The ‘Working the Tweed’ project brings together Kate Foster (visual artist), Jules Horne (writer), Claire Pençak (choreographer) and James Wyness (composer) with local environmental organisations Tweed Forum and Southern Uplands Partnership. It is one of 14 projects across Scotland to be awarded ‘Year of Natural Scotland 2013’ funding, and will focus on the iconic River Tweed from source to mouth, and particularly the people that work on and around it. We aim to try and capture the voices of the people that work the Tweed, and bring to the surface some of the more hidden worlds, maps and languages of the river.
Our new project website gives further details.
Curated by Helen Hopcroft and Caelli Jo Brooker, the exhibition The Year of the Bird features work by Vanessa Barbray, Caelli Jo Brooker, Marian Drew, Kate Foster and Merle Patchett, David Hampton, Helen Hopcroft, Pamela See, Emma van Leest, Trevor Weekes and Helen Wright.
You can see more on the Year of the Bird Exhibition Blog – including an account of by Merle Patchett and myself about “Looking at the Hummingbird Cabinet”
Dr Rod Bennison, CEO of Minding Animals International, will be opening the Year of the Bird exhibition on Saturday 23rd February, 2013.
A catalogue is available.
Thursday 29th November 6.30-8.30pm
Kate Foster – visual artist
James Wyness – sound artist
Jules Horne – writer, playwright
We are hosting an informal opportunity for you to hear firsthand about their experiences in Estonia, how they responded to the impressions and surroundings of MoKS, and more about how the MoKS model works. This is an opportunity to discuss how residencies develop artistic practice and what links we can make now and in the future with international residency programmes. MoKS is set in Mooste – a very rural part of Estonia, and there were many intriguing parallels and differences with the Borders.
More detailed information will be uploaded shortly.
If you would like to attend please RSVP to Kay.McCluskey@scotborders.gov.uk or on 01450 360 441.
Refreshments will be provided.
New work is on show in The Forest Bookstore in Selkirk (a bookshop dedicated to art, nature and environment). Annotated drawings document an investigation that began with the welcome arrival on a Borders Farm, a milk machine at lambing time. The drawings are titled Composition (Palm & Coconut)
Further info about the development of this work here