Art Walk Porty arts festival

 


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We showcase work from a number of artists in our local shops + cafe spaces in and around Portobello.


Also this year we are starting a new strand to our programme of 'Artist Windows' - with artists creating window displays for a few charity shops - many themed around the 'Pleasure Ground'.

 

 

 


 

 

A COLLECTION OF CHARITY SHOPS WITH WINDOW DRESSING INSTALLATIONS BY ARTISTS, MANY INSPIRED BY THE 'PLEASURE GROUND'

Jenny Martin / Marie Curie (Venue 21)
Geri Loup Nolan / Salvation Army (Venue 22)
Max Scratchmann / St Columba's Hospice (Venue 23)
Jo Sykes / Barnados (Venue 24)
Leanne Dewar / Cancer Research (Venue 25)


 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS IN SHOPS

JACQUI HIGGS

 

Dream & Season, Kings Road (Venue 12)
Mixed media paintings exploring urban seascapes, in particular around Seafield.
Jacqui Higgs is an Edinburgh-based, Dublin born artist with a background in fine art and painting.

www.jacquihiggs.com

 

 


LINDSEY LAVENDER

 

Miros, Promendade (Venue 13)

Lindsey Lavender, shows work exploring the rhythms of light and shade in urban environments with a fascination for the overlooked detail.

Painting predominates her practice with drawing as a fundamental, underpinning aspect. Through her current work she examines the urban environment seeking simple, overlooked observations with a fascination for the mundane.



lindseylavender.co.uk

 

 

 

 

EDINBURGH & ELSEWHERE

Twelve Triangles (Venue 14)
‘Merry-go-round!’ Stories are written / erased, images blur / reappear. A ride that ends where it begins, where no journey is ever the same…



VELVET EASEL GALLERY

(Venue 15)
‘Defying Sameness’ shows a range of work from different artists.


STEPHANIE MITCHELL

Two Sisters (Venue 16)
‘Ay [ever; always]’ tells the story of the beach, celebrating the magic and charm of everyday life in this new series.

 

 

 


 

 


KARL STERN

Miros Pantry (Venue 17)
Some of Karl's earlier work is on display - reminiscent of quirky woodcuts.
Also see Karl's Art House Venue 36 of recent work



JON DAVEY

Golden Bite (Venue 18)
Jon shows a collection of photgraphs of the artists and events from previous Art Walk Porty festivals.
www.jondaveyphotography.co.uk



ROSIE WALTERS

The Wild Flower Shop (Venue 19)
Snippets of Portobello life seen from a kitchen window.



ROSIE NIMMO

Green Kilt (Venue 20)
Work in a variety of different media, including printmaking.

 

 

 





THANKS TO CAHOOTS

They're not an official Art Walk venue, but have created a lovely window display, very fitting for this year's event.

 

 

 

 


About

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.

 

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