The week beginning 5th November found Nicola having meetings not only involving the future up until March 2008 but also the future beyond March 2008. This is, therefor, a good time to give an overview of the art works that have taken place since June 2007 and those happening between now and the future.

Tweed Street (29th July - 30th Aug 2007)
The Tweed Street Tour focuses on D6/D5 bus route into Abbeyview from Dunfermline. As a starting point we asked the people who live on Tweed Street, this is one of the streets that line the route, to photograph the windows arrangements of the houses. The residents of Tweed Street were involved in the creation of the temporary artwork by Marisa Privitera. Nicola & Linsey Leitch installed the posters on streetlights all around Abbeyview advertising the Tweed Street Tour. Nicola, Marisa Privitera, Stuart Murdoch and Marisa's cousin, install the 40 images on the streetlights. The Abbeyview Council Local Service Centre's plasma screen also showed Tweed Street Tour images by Marisa Privitera to bring the project to the wider audience of the community who use the Centre.

Bird's Eye View ( Sept 2007 )
Pupils from Woodmill High School's higher music class worked on a new rendition of Stevie Jackson's song, "Bird's Eye View" into their music lessons in preparation for a live performance with Stevie. This version included a variety of different instruments to give the song a different feel than the original. These included some extra guitar parts, a bass guitar, violin, flute, percussion and a group of five singers instead of the original lone vocalist.

The Cabinet of Curiosities (ON TOUR)
8th Dec - 30th Jan: Fife Contemporary Art & Craft
6th - 30th Sept: Whitemill High School
25th - 30th August: 26 Bruce Street, Dunfermline

The Cabinet of Curiosities has been designed and built by carpenter Nick Millar, in collaboration with the SEE EYE team. Stevie Jackson, from Belle and Sebastian, gave a live performance of his two songs "Bird's Eye View" & "The Electric Box" that he composed for Abbeyview. Nicola Atkinson Does Fly was there to answer any questions.

Clock People (Public Art Gatherings)
All who will attend these events in Abbeyview Community Centre will experience various ideas on the notion and definition of public art, with a chance to freely discuss their opinions. Each of the evenings' discussions will be annotated and, as a conclusion to the exercise, form a report to determine the future of Public art in Abbeyview.

The Importance of Time. (Thurs 29th Nov @ 7pm ) Abbeyview Community Centre
Nicola Atkinson Does Fly shall co-host the first event with John Cavanagh. John has created music under the name Phosphene since 2000. For the last decade and a half he has work for BBC Radio Scotland, all the BBC networks from 1-5 and World Service/Radio International. He currently purveys twisted pop radio programmes to listeners in Latvia and New Zealand from a cellar in Pollokshields. Nicola will introduce her working practices and John will read stories by Phillip Miller, written especially for this event.

What is Beautiful? (Thurs 17th January 2008 @ 7.30pm) Abbeyview Community Centre
Nicola Atkinson Does Fly shall co-host with Ben Spencer. He is a freelance consultant advising on a wide range of organisations from the public and voluntary sectors on the development of art and architecture initiatives. Nicola will preform with Aby Vulliamy a Musician.

Flowers vs. Portraits. (Thurs 13th March 2008 @ 7pm) Abbeyview Community Centre
Nicola Atkinson Does Fly, Claire Barclay Artist & Clare Simpson, Senior Arts Development Officer for Culture and Sport, Glasgow.

R.A.D.A.R. Random And Dynamic Art Risks. This is a series of artworks with the brief of organically using the unforeseen happenings and inspiration while experiencing Abbeyview to create pieces of work. Luke Fowler has made a film & interviewed people in Abbeyview and Nicola Atkinson Does Fly & Sophia Pankenier has created hand-dawn images of K & K Factors from Her fascination of the shop on her time in Abbeyview. Claire Barclay Is inspired by the open air space of the place.

Quick Art (10th Oct 2007)
In collaboration with Nicola Atkinson Does Fly, Alan Grieve wrote his memories of the Abbeyview chip shop as a story on the pavement. Temporary public art is very effective in Abbeyview given that the immediate interaction of passers-by.

K & K Factors. (29th Nov 2007 – 17th Jan 2008)
The K&K Factors artwork developed out of Nicola Atkinson Does Fly and Sophia Pankenier shared fascination with the character, objects and stories crammed into the local Abbeyview hardware shop. Nicola engaged in discussion with the shop owners & people visiting it. The series of drawn products based on the pieces arranged for sale there. Sophia took the images away to document, explore, renew and subsequently install as another ´shop´ in New York. Nicola will installed her series of drawings in the hardware shop, selling them for the same price as the product. A limited edition of the book was created. This will be Launch in Abbeyview on Nov 29th 2007

(still to be named) (28th Feb 2008)
Luke Fowler has filmed the day & night activity in Abbeyview. Conversation with the residents has been part of his process. He will also spend time with the community wardens during their night walks. This will be shown in Abbeyview Community Centre.

(still to be named) 13th March 2008
Claire Barclay create temporary artworks in open-air locations in Abbeyview. The residents surrounding the open air locations will be directly involved in the inspiration and creation of the temporary artwork.

'Art as Evidence' Book (31st March 2008)
Art give voice to people. A selection of artists work who have worked in Abbeyview since January '07
Text by Chris Hladowski
Drawings by Nicola Atkinson Does Fly, Carol Lambie & Hanna Tuulikki.
Images from the artworks by Nicola Atkinson Does Fly, Claire Barclay, Luke Fowler, Sophia Pankenier & Marisa Privitera.

Image © Nicola Atkinson Does Fly

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