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Polarcap Contemporary Art Projects

Polarcap Contemporary Art Projects Founded by Liz Adamson and Graeme Todd in 2007. The organization aims to bring high quality contempo Polarcap Exhibitions and Projects

You Do Voodoo West Barns Studios 2007

No More Stars Edinburgh College of Art and West Barns, Edinburgh International Arts Festival 2007

Eskimo Eskmills, Musselburgh, Edinburgh International Arts Festival, 2008

Heavy Metal Mouth Edinburgh Annuale 2009

Vegetable Loves West Barns Studios 2011

How Steep is Now ASCUS Centre, Edinburgh 2012

Pincushion John Gray Centre 2012

Steep Trail St Andrews Museum, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Dunbar Town House 2013

Forever and Ever, Dunbar Town House Museum 2013

Projects and Collaborations
2008 Ask Conference (Art, Strategies and Knowledge), East Lothian Council
2010 Creative Scotland visit to Beijing and Shanghai
2011 Formation of China Consortium partnership with ESW and FCA&C
2011-12 establishment of art/eco labs in East of Scotland
2012 Origination of China/Scotland exchange
2011-2015 Steep Trail Project
2012 ASCUS prize for ‘How Steep is Now’
2012+13 Doctrine of Signatures Edinburgh Annuale
2013 Steep Trail Conference, Collaboration Improving the model
2014 Scottish Seabirds Centre Gateway Project
2014 Invisible Scotland

Artists
Liz Adamson
Robin Arseneau
Steve Baker
Boards of Canada
David Chieppo
Rabiya Choudry
Neil Clements
Tommy Crooks
Malcy Duff
Graham Fagan
Benjamin Fallon
Keith Farquhar
Tadg Farrington
Gareth Fisher
Moyna Flannigan
El Frauenfelder
Takaya Fuiji
Derrick Guild
Alexander Guy
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Alexa Hare
Kevin Henderson
Rania Ho
Anneli Holmstrom
Dean Hughes
Kenny Hunter
Jacqui Irvine
Eri Itoi
Sacha Kahir
Mashiro Kawanaka
Paul Keir
San Keller
Kuehne and Klein
Scott Laverie
Duncan Marquiss
Rachel Maclean
Ciara McDermott
Hazel McLeod
John Muir
Lee O’ Connor
Jonathan Owen
Trine Pederson
Iain Patterson
Andrea Roe
Stephanie Richardson
Emily Ritchie
Norman Shaw
Soland Goose
Edward Summerton
Charles Stiven
Graeme Todd
Hayley Tompkins
Christian Vetter
Andy Wake
Michael Windle
Wang Xieda



Commissioned writers
John Calcutt : BLUE EYED
Louisa Waugh: YOU DO VOODOO?

Neil Mulholland : RANDOM SON OF A BITCH
The Lonely Piper : THE THRAWN CHORUS
Ola Wojtkiewicz : A SHAMAN IN A FISHING NET
Kevin Henderson : FROM BASECAMP

26/10/2016

Thinking about You Do Voodoo 2
Until then have a good October 31st

West Barns Arts
19/03/2016
West Barns Arts

West Barns Arts

West Barns Arts is an artist-run organisation in East Lothian, Scotland, providing studios, exhibitions and activities for the local community.

It's a beautiful day here in Dunbar. We had a great turnout yesterday, really fantastic, thank you! But, if you missed t...
28/02/2016

It's a beautiful day here in Dunbar. We had a great turnout yesterday, really fantastic, thank you! But, if you missed the event you can see the show on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm, drop by, it would be great to see you.

Hope you can make it along to the opening Sat 27th Feb, Project Space, West Barns Studios 12-4pm
17/02/2016

Hope you can make it along to the opening Sat 27th Feb, Project Space, West Barns Studios 12-4pm

31/05/2015

Really enjoyed speaking at GRAB A CHAIR: Conversations about words and statements, well done Jonelle and friends for all the organizing also Conche for great coffee and company

Polarcap publications
30/05/2015

Polarcap publications

Nearly finished!
30/05/2015

Nearly finished!

West Barns Arts have been awarded funding from Viridor, Community Wind Power and ELC. We'll now be able to do Stikeen Pr...
23/05/2014

West Barns Arts have been awarded funding from Viridor, Community Wind Power and ELC. We'll now be able to do Stikeen Project Phase 1. New studios, new project space, warmer environment with new facilities and for Polarcap new possibilities! Lots of things going on, we'll keep you posted.

Kenny Hunter’s latest sculpture ‘The Watcher’ has been unveiled at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick. It was ...
23/05/2014

Kenny Hunter’s latest sculpture ‘The Watcher’ has been unveiled at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick. It was interesting for Polarcap to work with SSC on The Gateway Project helping them to realise their ambitions.

10/01/2014

East Lothian Arts Service :Public Art Commission-Deadline extended to 13th January
Funding for art works in East Lothian £40,000 indoor and outdoor works at Sandersons Wynd Care Facility e-mail
[email protected]

31/07/2013

Polarcap are off for 4 day international symposium which includes 2 day field trip " Mountains and Forests" as part of Invisible Scotland Project, Dundee here we come!

Timeline photos
13/06/2013

Timeline photos

Where do you draw the line between comedy and cruelty? Find out in Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi's online performance Thurs 13 Jun 8pm BST http://ow.ly/lVhVq

10/06/2013

Steep Trail Conference : Collaboration-Improving the Model
Brunton Theatre 9.30-4.00
The event is free but places must be booked. To book your place email [email protected] or call Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop on 0131 551 4490.
60 people booked already so should be a good gathering!
Wed 12th June

22/05/2013

Forever and Ever Exhibition, Dunbar Town House Museum & Gallery
Art Workshops for children aged 8yrs plus
Sat 25th May and Sat 8th June 2-4pm
Explore the relationship between humans and animals through drawing, using a mixed media approach. To book a place. Contact the Arts Service: 0131 665 9900
[email protected]

17/05/2013

Thanks everyone for a great opening and sorry we had to leave to drive North. But beautiful evening drive. Now we're here in Banchory looking forward to the next art/eco lab tomorrow at Woodend Barn, Aberdeenshire. Looks like a good and busy weekend.

17/04/2013

Art workshop for children aged 7 – 12 years
Sat 20 April 2pm – 4pm

Steep Trail
Contemporary artists in the footsteps of John Muir



Artist Susan Mowatt introduces children to some of the ideas behind Rania Ho’s wallpaper work. By looking at some of the contemporary baking available on Dunbar’s High Street, they will make their own section of wallpaper using simple collage and monoprinting techniques. Please bring along an old shirt or apron if possible.

To book a place please contact the Arts Service on 0131 665 9900 or [email protected]

16/04/2013

Please circulate
Dunbar Town House Museum & Gallery
Steep Trail artists talk Sunday 21st April, 2pm-4pm all welcome.

Informal tour of the exhibition with one of the exhibiting artists, Graeme Todd

Timeline photos
26/03/2013

Timeline photos

'Doctrine of Signatures 2' Edinburgh College of Art, Innovative Learning Week. Final Year School of Art students working...
12/03/2013

'Doctrine of Signatures 2' Edinburgh College of Art, Innovative Learning Week. Final Year School of Art students working at West Barns Studios.

09/03/2013

Great to see such a good turnout last night. Hopefully the wild, winter night was chased away by art, prosecco and conversation. It cheered my night! Exhibition runs 9-30 March, Mondays-Saturday 10.30-5pm.

Day 1 on Innovative Learning Week. Final year students from School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, on a guided walk of...
28/02/2013

Day 1 on Innovative Learning Week. Final year students from School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, on a guided walk of the John Muir Park as part of their project 'Doctrine of Signatures

Day 1 on Innovative Learning Week. Final year students from School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, on a guided walk of...
28/02/2013

Day 1 on Innovative Learning Week. Final year students from School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, on a guided walk of the John Muir Park as part of their project 'Doctrine of Signatures

23/02/2013

Graeme Todd will give a talk at St Andrews at 2pm, Sunday 24th Feb at St Andrews Museum at 'Steep Trail' exhibition. If you're around Fife tomorrow it would be great to see you.

Graeme Todd will give an artist's talk at St Andrews at 2pm, Sunday 24th Feb at St Andrews Museum at 'Steep Trail' exhib...
23/02/2013

Graeme Todd will give an artist's talk at St Andrews at 2pm, Sunday 24th Feb at St Andrews Museum at 'Steep Trail' exhibition. If you're around Fife tomorrow it would be great to see you.

22/02/2013

You can become a friend now and that 'll keep you up to date.

22/02/2013

At last finding the time to set up the new Polarcap site!
Hope you will follow what we're up to on Facebook.

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