‘SOUVENIR’ by Typochondriacs (aka Gen Harrison) is part of Art Walk Porty in Portobello, Edinburgh.
“The Art Walk Porty 2018 festival is based on the ‘PLEASURE GROUND’ with an events centred programme of live music, live art, participatory performance, writing, walks, installation and film screenings. We reflect upon our history of seaside entertainment, of an era of music halls, bandstands, and the fairground, showing archive material of community activity, alongside newly commissioned work relating to our public grounds of the seaside and promenade.
FRI 31ST AUG 2-4PM – PAPERMAKING WORKSHOP, BELLFIELD
SAT 1ST + SUN 2ND SEPT – PAPERMAKING ON THE PROM
FRI 7TH SEPT 2-4PM – POSTCARD PRINTING WORKSHOP, BELLFIELD
SAT 8TH + SUN 9TH SEPT – ADANA ON AN ART CART, POSTCARD PRINTING ON PROM
‘Souvenir’ is a growing community-making exhibition at Bellfield involving the postcard form, paper making and memories of visiting and living in Porty.
Typochondriacs is the print name for Gen Harrison. She is currently undertaking an MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at the University of West England. This mini-residency builds on an interest in language, history, ‘ephemory’ and place. Through the residency, she will explore the individual to build a collective memory of the particular heritage of this seaside town under an evolving body of work called ‘Wish You Were Here?’. There is the intriguing duality to Portobello, the ‘Pleasure Grounds’ in which to holiday, relax and breathe juxtaposed with a place, once full of industry but now lost spaces, where people live and work.
The making workshops take inspiration from the Paper Mill that was established here in 1836 and the holiday tradition of sending postcards back home. Come and share your particular memory and experience whilst making paper and/or postcard to a (lost) or (found) Portobello. These stories that connect people and place will record the language we use, explore the things we keep and the memories we make and will become part of a growing exhibition of souvenirs for Portobello.
Supported by funding from Edinburgh Shoreline Project.