A joint seminar on critical pedagogies and public art practices with participants from the School of Creative and Cultural Industries and the School of Education’s MEd Artist Teacher programme, at Room 13, Caol Primary School, Fort William on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February 2014.
Participating artists from Room 13, with Nicola Atkinson (NADFLY) and Lee Ivett. Convened by Diarmuid McAuliffe and Graham Jeffery, the workshop will explore the approaches and ideas from the AHRC Connected Communities funded “Odd Numbers” participatory public art project in Milton, North Glasgow, which is part of a larger research project called Remaking Society: Realising the potential of cultural activities in contexts of deprivation. It will also explore concepts of critical pedagogy and socially engaged public art practice, with participants drawn from Room 13 young people, the wider community, academics, artists and visual arts teachers.
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
We invited you to: Urban:Sanctuary Gallery 2026 E. 1st, Boyle Heights
Nicola Atkinson (NADFLY) collaborate with Kevin West.
“And would it have been worth it, after all, \ After the cups, the marmalade, the tea, \ Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me, \ Would it have been worthwhile, \ To have bitten off the matter with a smile, \ To have squeezed the universe into a ball, \ To roll it towards some overwhelming question.”
“The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1910-11)
Kevin West hand-makes small batches of Scotch Marmalade in Los Angeles using Southern California fruit and single-malt Scotch whisky distilled on the island of Islay.
Marmalade—a sweet preserve made by boiling fruit with sugar—has been made in one form or another since the Roman era. Our modern orange marmalade took recognizable form in Scotland in the 1700s, and in the 19th century marmalade on toast became a familiar breakfast treat—a “given”—around the world. Jars of this Scotch Marmalade sell at gourmet food shops—an “extra.” From the consumer’s point of view, the purchase of Scotch Marmalade could demonstrate taste, discernment and economic privilege, or it could indicate support of the sustainable/artisanal food movement with its mixed message of nostalgia, environmental awareness and anti-corporate resistance.
Made on a wee scale using fruit collected from people gardens in Culver City, this batch of Scotch Marmalade underscores the preciousness and self-consciousness of using traditional 19th-century techniques to make food for an elite 21st-century consumer.
Nicola & Kevin have created wee stoneware crocks, marmalade and scones for the WEE show event—ingredients and collaborators connecting faraway places and making the local (impossible) possible.
Nicola Atkinson - www.nadfly.com
Kevin West - www.savingtheseason.com
Monday, 26 December 2011
Wee presents a series of public artworks conceived and delivered by Nicola Atkinson [NADFLY], Stevie Jackson [Belle & Sebastian] and Lee Ivett [Baxendale]
This exhibition explores themes of sustainability inspired by images, text and objects specific to Scotland and then presented through a variety of media created, found, borrowed and purchased within the context of Los Angeles.
The word “Wee” is our starting point to explore what it means to work in a small way and what it means to work as part of a collective, as “we.”
Of particular importance is the idea of the “given” and the “extra” – at what point does “given” become “extra.” Objects and ideas can all exist at a basic level that ensure sustenance, but at what point does the possibility arise to go beyond that which is a giv and create something that will be desired by, have meaning and have a value relevant to a wider audience.
All the pieces within this exhibition communicate the possibility of the extra through the manipulation of an object that is considered by the artists to be a given. Within this perceived impossibility there is a relationship of scale with a longing of past functional use.
Urban:Sanctuary Gallery 2026 E. 1st, Boyle Heights
Friday, 4 November 2011
wee series of public works brings together Nicola Atkinson/ NADFLY artist and curator, Stevie Jackson musician and songwriter with the band Belle & Sebastian and Lee Ivett/Baxendale, architect and urban designer, all based in Glasgow. Nicola has collaborating with them separately on numerous works: public art, music, installation, shop, dance sets, design and environmental actions since 2005.
EVENTS AND OPENING DATES
Music Master Class in the Gallery
Friday 9 December 2011, 7 - 9pm
Stevie and Nicola have created four new Scottish work songs. You are invited to a music master class, with singing and acoustic instruments ( please bring your own) on 9 December 2011. You will finally become part of the music performance in the gallery on 10 December at 8pm. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and we will send you our songs.
Opening on Sat, 10 December 2011, 7 - 11pm with a live music performance with Stevie Jackson, Nicola Atkinson/NADFLY, Lee Ivett/Baxendale and invited guests.
Nicola Atkinson/NADFLY artist/curator has been actively involved in a wide variety of exhibtion, Installation, Intervention, public art & design projects in places such as Belfast, Kirkcaldy, Huntly, Inverness, Dunfermline, Elgin, Glasgow, Paisley, East Kilbride, West Bromwich, Chesterfield, Lidköping, Jarpas, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Costa Mesa, New York, London, Amsterdam, Banff, Tokyo, Karachi, Toronto, Nuremberg, Furth, Hamburg, Dublin, Havana and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
www. nadfly.com and www.nadflyshop.com
Stevie Jackson is a musician and songwriter. He plays lead guitar and sings in the band Belle & Sebastian.
www.steviejackson.net and www.belleandsebastian.com
Lee Ivett/Baxendale, is an architect and urban designer who works collaboratively with communities, artists, designers, performers, makers to produce context specific works that communicate ideas relating to people and place. He is a studio design tutor at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and lectures across the school on themes of community participation and alternative architectural practice.
www.baxendale-dco.com and www.lovemilton.org
urban:sanctuary 2026 E. 1st, Boyle Heights, CA 90033 - www.urbansanctuaryla.com - email@example.com -
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Lee Ivett, Nicola Atkinson Does Fly and Tom Pritchard in Glasgow June 13 - 18
The three way collaboration who have spent the last week exploring the regeneration potentials of two sites in Glasgow Citizens Rose Garden, Gorbals & Speirs Lock studios on Garscube Road, present some of their outcomes and processes in a performance style event and discussion.
Please visit www.onthestageofthepresent.posterous.com to see the remnants and documents of the week and then join us at noon tomorrow (Saturday) outside RSAMD Speirs Lock Studios to tour the site and witness the event.