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Praktika II : 21 Years of Deveron Arts


I wrote a short report on Praktika II : which formed part of the 21 Years of Deveron Arts Celebrations in Huntly, December 2017

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21 Years of Deveron Arts

“By taking stock we reflected on our position as a key player for socially engaged art in Scotland. Working with Anthony Schrag and David Harding, we held Praktika II. Praktika was a 3 day intensive workshop in 2008 which brought 12 artists together with David Harding, Rosie Gibson and Deveron Projects to consider, and raise the profile of, socially engaged art practice.

Praktika was also the first time we worked with Anthony, since he has done two projects with us, A Perfect Father Day and Lure of the Lost. Unlike the original Praktika this was just a two hour session, however rather than purely artists this workshop brought together a selection of artists, academics, community members and policy makers. In order to gain an insight from all parties involved in socially engaged projects. The workshop considered the “wicked problem”, as Anthony puts, it of socially engaged practice and how Deveron Projects can move forward.”

The Topography of Memory 16/8/12

16 August 2012
The Topography of Memory


Within this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival, a number of high profile artists’ projects are directly engaged with the physical terrain of landscape, bringing together elements of Land Art, performance, sculpture, drawing and the notion of a journey. Ideas of participation, exchange or collaboration are at the core of these projects and in the practises of the artists involved.

This afternoon of conversations is an opportunity to discuss the ideas and ambitions informing works including Craig Coulthard’s Forest Pitch and NVA’s Speed of Light, with artists Angus Farquhar and Craig Coulthard, and Edinburgh College of Art academics Edward Hollis, Neil Mulholland and Angela McClanahan. Together they will consider some of the historical precedents for these works, many of which continue to resonate within individual and collective memory.

This event is a collaboration between Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Art Festival and NVA.

Free to attend, booking required. Tickets will be available in June.

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A programme of workshops supported and facilitated by Edinburgh College of Art

with: Sovay Berriman, Stephen Hurrell, Chris Evans & Natasha Soobramanien

Join us in active workshops that take the Portobello townscape as their point of departure to explore what makes art public and what public art might become.

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Venue: Public Art Fest, Big Things of the Beach, Portobello Indoor Bowls & Leisure Centre, 20 Westbank Street, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1DR.

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