Marion Smith at the Dunfermline Learning Campus

Fife Contemporary are pleased to announce Fife-based sculptor Marion Smith RSA as the lead artist of a new public art project for the soon to be opened Dunfermline Learning Campus.

After an open call for artists from across Scotland and beyond, Marion Smith was chosen by a panel representing all partners in the Campus project, including Fife Council, Woodmill High School, St Columba’s RC High School and Fife College. All partners were impressed by Marion’s experience of delivering work in collaboration with communities and her commitment to sustainable practices. The new piece will use local and sustainably sourced timber alongside other materials, and will directly involve campus users from the design stages to completion, enhancing learning experiences and engagement with the new campus as the Schools and Fife College students move onto the site.

Fife Contemporary will be supporting Marion to work with all project partners to deliver the new artwork, which is due to be completed in 2025. The new Dunfermline Learning Campus will enable community use and public access for visiting the site and the new commission once complete. 

“I look forward to listening to and engaging with everybody’s ideas, then studying the collective research, developing ideas into design drawings, models and test pieces. I won’t be doing this in isolation, but will be sharing the evolution of the work. I also hope to pass on some of my making skills in a variety of materials and involve other makers.”  – Marion Smith

Find the full Press Release here

See more about the Dunfermline Learning Campus here

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Marion Smith RSA: Fife-based sculptor Marion Smith focuses on making site-specific commissions that embody a considered understanding of their context. Working mostly in granite and bronze, her practice also incorporates drawing, painting, printmaking and photography. The things that make places unique, including their topography and history are key to developing her ideas. Marion has work permanently sited around the UK from Scalloway in Shetland to Southampton. Her first public commissions were in 1994. Research, consultation and community engagement are integral to all her public artworks.

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