Friday, 23 April 2010

Mhairi Naismith

I approached this piece of work with the consideration of form over function- ‘what does the space want to be?’ as opposed to ‘what do we want the space to do?

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Ciara Bowles

This has been inspired by the delicacy and intricacy of flowers, and the aesthetic of these I aim to replicate in the piece of work. Abstracted completely by my own drawings and interpretations the necklace has become something different entirely. Each item of work I create is primarily a piece of adornment, but secondarily a piece of art in its own right, to be viewed as an object of beauty on its own.

Anine Bosenberg

This object was made for a project called "Menagerie". I found the alien beauty of moths much more interesting than the obvious approach to the topic of a collection of animals; we pay good money to see lions and giraffes, but live in horror of having a small zoo in our own homes.

Hazel France & Claire Ferguson

Part of a collaborative body of work. About objects, ideas, connections and decisions.

Daniel Hill

A spiral ascent to the summit of Arthur’s Seat with a 30ft long piece of wool.

Daniel Hill

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Charles Young

I was asked to design a fish market which would be located on the seafront at Newhaven. The site is very long and thin and so dictated the shape of the building. The structure is based on that of a boat which has been turned upside-down. The main structure will be made of steel with timber between the steel ribs. The cladding will also be in timber with some areas glazed letting light flood the space below.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Student creates windows of opportunity for public!

The WOT in The Edinburgh Evening News
see here.

LIBRARIES, museums and even redundant police boxes will showcase the best work of promising artists in the Capital under an innovative new scheme.
A student from Edinburgh College of Art has set up a project that will see art being brought closer to people who would not usually set foot in an art gallery. The first series of exhibitions will take place in six windows of the Central Library on George IV Bridge, on Friday.

But second-year student Faith Limbrick is hoping to expand her "Window on Talent" project to other public buildings across the city. And she even hopes to be able to use redundant police boxes in future to showcase the work of her peers.

Ms Limbrick, 19, said: "This is about trying to break down barriers between the art school and the public. All of the exhibitions in the college are very insular and only the other students get to see the work. I want to break that down because there are so many exciting things going on at the college.

"The Central Library is such an important place in Edinburgh and there will be a lot of footfall so hopefully this will reach out to people who would not have gone into a gallery before."

Ms Limbrick said she has already had strong interest from students wanting to exhibit their work.

Although the initial exhibitions will not have a theme, she hopes that a future exhibition will have an Edinburgh focus.

And she said that expanding it into more unusual sites in the city would appeal. "There's a police box on the Royal Mile, and various others around Edinburgh, that I think would be great with glass screens around them and art inside."

The project has been set up with financial assistance from the Scottish Institute of Enterprise, while the city council is providing the space at the Central Library at no cost.

Councillor Deidre Brock, the city's culture leader, said: "It's a great idea to display artworks in an unusual and highly-visible setting like this. The pieces will undoubtedly catch many people's attention in this busy central location."

A spokeswoman for the Edinburgh College of Art said: "This is a remarkable achievement by one student to promote to the wider public the work of Edinburgh College of Art students."