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.
'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: credit Portobello Heritage Trust
'PIER TO PIER'
LIVE-ART PERFORMANCE - FRI 31ST AUG FROM 12 NOON
PUBLIC PARTICIPATORY WALKS - SAT 1ST SEPT + SUN 2ND SEPT 1PM
ARTIST TALK - SUN 2ND SEPT 3PM - BELLFIELD
Greig is our invited artist from Hastings. He will be creating three commissioned works for the Art Walk, that wrestle with our awareness of lost spaces whilst in the midst of other sites that are not. He pairs up the lost space of Portobello Pier with that of Hastings Pier with a number of walking based participatory projects.
On August 31st Burgoyne will make a day long drawing performance on Portobello Beach. Through walking and digging; an intense logic verging on the absurd will emerge.
This will be followed by 2 Public Walks - as much participatory performances - walking the space of the pier - to sign up to the Public Walks please register here by email.
32 Art Houses
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
WHAT YOU SAY...
"We came from Barcelona. This idea is fantastic and great!"
"It gets better every year"
"We love the generosity of the whole event"
"EdgeLands was fantastic"
"Loved the unusual finds, exploring back street lanes"
"Its fantastic how its growing"
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.