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

Peace Cranes

OPEN CALL FOR EXHIBITION VOLUNTEERS FROM MAY-AUGUST 2021 SIGN UP BY EMAIL HERE Peace Cranes​ ​is an exhibition of contemporary public art exploring the twin existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change through the works of Scottish and international artists presented online, and a cathedral-size, visually arresting, site-specific installation of 140,000 origami peace cranes by established Scottish artist Janis Hart presented at Edinburgh’s St … Continue reading Peace Cranes

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, including ZOOM IN ON…– six monthly gatherings over Zoom starting on 15 March 2021 aiming to contruct a contemporary art bridge over the twin cities rivers, marking … Continue reading Friends of Pskov

Hidden Letters

POETRY ACTIVISM? Reading our way through the post-COVID-19 recovery? Reclaiming our outdoor public spaces for poetry and multiculturalism? Reconsidering the role of small cultures such as Bulgaria and Scotland in Europe? This poetry activism project will offer a series of outdoor spoken word events and free online public talks in conjunction with the urban public art project Hidden Letters. Conceived by the Bulgarian artists and … Continue reading Hidden Letters

Conjunction

A founding member of CONJUNCTION – a public art curatorial collective. As 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. We are a fluid collective based on a fluid work dynamic … Continue reading Conjunction

Screen.dance

Delighted to have been an Associate Curator and Jury Member of Screen.dance – Scotland’s first and only festival of dance film culture since its inception in 2016. Initiated and managed by Goat Media, Screen.dance was 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, … Continue reading Screen.dance

3G

Founding curator of 3G: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform – an annual exploration of feminism and performance art, marking International Women’s Day as part of Perth and Kinross Women’s Festival. Held annually between 2016 and 2020 at Threshold artspace, Perth Theatre and Concert Hall, 3G featured artists’ talks and scholars’ presentations alongside live and screen performances by three generations of international women artists. 3G … Continue reading 3G

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. Through 2015-20 we have 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), … 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