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Maeve Redmond in conversation with Tatch and Emmie McLuskey

Polwarth Parish Church

Glasgow-based graphic designer, Maeve Redmond, is joined in conversation by Tatch, founder of Journeyman Signs, to discuss the pairs recent collaboration. 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.

Maeve Redmond is an independent graphic designer based in Glasgow. Redmond’s research led practice ordinarily begins in the archive and is shaped and responsive to place, thinking through the socio-historical context to create a graphic response. For the festival, Redmond has worked with local sign-writing company Journeyman Signs to create a new piece titled The Mathematical River taking its lead from the history of the canal’s trade and transport.

Journeyman Signs; Thomas Hatch, known as Tatch by most, is a signwriter from North Yorkshire. Although he’s worked as a mobile sign painter for years the majority of his work is in and around the Edinburgh area. Following cutting his teeth with the late Robin Abbey the Journeyman has gone on to paint bars, tattoo parlours, restaurants and the like across the UK and parts of Europe.

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).

The Mathematical River, 2022 and A Canal’s Past Coming to Life, 2022 can be viewed at Leamington Lift Bridge and Viewforth Bridge along the Union Canal.

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.

Maeve Redmond in conversation with Tatch and Emmie McLuskey


Maeve Redmond and Emmie McLuskey

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Polwarth Parish Church

36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU

0131 2266558



Opening times

Wednesday 24 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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