Artist Eddie Summerton will present an illustrated talk at Workspace Dunfermline on 11 November about his new work Shelter Stone. The public art project takes the format of a newsprint publication and features contributions by forty-six writers and artists. Volunteers will deliver the publication, produced in partnership by The Strict Nature Reserve (Summerton) and The Mountain Bothy Association (MBA), to over 100 remote bothies and mountain huts across the UK, Iceland and the Alps.
The project publication will only be available for viewing in these remote locations and, as it is printed on newsprint, will not only be a work of art but a survivalist tool for the walker and climber, capable of use as a fire lighter, boot drier, draught excluder or toilet paper!
Eddie Summerton’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and North Korea and is in public collections in the UK and USA, including the BBC and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is currently a lecturer in Contemporary Art Practice – DJCAD, Dundee.
The Shelter Stone talk at Workspace starts at 6.30pm. You can find out more here.