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Exploring Modern Scottish Sculpture @ Marchmont House

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Marchmont House



TD10 6YL

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Scotland has been a source of beautiful, inspiring and internationally influential modern sculpture since world war II, but has often been an under-celebrated subject. This event explores, unveils and celebrates modern Scottish Sculpture lead by experts, industry leaders & artists who will seek to define what Scottish Sculpture stands for, to shine a light on the giants like Paolozzi, Turnbull & Laing, to uncover the hidden stories and support a new generation of talented sculptors working in Scotland today.

We seek to bring together a world class group of speakers, an interesting mix of artists, curators, auctioneers, dealers, collectors and enthusiasts to explore a fascinating topic. The event will be located in beautiful surroundings of Marchmont House, in the Scottish Borders, which has an extraordinary collection of modern sculpture from Scotland and around the United Kingdom.

This event is brought to you with sponsorship support by: PANGOLIN LONDON & LYON AND TURNBULL.

** Provisional & DRAFT running order **

9.15-45am – Arrivals – welcome refreshments

9.50am - Welcome

Marchmont & Scottish Sculpture

Hugo Burge - Director Marchmont Farms Limited

10.00am - Introduction
Intro to Modern Scottish Sculpture (Post War to the Present Day)

Andrew Patricio - Edinburgh College of Art - 45 mins + 15 mins discussion

11.00am Coffee

11.15am Collecting Scottish Sculpture for Public & Private Collections

Panel Discussion with speakers from public and private sculpture institutions

Chair: Lyon & Turnbull TBC

10 min presentation each followed by 20 min discussion.

12.15pm Tour of Sculpture at Marchmont House

This tour will include William Turnbull, Gerald Laing*, Eduardo Paolozzi, Steve Dilworth* & our local artists Keith McCarter*, Charlie Poulsen* & Frippy Jameson*.

The artist or their representative will be at the event to give more of the story to each piece & the context of the work in their journey.

13.00pm BUFFET LUNCH ** included **

14.00pm What is Contemporary Scottish Sculpture today?

Presentations & Panel Discussion with some established and emerging sculptors

Chair: Polly Bielecka, Gallery Director, Pangolin Sculpture Gallery

- David Mach RA - artist

- Alice Strang - Sr Curator, National Galleries of Scotland

- Steve Dilworth - artist

15.00 Bill Three Giants of Scottish Sculpture: Eduardo Paolozzi, William Turnbull & Gerald Laing

- Bill Hare, Edinburgh University

15.30 Tea

15.50 Local Heroes - Scottish Borders Sculptors

- Local artists will have time on the tour to explain their work, but will also have a shorter slot to introduce themselves prior to the panel:

- Charlie Poulsen

- Frippy Jameson

- Keith McCarter

4.30pm Supporting Scottish Sculpture

Panel Discussion with speakers from public and independent groups discussing how they are supporting the arts in Scotland and what more can be done.

- Richard Demarco, CBE - Scottish artist and promoter of the visual and performing arts

- Audrey Carlin - CEO of wasps_ Studios - a social enterprise providing 700 maker units in Scotland

5.30pm Wrap up

Richard DeMarco

5.45pm Closing comments

Polly Bielecka - Pangoin London

Gavin Strang - Lyon & Turnbull

6.00pm Drinks Party - for all attendees

6.45pm ** Drinks Party Ends **

*** End of event ***

7pm Speakers Dinner ** invite & ticketed only **

** Limited accommodation available for booking at Marchmont & locally **

** Pls enquire about transport to and from Edinburgh in the morning and evening - subject to demand **


N.B. Please note that this programme is provisional and based on the availability of the speakers and is therefore beyond the control of the organisers Marchmont Farms Limited. We reserve the right to make any changes to the advertised program that may prove necessary. In this instance substitute speakers may not address the same topic as that advertised. Any such changes will be communicated as early as possible.



Thank you kind supporters of this event, who help make it happen in addition to supporting the funding of apprentice/ bursary positions & extra trimmings at the event:

-- Pangolin London - Sponsor - www.pangolinlondon.com

Pangolin London is one of the city’s few galleries dedicated to exhibiting sculpture. Representing a solid stable of both established and emerging artists and artist estates, Pangolin London curates a dynamic exhibition programme that focuses on the historic developments of British Sculpture as well as the cutting-edge contemporary.

-- Lyon & Turnbull - Sponsor - www.lyonandturnbull.com

Operating since 1826, Lyon & Turnbull are one of the longest established fine art and antiques auction houses in the United Kingdom. In the 21st century, we combine dedicated personal advice and attention with innovative, thoughtful marketing and a deep understanding of the world of art and antiques to offer an unparalleled auctioneer service.




Andrew specialises in contemporary art. He has won UK awards for his work, moving across full-time academic and museums roles since the 1990s. He works in two main directions - Scottish art since 1945 and on art, ecology and the environment.

He offers Undergraduate Honours and Masters courses looking the most recent and vibrant decades in Scottish art and in eco-aesthetics. His courses are always popular and take students on some great site visits around Scotland to see art 'in the flesh'. He has had 12 successful PhD completions; and is interested in PhD enquiries, particularly in relation to art & ecology and Scottish art of the 20th century.

After years working on art/science/medicine/animal studies topics, his research has moved firmly towards an ecological focus, most recently culminating in a new monograph - The Ecological Eye. Assembling an Ecocritical Art History (Manchester UP, 2019). Connected to this work, he is on the steering group of the Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network, a vibrant community of academics working on environment and climate issues.

Andrew also works closely with art practice (from collaboration, commissioning and writing). He has been a long-time collaborator with artist Ilana Halperin, and worked closely with artists such as Christine Borland, Alan Davie, Giuseppe Penone, Gillian Wearing, Cornelia Parker and Mona Hatoum. In 2016 he co-curated the exhibition The Scottish Endarkenment. Art and Unreason from 1945 to the Present (with new work by Georgia Horgan, Louise Hopkins and Beagles & Ramsay). The exhibition featured in The Guardian's top ten UK exhibitions of the year. Previous books include Contemporary Sculpture in Scotland (1999) and Stefan Gec (2002).

In past years Andrew has been Principal Investigator for a number of AHRC-funded projects including The Species of Origin: Evolving a Contemporary Darwin and the Arts Project (2007-8), and the award-winning Anatomy Acts. How we come to know ourselves (Scotland and Medicine: Collections & Connections, 2006). He represents the university on the Little Sparta Trust (and led the recent project Sharing Little Sparta which instigated artist residency programmes in Ian Hamilton Finlay's garden and launched a new website).

Andrew has served on various boards including the Talbot Rice Gallery, the Fruitmarket Gallery and Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN).

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