Felicity Bristow & Susie Wilson's new artist book culminating their two year artist residency based at Craigentinny Telferton Allotments, is now available:
Bristow + Wilson: Plot 55B
First edition of 50. 174pp.
Designed & Edited by Felicity Bristow & Susie Wilson
Published by Art Walk Press
£10 plus £3 p+p (UK only) BUY HERE
UP NEXT: Nicky Bird's book 'The Decorators of Portobello: In their own words' will be published on 8th October
About Art Walk Porty (4 to 12 Sept 2021) Art as an action for change runs through many of the commissions and exhibitions. Our central ‘Assemble’ show at the Art Walk Hub showcases the work of our residency artists (Jonathan Baxter, Nicky Bird, Felicity Bristow, Annie Lord, Deirdre Macleod, Jenny Pope, Iman Tajik, Susie Wilson) who have been developing projects around growing spaces, shifting boundaries, public spaces, & Portobello’s industrial heritage over the last two years, along with the publication of two books to be launched shortly.
Our accompanying strand ‘Sea Change’ focusses around environments for change and impending sea level rises in the build up to COP26 in Glasgow in November, with a number of outdoor commissions that invite debate and exchange.
We introduce you to a curated 'Art Houses & Cafes' programme this year.
Five artists exhibit works in local Portobello Cafes, and we have 24 venues for our Art Houses programme, with 32 artists showing & selling their works from their local homes, gardens & studios.
As always, the act of walking interweaves its way through our programme, bringing to the fore the important role walking has provided in recent times. A series of synchronised walks with other coastlines around the UK and further afield pairing Portobello with the Cape of Good Hope, are programmed, as well as encounters with our nearby & edges of the city, and a welcome return too to visit the exquisite Meadows Yard with a walk as part of the newly formed Seed Library.
'THE DECORATORS OF PORTOBELLO' project with Nicky Bird this year centres around the production of a book documenting the whole project & working lives of a number of decorators who worked at Portobello's Buchan potteries in the 1950s to early 1970s, to be launched at Portobello Bookshop. Along with an exhibition at the Art Walk Hub, a series of cabinets in Portobello's local charity shop windows, can be seen during the Art Walk, each focussing around one of the decorators.
Additionally a Mapping Workshop with AOC Archaelogy is taking place on Sat 4th Sept, at 11am by the Kilns. Anyone living in the area of Pipe Street or Bridge Street, or with a particular interest in the mapping of the past/present relating to the Decorator's project are very welcome to come.