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
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
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
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
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
Curator of an evolving zine about the existential fear of being fifty years old while exploring and experiencing ‘fifty or so’ shows, exhibitions, films, books, concerts, podcasts and more throughout my fifth decade – with over 350 works reviewed since April 2018. https://www.instagram.com/fearoffifty/ Continue reading Fear of Fifty?
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