ART WALK PORTY 2018
The Art Walk returns to Portobello this year from 30 August to 9 September with an events centred curated programme of live music, live art, participatory performance, writing, walks, installation and film screenings, alongside Artist Houses, Art in Shops and a Maker's Market.
'THE BANDSTAND PROJECT'
Composer & sound artist, Ross Whyte, has been commissioned to create a new composition 'The Great Exhibition' 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 sound immersive 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: Lewisvale Park, Musselburgh
ARTIST WINDOWS +
ART IN SHOPS...
Look out for the Lollies in many of Portobello's High Street Shops.
Also, new for this year is 'Artist Windows' a number of charity shop windows have artist installations on the 'Pleasure Ground' theme.
FRI 7TH SEPT 2-4PM - POSTCARD PRINTING WORKSHOP, BELLFIELD
SAT 8TH + SUN 9TH SEPT - ADANA ON AN ART CART, POSTCARD PRINTING ON PROM
'Souvenir’ is a growing community-making exhibition at Bellfield involving the postcard form, paper making and memories of visiting and living in Porty.
by Fiona Hermese
with Portobello Older Peoples' Project
Fiona Hermse developed a project working with Portobello Older Peoples' Project in August 2018 based around collected memories relating to Portobello, creating a series of mobile, merry-go-round style sculptures.
Supported by the Robertson Trust.
The sculptures featured on the Prom Parade on 1st Sept and can now be seen at St Marks Church.
Chris Dooks + Eleanor Thom
LAUNCH EVENT + READINGS
FRI 7TH SEPT, 7-8.30PM
BEACH LANE SOCIAL CLUB
The vengeful ghost of a Donkey
A woman who studies fish faces
A Buddhist deity as fairground ride
And eleven more…
Séance is a suite of fourteen short stories that commune with pleasure, sorrow and the fairground. It is the first collaborative suite of texts by Chris Dooks and Eleanor Thom, written in part to remember Edinburgh Marine Gardens and the changing states in our neighbourhood.
WALKS - FRI 31ST AUG + FRI 7TH SEPT - 9-10PM
‘Festoon’ is a walk inspired by historical fairground illuminations and explores our experience of
urban darkness. It will take place after dark in and around Porty.
Walking slowly in a line, 12 participants will carry portable, lighted frames around the darker spaces in Portobello - spaces that can be ‘lost’ after dark - creating a walking illumination. As the walk progresses, we will stop to create our own illuminations in some of these dark spaces.
‘Festoon’ is a walk, a performance and a participatory artwork. The walks will be documented and participants will be credited for their involvement.
We have a series of film based work programmed for this year's event:
'STRAWBERRY OR VANILLA'
Tracey Fearnehough & Holger Mohaupt
FILM SCREENING AND Q+A
SUN 2ND SEPT, 2PM, BELLFIELD
David Williams, in collaboration with Lee Patterson
SAT 2ND + SUN 8TH, 11AM-1.30PM
BELLFIELD CELEBRATION HALL
'AT THE FAIR'
SAT 1ST SEPT
THURS 6TH SEPT
SUN 9TH SEPT
OUR PLAYBILL POSTERS
Come & get your own specially handprinted playbill posters, made by Typochondriacs, available from our cafe+shop at Bellfield.
We also have T-shirts for sale, and LOTS of CAKE,
alongside some fantastic local community archive film,
including the 1981 Victorian Splash.
SAT 8TH + SUN 9TH
11AM TO 4PM
View and download the map for the 2018 Art Walk [ 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.