After 10 years of creating many innovative community arts projects across Scotland, Red Field Arts Community Interest Company is now reforming and developing new visions for 2018 and beyond. Original Red Field founder members Babs McCool and Tim Fitzpatrick will be leading the new venture which will change from its original status of a community interest company into an arts collective and will now be known simply as The Red Field.
Alongside each of their own continuing arts practices Tim and Babs will increasingly be looking to use their combined experience to help groups and organisations develop and deliver new creative approaches. From a position of mentoring behind the scenes, to shaping arts and cultural strategies, The Red Field aims to bring innovative perspectives in helping to shape new public engagements with arts and the public realm in Scotland.
In 2018 Tim Fitzpatrick will be continuing his collaboration on the Shine project with astronomer Dr Anne-Marie Weijmans of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St AndrewsA new version of SHINE: code for everything will be shown at the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford as part of a Stargazing Oxford 2018. This will be held at the Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road on the 27th of January from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The work will continue to be exhibited in the department for February.
As a result of the Shine collaboration Tim has now been appointed artist in residence for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and this will involve a residency at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico where observing for the survey is carried out. He will also be a guest visiting artist at the New Mexico State University where he will outline his work to both the physics and art faculties.