Richard Austin’s bronze sculpture Quoit recently traveled up from North Cornwall to its new home in Grantown-on-Spey in the Highlands of Scotland, arriving just in time for Doors Open Day 2019. The Grantown Society took care of all the logistics, after selecting Quoit from our Sculpture Adoption Scheme Online Catalogue. You too can welcome a sculpture into your community! https://www.sculptureplacementgroup.org.uk/projects/sculpture-adoption-scheme/online-catalogue/
As part of Doors Open Day’s 30th year celebrations, SPG have teamed up with Scottish Civic Trust to find new homes for sculptures. We are busy matchmaking artworks that are currently in storage, with Doors Open Days venues across the country.
During each weekend in September, you can visit adopted sculptures in their new locations. We’ve created a digital map of the adopted sculptural artworks in the different regions of Scotland. Come and see a giant gold ring in Cumbernauld’s Shopping Centre, visit a stone wave vortex in a Sensory Garden in Falkirk or see some mysterious vessels on the banks of Lochearn!
Please see map below to find the adoptions closest to you, and for related events visit the Doors Open Day website at doorsopendays.org.uk
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.