We Refuse to be Scapegoats

We Refuse to be Scapegoats is the first UK solo exhibition in the last ten years by the established British artist of mixed Eastern European Jewish heritage Pam Skelton. The exhibition features new moving image works by Skelton with a soundscape by Wayne Brown. It represents the artist’s findings from a long-term research deriving from her own family history, and in particular, the histories, memories … Continue reading We Refuse to be Scapegoats

Conjunction

A founding member of CONJUNCTION – a globally dispersed collective of 25 mid-career and established curators, artists, designers, educators, and public arts practitioners who first met in January 2020 while attending the year-long professional development course ​Curating and Commissioning Contemporary Public Art ​at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The ‘naming ceremony’ of our collective coincided with the rare interplanetary event of 21 December 2020 known … Continue reading Conjunction

Friends of Pskov

Associate curator at the Friends of Pskov Association since 2017 –  supporting and developing the twinning of Perth, Scotland with Pskov, Russia through people to people diplomacy and a series of Perth, Pskov, Tartu: Twin Cities curatorial projects. SAVE THE DATE 15 March 2021 Launch of ZOOM IN – a new digital festival constructing a bridge over the rivers flowing through the twin cities of … Continue reading Friends of Pskov

Peace Cranes

Peace Cranes is an exhibition of contemporary art exploring the nuclear and environmental crises through the works of international artists and activists, as well as 140,000 origami peace cranes. The exhibition will run throughout August 2021 as part of the two major festivals in Edinburgh – the Just Festival – the festival of peace, human rights and social justice within the framework of the Edinburgh … Continue reading Peace Cranes

Found in Translation

Founding member of Found in Translation Book Club established in 2015 and held monthly at Central Library Edinburgh with 50 books in translation read, talked and written about over the first 5 years of which 27 by male and 23 by female authors. Geographically, we read books in the following languages in translation: Spanish (1) Spanish–Argentina(1), Norwegian(1), Italian(1), Turkish(1), Korean(2), Chinese(1), Japanese(2), Dutch(3), Danish(2), German(7), … Continue reading Found in Translation

Balkan Rhapsody

Currently translating Balkan Rhapsody (Colibri, Sofia, 2018) – the debut novel by the Bulgarian-born and France-based author Maria Kassimova-Moisset. As a truly rhapsodic autofiction, this historical novel follows the internal and external exile of the author’s fictionalised grandmother Miriam and her young family during the 1920s and 1930s. A tale of two coastal cities intrinsically connected through the tumultuous waterways of the Black Sea. Miriam’s … Continue reading Balkan Rhapsody

A is for Abbeyhill Artists

Founding curator of A is for Abbeyhill Artists – a durational public art project set in a purpose-built Victorian school building at the city centre of Edinburgh. Delivered through an ongoing artists’ residency programme aimed at spreading the wonder of contemporary arts to every pupil and teacher in and outside the classrooms of Abbeyhill Primary School. Over 50 projects by as many resident artists and … Continue reading A is for Abbeyhill Artists

Screen.dance

Associate curator and jury member of Screen.dance – Scotland’s first and only festival of dance film culture initiated and managed by Goat Media since 2016. Initially held at Threshold arspace, Perth and co-curated by Simon Fildes, Iliyana Nedkova and Peter Royston. In June 2020, Screen.dance migrated to Edinburgh and streamed live in association with Summerhall, Edinburgh, The Work Room, Glasgow and maPs, Paris. Scroll down … Continue reading Screen.dance

Marlene Millar

Curator of 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 dance and choral music. Initially held at Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall 29 … Continue reading Marlene Millar

Flipstones

Curator of the first solo exhibition by Perthshire performance poet Jim Mackintosh at Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall, 17 December 2018 – 14 March 2019. This show paired his words with works from Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art. 15 poems read alongside 15 works from the collection by the Augenblick Collective, Henna Asikainen, Roswitha Chester, Madelon Hooykaas, Simon Fildes, Silvana Macedo, Ewelina Labuda, Katrina … Continue reading Flipstones