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

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

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

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

Transient Spaces

Curator of the first major survey exhibition in the UK of the visual artist and theatre maker Katherina Radeva featuring a solo performance and 101 works spanning the last 20 years. Held at Threshold artspace, Perth Theatre  27 August – 27 November 2019. Accompanied by a series of public talks and events marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Co-curated by … Continue reading Transient Spaces

Diana Savova

Curatorial mentor of Edinburgh-based artist and conservator Diana Savova working towards a major new solo exhibition Contemporary Fairy-Tale Magic at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh now re-scheduled for 7-31 August 2021. READ MORE Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown we migrated our curator-artist dialogue online initiating a series of curatorial studio visits through various video platforms. The outcome is collated in my curatorial diary published on Diana’s … Continue reading Diana Savova

Mare Tralla

Writer of a series of essays, interviews, features and curatorial statements dedicated to the work of London-based Estonian artist, designer and activist Mare Tralla SELECTED CRITICAL WRITING Public Talk Zoom in on Plein Air Creativity. Iliyana Nedkova in conversation with artists, including Mare Tralla about experiences of pleinairism and the town twinning movement, of portable easels and activism. Held on 15 April 2021 as part … Continue reading Mare Tralla