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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