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Garden Gallery post launch update

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Image(updated 22/08) Thanks for the tremendous turn out to the Garden Gallery launch on Saturday - hope everyone had a really good day and enjoyed the art works. Don't worry if you missed it however - the pieces are in the gardens through to the end of August; so you have plenty time left!
Please get in touch with your feedback - either on the forum or by email . Also send us pointers to any photos or videos you've taken too.
Thanks/Big Things
Read on for launch photos of the Capetbag Brigade and a list of updates to the exhibit specific pages - for example video or photos recently added.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 21:03

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Welcome to the Garden Gallery forum... This forum is hosted on the local discussion site - Talk Porty:

Read on for more background to the goals of the forum. 

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2008 09:13

Why not take a break from the festival crowds and head down to the beach…

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Image"For anyone who will be in Edinburgh over the summer why not take a break from the festival crowds and head down to the beach…"

As part of the Big Things on the Beach, Portobello's public art initiative, Amber Roome Contemporary Art has selected an exciting group of artists for the Garden Gallery exhibition.

Listed on the left under on "Garden Gallery" is information about the artists, their practice and the work to be included in the exhibition. Their is also a map of the exhibition.

ImageFor a first chance to see the exhibition, why not come along to the launch on Saturday 2 August at 2pm. We will be gathering on the Promenade, near the Cake Stand, at the bottom of Marlborough Street.

This will also be the official launch of the Power of Three selected commissions by the Big Things on the Beach Public Art Course.

The afternoon will also include Entertainment, Performance Artwork and Guided Tours of the exhibitions.

Read on for the programme of exhibits and an interactive map...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 21:35

Local residents to open up their gardens

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{multithumb thumb_width=150 thumb_height=0}ImageLocal residents open up their gardens to create vibrant open-air festival exhibition

This August Portobello will play host to a unique exhibition. For one month only local and internationally recognised artists will be displaying work in the front gardens of Portobello residents.

The Garden Gallery will be a vibrant open-air exhibition in which the residents will be the Garden Gallery "hosts". Artwork will include painting, sculpture, installation work, sound and performance work with the exhibition featuring in the Edinburgh Art Festival 2008.

Artwork will also be appearing in a variety of other venues, with one-off events taking place in public and private spaces. Artists will be exploring the relationships in the environment on and around Edinburgh's wonderful city beach.

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Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2008 15:21

Garden Gallery Introduction

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This new project aims to create an exhibition of contemporary art in August 2008, in front gardens located in Portobello, in the area between the High Street/Joppa Road, Kings Road and Portobello Promenade. The exhibition will be presented as part of the annual Edinburgh Art Festival and will be concurrent with the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe and other cultural events which attract substantial numbers of tourists to the City.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2008 11:02

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Big Things on the Beach is a public art trust in Portobello, a seaside suburb close to the city centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. It was formed by a group of residents in 2003 to explore the potential of the seafront as a site for engagement with public artworks by both emerging and established artists.

Since 2004 we have commissioned artists to create substantial temporary artworks, trained ourselves and others in the process of commissioning public artworks through international site visits and guest lectures and successfully raised funding to these ends.

Our current project - The Big Welcome - is supported by Creative Scotland, Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership and Edinburgh City Libraries