Milestone (4 stars)

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Milestone is a unique arts event for the Festival. Ten international sculptors will each carve a new sculpture in a 1 to 2 tonne block of stone of their choosing in the ArtCollege quadrangle. This event offers the public a rare opportunity to watch stone sculptors in the process of creating their work. In addition to the Milestone carve, visitors can learn more about stone-carving practices all over the world from the accompanying exhibition of films, photographs, interviews, tools, books and sculptors' maquettes. From the magnificent examples of quarrying the earth’s matrix to the documented craft skills of stone artisans and toolmakers, these enlightening films and other collected data force a reassessment of how we think about ‘stone’ and the sculptors that work it. The Milestone carve and exhibition form part of the wider STONE project, a three-year Edinburgh College of Art initiative, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. PART OF THE 2009 EAF

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Reviews & features

Visual Art Hitlist

14 Aug 2009

Our pick of the week's exhibitions

Self-Made Cavalcade, Milestone, Jane and Louise Wilson: Unfolding the Aryan Papers, The Creative World of Alan Davie, The Enlightenments, The Discovery of Spain, Eva Hesse: Studiowork

Visual Art Hitlist

29 Jul 2009

What's getting us excited in the visual art world.

Andrew Ranville, Bob and Roberta Smith This Artist is Deeply Dangerous, The Discovery of Spain, Eva Hesse: Studiowork, Jane and Louise Wilson, Milestone, Peter Blake: Venice.

Not set in stone: sculpture at the Festival

24 Jul 2009

Talitha Kotzé explores the nature and appeal of the form

An unofficial but recurring thread in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival programme is sculpture. That is not to say traditionally moulded or contemporarily modulated, but sculpture in its broadest sense. It ranges from new work by the Wilson sisters to…

Edinburgh Art Festival - 'Milestone'

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