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Edinburgh College of Art

74 Lauriston Place



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The SSAH's two-day symposium for 2019 will explore sculpture in Scotland. It celebrates the launch of the Art UK Sculpture Project, which will create a comprehensive record of publicly owned sculpture in Scotland, and across the UK, for the first time. It will enable public institutions to enhance knowledge of their collections, provide online access (www.artuk.org), and enable audiences to engage with sculpture. The symposium will share exciting new research and scholarship on sculpture in Scotland, past and present.

Friday 8 February 2019 - Programme

Main Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art

13.45 Registration

14.00 Welcome


14.10 Katey Goodwin, Deputy Director, Art UK

Introduction to the Art UK project

14.20 Marion Richards, Art UK

Mapping and recording sculpture – documentation and public engagement

Public Art

14.40 Natalie Morgan-Klein, Independent Researcher and Artist

Postwar public sculpture in British new towns: the case of Brian Miller

14.50 Andrew Demetrius, University of St Andrews

Art Decade: Glenrothes Town Artist – Public Sculpture as Collaborative Practice

15.10 Questions

15.15 Break

15.40 Mandy McIntosh, Visual Artist and Practice-led PhD Student

Inflammable Phoenix –Living with Sculptures in Schemes

15.50 Matthew Jarron, University of Dundee

Sculpture in the City – Recording Public Art in Dundee

16.10 Questions

Sculpture Studios and Workshops

16.20 Fiona Hall, Historic Environment Scotland

Sculpture studios and workshops in Edinburgh (and beyond): rediscovering material in the HES archives

16.30 Laura Simpson, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

How can you understand the influence of a sculpture workshop?

16.50 Questions

17.00 Finish

Saturday 9 February 2019 - Programme

Main Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art

09.30 Registration

09.50 Welcome

Sculpture Commissions and Patronage

10.00 Dr Aonghus MacKechnie, Historic Environment Scotland

Scoto-Netherlandish sculpture and the scientists: 1610s-30s

10.20 Dr Iain Fraser, Historic Environment Scotland

Two Temples and a Colossus: the Earl of Buchan and his sculptures at Dryburgh Abbey

10.40 Dr Clarisse Godard Desmarest; University of Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens), Institut Universitaire de France and University of Edinburgh

Columns, statues and memory in 19th-century Scotland

11.00 Break

11.25 Ray McKenzie, Glasgow School of Art

Whose Money Is It Anyway? The public subscription as an instrument of social engineering

11.45 Hardeep Dhindsa, University of Edinburgh

New Town, New Money: Towards a Decolonised Edinburgh

12.05 Questions

12.20 Short break

New Research on Individual Sculptors

12.30 Louise Boreham, Independent Researcher

Katherine Anne Fraser-Tytler (1852-1928)

12.40 Eva Belgherbi, PhD Student, École du Louvre - Université de Poitiers

Ottilie Maclaren Wallace (1875-1947) and the Scottish artists’ network

12.50 Kirsty Jackson, Independent Researcher

C d’O Pilkington Jackson’s training at Edinburgh College of Art (1908-1912)

13.00 Jackie Sangster, Historic Environment Scotland

George Henry Paulin

13.10 Robin Rodger, Royal Scottish Academy

Keith John Rand RSA; The Studio Gift

13.20 Questions

13.30 Lunch

Contemporary Artists' Practice

14.20 Georgina Coburn, Independent Researcher

Energy, Concept and Material- the Art of Steve Dilworth

14.40 Nick Evans, Artist and University of Northumbria

Revisioning the ‘Vital Image’: Exploring Vitalism through Contemporary Sculptural Practice

15.00 Sculpture Placement Group

Moveable Objects: an introduction to the action research practice of Sculpture Placement Group

15.20 Questions

15.30 Break

Curating Sculpture: Acquisition, Display and Research

15.55 Dr Joanna Meacock, Glasgow Museums

Exploding Convention: I Say Nothing, A World War I centenary sculpture commission by Christine Borland

16.15 Alice Strang, National Galleries of Scotland

From the Wall to a Performance: Monster Chetwynd’s Re-definition of Sculpture

16.35 Liv Laumenech, University of Edinburgh

Contemporary Commissioning in Context

16.55 Questions

17.05 Finish

Please note: the closing date for ticket sales is Tuesday 29 January to order catering for attendees. The ticket price for admission on Friday 8 February includes refreshments. Admission on Saturday 9 February includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform the event organiser.

The SSAH is a registered Scottish charity (SC035621) which exists to promote and support the study and enjoyment of art and art history in Scotland.

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