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New artwork to be launched in Dunfermline

Date uploaded: November 28, 2012

A Subjective Walking View of Dunfermline by Toby Paterson with Collective Architecture

Launch day: Sunday 9th December.
Location: Pittencrieff Park and Public Park, Dunfermline.

Toby Paterson, in association with Collective Architecture, is developing an exciting new temporary and permanent artwork for Dunfermline in 2012/2013.

A Subjective Walking View of Dunfermline is artist Toby Paterson’s first piece of work in Dunfermline and is an interpretation of a walking tour around Dunfermline, featuring his own selection of buildings and landmarks on a route that links the two main parks to the East and West of the city. Sculptural structures created by Toby and Collective Architecture are located at the points where the walk begins and ends in Pittencrieff Park and Public Park.

This event is the first stage in a bigger project and it will be followed by the creation of a series of permanent artworks by Toby Paterson and Collective Architecture, integrated into the city in 2013. The permanent work, which will also focus on the experience of walking around Dunfermline is funded by Tesco Ltd as part of a Section 75 contribution to public art.

Mike Rumney, Chair of the City of Dunfermline Area Committee said: "This is an exciting project being led by an internationally renowned artist and will, I think, result in something very innovative which will greatly add to the existing character of Dunfermline. Public engagement is at the heart of this project and will inform Toby's work. I greatly welcome this exciting development which will raise the profile of Dunfermline both locally and nationally."

A guide to the walk has been produced with drawings by Toby Paterson and his own response to each landmark. Toby Paterson will be leading walks along the route and talking about his work on Sunday 9th December. Please come and join him on the guided walk or get a copy of the guide and to follow it at leisure. The programme on 9th December is as follows:

11.00 - 12.30 Guided walk from Public Park structure (limited places available - max 25 people)
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch break - an opportunity to purchase refreshments in the Glen Café and meet the artists
13.30 - 14.00 Artist’s introduction to project in the Glen Cafe
14.00 - 15.30 Guided walk from Glen structure (limited places available - max 25 people)

Collective Architecture will be based in the Glen Cafe for the duration of the event on the 9th December, distributing guides, and discussing the project and Toby’s work.

Limited places are available for the guided walks. Each walk will be ticketed via free tokens distributed on a first-come-first served basis at each temporary structure. A number of tokens will be available for reservation prior to the event by emailing [email protected]
The sculptural structures will be in place in the park for a two week period from the 9th to 23rd December. Guides will be available after this time by contacting Ginkgo Projects at [email protected] (until supplies run out).

Toby Paterson and Collective Architecture would welcome any comments and thoughts from the public about the artwork but also about people’s personal landmarks, walking routes or overlooked architectural gems in the city. Please email [email protected]

This project is being developed and managed by Ginkgo Projects for Enterprise, Planning and Protective Services in Fife Council.

Click here for further details.

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