Talks, Lectures and Events

Over The Borders

Date: 21 June 2019

Time: 15.00-18.00

Price: Free

Over The Borders is an afternon of story sharing and creativity for people who have experience of displacement or immigration, organisations who support them, and member artists who explore migration in their work.

This event is for you if:

  • You have experience of displacement or immigration 
    You will share your story with the group in a casual setting to help us all discuss how creative communities can help refugees and migrants.
  • You work for an organisation that supports refugees and migrants in Edinburgh
    We are welcoming organizations that support refugees and migrants in Edinburgh to feed into conversations, to help expand our thinking, help us all consider more meaningfully and critically about how we engage with these subjects, and inform our future practice.
  • You are a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and would like to explore migration in your work
    You will learn all about our next Members Exhibition, The Mouth of a Shark and how we could explore these themes in your submission and proposal. You will also meet international printmaking partners and expand your professional networks.

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What will the afternoon be about?

  • We will get to know each other through simple creative activities led by artists.
  • We will share a meal and discuss these themes in a informal social situation, ahead of an Edinburgh Printmakers project called Mouth Of A Shark in late 2019.
  • We will explore how creative practice and the sense of belonging through engagement with creative communities can provide solace for those in need, and a platform from which marginalised voices can be heard.
  • We will hear case studies of how refugee and migrant communities have engaged with visual arts organisations.
  • We will hear from Lydia Bassett, Project Manager for In From The Margin.  She will introduce the “In from the Margins” project - a transnational project funded via the British Council and Creative Scotland to establish ’studios of sanctuary’ for refugee and migrant artists and celebrate and share cultures from across the world through printmaking.
  • We will hear from Miguel Amado, Director of Cork Printmakers, about how he  engaged with people who have experienced displacement and migration in his practice.
  • We will chat about our experiences, and explore meaningfully and critically about how we engage with these subjects across sectors and borders.

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