Art Walk Porty 2018 – merry-go-round

‘Roll up, roll up to the merry-go-round ! Escape the humdrum ! Stories are written/erased, images blur/reappear. A ride that ends where it begins, where no journey is ever the same…’

merry-go-round

Art Walk Porty 2018 – ‘Pleasure Ground’

30th August to 9th September

The merry-go-round is a favourite fairground ride for many, offering the chance to escape from the humdrum, albeit momentarily, into a different world. It is a place where you can travel, but without going anywhere. The ride just ends where it starts. But many things can happen riding the merry-go-round. Memories can fade away or be recollected, stories can be written or conversely erased, images can blur, fade and reappear all within a matter of moments. The ride is repeated but different details appear, other moments matter, new thoughts occur.

The artists collaborating on this project are :

Catherine Marshall is an artist and writer based in Edinburgh. She studied Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art. She has lived in different countries and cities, including Berlin which she made her home for a decade.

Dinda Fass is a visual artist based in Edinburgh, who works with the written word, photography, and moving image. She researches the nature of the photographic image, its relations with suggested narratives, and the dialectic between the still and moving image.

Elaine Robson is inspired by the contrasts of urban environments and takes delight in exploring cultures and the genius loci. In this exhibition she uses photographic works and artists’ books to show the colourful chaos of the fair.

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With thanks to our lovely hosts –

Twelve Triangles (Venue 14)

300 Portobello High Street
Edinburgh EH15 2AS
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Sat & Sun 9am – 4pm

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Pages 2018

PAGES Leeds International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair The Tetley, Leeds, Sat 3rd – Sun 4th March 2018

Edinburgh and Elsewhere brings photography, writing, illustration and publishing together with a special emphasis on place, in all of its forms.

Catherine Marshall’s new pocket-sized book, To the Peninsula, uses found poetry and photography to revisit an area by the Thames in South-East London that has undergone massive development, playfully questioning what lies behind the façade.

Elaine Robson‘s book, Nowhere, chronicles a journey across the Karst, a limestone plateau which forms the border between the Italian city of Trieste and the Slovenian countryside. Text, lino-cut and photographic illustrations evoke the transitions of territory from wilderness to landscaped.


Our new collaborative Green Pocket ‘zine series guides you through urban green corners; hidden parkland, peripheries and even imagined spaces.

 

Elsewhere, an outstanding journal based in Berlin which is dedicated to high quality written and visual art that explores place – from cities to edge lands, heartlands to island communities, will also be on sale on our stand. Invited international artists whose works focus on place will join us.

 

Edinburgh Zine Library

To celebrate the opening of the Edinburgh ‘Zine Library we have produced a little dos-a-dos ‘zine with excerpts of forthcoming work to be donated to the new library.

 

 

Can we keep the original intention of an artists’ vision or do we have to view work through the lens of history? A poem and accompanying photographs contemplate this past dichotomy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Marshall is an artist and writer based in Edinburgh. She studied photography at the
London College of Communication and Glasgow School of Art. She has lived in different countries and cities including Berlin, which she made her home for a decade. To date she has published two artist books that combine photography and her writing: To the Peninsula, My Friends and Fleetway.

 

“Over Under Through” examines the everyday urban obstacles we encounter as we journey from place to place. Sunlight travels with us, casting shadows but also penetrating through
the layers of society, impartially revealing aspirations and fears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elaine Robson first started producing photography ‘zines in 2012 for the Alternative
Photography Festival. Since then she has gone on to produce artist books and ’zines, working collaboratively and as an individual.  Inspiration is found from her time living and working in Asia, Europe and Africa, but most illuminating of all are the everyday details of her home town of Edinburgh.

 

ECA Bookmarks 2017

4-8pm Wednesday 29th March 2017
Bookmarks at the ECA Sculpture Court

Edinburgh and Elsewhere brings photography, illustration and publishing together with a special emphasis on place in all its forms, including the imagination.

Edinburgh-based artist Catherine Marshall will be launching her book Fleetway, an imaginative story based on a failed roll of photographic film taken at the Cammo Estate in Edinburgh.

Elaine Robson will be showing her artist book inspired by Japanese urban landscape and found text, Under City. As the Scarrow press co-founder, she will also present the contemporary photography ‘zine Simulacra.

Husband and husband team O’Brien & Chiu will showcase their illustration and photography projects. ‘Drawings in a Time of Dreaming’ by Gerald O’Brien, features tiny mixed-up buildings and invented structures, humorously subversive in their resistance to daily life norms and expectations. In ‘An Unexpected Return on my Journey to the West’, Yi-Chieh Chiu embarks on a personal photographic journey in his partner’s home country. He finds an Ireland suffused with colour and abstraction, finds poignancy in the everyday; a way back home even as he is far from his real home in Taiwan.

Berlin-based publication, the Elsewhere, is an outstanding journal dedicated to high quality writing and visual art on place, from cities to edge lands, heartlands to island communities.

Fruitmarket Artists’ Bookmarket 2017

25th and 26th February, 2017.
Fruitmarket

Edinburgh and Elsewhere brings photography, illustration and publishing together with a special emphasis on place in all its forms, including the imagination.

Edinburgh-based artist Catherine Marshall will be launching her book Fleetway, an imaginative story based on a failed roll of photographic film taken at the Cammo Estate in Edinburgh.

Elaine Robson will be showing her artist book inspired by Japanese urban landscape and found text, Under City. As the Scarrow press co-founder, she will also present the contemporary photography ‘zine Simulacra.

Husband and husband team Chiu & O’Brien will showcase their illustration and photography projects. ‘Drawings in a Time of Dreaming’ by Gerald O’Brien, features tiny mixed-up buildings and invented structures, humorously subversive in their resistance to daily life norms and expectations. In ‘An Unexpected Return on my Journey to the West’, Yi-Chieh Chiu embarks on a personal photographic journey in his partner’s home country. He finds an Ireland suffused with colour and abstraction, finds poignancy in the everyday; a way back home even as he is far from his real home in Taiwan.

Berlin-based publication, the Elsewhere, is an outstanding journal dedicated to high quality writing and visual art on place, from cities to edge lands, heartlands to island communities.