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Amanda Thomson in conversation with Greg Kenicher and Emmie McCluskey

Polwarth Parish Church

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, our Associate Artist for 2022.

This free event will take place in the Drennan Hall. Select hot and cold drinks will be available.

Amanda Thomson is a visual artist and writer who lives and works in Strathspey in the Scottish Highlands and in Glasgow. Amanda Thomson’s interdisciplinary work often concerns notions of home, movement, migration, landscapes, the natural world and how places come to be made. Thomson’s commission starts with specific aspects of the canal’s flora and fauna as a way of navigating its rich social and natural history. The work will interweave language, people and place, movements and migrations, past and present.

Greg Kenicer is a botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Beside a wide range of teaching, Greg has research interests in plant use in Scotland as well as the evolution and diversity of the pea family.

Emmie McLuskey is an artist based in Glasgow. Recent highlights include work with Collective, Edinburgh (2022) ATLAS Arts, Isle of Skye (2021/22), Talbot Rice Residents Programme, Edinburgh (2021-23), ARCUS Project, Japan (2020), Artist’s Moving Image Festival, Tramway with LUX Scotland (2019), Sissi Club, Marseille (2019) and Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Switzerland (2019).

This event will include closed captions. For any additional access requirements or queries please contact us by emailing info@edinburghartfestival.com or calling 0131 226 6558.

Amanda Thomson in conversation with Greg Kenicher and Emmie McCluskey

Artists

Amanda Thomson and Emmie McLuskey

Ticket Information

FREE, book in advance

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Venue

Polwarth Parish Church

36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU

0131 2266558

info@edinburghartfestival.com

polwarth.org.uk

Opening times

Friday 26 August

2pm - 3pm

Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange

Polwarth Parish Church

36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU

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