Thursday, 24 February 2011

SSW - Creative Producer

A new opportunity has arisen at Scottish Sculpture Workshop for a Creative Producer. We are looking for a creative and dedicated individual who will work alongside the Director, contributing to strategic planning and marketing where this relates to the management and practical delivery of the programme. The Creative Producer will join our small dedicated team at a vital time in the development of SSW, as we build upon our national and international programming priorities.

Salary £22,000 per annum (Fixed Term: One Year)

For more information and an application pack, contact Kelly M. Anderson at

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 7 March 2011

Monday, 21 February 2011

Mel Shand at the Milton Art Gallery

Mel Shand will be exhibiting her work at the Milton Art Gallery, Crathes.
Exhibition Opening Saturday 5th March 11am to 1pm ~ all welcome!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

reminder of NEOS AGM

Just a quick reminder that the NEOS AGM is this Saturday (19th February 2010) at 10am in the Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen.

We'll be discussing several points, but mostly about how NEOS 2010 went - and how to get involved with NEOS 2011.

remember - bookmark the NEOS website - and keep checking for info - and tell your friends! (or people you know what to participate!) go on, you know you want to help us spread the word...

Friday, 11 February 2011

Woodturner Looking for Studio Space

Alastair McKenzie a local woodturner, based in Cults, is looking for a studio space for woodturning within a reasonable radius of this area. I would like to have access to the studio throughout the year and willing to share the running costs as appropriate.

Anyone who has any spare space, or if you know of anyone else who does, I would be grateful if they could contact me by e-mail at:

NEOS 2011 AGM: 19th February at the Gordon Highlanders Museum from 10am - 12pm
Visit for more information

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Catriona Millar Solo Exhibition

NEOS 2011 AGM ~ 19th February at the Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen 10am to 12pm. Visit for more information

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Artist Required for Westhill Library Artwork Project

The new Westhill Library in Aberdeenshire has an indoor wall area that requires a contemporary, engaging and attractive artwork. This artwork is to be made by an experienced artist (or artists) working with pupils and students from the 4 cluster Primary schools and the Academy.

The piece will be displayed in a multi-use space and therefore the artwork(s) should be flexible and/or mobile. The piece(s) should have a local theme and be a focus for unifying the community. It might act as a visual ‘time capsule’ recording present day life in Westhill but might also take inspiration from the history of the area through collaboration with the Skene Heritage Group.
Given that the project is based in a library, it should have a literary content.

A visual artist will work with pupils/students in the identified schools and create a series of drawings. These drawings will be transcribed by the artist and made into finished artworks - for example10 original screenprints. Potentially, pupils from the Academy will assist the artist in making these pieces of work. The artist will render the pieces ready for installing in the space – for example he/she might frame the (A1) screenprints and these will be displayed in the library.

The artist will visit the schools on two occasions, the first will be with a writer/local historian who will introduce the theme to the pupils and will assist them in putting ideas/stories onto paper. The second visit the artist will go alone and develop the artworks. It is envisaged that the artist will engage the pupils in the creation of sketch books (learning logs) which will provide the project with good source material and a useful evaluation tool.
After the first visit pupils/students will be encouraged to photograph Westhill to a theme set by the artists; this will provide additional information for the drawing phase.

Material produced by the pupils will be presented to the library and will form an archive that can be displayed, stored and toured around the participating schools; it is anticipated that there will be a launch of the display in the library at which the artworks and supporting material will be displayed. It is intended that the project will inspire others to create artworks from the local environs and with this in mind the project could be revisited by the schools after the passing of several years to give a fresh take on the project (with new artworks).
The project is to begin as soon as possible with completion expected before the end of June 2011.

A fee of £1,800 is available for this project, based on 2 days work at each of the 5 schools. Another £800 is available for creating and installing the artwork with £500 for materials.


Please send a CV and brief proposal describing how you might approach the project and what artform you envisage working in to:
David Atherton, Arts Education Officer,
Education, Learning and Leisure,
Aberdeenshire Council,
Westburn Road,
AB41 6BL

Applications should be received by 5pm on Monday 14 February.

NEOS 2011 TBC, please visit for more information

Submissions sought for Banff & Buchan Arts Forum's exhibition

“Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan and Derelict”
to be held as part of Banff and Macduff COAST Festival 2011 27th-29th May

Submission dates: Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th April 2011

An exhibition of work from high profile invited artists exhibited anonymously alongside a juried open submission. All work will be offered for sale at a fixed price. Submitted work to fit a standard format of a wall mountable piece no more than 12”x12”x4” in size, all primary materials used in the construction of the work, including the support and frame, if any, must be found, foraged, recycled, salvaged, homemade or reclaimed. The exhibition hopes to highlight issues of sustainability, environmental degradation and our concepts of value.

For further details and to download the full artists brief & entry form go to:

or email

NEOS 2011 visit for more information