Key facts about the artist

Twenty-Four Hour Football (2011)

Interested in the idea of 'providing a service' and how that relates to art
Live and work
Aberdeenshire
Studied
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Ran a twenty-four hour game of football in 2011
Full Names
Catrin Jeans and Fraser MacDonald

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About Jeans and MacDonald's work

Jeans and MacDonald's work provides a service within social situations. The service is to facilitate an understanding of the diverse nature of art, and how it can function in different ways within working, educational or social communities.

They first collaborated on a project titled Twenty-Four Hour Football in Generator Projects artist-run space in Dundee in August 2011. The event gave a diverse range of people, from local artists, to schoolchildren, to people dropping in from pubs, the opportunity to participate and contribute as artists in an endurance art performance through the globally familiar medium of football.

In 2013 they were invited by the Scottish Print Festival and Impact 8 conference to create the Tin Roof Social Club. The fully licensed club was based on the design and function of traditional Scottish social clubs, the artist ‘landlord’ and ‘landlady’ served drinks, newpapers, toasties and snacks in an installation created to function as a social space.

As artists they are interested in ‘providing a service’; how this manifests literally, and as art. 

Biography

Fraser MacDonald (born 1985) studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordasnstone College of Art & Design, Dundee from 2004 - 2008, and an MLitt at The University of St Andrews from 2011 - 2012.  He works as an artist, curator and project manager, and is currently leading Participatory Art Exchange (ArtWorks Scotland) at Grays School of Art, and programming the Suttie Arts Space (Grampian Hospitals Art Trust) - a new bespoke contemporary arts space within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  He leads and is involved in numerous projects as an artist, and he is a member of The Deliberate Crumbs - recently released on SOAKIN Records alongside other Scotland-based artist/musicians.  Fraser is currently based in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, and is a studio holder at Tin Roof Arts Collective, Dundee.

Catrin Jeans (born 1985) studied Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee from 2004 – 2008. Catrin works as the Cultural Health Visitor at Deveron Arts and has recently exhibited Recreationally Surviving The Great Outside at the Collective as part of their Satellites programme.

Jeans + MacDonald have been working together collaboratively since 2010, their first significant project was Twenty-Four Hour Football as part of Generator Projects 2011 Summer Programme. Other projects include ALLTeamGB, Art Lending Library, Glasgow International (2011), Live Stage, Woodend Barn, Banchory, (2012), SSW19, Scottish Sculpure Workshop (2012) and the Tin Roof Social Club, Scottish Print Festival, Dundee.

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