Albena Mihaylova-Bendji

Following my long-standing interest in women artists, including Albena Mihaylova-Bendji, I am pleased to be contributing to the group exhibition Personal Structures – Reflections accompanying the 59th Venice Biennale 23 April – 27 November 2022 at European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova 3659 Venice 30121 Italy. Personal Structures is a biennial contemporary art exhibition organised and hosted by European Cultural Centre in Venice. The … Continue reading Albena Mihaylova-Bendji

Ukraine Suite

The installation Ukraine Suite (1996 – 2022) by British contemporary artist, educator and researcher Pam Skelton is comprised of four short films, including Liquidators (1996), Conversations with Liquidators (2001), Chernobyl Mon Amour (2021) and Aftermath (2022), as well as five photographic portraits which utilise Skelton’s own footage recorded during her two research trips to Ukraine in 1993 and 1995. How did the work evolve over … Continue reading Ukraine Suite

Traditional Dance

I was very pleased to be able to nurture my curatorial interest in contemporary, historical and traditional dance, including screen dance, by serving as the Vice-Convenor on the Board of Trustees of Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland April 2020 – July 2022. In August 2022 I had to step down from the Board in order to undertake the curatorship of Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland. … Continue reading Traditional Dance

Marlene Millar

Following my long-standing curatorial interest in the practice of women artists, I initiated and curated the first survey exhibition by multi-award winning Canadian artist and filmmaker Marlene Millar spanning 30 years of her creative practice through a selection of 30 works from 1989 to 2019. Included were a newly commissioned multi-screen installation alongside public engagements with Marlene’s works through poetry, creative and critical writing, live … Continue reading Marlene Millar

Poetry Trail

Thistles and Sunflowers Poetry Trail part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 and Thistles and Sunflowers festival – a spotlight on artists and stories from the lands of thistles and sunflowers, i.e. Scotland and Bulgaria curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Daniela Dimova-Yaneva #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022 linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers May – November 2022 18 May – 13 June | Daily 10am-6pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh … Continue reading Poetry Trail

A is for Abbeyhill Artists

A is for Abbeyhill Artists – a durational public art project set on the grounds of a purpose-built Victorian school at the city centre of Edinburgh. Delivered through a curated artists-in-residence programme, A is for Abbeyhill Artists aims to ensure that all children are entitled to quality cultural learning and meaningful access to contemporary visual and performing arts. Scroll below to find out how and … Continue reading A is for Abbeyhill Artists

Consequences

Peace & Justice (Scotland) presents Consequences: Art and Activism in the Nuclear Age exhibition and events curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Heather Kiernan as part of the Peace Cranes project 16 August – 3 September 2022 Exhibition free and open to all Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm (except Saturday 27 September 2022) 3 September – 30 October 2022 Selected works from the exhibition by Peter Kennard | free … Continue reading Consequences

Balkan Ceilidh

Balkan Ceilidh part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022  29 May 2022 | 8.30pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR Tickets are on a Pay What You Can scale. Suggested amount is £5 Dance the night away with artists and stories from the lands of thistles and sunflowers. Follow the lead of Ceilidh caller … Continue reading Balkan Ceilidh

Stories in Free Fall

Stories in Free Fall | Свободно падащи истории Part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 27 May 2022 | 7.30pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR Tickets are on a Pay What You Can scale. Suggested amount is £5 Join performance artist, writer and social justice activist Maria Kassimova-Moisset for her first appearance on a … Continue reading Stories in Free Fall