Monthly Archives: October 2016

making a river and other stuff…

AAAaaaarggggg, not enough time!!!!, 5 flights up and lift and escalators broken, deadline tomorrow!!! Errrr more work in progress:

img_1296Dana tests out my Neuk

img_1288class photo

Making a trompe l’oeil river, that kids cross via stepping stones that trigger different sounds as they step…

work in progress…



So we have a beautiful large gallery space at the City Arts Centre to work in for the second half of our residency. See above how it was when we entered it. Inspired by all that space and all our discussions we decided to make a multi sensory installation for small children, based a somewhat on all the things we have discussed and shared over the past 2 weeks but also in a collaborative, cross disciplinary way which hopefully pulls us in directions we might not be able to manage on our own.. See below for apparent chaos but actually its just work very much in progress, will post more as our cunning plan develops…and hopefully will develop further and beyond the residency:

img_1258img_1262img_1267img_1268img_1279img_1282img_1285photos 2,5,6,7,8 by Nik PT

late artists…

Very much enjoying the halloween inspired windows of greyfriars art shop at the moment, particularly enjoying the fact that the names mentioned do not consist entirely of dead white men!



Went en masse to Dundee to see some theatre…perhaps the oddest double bill imaginable…double bill in that we saw 2 performances in the same day, not that anyone actually curated these 2 works to run together! But i digress, we went to see White a performance for 2-4 year olds, which was sweet, weird, wonderful, white and (spoiler) ultimately full of colour and later we saw the very adult themed Crude: an exploration of oil performed in situ at Dundee Port (had to take our passports or other photo id to get in). But back to White, the other members of this creative residence have all made work for wider age ranges than i, having worked more with older children and teenagers, so its very daunting to watch performers make such sweet and gently subversive work for such a tiny audience. Very inspirational though, and gorgeous visuals.


After the performance when colour reigns supreme…

img-20161018-wa0000Ahem…we are older than the average audience for White but we did sit at the back for the performance, honest.


needle to an anchor…

So our discussions continue apace…(see this post) so interesting to hear about other peoples experiences within art for young people and to share links for works, music films…and we even have an idea what we want to to as a group…but i cant tell you yet cos its still an idea, floating in the ether…but i will do soon and in the meantime :

Samuel Burns and Co – second hand dealer and minor legend in Edinburgh for folks who like that sort of thing, their tagline is “we sell anything from a needle to an anchor” one persons scrap is another persons treasure…

img_1158there is treasure inside those sheds too!!

We went for a root about in search of inspiration and ephemera…you truly never know what you are going to get.


I think this one looks like a Constable…maybe one of the corners where he cut off the painting…