Detail of Union Canal

Associate Artist Programme 2022: Channels

The Associate Artist Programme at Edinburgh Art Festival exists to ignite a collaboration between multiple artists working across different disciplines. This year, our Associate Artist is Glasgow-based Emmie McLuskey. Featuring work from Hannan Jones, Janice Parker, Maeve Redmond, and Amanda Thomson, McLuskey has brought together Channels – a multidisciplinary programme exploring the Union Canal and its complex relationship to the people and ecosystem of Scotland. Locate the work here.

Taking in performance, print work, archival research, and audio, Channels allows this year’s attendees 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.

Have a look below at the individual works that make up our 2022 Associate Programme.

Our Associate Artist Programme in 2022 is made possible with the generous support of the Scottish Government’s Festivals EXPO Fund and EventScotland.