ArtCOP Scotland at Gayfield: Imagining Sustainable Futures

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29 November - 4 December 2015 At Gayfield we welcome artists and designers from South East Scotland as part of ArtCOP Scotland's inaugural events. We invite you to join us and those worldwide art and design communities for a series of exhibitions, events, walks and talks: a time to engage and debate as together we imagine more sustainable futures.

Exhibitions: open daily, 12noon - 6pm
Artists and designers respond to issues around environmental sustainability.  Works include Re: See It 3 in collaboration with Edinburgh Palette and To Sleep Lightly in collaboration with Zero Waste Scotland.

Special additional events
Sunday 29th November 2015, 2-3pm
Light Field: Workshop 
Come to see our exhibitions and take part in a new experimental sound and light production.

Monday 30th November 2015, 6.30 - 8.30pm
ArtCOP Scotland: Launch and Drinks Reception
Join us for a drinks reception at Gayfield Creative Spaces with exhibition openings, the debut performance of ArtCOP commissioned Firefly Youth Arts Gasbags-in-Residence, and welcome talks from Creative Carbon Scotland and partners.

Tuesday 1st December 2015, 3 – 5:30pm, Dunbars Close and Gayfield Creative Spaces
Green Tease: Gardens, Walking and Poetry
Join Creative Carbon Scotland for an immersive artist walk led by Karen Gabbitas and poetry reading with award-winning poet Andrew Sclater, exploring gardens and their connection to environmental sustainability and climate change. Please note: meet at Dunbars Close at 3pm sharp.

Friday 4th December 2015, 6 - 7:30pm
Creativity in the Circular Economy: Panel Discussion and Drinks Reception
Join us for a drinks reception and panel discussion exploring the connections between Scotland’s circular economy, and art and design practices. Panellists include: Lynn Wilson (Key Accounts Manager for Textiles, Zero Waste Scotland), Kathy Beckett (lead artist, Lifecycle of Stuff project) and Dawn Ellams (lead designer, To Sleep Lightly commission). The discussion will be chaired by Professor Chris Speed (Chair of Design Informatics at Edinburgh College of Art).

ArtCOP Scotland
Funded by Creative Scotland and led by Creative Carbon Scotland, Gayfield Creative Spaces. Edinburgh partners with the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow and other creative spaces to provide an Art and Design response from Scotland to the COP21 Paris Heads of Government Climate Change Summit. Exhibitions, Events, Workshops and Debate happening throughout Scotland.

Find out more on ArtCOP Scotland