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Past Galashiels Event: VOL 5

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VOL 5

November 18, 2017
@ Mac Arts

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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.

  • 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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Mapping the Borders – Charting Change

BY INGE PANNEELS
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Inge Panneels gives an overview of artists who ‘map the borders’. 

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The Debatable Lands

BY ZOE CHILDERLEY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

"You can see how there is an emotional tie to the land and for a lot of people the idea of having a much more solid border going through their landscape was quite a horrific thought."

In The Debatable Lands from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol. 5, Zoe Childerley discusses The Debatable Lands of the Anglo-Scots border through photography and mapping based on her artist-in-residency at VARC in Northumberland in 2016.

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Remembered Land

BY CLARE MONEY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Clare Money will talk about her work using old maps to reimagine the now defunct Riccarton railway junction, and its lost infrastructure.

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River Ways and Land Uses

BY KATE FOSTER
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Kate Foster talks about her map of the Riverways which presents the Borders dominated by its waterways rather than its towns.

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Th’ Fleety Wud

BY ALEC FINLAY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Artist Alec Finlay talks 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.

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Paper landscapes: Historic Maps of the Borders

BY CHRIS FLEET
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

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
Artist/Academic in Galashiels
Chris Fleet
Map Curator, Collections and Research Department , National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh
Alec Finlay
artist | poet in Edinburgh
Kate Foster
Environmental Artist in Selkirk
Zoe Childerley
artist | lecturer in London
Clare Money
artist in Newcastle
John Wallace
Filmmaker & Video Artist in South West Scotland
Mike Collier
Professor of Visual Art, The University of Sunderland in Sunderland