‘WORK AS IF YOU LIVE IN THE EARLY DAYS OF A BETTER SOCIETY.’*
Sam Ainsley, David Harding and Sandy Moffat are a collaborative group working with individuals and institutions locally, nationally, and internationally, who share similar or related aims and aspirations – namely to place the arts centrally in the making of a new Scotland. In short, through our combined experiences and unique perspectives over an exceptional period of development in the visual arts, AHM want to contribute to the debate around the place and importance of the arts in our culture. Our priority is to raise the profile of artists in the public domain and create the conditions whereby they can make a more significant contribution to the future life of Scotland. We propose to develop this aim through a series of projects that will enhance public understanding and awareness of the relevance of visual art to national cultural identity and the wider world we inhabit. It is our intention to directly influence public institutions including the Scottish Parliament of the vital importance of the arts to our society. Most importantly, we want to open up the debate surrounding the future of the arts and culture of Scotland so that interested parties feel they have a voice.
* (Dennis Leigh, Poet)