A is for Abbeyhill

A is for Abbeyhill – 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 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 why A … Continue reading A is for Abbeyhill

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. …In Resnais’s film [Hiroshima, Mon Amour], … Continue reading Ukraine Suite

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

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

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

Thistles and Sunflowers

Nectar for insects, seeds for birds and symbols for nations, Thistles and Sunflowers is a spotlight on stories and artists from Scotland and Bulgaria, including Yana Aleksandrova, Thomas Bak, Caroline Brockbank, Colin Garvin, Jenny Haslimeier, Stefan Ivanov, Maria Kassimova-Moisset, Jim Mackintosh, Ariana Stoyanova, Alexis Street and Theodore Ushev. Featured are also works by Bulgarian writers Marin Bodakov, Tsocho Boyadjiev, Silvia Choleva, Peter Chuhov, Krassimira Dzhisova, … Continue reading Thistles and Sunflowers

Movement

Movement is a touring screen dance exhibition which paints a collective moving image portrait of the pioneering contemporary dance diva Margaret Morris (1891–1980) and her method of natural movement known as Margaret Morris Movement or MMM, still practised the world over today. This is an homage through six films by Scottish and international contemporary visual artists and filmmakers including Lewis Gourlay, Su Grierson, Brian Hartley, … Continue reading Movement

Pomegranates

Uncertainty Is the new certainty Displacement Is the new stability And language’s ability To comprehend Is starting to bend And crack. Ian McMillan @IMcMillan Over the past decades, uncertainty, displacement and border restrictions have become a concern for almost everyone – but especially for those, including traditional dance artists, who have migrated away from their countries and have adopted Scotland as their new home. There … Continue reading Pomegranates

Mare Tralla

Having discovered the work of the London-based Estonian artist, designer and activist Mare Tralla in 1996, it has been my curatorial privilege ever since to continue to explore, commission, present and champion Mare’s work through a series of residencies, exhibitions, festivals, publications, essays, interviews, features and talks. Iliyana Nedkova Currently, together with Heather Kiernan, I am co-curating a new Peace & Justice (Scotland) commission by … Continue reading Mare Tralla

CODE RED: Peter Kennard

PREVIEW 5 November 2021 Friday 6pm – 8pm. Free entry. Open to all. Registration required here EXHIBITION 6 – 26 November 2021 Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm. Free entry. Open to all. Donations welcome here The Out of the Blue Drill Hall 30 – 38 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG CODE RED is a print installation by one of Britain’s foremost political artists Peter … Continue reading CODE RED: Peter Kennard