Edible Cities Edinburgh Workshop Series

MFA candidate Allison Palenske will be coordinating an interdisciplinary workshop series in Tent Gallery this coming February. The event, entitled Edible Cities Edinburgh, will bring together university students, researchers and community members in a productive and creative context to discuss Edinburgh’s food culture and the potential for the city’s food system. Ideas from the event will act as a catalyst for future collaboration between the many local food projects across the city, and will be included in the Urbane exhibition running in congruence to the workshop series.

Edible Cities Edinburgh is free and open to all, but please register!


The Final Straw Exhibition and Panel Discussion

Coming Tuesday 26 November at Evolution House — a panel discussion and exhibition exploring sustainability and human connection to nature through food, art, and ethics.
5pm – Panel discussion featuring Dr. Emily Brady (Edinburgh University), Mike Small (The Fife Diet), and Ben Twist (Creative Carbon Scotland), three of Scotland’s leading doers and thinkers in the areas of ecological ethics, ecological food, and ecological art, respectively.
7pm – Final Straw exhibition featuring a selection of in-progress works that Art, Space & Nature MFA student Patrick Lydon (USA) and his partner Suhee Kang (Korea) have amassed during their past three years of research and filming in Japan, Korea, and the United States.
More information is available at http://www.finalstraw.org/
Seating is currently very limited, so please RSVP to patrick@finalstraw.org if you can attend. We hope to see you there!

Active Intent: Week of Dec. 11th

Be sure to join the ASN cohort for this semesters final show in the tent gallery.

Art, Space & Nature events for the week of December 11th:

  • Tuesday | 6pm – Tenty Tuesday Opening Night for CONTEXT week
  • Wednesday | 6pm – Debate – No vs Yes, Scottish Independance – w/ invited guests, Emma Meehan (from “Better Together”) and Dr. Lorna J. Waite
  • Thursday | 7pm – Film Screening

All events take place at Tent Gallery, Ground Floor of Evolution House, Edinburgh College of Art, 78 West Port at Lady Lawson [map]

Dig For Victory

Friday march 5, 5-6:30pm at the Experimental Station:

Elise Campbell (landscape architecture) and Stefania Strouza (architecture) both from the Art, Space, Nature, graduate program at the Edinburough College of Art, will lead a discussion exploring projects they are involved in that respond to two garden sites: one in Athens, Greece; and the other in Edinburgh, Scotland. Issues related to a third garden location in Chicago at 61st and Dorchester, which is facing imminent closure by the University of Chicago, will round out the discussion.

“The background history of these gardens, their locations and contexts could not be more different however there are relationships between them and the social influences of these sites are particularly interesting.  We hope that questions asked at the event will instigate debate and discussion and will provide further insight into our own research and questioning of artists roles in gardens.”

Public Talk


This event will be hosted by the Scottish charity Art-in-Healthcare (www.artinhealthcare.org.uk) as part of their monthly HEART Events series.  I will be talking about the work developed during the 2009 British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence (University of Edinburgh) Artist-in-Residency, as well as the work developed for the “We Live Among
Infinities” exhibition.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Lecture Room 1, Minto House
20-22 Chambers Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

For an interview about the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research
Excellence (University of Edinburgh) Artist-in-Residency experience, please
follow this link to the EUSci (Edinburgh University Science) podcast:

Antje Majewski – Artist Talk


Date: Tuesday 16th February

Location: ASN Studio, Ground Floor, Evolution House

Antje Majewski [1968, Marl, Westphalia], based in Berlin, is perhaps best known for her series of photorealistic, figurative paintings, which grapple with existential questions like friendship, love, masquerade, and death. Her topics also revolve around the psychology of individuals in relation to society, history, and social norms. Her work takes form over a number of disciplines including painting, photography, video, film, installation, and dance theatre.

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