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Nadia Myre: Tell Me of Your Boats and Your Waters – Where Do They Come From, Where Do They Go?

Edinburgh Printmakers

Edinburgh Art Festival and Edinburgh Printmakers present newly commissioned work from Montreal-based artist Nadia Myre responding to the 200th anniversary of the Union Canal.

The project – across print, installation and sound – explores reference points spanning Scotland and Canada, migratory routes started on the canal, indigenous story-telling, archival research methods, pattern, prose and song. The artist’s research began with the encounter of Tales Of Nanabozho in a local library in Montreal – a book published in 1964 by Scottish-born émigré Dorothy Marion Reid after moving to Canada, who recounts stories of Nanabozho, a prominent trickster character to the Anishinaabe*, provoking questions of authorship and voice reverberating into the present. As an Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Myre’s work sited alongside the canal and in Gallery 2 at Edinburgh Printmakers brings to the fore the decolonial impulse inherent in the artist’s practice, imprinting and entangling materials with meaning.

EVENT: Artist’s talk | Tuesday 2 August | 6.30 – 7.30pm | FREE

*The Anishinaabeg (adjectival: Anishinaabe) are a group of culturally related indigenous peoples present in the region of Canada and the United States. They include the Ojibwe (including Saulteaux and Oji-Cree), Odawa, Potawatomi, Mississaugas, Nipissing and Algonquin peoples. See further information on Wikipedia.

Supported by the PLACE Programme, a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, The Scottish Government, the City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland.

Nadia Myre: Tell Me of Your Boats and Your Waters - Where Do They Come From, Where Do They Go?

Artist

Nadia Myre

Ticket Information

Nadia Myre in conversation
Tuesday 2 August
6.30 - 7.30pm
FREE

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Venue

Edinburgh Printmakers

Castle Mills, 1 Dundee St, Edinburgh, EH3 9FP

0131 557 2479

info@edinburghprintmakers.co.uk

www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk

Opening times

Daily

Printmakers 10am - 6pm,
Union Canal at Fountainbridge 24hrs

Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand
  • WelcoMe available

Instagram

@nadia.myre

Edinburgh Printmakers

Castle Mills, 1 Dundee St, Edinburgh, EH3 9FP

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