Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: The Black Spot
Talbot Rice Gallery, 2012
As part of my post as Assistant Curator (Equality and Diversity) at Talbot Rice Gallery, I worked to develop a series of events led by Tim Rollins and K.O.S. to coincide with their exhibition The Black Spot, Edinburgh Art Festival 2012.
Artworks Scotland Seminar and films
A seminar on the practice of Tim Rollins and K.O.S. for educators, academics and artists was run in partnership with ArtWorks Scotland. The seminar lectures and questions were documented with short engaging films, interviews and essays. Have a look at the ArtWorks Scotland Rollins blog for essays by curator and artist Alexander Hetherington, photographer and educator Johnny Gailey and artist and educator Lala Thorpe.
Art and Knowledge workshops for young people
Workshops led by Tim Rollins and K.O.S. members with 24 young people generated new works completed on site in Talbot Rice Gallery 'The Black Spot (after Robert Louis Stevenson)' and 'On the Origin of the Species (after Charles Darwin)'. A record of this activity was displayed in the gallery and the resulting artworks were included in the exhibition.
Young people were recruited to this unique project via a range of networks and schools from across the Lothian region. Working with Access to Creative Education Scotland (ACES) and community leaders in Edinburgh, young people were supported to apply to take part in this unusual, one-off art project which aimed to engender critical engagement with art, experimentation and creativity.
For more details about the Young Persons project: Art and Knowledge workshops at Talbot Rice Gallery have a look at the Talbot Rice Gallery website.