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

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

Hidden Letters

An outdoor poetry sculpture trail of six brightly coloured park benches in the grounds of St. John’s Church set in the foothills of Edinburgh Castle rock, at the west end of the Princes Street Gardens with spectacular views to Edinburgh Castle, transforming this quiet urban oasis into an outdoor space for reading, resting and meeting family and friends. The sculptures are designed in the shape … Continue reading Hidden Letters

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

Found in Translation

Founding member of Found in Translation R 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

Flipstones

The first solo exhibition by Perthshire performance poet Jim Mackintosh curated by Iliyana Nedkova 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 … Continue reading Flipstones

Platform

Curator and co-producer of the inaugural festival of Perthshire creativity with 30 events over 7 days staged across 30 venues in Perth and Kinross areas of central Scotland – a week long celebration of contemporary art featuring exhibitions, design, photography, artists talks, gigs, special installations, drama and film which ran from 25 March to 1 April 2017. READ MORE Continue reading Platform