Siesta Pinwheel


Siesta Pinwheel

is a project curated by Stephanie Mann and Lewis den Hertog (MFA Contemporary Art Practice, eca).

A set of plan chest drawers will be the venue of a series of exhibitions. Each drawer is offered as a location to install original works that responds to the this venue.

Siesta Pinwheel is initiating a continuous open call for proposals.

The deadline to be considered for the upcoming November show will be FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER.

Send your proposal to:


The drawers are 123.4 x 87.9 x 5.5 cm (this is slightly larger than A0 size).

Any work submitted needs to fit within these dimensions, and we need to be able to close the drawers.

Work in all media will be considered.


S I E S T A   P I N W H E E L


Siesta Pinwheel is a non-profit, unfunded organisation and for this reason it will be the responsibility of selected artists to arrange delivery and collection of work themselves.

All selected work will be documented and archived and artists will be given the option to donate the work to become part of the Siesta Pinwheel collection.”

Jonathan Owen | C02, Friday 6th October

Jonathan Owen
Jonathan Owen
MFA Alumnus, will be exhibiting some of his new work in C02 on Friday.
‘Thorns whispered perfidious penance as bats unleashed sanguine fangs. Foolish mortals secreted perfidious abattoirs as oblivion engulfed the spectral requiem. Darkness ascended silver deception while pyres collapsed from Elysian arterial spray. Prayers unleashed the nocturnal torment of the Chairman and entangled his bloody soul.’ >>>>>> Tayto et Tayto on Owen


Opening 4:30pm-5:30pm
Edinburgh College of Art
74 Lauriston Place















TALES OF THE DISRUPTIVE GENE: A Talk and Reading-Performance from Steven Campbell’s New York Years, by His Sometime Literary Collaborator 

The Steven Campbell Trust are proud to announce the third in the Annual Lecture Series, Barry Yourgrau, New York-based writer and multimedia performer, collaborator and friend of Steven Campbell. He will speak about the time in the early 1980s in New York, their various collaborations and perform some of his own work.

This event is free and open to all.

The Trust are also organising a Master Class with Barry Yourgrau on Friday 4 November, 2011. Places are limited but the class is free and open to all. Artists who write, students of literature, early career writers are all encouraged to apply. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, please contact Grainne Rice: grainnerr{{{{{at}}}}}} or message us on Facebook: The Steven Campbell Trust or Twitter: @SCampbellTrust

For more information please contact the Steven Campbell Trust at or on 07792187440

Notes for Editors:

Barry Yourgrau Biography
“I can never remember my dreams, so Barry Yourgrau’s stories are a pretty good  substitute”
— David Byrne

Barry Yourgrau is a writer and multimedia performer. His books Wearing Dad’s Head and A Man Jumps Out of An Airplane are considered classics of short-short fiction. As performer he starred in the indie-film version of his book The Sadness of Sex, has appeared variously on MTV, and workshopped at Sundance Theatre Lab. He is the only foreigner author to have written fiction for Japanese cellphone Internet publication (“keitai shosetsu”), and is the author as well of an infammatory children’s book NASTYbook.  He is currently working on two books: Gangster Fables (fictions) and a memoir entitled MESS: A Writer’s Struggle To Clean Up His Home And His Act. He blogs at Huffington Post. Born in South Africa, he lives in New York and travels widely.

Select Press & Clips:

Steven Campbell Biography:

Steven Campbell was best known for his large figurative paintings and is among the most well known Scottish artists of his time. Born in 1953 in Glasgow, Steven Campbell graduated from the Painting Department of Glasgow School of Art in 1982, winning the Bram Stoker Gold Medal. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and travelled to study at the Pratt Institute in New York in 1982. Campbell has exhibited extensively and his work is in numerous public collections including: the National Gallery of Scotland, the Tate Gallery, London, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Campbell died August 15 2007.
Select publications:
Duncan Macmillan, The Paintings of Steven Campbell: The Story so far, Mainstream, 1993

About the Steven Campbell Trust

The Steven Campbell Trust was set up in 2008. The priorities of the Trust are education and access. The work of the Trust is in the arts, culture and education. It is cross-disciplinary and reflecting Steven’s interests and inspiration in music, visual art, poetry, performance and writing. The Trust supports and organises the annual Steven Campbell ‘Hunt Medal’ for a student artist of promise and talent at The Glasgow School of Art established in 2008; an annual Steven Campbell Lecture by a leading academic, artist or commentator on the arts; a series of workshops and master classes with leading artists, writers and musicians for young people and early career artists.

Hunt Medal winners:

2008: Claire Paterson
2009: Jude Jones
2010: Jamie Lee McAuley
2011: John Kellock
Steven Campbell Annual Lecture:
2009: Inaugural lecture by Professor Neil Mulholland, Colourful Green Ideas Sleep Furiously, National Gallery of Scotland, with introduction from Professor Tom Normand
2010: Lecture by Professor Duncan Macmillan On form and Fiction, and panel discussion chaired by Sandy Moffat with artists Craig Mulholland and Alex Pollard and Hunt Medal winner Claire Paterson.
2011: Presentation and reading performance by Barry Yourgrau, TALES OF THE DISRUPTIVE GENE: A Talk and Reading-Performance from Steven Campbell’s New York Years, by His Sometime Literary Collaborator, Edinburgh College of Art
Steven Campbell workshops and master classes:
2010: Creative workshops led by Hunt Medal winner Claire Paterson for young people, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
2011: Master class with performance artist, sculptor and painter Bruce McLean for early career artists, Whitespace, Edinburgh.
2011: Master class with Barry Yourgrau for visual artists, creative writers and students, venue CO2, MFA School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art.


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