Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop readies for opening
October 9 2014Sutherland Hussey designed creative laboratories for an official unveiling on 20 November.
The Newhaven cultural hub is situated within old railway sidings and will provide a home for sculptors dedicated to the research and production of contemporary visual art.
Dominated by a 22.5m triangular tower the studio takes the form of a single storey pavilion surrounding an outdoor courtyard housing spaces for events and the production and exhibition of work including ‘ambitiously-scaled’ pieces.
The tower itself was conceived as a ‘visual and cultural beacon’ and will play host to a new sound commission by Tommy Perman, Simon Kirby and Rob St John. Though initially inaccessible to the public an internal stair may be added at a later date.
ESW director Irene Kernan said: “The Arts Funding Prize represents a major investment in future generations of artists and will be a major resource for our local community in Newhaven as well as the city as a whole.”
The new facilities are designed to complement ESW’s Bill Scott Sculpture Centre, also designed by Sutherland Hussey, which opened its doors in July 2012.
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