Laura Aldridge SCAN adoption


Laura Aldridge, in conversation with Linsey Young

Tuesday June 25th, 2019. 18.00-19.30pm

Scottish Contemporary Art Network

5th Floor Trongate 103


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SCAN is delighted to announce that under Sculpture Placement Group’s sculpture adoption scheme we are lucky guardians of Laura Aldridge’s sculpture There’s no such thing as textural lack (IV) 2016.

Please join SCAN for an evening to celebrate, hear Laura Aldridge in conversation with curator Linsey Young, and a chance to learn about our Art in Action advocacy campaign. Drinks will be served.

This event is free but ticketed

About Sculpture Adoption Scheme

Sculpture Placement Group have worked with artists to identify sculptural works in long-term storage with no current future that they are happy to offer for adoption by communities and organisations.

Sculpture Adoption Scheme brings sculptural joy into people’s daily lives and tests a new model for circulating artworks, increasing access to art ownership and alleviating artists of the pressures of storage and space.

An Evening with Sculpture Placement Group @ DCA

Wednesday 24th January, 6pm – 7pm

Join Kate V Robertson and her colleagues Martin Craig and Michelle Emery-Barker from Sculpture Placement Group for an intimate conversation exploring new ways of prolonging the life span of sculptures in 2018.

As Sculpture Placement Group, Emery-Barker, Craig and Robertson are researching and pursuing ways of improving the economic conditions for artists with sculptural practices and testing alternative models for the circulation and acquisition of object works. They consult directly with artists, arts organisations, academic institutions and community groups to encourage sustainable working within the visual arts sector and facilitate engagement with sculptural practice.

As part of their ongoing research they have recently compiled a Stored Sculpture Inventory to demonstrate the wealth of sculptural works languishing in storage across Scotland, the UK and Internationally. This inventory will act as a basis for several upcoming projects and future research outputs. For Glasgow International 2018 Sculpture Placement Group will present Sculpture Showroom; an adoption service for sculptures on the brink of destruction.