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Edinburgh Green Tease: Mull Artist Residency

15:00 on 12 December 2014
Scottish Storytelling Centre

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What would it mean to be an artist working in a sustainable Scotland in 50 years’ time?

This was the question asked of the ten artists who attended our Mull artist residency earlier this year. Join us for our last Green Tease of 2014 where we’ll be joined by the Mull 2014 artists to hear how the residency has shaped their practice 9 months down the line.

Come along for our tea, coffee and mince pies on 12th December from 3 – 5pm, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

During this Green Tease we’ll learn about the background to the residency before hearing from the artists on what effect it has had on their practice. In anticipation of the 2015 residency, we’ll then open this up into a broader discussion around ‘the artist as an agent of change’ in the face of climate change and sustainability, and what role CCS has to play in this. If you’re interested in applying for our 2015 residency this is a great opportunity to hear more about what is involved and to think about how you might contribute to it.

In March 2014 we ran our first Mull residency in partnership with Comar. Working with ten artists from a range of disciplines including music, theatre and visual art, and including facilitators – composer Dave Fennessy and producer Suzy Glass – we imagined what being an artist in a sustainable Scotland might look like in the future. We thought about how it would affect artistic content, what infrastructure it would require in order to function and how artists and how the arts will have shaped a sustainable Scotland.

Quotes from Mull 2014 artists:

“My experiences on Mull have been hugely influential to my working art practice. The open exploratory discussions that took place were inspiring and helped me to sharpen the intention of the work I was creating, making it more rigorous and culturally engaged. I also made lasting connections with a diverse group of new creative contemporaries and collaborators.” Hannah Imlach, visual artist

“I left Mull with a moral imperative to address these issues in my work (somehow!). There is a relationship between art and sustainability: ultimately we are all responsible for our future and this responsibility needs reflecting in artistic practice.” Tom Butler, composer

Please RSVP to gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com by 11th December. More information on the venue will be sent out shortly.

Image: Glen More, Isle of Mull, pennyghael2 and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Posted by: Gemma Lawrence