUVA and a Lecturer in Architectural History at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Loudoun is a documentary film by staff, students and recent graduates of Edinburgh College of Art. It is about the origins of landscape design in Scotland around 1700.

It begins by telling the true story of how two boys in 1690 find a way to commemorate their dead parents by designing a garden. The film was shot at Lennoxlove Castle in East Lothian, and at various outdoor locations. The film illustrates a great but little-known national heritage of vast formal designed landscapes in Scotland around 1700. These were modelled on the great park at the Palace of Versailles.

The film demonstrates the wide-ranging talents of students and staff at Edinburgh College of Art – it includes animations, live action scenes, drone footage of landscapes and specially recorded music.

* Wine reception after the event