ArtWorks Scotland

Summary film featuring footage, lecture extracts and interviews from the ArtWorks Scotland Seminar
and Art and Knowledge workshops held at Talbot Rice Gallery, August 2012.

Themes: Collaboration, University of Edinburgh, Treasure Island, Darwin, The Black Spot, Talbot Rice Gallery,
Education, Inspiration, Workshops

Tim Rollins and K.O.S. led a one-day seminar for artists and educators who work in participatory
settings. The seminar was open to artists from all art forms, and the day explored how the artists'
methodology could potentially apply across disciplines and in other settings.
Including an exclusive tour of key works from Talbot Rice Gallery’s exhibition The Black Spot, Rollins
and K.O.S. introduced their practice from its roots in the South Bronx to recent projects and artworks
including The Black Spot (after Robert Louis Stevenson) and On the Origin of the Species (after
Charles Darwin, new works completed on site in Talbot Rice Gallery with young people from across the
Lothian Region.

Background:
Tim Rollins and K.O.S are an artist collective from New York who create original artworks inspired by
classic novels, speeches and music. K.O.S were founded by Rollins in 1981 when he was working as
an art teacher in the South Bronx.

Since the formation of K.O.S, works by the group are now part of prestigious private and public
collections across the world including the Museum of Modern Art (New York); The Tate Gallery
(London) and The Hirshhorn Museum of Art (Washington D.C).

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ArtWorks Scotland

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ArtWorks Scotland is a national skills development initiative for artists working in participatory settings. The project aims to generate a step change in the availability of information and training provision for artists, through engagement with Higher…


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ArtWorks Scotland is a national skills development initiative for artists working in participatory settings. The project aims to generate a step change in the availability of information and training provision for artists, through engagement with Higher and Further Education providers, cultural organisations and employers as well as the artists themselves.

ArtWorks Scotland is part of UK wide programme of investment, ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) with support and funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Creativity Culture & Education (supported by Arts Council England) and the Cultural Leadership Programme.

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