‘Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?’ residency week at SSW

As part of the project Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves? we had curator Rachel Grant, and artists Norma D Hunter and Elena Mary Harris in residence at Scottish Sculpture Workshop last week.

Freed Market is asking the question of citizens of Aberdeen about how they feed themselves; culturally, socially and through food. It aims to engage artists and audiences in collaborative making, dialogue and market exchanges.

The project involves Norma and Elena, working collaboratively to create a series of temporary events and interventions between Seventeen Culture hub in Aberdeen and the Belmont market.

The week was an intense one, with critical conversations, site visits to Aberdeen including a meeting with Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) and the Multicultural centre, testing, making and of course eating together.

Bringing some answers to aspects of ‘How we feed ourselves?’ but also raising more questions! In addition to planning the events and final showcase in November, there was time for curator Rachel to set Norma and Elena a collaborative experiment in which each artist swaps an element of their practice.

We look forward to seeing how the project progresses throughout Autumn! For more information on the project and events follow the facebook page: Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?

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