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18 NOV

NEXT EVENT VOL 5

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PechaKucha Vol 5 is a partnership event as part of the national Being Human Festival, curated by local artist and academic Inge Panneels.  Mapping the Borders is the theme for this PechaKucha event, which will include presentations from:

  • Inge Panneels whowill give an overview of artists who ‘map the borders’.

  • Map curator Chris Fleet, National Library of Scotland will take us through time and space with the wonderful collection of maps of the Scottish Borders in its collection.

  • Inge Panneels will give an overview of artists who ‘map the borders’. 

  • Professor Mike Collier leads  W.A.L.K (Walking, Art, Knowledge and Landscape) at the University of Sunderland and will discuss the notion of walking (the border) as an artistic practice.

  • Zoe Childerley will discuss The Debatable Lands of the Anglo-Scots border through photography and mapping based on her artist-in-residency at VARC in Northumberland in 2016

  • Pre Interval – Film Screening:  Katie Davies’s film Lawes of the Marches (16 minutes) made in 2014 presents the visual spectacle of the Scottish Borders Common Riding.

  • Andrew Richardson will discuss the digital mapping of the 'lost and found' literary and linguistic clues which describe the landscape of the Scottish Borders.  Informed by the work of the Borders poet James Hogg.
  • Clare Money will talk about her work using old maps to reimagine the now defunct Riccarton railway junction, and its lost infrastructure

  • Artist Alec Finlay will talk about Th' Fleety Wud/The Flooding Wood - a commission for the Scottish Borders Heritage Festival - a work of place-awareness and linguistic archaeology mapping the catchment of the Rivert Teviot, Hawick 
  • Kate Foster will talk about her map of the Riverways which presents the Borders dominated by its waterways rather than its towns
  • John Wallace will talk about his long-term collaboration with climate and soil scientist Professor Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen) and their examination of human connections to the ecosystems of various watercourses and watersheds, including the border-marking rivers Sark and Tweed

After the event, around 4.45pm, there is an option to walk along to the ‘Mapping the Borders’ exhibition at Venue 50, Island Street, Galashiels. 

Information on the presenters can be viewed below.

For more information on the Mapping the Borders programme as part of the Being Human Festival visit https://beinghumanfestival.org/events/series/mapping-the-borders/ 

To book for PechaKucha Vol 5 visit https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/mapping-the-borders-talks/   

 

Please note - unfortunately Ysanne Holt is now unable to present.  We hope she gets well soon!

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Featured Presentation

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Lise Bratton and Graeme Murray

designer/makers in Galashiels

Spoons

PRESENTED ON APR 20, 2016
IN GALASHIELS @ VOL 2

Graeme talks about the history of rural spoon making in southern Japanee villages, Lise talks about the Djemaa El Fna square in Marrakech, and they relate these very different cultures to their own woodwork practices.

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Creative Relationships: they dreamed, they could, they did

BY ELLIE ZEEGEN AND JANET COULSON
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Ellie Zeegen and Janet Coulson tell us about how they met, accidentally moved to within 10 minutes of each other and started a theatre company.

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Stowed Out Festival

BY CHRIS WEMYSS
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Stowed Out is a small music festival held every year in the small Borders village of Stow.  This is the story of how it came about by Chris Wemyss.

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Thoughts and Doodles of an Undiscovered Genius

BY GILES ETHERINGTON
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Giles Etherington talks about all the choices that he has made throughout the course of his life and how it has influenced his design and branding work.

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In Atween – The Place To Be

BY JULES HORNE
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Jules Horne talks us through her one woman plays, short stories and other writing.

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Teaching and Learning: Tales from the Print Room

BY GRACE SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Grace Smith tells us about her work in the print department of Heriot Watt, her masters in textile research and her red boiler suit.

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Journey Of A Fashion Student

BY EMILY JANE CONNING
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Emily, a fourth year fashion design student from Heriot Watt University, talks us through the design process from one of her recent projects.

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Making, Showing

BY CHARLES POULSEN
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Charles Poulsen talks about the art he makes at his home studio in Allanton, where he holds an open studio every year.

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Processes of Making: Ideas and Risk-taking

BY ANDREW MACKENZIE
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

"Process is more important than outcome."

In Processes of Making: Ideas and Risk-taking at PechaKucha Night Galashiels, Vol. 4, Andrew Mackenzie presents his most recent exhibition pieces as he walks through his laborious yet captivating creative process. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.

 

GALASHIELS Blog

Processes of Making: Ideas and Risk-taking

In Processes of Making: Ideas and Risk-taking at PechaKucha Night Galashiels, Vol. 4Andrew Mackenzie presents his most recent exhibition pieces as he walks through his laborious yet captivating creative process. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Mary Morrison

    I am an artist based in the Scottish Borders. I share a studio in an old textile mill with 12 other artists. I also work part time for Live Borders managing the Creative Arts Business Network (CABN) which supports professional creatives and organisations in the region. We provide advice and support, run events and develop opportunities for artists of all artforms including local and international residencies and creative labs.

  • Tom Swift

    I am a filmmaker based in the Scottish Borders and working all over Scotland. Whether it is music videos or documentaries I am fascinated by the stories of the amazing people that I work with.