SALT NEW ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Artists Tonya McMullan, Joanne Matthews, Mahala le May and Natasha Thembiso Ruwona have recently started work on their SALT residencies marking the beginning of an interdisciplinary inquiry that will embed artists into local communities, relating to Edinburgh's coastline.
We are so pleased to be able to announce SALT, a new one-year programme of process-led art/science residencies and outdoor public art commissions connecting Edinburgh’s coastal ecologies with the global climate crisis.
New residencies have recently begun working with artists Tonya McMullan, Joanne Matthews, Mahala le May and Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, with furthre commissions also to be announced in the lead up to this year's Art Walk Porty (1-11 September).
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.
ART WALK PORTY returns 1 TO 11 SEPT with an eco-arts/science programme. We have recently announced four new open calls including commissions for our public realm programme & two new intern roles: 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 link below for more information, and deadlines.
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 of events can be found below using the link.
[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.
Founded by artist Rosy Naylor in 2015, Art Walk Projects curates and commissions social practice and environmentally-based public art projects around Edinburgh's north eastern coastline alongside an annual festival of contemporary art, 'Art Walk Porty'. Often working with lost, forgotten or under-visited outdoor sites, Art Walk Projects fuses the subject of community with contemporary culture and forges links between viewers, residents, visitors and artists.