SALT ART WALK PORTY PROGRAMME Now Live
Preview: Art Walk Hub, 189 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1EA
Weds 31 August 7-9pm
We are so very pleased to be able to present our 2022 SALT 'ART WALK PORTY' programme, launching a new programme of artist projects and public commissions connecting Edinburgh’s coastal ecologies with the global climate crisis.
Full details of our whole programme including exhibitions, installations, live art, art houses, art in shops, film, talks and more can be found on this website.
NEW EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED:
Peripheri: tending to corners
Elise Ashby, Stephanie Whitelaw
Art Walk Porty Hub, 189 Portobello High Street & across four peripheral outdoor sites
Exhibition Open: 13-27 August 2022
Preview: Fri 12th August 6-8pm
Artist Walk: Sat 20th August 2-5pm
Want to enjoy new experiences and become part of a unique contemporary arts project set in the vibrant seaside community of Portobello? We're looking for volunteers to invigilate at 'SALT'; a unique exhibition at the Art Walk Porty Hub on Portobello High Street, 1st-4th and 8th -11th September, 11am-5pm. Morning and afternoon shifts available. No previous experience needed. There'll be support from the AWP team and you won't be on your own as you'll be paired with another volunteer, plus there's an invite to our launch and closing events. Contact Ruth at email@example.com
Art Walk Projects is
delighted to present four new writing commissions in response to SALT. Each commission pairs one writer with one artist to slowly develop a text or series of texts through sustained conversation, culminating in the
publication of a book in spring 2023.
The four writers are: Harvey Dimond, responding to artist Natasha Ruwona; Sean Wai Keung, responding to Mahala Le May; Rowan Lear, responding to Joanne Matthews; and Jan Uprichard, responding to Tonya McMullan.
In addition to the printed publication, we are also embarking on a new editorial partnership with MAP, working together to support contemporary art writing through experi- mental approaches to commissioning and publishing.
Texts growing out of these commissions are appearing on mapmagazine.co.uk from September.
SALT is a new programme of artist residencies and outdoor public art commissions that connects Edinburgh’s coastal ecologies with the global climate crisis. Operating at the intersection of art, science and ecology, SALT marks the start of a new body of interdisciplinary inquiry taking place between now and 2023.
During Art Walk Porty we feature exhibitions, live performances, film screenings, installations, workshops, open studios, art in shops, book launches, artist-led walks and talks. Together we aim to create an environment for dialogue around our oceans and seas and their relationship to the climate emergency. Many of the projects are informed by conversations with scientists and participation in scientific research processes.