The Talking Wall



Artists Jonathan Baxter and Sarah Gittins unveil their new installation on the SSW wall, displaying a quote from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, act 5, scene 1.

As part of an ongoing investigation in art and ecology, Jonathan Baxter and Sarah Gittins have been creating a new project regarding sustainability in Lumsden, supported by Marr Area Partnership.

Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) would like to announce the arrival of the Talking Wall, an interactive installation created by artists-in-residence Jonathan Baxter and Sarah Gittins.

The Talking Wall sits on the outer wall of the SSW studio, facing onto the A97 and Lumsden Main Street. The installation is intended to act as a public forum for dialogue between Lumsden residents, SSW and the passing public. It will display the notice of events, greetings, messages and ideas. All are invited to submit requests for displaying on the wall, including local residents, visiting artists, or even through connecting online. The Wall will be available for submissions by mid-March, so keep an eye out for further details on how to submit your messages!

Jonathan and Sarah created the public interactive work while undertaking a month-long residency at SSW. During this time the collaborative duo hosted a public drop-in space in the Communities Room based at SSW, where they gathered ideas and input from the residents of the village exploring ways in which SSW could facilitate, encourage and promote events and strengthen community ties, focused on the theme of sustainability. Jonathan and Sarah will hopefully continue to work with SSW over the coming two years, hosting further workshops, events, and interventions regarding sustainability and food production.

For more information regarding the art and ecology projects run by Jonathan Baxter and Sarah Gittins please visit:

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