Deluge project

Linde Ex, Dana Olărescu, Oscar Van Heek


Location: Aberlady Bay, Seafield and Portobello

September 8th ’23 to September 9th ’23

Credits: The two walkshops are supported by Paths for All. Image: Barrow-in-Furness

In 2022, Art Walk Projects invited three artists to collaborate on a project that would link three saltmarsh locations: in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria; East Lothian, Scotland; and The Wadden Sea, Netherlands. Taking the form of a relay, the three artists each took time to explore and research their local saltmarsh ecosystem before travelling to the other two locations to make connections across the three locations. During 2023 a series of community engagement works are programmed for Portobello, Edinburgh, with a touring exhibition involving the three saltmarsh habitats planned for 2024.

A two-day focus of talks, walks and discussions takes place during this year’s Art Walk Porty Festival. See below for info on each of the events, which includes walkshops at Aberlady Nature Reserve and Seafield, and artist talks in Portobello at the Art Walk Hub. Join us for an opportunity to hear from each of the artists and organisations involved in this three-way project that draws together ways to consider salt marsh habitats, artistic practice based around local ecologies, and the linking of place.

Maddi Nicholson (Director Art Gene) and Anna-Rosja Haveman (PhD researcher, curator and teacher at the University of Groningen) join the three artists involved in this project (Linde Ex, Dana Olărescu, Oscar Van Heek). Come along to find out more about how the project is evolving, and ways in which these other two organisations work within important intersections of art, environment and regeneration.

Full info about the DELUGE project available here

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