Commissions

Measuring time through the fall of water

HUNITI GOLDOX

2023

Location: mote102 Ferry Road, Leith

Artist collective HUNITI GOLDOX presents Measuring Time through the Fall of Water an immersive video installation that features contemporary reenactments of a water clock – a time-kee…

Braid Walk

Jonathan Baxter

2023

Location: Art Walk Hub, 189 Portobello High Street and Porty Light Box, Bellfield Street

What can we learn from walking a watercourse? Between April and August 2023, Jonathan Baxter has been leading a series of monthly group walks in collaboration with poet Helen Boden, ar…

Quota

Christina Riley

2023 Ecology

Location: Portobello Beach, by Groyne 1 (Sun 3 September) and Toilet outdoor walls, Pipe Street (until end September)

Scallop dredges are hugely damaging to underwater ecologies. In a single tow, they can destroy roughly 70% of living seabed habitats – including maerl beds which can take millennia to…

Tired Water

Vira Putri

2023

Location: Art Walk Hub, 189 Portobello High Street

Vira Putri’s work draws upon jamu, the Indonesian traditional healing practice which the artist likens to cooking.

The School of Pedestrian Culture

Lucas Priest

2023

Location: Art Walk Hub, 189 Portobello High Street

During The School of Pedestrian Culture’s residency with Art Walk Projects, the School has become an expanded walking forum featuring contributions from artists Iman Tajik and Johanna…

Jenny Pope

Buoyancy in unprecedented times

Jenny Pope

2023

Location: Art Walk Hub, 189 Portobello High Street

Jenny Pope is linking early innovations in maritime travel with today’s climate crisis in order to address questions of collective anxiety and resilience.

Stool to Stool

Murray Morrant

2023

Location: Art Walk Hub, 189 Portobello High Street

Murray’s ongoing exploration of the built environment and subterranean infrastructure landscapes examines the intricate relationship between the individual and the collective, and its…

Wing Cradle

Henna Asikainen

2023

Location: Portobello Kiln, Bridge Street (Open Sat/Sun 11am-4pm)

Weaving together myths and politics with ecological concerns, Wing Cradle connects the migration of birds with testimonies relating to lived experiences of human migration.

September 2nd ’23 to September 10th ’23

Repel and attract

Tonya McMullan

2023 Ecology Waste

Location: Art Walk Hub, 189 Portobello High Street

Inspired by the unexpected presence of tomato seedlings thriving in the water treatment plant at Seafield, Tonya McMullan is currently developing connections between waste, water, ecolo…

Slow Coast 500

Claudia Zeiske

2023

Location: Art Walk Hub, 189 Portobello High Street

Claudia Zeiske’s Slow Coast 500 is a long-distance walk from Dunnet Head to Berwick-upon-Tweed along the entire coast of the North Sea in Scotland.

Deluge project

Linde Ex, Dana Olărescu, Oscar Van Heek

2023

Location: Aberlady Bay, Seafield and Portobello

A two-day focus of talks, walks and discussions takes place during this year’s Art Walk Porty Festival.

September 8th ’23 to September 9th ’23