Public Art Fest – 27 August to 3 September – Portobello, Edinburgh: What Makes Art Public?
A week long festival of public art projects, workshops and discussions. Take part in an exciting mass participation human installation or sign up for one of our free workshops.
Big Things on the Beach, Portobello’s community based public art trust, presents a week long, free programme of participatory public art projects, workshops and discussions. The Public Art Fest has been developed in collaboration with the Edinburgh College of Art and with GeoArte, an international cultural exchange organisation based in Puglia, southern Italy.
The Public Art Fest will create opportunities for exchange and learning between artists and the public about their roles in the production of public art. The purpose of the event is to provoke creative thinking about the future possibilities of public art practice and to lay the ground for the development of an ongoing programme of learning about public art – a “Public Art School’ - in the coming years. We intend this to be the first of a series of similar events that will include an increasing range of international partners and participants.