28 Nov - 11 Dec 2015
Church Hill Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 4DR
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Over the past two months learners and teachers across six Edinburgh schools have been working with artist Kathy Beckett to explore everyday materials and products. This exhibition presents works made by participating classes as well as the learning and processes undergone by classes and the lead artist.
What is Climate Change? What is sustainability? How are they both linked to our economy? (What is economy?!)
The Lifecycle of Stuff is an exciting new partnership between artist Kathy Beckett, Creative Carbon Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council. Through a series workshops within six of Edinburgh’s schools, across age groups P4-S2, the project explores themes linked to a more circular model for our economy. Throughout the workshop series learners are looking at everyday materials and products, in order to become aware of more appropriate ways of creating, designing and manufacturing given our planet’s finite resources.
Artistic work stemming from these workshops will be celebrated and exhibited at the Church Hill Theatre and Assembly Rooms during the Paris COP21.
While the project aims to engage young people in environmental and resourced based sustainability through art, it also supports the development of artistic practice, and schools’ capacities to engage with the links between creative learning, art, sustainability and climate change.
This project is funded by Waste Action Grant (City of Edinburgh Council), and is hosted in partnership with Creative Learning, Children and Families, City of Edinburgh Council; and the Assembly Rooms and Church Hill Theatre, City of Edinburgh Council.
This project is part of ArtCOP Scotland.
The Lifecycle of Stuff is funded by Waste Action Grant (City of Edinburgh Council), and is hosted in partnership with Creative Learning, Children and Families, City of Edinburgh Council; and the Assembly Rooms and Church Hill Theatre, City of Edinburgh Council.