Detail from Lynsey MacKenzie's work.

Platform: 2022

French Institute for Scotland / Institut français d'Ecosse

Now in its 8th year, Platform: 2022 offers audiences an opportunity to experience the breadth and vitality of emerging contemporary art practice in Scotland. Platform: 2022 has been selected by writer and researcher Seán Elder, artist Lucy Skaer, and Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts, Beth Bate.

EVENT: Artists in conversation | Thursday 18 August | 3 – 4pm

In Saoirse Amira Anis’ video and textile installation, she taps intovher dual heritage by using materials and plants from Moroccan and Scottish cuisines to explore rituals of sharing, and the generosity of love provided by the hands.

This work has been co-commissioned by LUX Scotland.


Processing the complexities of illness, Emelia Kerr Beale explores the mythology surrounding an ancient oak tree through an installation of knitted garments and video.

Engaging with the materiality and physicality of paintings as objects, Lynsey MacKenzie’s work explores ideas of time, repetition, and memory, through shifting planes of colour, gesture, and scale.


Through a series of cast lambs in varying states of partial collapse or erosion, Jonny Walker explores the multiplicity and temporality of the body.


Supported by the Place Programme, a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland.  With additional support from the Cruden Foundation and Institut français d’Ecosse. Opening event supported by WOVEN and Bon Accord.

Platform: 2022


Saoirse Amira Anis, Emelia Kerr Beale, Lynsey MacKenzie and Jonny Walker

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Platform: 2022 Artists in conversation with Seán Elder

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French Institute for Scotland / Institut français d'Ecosse

West Parliament Sq, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

0131 226 6558

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10am - 5pm

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French Institute for Scotland / Institut français d'Ecosse

West Parliament Sq, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

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