With just a week to go we are very pleased to announce the line-up of our festival exhibition and events by artists-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School – Dave Pratt, Sylwia Kowalczyk, Romy Danielewicz, Heather Rikic and Citadel Arts Group with special guest-artists Caroline Brockbank and Bernie Hewitt.
For the last 16 years Abbeyhill Primary School has opened the doors of our two Victorian buildings and large playground as one of the exhibition venues of the Colony of Artists festival. This September we were hoping to open the school’s brand-new outdoor classroom and community garden for the festival weekend. You can even find us in the downloadable Colony of Artists 2021 brochure and map under venue 38.
Yet, the smallest global disruptor has interfered for a second year now and has prompted us to ‘open’ other exhibition platforms instead – windows, screens and greens!
It is the windows of the school, the screens at your homes and fingertips and the urban greens at Holyrood Park and Leith Dockers Club that the artists currently in residence at Abbeyhill Primary School have taken over in order to bring us a festival line-up under the title WINDOWS, SCREENS & GREENS!
Here are the five highlights for you – all free to experience, watch, make, read and dance to:
- Up, Up and Away by illustrator-in-residence Dave Pratt
- Surrealism for Surreal Times by photographer-in-residence Sylwia Kowalcyk
- The Aliens by drama company-in-residence Citadel Arts Group
- The Party Portal by performance artist-in-residence Romy Danielewicz
- Colony of Artists Family Ceilidh by choreographer-in-residence Heather Rikic and special guests Caroline Brockbank of CeilidhKids and Bernie Hewitt of Traditional Dance Forum Scotland
Our top tip? Head over to our special Colony of Artists 2021 webpage here for further details, including on how to book in advance for The Aliens – a brand new theatre play by Citadel Arts Group – the resident theatre makers at Abbeyhill Primary School since 2017. Hurry up. There are only 30 socially-distanced seats available!
Need another tip? If you are not amongst the lucky 30 of our festival guests to get the free tickets for The Aliens join us on Holyrood Park Parade Ground – the green playground at our festival doorstep for the first Colony of Artists family ceilidh. Bee kind and safe like the Colony of Artists mascot – bring your mask. Oh, bring your dancing shoes and friends, too.
We do hope that you will enjoy our WINDOWS, SCREENS & GREENS contribution to the Colony of Artists festival weekend spanning Abbeyhill Primary School windows, your screens and our urban greenspaces at Holyrood Park and Leith Dockers Club.