Sculpture casting | call out for volunteers

6 Jun 2023

A Carnival of Overlapping Histories: Sculpture Project

Are you interested in learning about sculpture and how to make a plaster cast of a face?

Would you like to have a plaster cast of your face made as part of a new sculpture project?

Would you like to be part of a creative project exploring the many different cultures, migration stories, and overlapping histories which are entangled with the histories of Scotland?

Ashanti Harris is an artist working with sculpture and installation to create artworks which celebrate who we are and where we have come from. 

As part of a new sculpture project, Ashanti would like to work with people whose culture or family history comes from the Caribbean, Africa or Asia - three continents with histories entangled with the histories of Scotland and whose stories are not often represented in Scottish Art and Culture. She will work to create a series of sculptures which represent histories and the many different cultures which form part of a place and the community of Easterhouse.

How the project will work:

Ashanti will meet with those involved in the project to exchange stories and using a plaster casting technique, create a plaster cast of your face. Sessions will be either one-to-one or you can attend with family or friends (up to a maximum of 4 people per session). Sessions are open to adults of all ages - not suitable for children under 13 years old and people under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The process requires your face and head to be covered with skin safe casting gel for up to 20 minutes. Hair and eyebrows will be protected with a cling-film wrap and vaseline and if you do not feel comfortable to have your face cast but you would still like to take part with your friends or family, there are options to make a cast of your hand instead. 

The plaster cast of your face will be included in an exhibition at Platform in September 2023.

Face casting sessions will take place on the following dates at various times:

Friday 16th June | Thursday 22nd June | Friday 23rd June| Thursday 29th June | Friday 30th June

If you are interested and want to find out more or would like to take part please contact us viainfo@platform-online.co.uk.

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