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Creative Scotland: Insights & Ideas: Natural Scotland

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If you are looking to find out more about artists and the Year of Natural Scotland, check out the Insights & Ideas creative cafe event on 6 June.  Creative Scotland: Insights & Ideas: Natural Scotland.

2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland. Come along to the June Insights Cafe to hear about exciting projects and activities taking place. Our speakers will talk about how, by working with partners like The Forestry Commission, artists can help explore and celebrate natural Scotland.


An overview from Scottish Natural Heritage on the Year of Natural Scotland

Yolanda Aguilar, Smallpetitklein – discussing TENT:acular, an outdoor event with dancers exploring the history, fauna and flora and a scavenger hunt around Tentsmuir Nature Reserve, culminating in a spectacle performance in a series of Super Eco Dome tents.

Jan Hogarth, Wide Open – introducing the Environmental Art Festival, a new, Dumfries & Galloway wide event celebrating the regions strengths in environmental art.

Jo Moulin, John Muir Trust on the John Muir Birthplace Museum and John Muir Day.


Tickets for the event are free of charge, but spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. The event begins at 2pm and registration will be open from 1.30pm on 6 June.

For further information, please contact, or visit The deadline is Thursday 06 June 2013 at 12:00.

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.
It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge Research, Gray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
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Public Art – Green, Functional and Beautiful

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On October 8th Rebecca Ansert, Founder of Green Public Art Consultancy, was invited to speak at the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) Symposium , OFF THE GRID: Recharging Public Art + Design. AIPP staff, Carrie Brown and Susan Lambe planned an informative and thoughtful program. The day was filled with interactive building workshops lead by Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop, a panel discussion about the future of Austin’s Seaholm District including several public art opportunities, a conversation lead by Rebecca Ansert about sustainable materials in public art, and a panel of enthusiastic community gardeners (Randy Jewart, Austin Green Art; Jake Stewart, Sustainable Urban Agriculture, City of Austin; and Jessie Temple, Festival Beach Community Garden) who are making huge positive impacts in neglected areas of Austin. The following was my contribution to the conversation of sustainable materials in public art and connecting those materials to LEED points.

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Rebecca Ansert, founder of Green Public Art, is an art consultant who specializes in artist solicitation, artist selection, and public art project management for both private and public agencies. She is a graduate of the master’s degree program in Public Art Studies at the University of Southern California and has a unique interest in how art can demonstrate green processes or utilize green design theories and techniques in LEED certified buildings.

Green Public Art is a Los Angeles-based consultancy that was founded in 2009 in an effort to advance the conversation of public art’s role in green building. The consultancy specializes in public art project development and management, artist solicitation and selection, creative community involvement and knowledge of LEED building requirements. Green Public Art also works with emerging and mid-career studio artists to demystify the public art process. The consultancy acts as a resource for artists to receive one-on-one consultation before, during, and after applying for a public art project.
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