Thursday 26th November, 7-8pm
Circular Economy: Climate Change Mitigation – exploring waste products from artists' processes, recycling, reusing plastics, new ecological alternative for some materials and lifespan of artworks.
Mary Michel is Co-Founder of Ostrero, an advocacy body which aims to grow the Circular Economy in Scotland. She is Vice Chair of Craft Scotland, Scotland’s national agency for craft and a Trustee of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland. Since 2018, Ostrero has run its “Making Circles” programme in schools across Scotland. These Circular Economy Design workshops teach students about the importance of the Circular Economy and how it provides a positive framework to design out waste. In her previous role as Director of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Mary instigated the Ethical Making Programme, resource and pledge and was responsible for their charitable and educational programmes, including “Silver of the Stars” and the Elements Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold.
Artist Kate V Robertson is one of founders of Sculpture Placement Group who’s mission is to prolong the life-span of sculptures & offer economic/practical solutions for artists; and CAN (Circular Arts Network) a new online platform for redistributing spare, used or surplus materials, exchanging skills, labour and coordinating transport for the benefit of your local arts community. Kate studied at Glasgow School of Art, recent exhibitions of her work and projects include: Post, Online Exhibition, Patricia Fleming, Glasgow 2020, Terminal, Govan Project Space, Glasgow 2019, This Mess is Kept Afloat, DCA, Dundee 2017, Object(hood), Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh 2017; Semper Vigilantes, OBJECT / A, Manchester 2016; Semper Solum, Oxford House, as part of Glasgow International 2016; Adaptive Expectations, BALTIC 39, Newcastle, 2016. She is represented by Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow.
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