The 'Land Mark' Residency programme continues
with a series of residencies during autumn 2019 & spring 2020 considering Portobello’s working and material land.
RESIDENCY WITH NICKY BIRD
This residency for 2020 focuses on a group of women who worked as decorators for Buchan & Co potteries in the late 1960s. Mostly in their teens, the women painted thistles, among other motifs, in workshops near the present-day site of the kilns in Portobello. By paying attention to voice, image, pattern on pottery including the marker on its base, the residency will produce a series of events and site-specific related artwork that tease out the significance of stories of the decorators, and how in their own subtle way, they continue to leave a mark on the Portobello landscape.
WORKING THE LAND 'PLOT 55b'
Residency artists, Felicity Bristow and Susie Wilson continue their year long residency working their plot of working land at Telferton Allotments. A number of events will be held culminating in the 2020 Art Walk Porty festival, including the developing of their ’Tilth & Tillage' Journal, and 'Seed Library'.
'FOOTPRINT MAP PROJECT'
Commissioned Artists: Chris Dooks, Alec Finlay, Deirdre Macleod, Holger Mohaupt, Suzanne Parry
We are delighted to also be working this year on a community mapping project that links the areas of Leith, Portobello & Musselburgh with a number of alternative routes that encourage everyday activity.
A printed map illustrating all five routes will be produced & launched in January 2020, designed by artist, David Lemm.
FOOTPRINT is funded by Paths for All ‘Smarter Places, Smarter Journeys’ fund, and Scotrail Arts & Culture Fund, managed by Foundation Scotland.
ART WALK PORTY 2019
OTHER RELATED LINKS
FOR ART WALK PORTY 2019
Art Walk Projects produces and curates projects working with local communities and public spaces. We nurture emergent artists working within contemporary practice and commission perceptive and imaginative works that draw upon the local environment, local history, and local communities, presented within a contemporary context. Audiences are encouraged to engage with the artists works through a process of learning, informing and participation.
Images by: Elle McMaster