Students inspired by movement at one of Edinburgh’s top creative sites


Edinburgh College NC Acting and Performance students explored the theme of movement during a recent trip to one of Edinburgh’s top creative establishments.

The group of students visited Jupiter Artland sculpture park and art gallery as part of their unit covering movement and will now create group performances in the studio taking inspiration from the visit.

Student Chloe Park said: “The visit went really well. It was a great day out, a new experience and very creatively inspiring. Personally I enjoyed ‘The Light Pours Out Of Me’, ‘Weeping Girls’ and ‘Signpost To Jupiter’. It was also good to just be outdoors as a class. It definitely enhanced our learning experience as if it was a normal assignment, I’m not sure any of us would’ve thought to look at sculptures. It helped us come up with ideas we haven’t thought of before.”

Performing Arts Lecturer Patricia Brannigan said: “I would like to thank Jupiter Artland for an inspirational day. The sculptures and installations juxtapositioned against the natural environment has provided the students with a lot of scope for exploring and enriching their creative movement vocabulary. I am impressed with how they have developed their own artistic interpretations and concepts provoked by the artwork, and I hope to make this an annual excursion for students on this course.”

Jupiter Artland, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, is a contemporary sculpture park and art gallery created by Robert and Nicky Wilson within the grounds of Bonnington House, just outside of Edinburgh. The park is open from May to September where students from schools, colleges and universities can attend for free as part of their learning.

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