On The Crocodile Trail, In Edinburgh…




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Bristol based Artist, Heather Tweed will again be giving residents and visitors to Edinburgh the chance to search for and keep a series of small artworks that will be hidden around the City Centre.

 

The new installation art piece was inspired by a visit to a school in Cairo whilst working on a British Council Project. The artist was startled to see two Nile Crocodiles in a swimming pool in the play area separated from the pupils by a rather rickety fence. Further research revealed that Ancient Egyptians revered and worshiped crocodiles to the extent of having a whole city devoted to them, Arsinoe named Crocodilopolis by the Greeks. One large creature embellished with gold and gems was fed daily with a cake made from honey, meat and wine.

 

The exhibition entitled ‘Crocodilopolis’ at The Forest Gallery on Bristo place will feature one of her life-size Anubis Schoolboy figures with new artworks and seven small crocodile sculptures will be hidden around the City Centre for anyone to find, report back to the Artist then either re-site or keep. This is a follow up to the Artists successful Lost Not Found: Abscission project featuring 28 artworks to be discovered that took place during last years Fringe Festival. As pieces were found photographed and reported they were added to an interactive online Googlemap.

 

‘I love the thought that anyone could stumble across the Artwork and have entered into some very interesting dialogues with a few folk who have found the work but know very little about Art and certainly rarely visit Art Galleries. As a regular Fringe visitor the initial project was started in these straitened times as something I would like to find and participate in myself. I wanted to bring a similar project to the City outside of Festival time and plan another in August this year with pieces from invited Artists, including a few surprises.’

 

To find out more you can visit the exhibition or look online at http://www.heathertweed.co.uk

 

The exhibition begins on March 1st at The Forest on Bristo Place and runs concurrent with a Solo show at Kings College Gallery, Taunton. Artworks hidden from 27th Feb details from then on http://www.heathertweed.co.uk

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Notes for Editors:

 

Please contact mailto:mail@heathertweed.co.uk for high-res. images or further information.

 

Listing Details:

Crocodilopolis

The Forest

3 Bristo Place

Edinburgh

EH1 1EY

March 1st– 28th 2010

10am – 11pm

Free

http://www.theforest.org.uk

http://www.heathertweed.co.uk

 

About the Artist:

Heather Tweed is an artist based in the UK. She has exhibited widely across the country (with pieces in New York, Tokyo and The National Library Of Congress, Washington) and been involved in a variety of projects over the years including teaching, workshops, artist lead exhibitions as well as exhibiting in traditional art galleries and alternative spaces.

 

She has worked with organizations including The British Council Cairo, Bristol City Council and Arts & Business. She was one of the first Saatchi Online Critics Choices in 2007.

 

 Her first Degree is in Fine Art Ceramics and further education includes a PGCE in Fine Art and Design and a PGC in Digital Entrepreneurship.

 

Anubis Other World Tour has been visiting art galleries, caves and other interesting venues ‘scaring, lulling and making mock’ since 1997.

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About The Forest:

The Forest is a volunteer run, not-for-profit arts, social and events space masquerading as a groovy veggie café in the heart of Edinburgh. All events are free. All are welcome to help, admire or perform.

Forest is people. People is Forest. You is people. You is Forest.

Total Kunst is a volunteer run, open access gallery and Artist’s collective, located in the centre of Edinburgh.  A part of The Forest events space and café.

 

Crocodilopolis

The Forest

3 Bristo Place

Edinburgh

EH1 1EY

March 1st– 28th 2010

10am – 11pm

Free

http://www.theforest.org.uk

 

 

 

 


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