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Capture Scotland says hello to Architecture: a new touring event featuring the ultimate 24hr art challenge and exhibition.

Press Release   •   May 28, 2016 05:55 BST

Arts Stop is pleased to announce Capture Scotland, a series of events celebrating Scotland, Architecture and Artists, visiting four cities over three months. The event is part of Architecture and Design Scotland’s Say Hello to Architectureprogramme, aimed at celebrating the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and the Festival of Architecture in 2016.

The opening exhibition to the Glasgow event, Capture the Southside, starts at 6pm on Saturday 11th June at the Art Village, Shawlands Shopping Centre. Meet the artists and snap up some unique artwork showcasing Glasgow. Capture Scotland will then be taking to the road and visiting Paisley, Aberdeen and Edinburgh as part of Pop Up! Scotland's, Great Scottish Make Off.

Artists are challenged to create a visual image based on a surprise location in any medium they choose over twenty four hours. The challenge is designed to provide an alternative way for artists to create, exhibit and sell their work while taking a closer look at architecture, the environment we inhabit and our perception of it!

Alicia Bunn, Arts Stop Director, said “ We are passionate about promoting the artistic talents of Scotland and are working to helping artists get more recognition, so we are throwing open the challenge to all Artists. And the exhibition is just the start of the journey, the work will also be available on Art Stop's website so anyone who loves Scotland can get local artwork to treasure in one form or another.”

Jim MacDonald, Chief Executive of A&DS said, “This year is a great way for everyone to get involved in their own places and learn about how architecture impacts on everyone’s lives. We want to help communities to think about their place and respond to it in an enjoyable way. We’re looking to support communities and individuals to create their own events on the theme of Say Hello to Architecture.”

Look out for artists on the streets of Glasgow's Southside on Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June or try one of the 4 workshops on offer over the weekend. Adults can try their hands at Paper Architecture or Paint like a famous Artist. Family friendly Sunday allows children to draw fun colourful buildings and teenagers can design some street art.

Check out www.capturescot.uk for more information and to book workshops. 

About Arts Stop

Arts Stop is a visual arts company based in Renfrewshire: creating spaces that make art part of daily life. Celebrating local talent and brining all disciplines together to create a hub for creativity, providing artsevents and alternative ways for artiststo display, sell and create work. www.artsstop.com

About Architecture and Design Scotland

Architecture and Design Scotland is Scotland’s design agency, providing advise and support to those creating our spaces and engaging the public with places and architecture. Throughout 2016 Say Hello to Architecture is our main activity to celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and the Festival of Architecture. www.ads.org.uk

About The 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design started on 1 January 2016 and will end on 31 December 2016. Through a series of exciting events and activity, the year will showcase Scotland’s position as an “innovation nation”, its outstanding built heritage, and its thriving, internationally acclaimed creative industries sector. The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design is a Scottish Government initiative being led by VisitScotland, and supported by a variety of partners including Scottish Government, Creative Scotland, Architecture & Design Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Scottish Enterprise, The National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

Join the conversation #IAD2016 www.visitscotland.com/about/themed-years/innovation-architecture-design

About Festival of Architecture 2016

Say Hello to Architecture is proud to be part of the Festival of Architecture 2016, Scotland’s celebration of design, creativity and built environment. The Festival runs throughout 2016 with over 400 events taking place across Scotland. Go to www.foa2016 to get involved. @foa2016 #foa2016

About Say Hello to Architecture

Say Hello to Architecture is a range of events and activities supported or organised by Architecture and Design Scotland to celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and the Festival of Architecture in 2016. #hello2arch www.ads.org.uk/say-hello-to-architecture

About Art Village

Art Villageis Scotland's newest and largest contemporary art gallerywith seven thousand square feet of creative space located in the heart of Shawlands. Supporting local artists and businesses by promoting community engagement in the arts and subsequently revive the local high street that has historically suffered decline. www.artvillagescotland.com

About Pop Up! Scotland

Pop Up! Scotland was founded by a group of passionate creatives who firmly believe art is for everyone. A community interest company (CIC) that aims to achieve its goals: to open up

opportunities for emerging artists, engage more people in creative pursuits, and develop a thriving creative community. www.popupscotland.org

About Great Scottish Make Off presented by Pop Up! Scotland

Think of the bits of your favourite reality cooking competition and replace food with art, then throw yourself into the middle and make it a festival and you’ve got The Great Scottish Make Off. It will be coming to you in person across several cities in Scotland. Artists will be selected as the contestants, and will be given a brief, materials, and a day to create a work in a friendly “competition”. The local community will be invited in to watch, and we’ll be offering a chance for anyone and everyone to get involved by shopping at artist stalls, having their own minimake

off workshops, and enjoying live entertainment in our festival atmosphere. It’s all about engaging

local communities, highlighting local artists, and introducing more people to the benefits of creativity. www.popupscotland.org/projects/the-great-scottish-make-off

Contact: Arts Stop

Alicia Bunn

alicia@artsstop.com

(+44) 7521202543

www.artsstop.com

www.capturescot.uk

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Twitter: #CaptureScot #ArtsStop