This is an old email from the Newsletter Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison first sent on 29 July 2014. Subscribe at:

Hello friends,

What are you up to this week?

Fancy coming to the launch of the Edinburgh Art Festival? My Referendum themed installation / event - After the Revolution, Who Will Clean Up the Mess? begins as part of Talbot Rice Gallery's Counterpoint exhibition this Thursday 31 July (see below for details).

I'm in conversation with journalist and activist Ewa Jasiewicz on Monday 11 August, and holding a small but special all-night Referendum Results Party and live webcast from the gallery on 18 - 19 September, so you can witness all the action!

Also this summer, I'm starting the search for four more venues to 'adopt' my Early Warning Signs. If you know an arts organisation that should follow in the footsteps of GoMA, FACT, Aspex and Beaconsfield (all hosting signs this year), please see below for further details and apply through the website.

Very best wishes,


After the Revolution, Who Will Clean Up the Mess?

After the Revolution,
Who Will Clean Up the Mess?

A new installation / event by Ellie Harrison completely contingent on the result of the Referendum on Scottish Independence on 18 September 2014. As part of Talbot Rice's group exhibition Counterpoint, four large confetti cannons have been installed in their ornate Georgian gallery space. Linked up to a central detonation unit, the cannons will only be activated in the event of a YES vote. If a NO vote is declared, they will remain dormant for the entire duration of the exhibition and we will never witness what might have been.

You are invited to join us throughout the night 18 - 19 September to witness all the action / inaction live!
Edinburgh Art Festival Launch: Thursday 31 July, 20:00 - 22:00
Counterpoint Exhibition: 1 August - 18 October 2014, 12:00 - 17:00

Art, Activism and Social Change:
Ellie Harrison in conversation with journalist and activist Ewa Jasiewicz

Monday 11 August, 18:30 - 19:30

Talbot Rice Gallery
University of Edinburgh
South Bridge

Early Warning Signs

Early Warning Signs:
Adopt a Sign for 2015!

Ellie Harrison's Early Warning Signs project is entering its fourth year and the artist is now seeking applications from host venues to 'adopt' one of the four 'climate change' signs in 2015.

Initiated with the mission to 'reduce, reuse, recycle her art', the project has seen these now familiar rotating signs hosted by a growing list of venues including: Beaconsfield, FACT, Gallery of Modern Art, Aspex Gallery, Eastside Projects, Castlefield Gallery, Space Station Sixty-Five, Travelling Gallery, Site Gallery, Dundee Contemporary Arts, CCA Glasgow, The Hidden Gardens at Tramway, Beacon Art Project and at Artsadmin's Two Degrees Festival, where it all began back in 2011.

Now's your chance to join this prestigious group!
  • Are you part of an arts organisation or 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 2015.
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: Friday 31 October 2014

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

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