Michael Pinsky has just been awarded the 2010 light-based commission for Big Things on the Beach at Portobello.
Michael Pinsky uses the mediums of video, performance, mapping and programming to respond site-specifically to physical and sociological space. The context of a place is crucial, providing both the content and sites for his work. Michael will be in Portobello in mid August to meet the people and research the place of Portobello and develop ideas for his planned artwork, launching Sat 27th March 2010.
See his work at: www.michaelpinsky.com
The Public Art House will be re-opening its doors to the public again this spring!
Come visit to see displays about the project and commissioned artists and get creative in adding your opinions about Porty Prom.
Watch this space for opening times from March 2010...
56 Kings Road, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1DX.
Susan Grant was appointed Public Art Participation Worker in August 2009. She is based at the Public Art House on the prom, working with Big Things on the Beach to commission artists and engage the local community in 'Imagining Porty Prom'. Contact her with any queries here
Roberts Knight Leeds Metropolitan University (RKL) consultants have recently been appointed Public Art Consult
ants for Big Things on the Beach and will be working with the group, residents of Portobello and the City of Edinburgh Council to research and author a public art plan for Portobello prom. Their website can be seen here
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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