Tim Sandys

Visual Art


The old Leith Theatre


All festival

Invited Artist

Tim Sandys associates his work with societal and civic structures. Using actions and interventions, he carefully identifies points of strain, failure or tension within city experience and exploits them. The application of his working methods reflect ethnographic or qualitative research without proselytising or conclusion.

Sandys employs actions and interventions blended with a sculptural poetic that promote an exercise in empathy in the face of impersonal civilian trappings. These actions and subsequent artefacts tackle the negated status of the individual functioning in a societal context. Using both empowering and provocative methods, this practice flirts simultaneously with deviance and empathy.

Fresh from his most recent solo exhibition with William Benington Gallery, London, Sandys will be exhibiting a new outdoor work created especially for Hidden Door 2017.