Jack C McCallum


The old Leith Theatre


Selected Artist

The primary focus of my practise hinges on the material fabric of the built urban environment.  I explore how we present ourselves through the trace material elements we produce within the context of the city.  Whilst simultaneously investigating the ways in which, I myself, as an artist, can alter public space within Edinburgh city centre.  Consequently the work I produce  almost exclusively exists and remains in the public sphere.

I make small scale, marginal alterations that employ time-consuming traditional sculptural techniques such as stone carving and casting.  These interventions promote the city as an active space that can facilitate multiple uses for alternate publics.