ART WALK PORTY 2018
The Art Walk returns to Portobello this year from 30 August to 9 September. Our curated programme will centre on the 'Pleasure Ground' with a series of events, performance, film and participatory work that draw upon Portobello's seaside entertainment history, of the music hall, bandstand, pier, fairground and other lost spaces, whilst also reflecting on the way we use our public spaces now.
'THE BANDSTAND PROJECT'
Composer & sound artist, Ross Whyte, has been commissioned to create a new composition linking up Ross Theatre Bandstand to the site of Portobello's old Bandstand.
The project will involve 8 soundspace sites across Edinburgh & Musselburgh of old or existing bandstand locations, with associated App, together with live performances from Portobello Community Choir.
Supported by funding from The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and City of Edinburgh Council.
above image: credit Portobello Heritage Trust
ART WALK PORTY 2017
The 2017 Art Walk extended to over two weekends this year, with an emphasis on our 'Edge Lands', of those places, often abandoned or unnoticed, on the edge of a city. Our walk centred around Seafield Prom and Meadows Yard Nature Reserve. In addition there was a new 'walks+talks' series, as well as audio guides, and prom 'art carts', all alongside our regular programme of 'Art Houses', 'Art in Shops', and a 'Maker's Market' on the second weekend.
WALKS + TALKS + PARTICIPATORY ART
We are running a series of related events, walks, talks and performances during the event.
SITE SPECIFIC ART
Around our edgelands, amongst our heritage
Find out about the three audio guides we have commissioned for this year's event, based around Seafield and Meadows Yard, available to download to listen to as you walk.
WHAT YOU SAY...
"We came from Barcelona. This idea is fantastic and great!"
"It gets better every year"
"We love the generosity of the whole event"
"EdgeLands was fantastic"
"Loved the unusual finds, exploring back street lanes"
"Its fantastic how its growing"
View and download the map for the 2017 Art Walk [ pdf ]
OUR EDGELANDS NEWSPAPER
View and download the newspaper for the walk around our edgelands [ pdf ]
The Art Walk Porty event builds on Portobello's diverse creative community and its unique coastline with site specific art, art houses, popup art in local shops and venues, and a maker's market, each year arranged around a different local walk of Portobello. We showcase quality contemporary art, supporting emergent artists as well as having an invited artists programme, forging links with local shops and related organisations with a collaborative approach. The event engages the local community and wider audiences to a rich and diverse programme.