CHRIS FREMANTLE

What art have I seen?

Posted in News, Sited work by chrisfremantle on May 3, 2014
Rosnes Benches, Dalziel + Scullion, 2014, Otter Pool, Dumfries and Galloway (Photo: Chris Fremantle)

Rosnes Benches, Dalziel + Scullion, 2014, Otter Pool, Dumfries and Galloway (Photo: Chris Fremantle)

Rosnes Benches.  Took Jana Weldon, Senior Public Art Project Manager for Scottsdale in Arizona, to see some of Dalziel + Scullion‘s Rosnes Benches in Dumfries and Galloway yesterday.  She also came in a heard presentations from the MFA Art Space and Nature at Edinburgh College of Art earlier in the week.

The team including Dalziel + Scullion, Kenny Hunter, Wide Open and Jim Buchanan have done a fantastic job realising this project – thirty benches are installed in clusters across the Dark Skies/Biosphere area of Dumfries and Gallowa, but they look like it’s been there for a long time.  The benches themselves are really comfortable.  They skim beautifully between being surfboards on land, referencing cup and ring marks, a bit hippy but really elegantly done.  They speak of a different relationship with the trees, birds, rivers, peat moss, boulders and other elements around them.

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Scottish artists bring nature into healthcare presentation

Posted in Arts & Health, News by chrisfremantle on April 11, 2014

My presentation for the Global Alliance for Arts & Health is now on slideshare.

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