Our Walks+Talks programme includes artist led walks, talks, audio guides, 'art cart' demonstrations, and performances.


 

"Part of what makes roads, trails, and paths so unique as built structures is that they cannot be perceived as a whole all at once by a sedentary onlooker. They unfold in time as one travels along them, just as a story does as one listen or reads, and a hairpin turns like a plot twist, a steep ascent a building of suspense to the view at the summit, a fork in the road an introduction of a new storyline, arrival the end of the story"

Rebecca Solnit from the book Wanderlust, A History of Walking

 

 

 

 


 

fri 1st sept

11am to 1pm

wood - water - wood
Start the Art Walk with a walk from Gilmerton into Portobello
Across two edgelands
led by Gerard O'Brien
from Burdiehouse Burn Valley
meeting at Robin's Nest Pub bus stop on Gilmerton Road (11am)
buses from city centre 3 8 29
Gerard will be at bus stop in orange rain jacket

Gerard is a landscape architect, artist and lecturer who uses the walk as an artform. The walk is a performative and experiential element, together we find out about and evolve the artwork, however pedestrian this seems, we are all finding the limits of our world walking from A to B, or B to P. He'll also be walking back on Sun 3rd Sept, with a performative lecture at St Marks on Sat 2nd (see below for details).

2-4pm

'Meet the Artist"
with Felicity Bristow+Susie Wilson, Juliana Capes, Deirdre Macleod, Jenny Pope and Alix Villanueva

A449 Architects Artspace

6pm

Meet at Skylark

Alexander 'Twig' Champion will lead walk, up to 1 hour, around the 'Edge Lands' programme

sat 2nd sept

10.30am-12noon

Sensory Walk with Deirdre Macleod

Starting point: A449 Architects
90 minutes including introductory talk
Participants to bring a small note book and pen/pencil
Participants to wear clothing appropriate to weather

Numbers limited to 12 participants
To book place, please email deirdre.macleod@hotmail.co.uk

12 noon

Claire Macdonald, Venue 22
A demonstration of printing on fabric using hand cut stencils to build colour.

1pm

Lee Patterson, Venue 12
Live figure study demonstration. Come and watch the artist make a life drawing. Drop in any time between 1pm and 1.40pm to see how the artist works and how he approaches his subject.

1.30-4.30pm

Rosita McKenzie (Art Cart)

Look out for Rosita's portrait studio on the prom

2pm

Robin Baillie Talk (20 mins),Venue 18

Robin Baillie will describe how his exhibition, Tyrant's Beware, enlists the graphic imagery of the past to explore completing ideologies at work in present day society. How can historical representations activate a critical approach to contemporary issues? Questions welcome. 50 people max.

3.30-5pm

Gerard O'Brien - Performative lecture on the act of walking
St Mark's Church

Landscape architect, artist and lecturer will give a talk which meanders into the sphere of music and performance. It will give a flavour of previous art walks he's undertaken, consider walking as an artform and moreover provide walking boundaries into Edgelands both real and imagined, both physical and subject edges.

6pm

Alix Villanueva & Alex Hackett - Low tide walk
Meet at Crumbs, Portobello Prom

Join Alix on a walk around seaweed and her work 'Tangle'. She will be joined by artist and poet, Alex Hackett, who works as an artist, writer and anthropogastronomer. Her work exists in the shifting boundaries of the natural and the unnatural, across fields of poetics, sculpture, installation and the edible. Much of her work is drawn from experience of the shore and the sea.

sun 3rd sept

10.30am

Beach Walk with Jenny Pope

Find out about her work, inspiration and the rocks. Involves a mini beach clean-up for those who want to be involved.

Wheelchair accessible
Meet at Porty Beach Wheelchairs, in Tumbles car park

12 noon

Claire Macdonald, Venue 22
A demonstration of printing on fabric using hand cut stencils to build colour.

12.30pm
Meadows Yard walk
with Felicity Bristow and Susie Wilson
Meet at gates

1.30-4.30pm

Rosita McKenzie (Art Cart)

Look out for Rosita's portrait studio on the prom

2.30pm

Collaborative dance project with
Fiona Hermse and dancer, Emma Snellgrove
On Seafield Prom, far end, passed cat+dog home

3-5pm

wood - water - wood

Walk back to Gilmerton with Gerard O'brien from Portobello Prom, meet outside Espy's (2hrs)

 

tues 5th sept

7.30pm

Meadows Yard walk with Emma Macleod

Meet at gate

weds 6th sept

7pm

Meadows Yard walk with Felicity Bristow and Susie Wilson

Meet at gate

thurs 7th sept

7.30pm

Talk with Jenny Martin, Venue 5

Jenny will talk about how she develops her work through the use of drawing and sketchbooks, and explaining the process of using these to create multi layered screenprints. Book by texting 07717 358722

fri 8th sept

11am

Alix Villanueva & Alex Hackett - Low tide walk
Meet at Crumbs, Portobello Prom

Join Alix on a walk around seaweed and her work 'Tangle'. She will be joined by artist and poet, Alex Hackett, who works as an artist, writer and anthropogastronomer. Her work exists in the shifting boundaries of the natural and the unnatural, across fields of poetics, sculpture, installation and the edible. Much of her work is drawn from experience of the shore and the sea.

**NEW TIME 3PM**

Walk with Jenny Pope
Find out about her work, inspiration and the rocks. Involves a mini beach clean-up for those who want to be involved.

Meet at Seafield Rocks

**NEW TIME 7PM**

‘A Walk in Our Sho[r]es’
Guided Audio Walk with Here+Now

Meet at 6.50pm, at Seafield Rd E junction with Cat+Dog Home
Meeting here


‘A Walk in Our Sho[r]es’ is an experiential audio art walk simultaneously exploring the sensory, landscape and potential qualities of Seafield, Portobello, Edinburgh, and Sydhavnen, Copenhagen.

Please read more and download the audio to your phone prior to the walk from the audio downloads page [available here], and make sure you bring headphones.

sat 9th sept

12-1pm

Working in Pairs collaborative workshop
with artists, Margot Hailey and Susie Reade, Venue 9

With guidance the artists will make art in pairs; sometimes enhancing, changing or covering the work of the other with the aim that the finished piece is a true collaboration. Book by texting 07768 445616, numbers are limited.

1pm

Lee Patterson, Venue 12
Live figure study demonstration. Come and watch the artist make a life drawing. Drop in any time between 1pm and 1.40pm to see how the artist works and how he approaches his subject.

1.30pm

Alexander 'Twig' Champion walk
Starting from the Maker's Market at the Dalriada
A creative walk around Portobello

2pm

Claire Macdonald, Venue 22
A demonstration of printing on fabric using hand cut stencils to build colour.

2-4pm

Peter Jones
Drawing on the Prom (art cart)
It's hard to replace seeing things first hand and painting with the subject in front of you adds something to any work. Watch Peter make a watercolour from start to finish.

3-4.30pm

Algorithmic Walk with Deirdre Macleod

Starting point: A449 Architects
90 minutes including introductory talk
Participants to bring a small note book and pen/pencil
Participants to wear clothing appropriate to weather

Numbers limited to 12 participants
To book place, please email deirdre.macleod@hotmail.co.uk

sun 10th sept

2pm

Claire Macdonald, Venue 22
A demonstration of printing on fabric using hand cut stencils to build colour.

2.30pm

Collaborative dance performance with
Fiona Hermse and dancer, Emma Snellgrove
On Seafield Prom, far end, passed cat+dog home

leading to

3pm

Artist led storytelling walk at Meadows Yard
Emma and Abi will join storyteller Daniel Allison to present MEADOW MORPHOSE, an artist led storytelling walk. Hear weird and wild tales of shamanic initiation as you walk and discover the creatures dwelling in Meadows Yard.

'Edge Lands'is curated by rosy naylor

all enquiries contact:
rosy@artwalkporty.co.uk

tel. 07941 710304

 

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