*****PRESS RELEASE*****                                                     25th Jun 2009
                                               
Artist inspired to Edinburgh exhibition by theft of Artwork.

Since a life-size sculpture was stolen from the artists exhibition in 1999 Heather Tweed has been musing on thoughts of lost objects and the Limbo world they may end up in.

The seated 'Leopardess' sculpture created using faux fur and a fur coat that once belonged to the artist's Nana has never turned up although she is always on the lookout for potential clues to its whereabouts.
Thieves broke into the art gallery in Bath after a series of thefts of sunglasses from other sculptures the artist had exhibited in other galleries across the South West of England were reported in the media.

Heather is planning an interactive site-specific exhibition to take place during one of the busiest and exciting cultural events in the UK, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and themes of loss, reunion and serendipity will form the basis for the artworks.


"Most people have lost at least one thing during their life and many people are still seeking something. This art project may not bring anything back but a few folk might just find something else if they keep eyes peeled!" The artist says enigmatically. "You might be a finder and a keeper. There are also plenty of interesting stories out there that need to be told and if anyone knows the whereabouts of my sculpture please let me know!"

The project entitled Lost not Found: Abscission takes place during August.
The artist will be secreting small artworks at various locations across the City centre, finders are requested to follow the attached instructions to participate in the project and keep the artwork.
Please visit http://www.heathertweed.co.uk over the course of the project for updates, participants and final outcome.


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Listing details:

Lost not Found: Abscission
A series of interventions and interactive art projects by Heather Tweed.
Edinburgh EH1
7th - 31st August 2009
12am - 12am
Free
www.heathertweed.co.uk
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About the Artist

Heather Tweed is a prize-winning artist based in the UK. She has exhibited widely across the country (with pieces in New York, Tokyo and The National Library Of Congress, Washington) and been involved in a variety of projects over the years including teaching, workshops, artist lead exhibitions as well as exhibiting in traditional art galleries and alternative spaces.
She was an early Saatchi Online Gallery Critic's Choice and her eye-catching life-size faux fur sculptures based on Anabas the ancient Egyptian god of the afterlife scare and delight the viewer in equal measure.
She fulfilled a childhood dream of a trip to Egypt when the British Council invited her to take part in a two year artists and education project between Cairo, Alexandria and Bristol in the UK

About The Artwork

The Artists recent work, developed since the Anubis Other World Tour series of exhibitions began in June 1997, features Anubis, the Ancient Egyptian God of the Afterlife, in a variety of contemporary guises and settings.
These witty, haunting and captivating tableaux explore the jackal, wolf and lupine qualities evident in the world of the dream, nightmare and collective unconscious.

Many of the ideas explored by the artist are linked by a long fascination with ancient Egyptian mythology and iconography and memories of a childhood recurring nightmare.