This project blogsite operates as a reference and tool for the developing Cultural and Engagement Strategy for Robert Gordon University, and which includes Public Art & the Riverside strategy for it's Garthdee Campus. The blog has been prepared by Ian Banks of appointed art consultants Atoll, and who is collaborating on the strategy with new media artist Clive Gillman and lighting consultant Reg Gove of Lightfolio. The blog is focussed not just towards the Garthdee campus and University only, but explores the context of a wider Aberdeen. In terms of confidentiality, for the moment at least the blogsite is openly accessible, but does not contain information on the strategy that is deemed sensitive. This access arangement may change.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Below uploaded is a powerpoint summary of both the consensus and outline strategy recommendations coming out of the recent RGU Public Art & the Riverside Campus questionnaire circulated last month via SurveyMonkey to identified RGU stakeholders. 

Survey Questionnaire Summary_05Jul12

The PARC blog has also been updated with a  summary of both Clive Gilman's and Lightfolio's artistic proposals for a LED installation on the Library Tower (see below):

Clive Gilmans artistic proposal looks to explore the notion of epic journeys made to and from Aberdeen using the motto of Robert Gordon University which is Omni Nunc Arte Magistra. This translates literally from Latin as "Now by all your mastered arts...". The motto comes from Virgil's Aenid, as the god Vulcan encourages his workers at the forge. Linked to this concept, is the approaching 500th anniversary in 2013 of the first ever translation of the  Aeneid into any western European language ('Middle Scots') in 1513 by the Bishop of Dunkeld, and called Eneados. The proposal looks to replay Eneados very very slowly around the upper library tower via applied L.E.D mesh lighting. It is now subject to a funding application made to Creative Scotland under the funding strand Large Scale Public Art.

All of the above links with the Governments recent Scottish International Design Summit (a summary of which is included below), an should be viewed in the context of the ongoing series of contextual videos and documents being uploaded continually inform this developing public art strategy.

If you have not been contacted already, please click here to take part in the RGU Questionnaire on Public Art & the Riverside Campus.

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