This is an old email from the Newsletter Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison first sent on 2 August 2012. Subscribe at:


Site GalleryDundee Contemporary Arts Centre for Contemporary ArtsThe Hidden Gardens at Tramway

Since the beginning of 2012, my four Early Warning Signs (produced last summer as part of Artsadmin's Two Degrees festival) have been proudly displayed outside four of the UK's leading contemporary art venues: Site Gallery in Sheffield, Dundee Contemporary Arts and in Glasgow at the Centre for Contemporary Arts and The Hidden Gardens at Tramway.

Perhaps you have seen one on your travels? Well, the good news is that the call is now open for four new arts venues to adopt the signs in 2013.

  • Are you part of an arts organisation / gallery that would like to be seen to be actively acknowledging climate change?
  • Would you like to help create awareness / discussion about climate change in your local area?
  • Then why not take responsibility for one of the four signs by committing to display it in an outdoor public location at / near your venue during 2013.
Unlike adopting a human child, the application process for adopting a sign is very simple and should no take more than 5 minutes. For all the details, please visit:

DEADLINE: Monday 1 October 2012

Please do forward on these details to arts organisations / galleries you know who might be interested in adopting a sign.

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Ellie & Oliver Show

Tune in to the Ellie & Oliver Show as we broadcast LIVE from the Edinburgh Art Festival pavilion from 12:00 - 12:30 every Friday throughout August (3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August 2012). And please come join us and our special guest Nadja Sayej from Artstars* for a dance and some free falafel at Ellie & Oliver's Afternoon Special at the pavilion from 13:00 - 16:00 on Friday 31 August.

Hunt & Darton Cafe

On Friday 10 August from 18:00 - midnight, we will be bringing all the fun of the radio show to the Hunt & Darton Cafe in Edinburgh, as we play ourselves playing waiters. Bickering, bossing, chatting, laughing and generally doing what we would do at home, we'll chat to visitors, play music, serve food and drink and offer opinions and advice on any topics or problems you may like to discuss.

National Museum of Roller Derby
On Tuesday 14 June, I launched the National Museum of Roller Derby project at Glasgow Women's Library as my contribution to the Library's 20th Anniversary celebrations. You can now watch video documentation of the event online and stay tuned for our first public exhibition opening on 22 September 2012.