During 2018, a 2 part collaborative project will be carried out between Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (Edinburgh, Scotland) and La Ira De Dios (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Following open calls in Scotland and Argentina, the jury (comprised of the directors of both residency spaces and representatives of the British Council from both countries), selected the following artists: Birthe Jorgensen (Glasgow), Scott Rogers (Calgary, CA, lives in Glasgow), and Santiago Poggio (La Plata, Argentina).The jury was very impressed with the level of interest and the overall quality of applicants for both open calls.
With the support of the British Council, the two artists from Scotland and the Argentinian artist will undertake a research residency in La Ira de Dios in February followed by a production residency at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in June and July this year. The project will culminate in an exhibition of new work that will form part of the official programme of the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2018
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Our office in Argentina was founded in 1942. In 2015 we incorporated a remote teaching centre from which English is taught to more than 27 thousand public school students in Latin America. It is also an official IELTS and British universities and professional associations exams centre.