Channels: Events

Curated by Emmie McLuskey to explore the Union Canal in public and online spaces, each of the four contributing artists’ work in Channels exists in communication with the other – using the Union Canal to expand upon our understanding of the natural world. In order to better understand the practice, influences, and process of creation behind each work, a series of events have been organised throughout the festival. Each of these events feature one of the four contributing artists in conversation with McLuskey as they explore the artist’s work. As a deeply collaborative project in this year’s programme, this series of events allows attendees to garner a greater understanding of the contributing artists’ process from inception to realised artwork.

Hannan Jones in conversation with Emmie McLuskey

Wednesday 3 August | 7-8pm | French Institute for Scotland

Zoom recorder lies next to canal
Hannan Jones, Union Canal, 2022. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

Glasgow-based artist, musician and programmer, Hannan Jones, is joined in conversation by Emmie McLuskey. The pair will discuss Jones’s soundwork, Surface bounce and cycles, along the Union Canal and its accompanying themes and ideas.  

This free event will take place in the Sir Patrick Geddes Library. Please book in advance, tickets can be reserved here.

Janice Parker in conversation

Wednesday 17 August | 2-3pm | Polwarth Parish Church

Janice Parker dances on the canal.
Janice Parker, research image for Edinburgh Art Festival 2022. Credit Sally Jubb Photography.

Dance artist and choreographer, Janice Parker, is joined in conversation by Emmie McLuskey. The pair will discuss Parker’s durational performance Not Brittle, Not Rigid, Not Fixed, taking place from August 14 – 28 at various times along the Union Canal towpath, and her wider artistic practice.

This free event will take place in the Drennan Hall. Select hot and cold drinks will be available. Please book in advance, tickets can be reserved here.

Maeve Redmond in conversation with Tatch-Hatch Robertson and Emmie McLuskey

Wednesday 24 August | 2-3pm | Polwarth Parish Church

T-shirts are draped over chairs.
Maeve Redmond, Glasgow Women’s Library, Reading List T-shirts , 2017. Photo: Caro Weiss, courtesy of Panel.

Glasgow-based graphic designer, Maeve Redmond, is joined in conversation by Thomas Hatch, mostly known as Tatch, founder of Journeyman Signs, to discuss the pairs recent collaboration. This event is chaired by Emmie McLuskey, curator of Channels, and our Associate Artist for 2022.

This free event will take place in the Drennan Hall. Select hot and cold drinks will be available. Please book in advance, tickets can be reserved here.

Amanda Thomson in conversation with Greg Kenicer and Emmie McLuskey

Friday 26 August | 2-3pm | Polwarth Parish Church

Visitor looks on at work by Amanda Thomson.
Amanda Thomson, lightly, tendrils, 2021. Installation view of exhibition at CCA, Glasgow. Credit: Alan Dimmick.

Visual artist and writer, Amanda Thomson, is joined in conversation by Greg Kenicer, a botanist based at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The pair will discuss Thomson’s new sited works, Mainly in Sinuosities, dotted along the Union Canal towpath between Lochrin Basin and Wester Hailes and the ways their practises interconnect. This event is chaired by Emmie McLuskey.

This free event will take place in the Drennan Hall. Select hot and cold drinks will be available. Please book in advance, tickets can be reserved here.

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