The Associate Artist Programme at Edinburgh Art Festival exists to ignite a collaboration between multiple artists working across different disciplines. For 2022’s edition, our Associate Artist was Glasgow-based Emmie McLuskey. Featuring work from Hannan Jones, Janice Parker, Maeve Redmond, and Amanda Thomson, McLuskey brought together Channels – a multidisciplinary programme exploring the Union Canal and its complex relationship to the people and ecosystem of Scotland.
Taking in performance, print work, archival research, and audio, Channels allowed this year’s visitors to garner a better understanding of the history and future of the Union Canal – which here functions as a representation of Edinburgh’s complex relationship with capitalism, community, and the natural world.
Our Associate Artist Programme in 2022 is made possible with the generous support of the Scottish Government’s Festivals EXPO Fund and EventScotland.