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Uprooted Visions: How We Create

Symposium at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

On Sunday 2nd April, join us for a symposium at the Scottish Storytelling Centre that will explore the results of In from the Margins, a two-year project funded by Creative Europe and led by Edinburgh Printmakers as one of a network of five European print studios supporting 30 exciting international artists.

The exhibition Uprooted Visions is the culmination of the wider European programme of Studios of Sanctuary residencies. It assembles a multiplicity of practices and cultural reference points, print processes and ways of experimenting with printmaking.

Uprooted Visions is kindly sponsored by StayCity.

This accompanying symposium, with contributions by resident artists, collaborators and invited speakers, is an opportunity to hear more about the projects made during the residency programme and examine the potential for future local and international networks.

This symposium is free to attend, but booking is essential.

The format of the day will be as follows:

09:30-10:00: Registration

10:00-11:30: Session 1 - Journeying across borders

Introduction: Janet Archer (Edinburgh Printmakers)

Artists' Intervention: Thaís Muniz and Ceyda Oskay

Artists’ panel – chaired by Lili Šturm (International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana) and Andrea Carter (D6 Culture). Artists: Lina Rica, Antony Reznik, Francisco Tomsich and Amir Zainorin.

11:30-11:45: Break

11:45-13:00: Session 2 - Reconfiguring notions of identity and kinship

Artists’ intervention: Aqsa Arif and Paria Goodarzi

Artists’ panel – chaired by Mónica Laiseca (Edinburgh Printmakers) and Dusan Dovc (International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana). Artists: Shatha Altowai, Waieel Dirar, Diaa Lagan and Leanne McDonagh

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:15: Session 3 - Artists' experimentation with printmaking

Reflections: Peter McMorris (Cork Printmakers) and Jakob Puh (International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana).

Artist panel – chaired by Jordan McQuaid (Edinburgh Printmakers) and Lene Leveau (Funen Printmaking Studio, Odense). Artists: Mousa AlNana, Anastasiia Melnykova-Blidar, Barbara Miše and Kateryna Svirgunenko

15:15-15:30: Break

15:30-17:00: Session 4 - Studio as Haven: Sustaining, Listening, Learning

Presentations: Douglas Lonie (tialt)

Panel discussion – chaired by Janet Archer (Edinburgh Printmakers).

Speakers: Dusan Dovc (International Centre of the Graphic Arts, Ljubljana), Lene Leveau (Funen Printmaking Studio, Odense), Norah Campbell (British Council), Ethar Dirar and Leena Nammari (artists).

17:00-18:30: Drinks Reception in the Storytelling Court

The established artists selected for the residency programme and Uprooted Visions exhibition have all had their art practices disrupted by the lived experience of migration.

Each artist was awarded a non-prescriptive month-long residency to provide space to experiment, explore and work with studio technicians to discover new techniques or develop current projects. Uprooted Visions presents a range of work created in print, textiles, video, sculpture and photography.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit our website.

Uprooted Visions and the In From the Margins project have been made possible with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Additional support provided by: City of Edinburgh Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund through Creative Scotland, the Arts Council of Ireland, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Embassy of Slovenia in London.

Image Credit: Pop-up presentation of Francisco Tomsich artwork.

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