Artist talk with Kiera O'Toole (Office of Public Wonder)

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Bellfeld

Bellfield Street

Edinburgh

EH15

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Visiting artist, Kiera O'Toole (Ireland) will give a talk about her 'Warning' installation as part of the 2019 Art Walk Festival, to be held at Bellfield.

Warning’ centres on the relationships between humans and nature within the site-specific area of Portobello Beach, Edinburgh. The project aims to reveal what is visible to call attention to what is not.

The ‘natural’ landscape of Portobello is physically marked by a disused waste pumping station, an old sewer pipe, groins and is a heavily post-industrial site. Portobello has repeatedly received a low rating for bathing and is marked as ‘poor’ in 2019. By giving new meaning to existing natural found materials, the project seeks to create new perceptual experiences of the natural site. In doing so, this three-part artwork enables the viewer to ponder their natural environment and connect deeply to the local fragile ecology and to themselves as beings.

This project is delivered by the newly established OPW Office of Public Wonder. The OPW advocates public art projects which engage with the idea of wonder to make connections between the aesthetic experience and the site.


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