Ruby Dregs 2005
Ruby Dregs was commissioned by The Changing Room and The Tolbooth in Stirling as part of the Wallace 700 city wide celebrations in 2005, on the 700th anniversary of William Wallace's death. It was made as part of a programme of musical and artist activity in local schools, where artists and musicians collaborated with pupils.Ruby Dregs was made with the participation of Primary six class at Bannockburn Primary School.
the workshops for Ruby Dregs, the primary school children were asked
to think of the body as a container of organs and liquid and electricity.
The images they made were investigations into the way liquid (blood)
might move in certain situations (execution) and the marks it might
leave behind. They were asked to harness their own electric bodies
in action painting, to drag colour through paste with the same texture
as congealing blood, and to draw, graphically, what happened to William
Wallace on his execution, using no colour.
Thank you to the whole class for their excellent work and enthusiasm and thanks especially to their teacher. Thanks also to Sarah Forrest for her artistic input and support.
Stills from Ruby Dregs pictured and installation view from The Changing Room gallery