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PERIPHERI tending to corners (Elise Ashby & Stephanie Whitelaw) A new six-month project with artists Elise Ashby & Stephanie Whitelaw, commencing Sun 21st November (as part of Art Walk Projects 'Landscapes for Change' 21/22 programme). Ashby & Whitelaw have developed a walking route that connects a series of peripheral places on the edge of Portobello. The project explores the ecology of place, turning our attention to what grows within unmanaged places. Join them in exploring Portobello's outskirts, whilst considering the unmanaged site through a process of recording, observational work and walking.

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POSTCARDS FROM THE SHIFTING SHORE
Scotland/South Africa
Claudia Zeiske & Jaak Coetzer



Whatever we do can have an effect on the other side of the world. On 12 September 2021 artist Jaak Coetzer (South Africa) and curator Claudia Zeiske (Scotland) each walked 21km along their respective shores on either side of the globe, amounting to a Slow Marathon with purpose. At the Cape of Good Hope and Edinburgh's Firth of Forth, they poured out water to be carried to each other's places by the ocean currents.

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PERIPHERI: tending to corners
Elise Ashby + Stephanie Whitelaw
Nov 21 to May 22

A new six-month project with artists Elise Ashby & Stephanie Whitelaw, commencing Sun 21st November (as part of Art Walk Projects 'Landscapes for Change' 21/22 programme). Ashby & Whitelaw have developed a walking route that connects a series of peripheral places on the edge of Portobello. The project explores the ecology of place, turning our attention to what grows within unmanaged places.

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DECORATORS OF PORTOBELLO:
In Their Own Words
Nicky Bird



'The Decorators of Portobello: In their own words' book publication has now been published by Art Walk Press culminating the end of Nicky's two-year residency. More copies available for sale from Portobello Bookshop from early Dec (£10). [img: Nicky Bird (right) with former Buchan decorator, Mairi Fortuna. Photographed by Ellie McMaster 2021]

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ASSEMBLE Exhibition
@Art Walk Hub



The Art Walk Hub during Sept 2021 showcased the work of our residency artists forming the central show of the 'Assemble' 2021 Art Walk Porty Festival.

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NEIGHBOURING ORCHARD PROJECT
Annie Lord



A further round of apple trees will be available for planting from January 2022. If you're not already on the waiting list and you'd like to grow a tree, do please email us to sign up for a tree. We're particularly keen to hear from new growers in Musselburgh, Craigmillar, & Niddrie. [img: Annie Lord drawing workshop @Bellfield Sept 21]

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WELCOME TO PORTOBELLO
Iman Tajik



Iman Tajik worked with us during 2020 + 21 producing a series of public realm temporary installations and live art events challenging notions of the border & migration issues. Film documentation of the Sharing Border Dinner will be available early in 2022.

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PLOT 55B: SEED LIBRARY
Felicity Bristow + Susie Wilson



Bristow+Wilson's two year working the land residency at Telferton Allotments has now concluded with the publishing of their 'Plot55b' book and creation of physical seed library. We hope to run more Seed Library events and walks in 2022.

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LINE WALK MINDFUL DRAWING
Little France Park, Craigmillar & Communities
Jonathan Baxter



Jonathan Baxter's year long Line Walk Mindful Drawing project as part of his Craigmillar and communities residency, is a once monthly walk observing the changing ecology through the year of this area away from the city centre. Takes place first saturday each month (next: 6th Nov, 4th Dec).

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Art Walk Projects creates social practice projects for the public realm in and around Edinburgh's coastline area of Portobello. Recent projects, organised around a series of residencies and longer term growing projects, have sought to assess the artist's role in activating change, whilst bringing audiences & communities rogether.


The ASSEMBLE programme of the Art Walk Porty Festival (4 to 12 Sept 2021) presented art as an action for change with a number of commissions and exhibitions taking place. The ‘Assemble’ group show at the Art Walk Hub space     showcased the work of 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 published by Art Walk Press.

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RECENT


POSTCARDS FROM THE SHIFTING SHORE (Claudia Zeiske (Scot) & Jacques Coetzer (South Africa)) Whatever we do can have an effect on the other side of the world. On 12 September 2021 artist Jaak Coetzer (South Africa) and curator Claudia Zeiske (Scotland) each walked 21km along their respective shores on either side of the globe, amounting to a Slow Marathon with purpose. At the Cape of Good Hope and Edinburgh's Firth of Forth, they poured out water to be carried to each other's places by the ocean currents. Postcards were sent to head of states and leaders attending the COP 26 Climate Change Conference. A public event with Larissa Naylor (Professor of Geomorphology and Environmental Geography, University of Glasgow) was also hosted as part of 2021 Art Walk Porty. Commissioned as part of 'Sea Change' Art Walk Porty 2021. Postcard photographs by Ellie J McMaster (SCO) & Kyle Oliver (ZA).