CURRENT WORK 2022
NEIGHBOURING ORCHARD EVENTS IN MUSSELBURGH A series of summer events have been organised to take place in Musselburgh following on from our recent Common Good funding (East Lothian Council). They start with the Orchard Project leading an apple care & biodiversity workshop on Sun 29th May, & drawing workshops from Annie Lord starting from Sat 4th June, held at the Wee Plot & Musselburgh Sustaining Orchard in Lewisvale Park. Seed Walks are also planned in the autumn with Felicity Bristow & Susie Wilson.
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ART WALK PORTY returns 3 TO 11 SEPT with an eco-arts/science programme. We have recently announced three new open calls for our public realm programme: DELUGE (A 3-location travelling residency linking Portobello with Barrow-in-Furness and the Wadden Sea, Netherlands); SALT Live Art Micro Residencies; SALT Film Shorts. Please follow the links below for more information, and deadlines.
Our Peripheri project continues with artists Elise Ashby & Stephanie Whitelaw, leading a series of monthly events (as part of Art Walk Projects 'Landscapes for Change' 21/22 walking programme). Ashby & Whitelaw have developed a walking route that connects a series of peripheral places on the edge of Portobello. The project explores the ecology of place, turning our attention to what grows within unmanaged places. Exhibition planned for 13th to 27th August 2022.
A further round of 50 apple trees have now been planted across areas of Musselburgh, Craigmillar & Portobello. Following on from our Common Good funding (East Lothian Council) a number of tree care & drawing workshops are being organised in Musselburgh from May to August, as well as seed walks in the autumn. Full details available soon.
[img: Tree collection March 2022, Craigentinny & Telferton Allotments - Photo: Ellie McMaster]
Iman Tajik worked with us during 2020 + 21 producing a series of public realm temporary installations and live art events challenging notions of the border & migration issues. A book publication with essay by writer Tom Jeffreys is planned for summer 2022.
Jonathan Baxter Residency
CRAIGMILLAR & COMMUNITIES
Jonathan continues his residency working with local communities in and around Craigmillar, following on from his 2021 project LINE WALK MINDFUL DRAWING involving monthly walks around Little France Park. Publication planned during 2022. [Image: Wee Forest Planting Care Day March 2022 - Photo: Jonathan Baxter]
PLOT 55B: SEED LIBRARY
Felicity Bristow + Susie Wilson
Bristow+Wilson's two year working the land 'LANDMARK' residency at Telferton Allotments has now concluded with the publishing of their 'Plot55b' book and creation of physical Seed Library. Two Seed Library walks are planned for Autumn 2022 in Musselburgh.
Art Walk Projects creates social practice projects for the public realm in and around Edinburgh's coastline area of Portobello. Recent projects, organised around a series of residencies and longer term growing projects, have sought to assess the artist's role in activating change, whilst bringing audiences & communities together.
The ASSEMBLE programme of the Art Walk Porty Festival (4 to 12 Sept 2021) included a number of commissions and exhibitions taking place with a group show ‘Assemble’ at the Art Walk Hub space showcasing the work of residency artists (Jonathan Baxter, Nicky Bird, Felicity Bristow, Annie Lord, Deirdre Macleod, Jenny Pope, Iman Tajik, Susie Wilson) who have been developing projects around growing spaces, shifting boundaries, public spaces, & Portobello’s industrial heritage over the last two years, along with the publication of two books published by Art Walk Press.