Artist Talk announced for URBANE programme- “Orchard as metaphor: concerning socially engaged art and sustainability”

Join us for an artist talk at the Tent Gallery, as part of the URBANE interdisciplinary exhibition and Edible Cities Edinburgh events series.

Jonathan Baxter will introduce the work of DUO (Dundee Urban Orchard), a city-wide art and horticulture project established in 2013. Through the metaphor of an orchard Jonathan will explore key themes within socially engaged art including the tension between participation and provocation, the relationship between symbolic and actual practice, and the different evaluative criteria for what constitutes success.

The talk will be informative, informal and participatory.

This event is free and open to all, but please reserve a ticket via Eventbrite.

Orchard-as-metaphor


Artist biography: Jonathan Baxter is an artist and … He works across disciplines – both art and non-art related – uses psychoanalytic methodologies and performative practices to variously open up, challenge and propose … what is. Jonathan has a prior commitment to social, environmental and economic justice. He is currently undertaking research entitled, Performing the Broken Middle: Socially Engaged Art and Its Shadow.  

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One response to “Artist Talk announced for URBANE programme- “Orchard as metaphor: concerning socially engaged art and sustainability”

  1. Great insights from Jonathan at this event!

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