A Right to Art and Culture for Every Child

Determined to champion the right to art and culture for every child at Abbeyhill Primary School through our artists-in-residence programme even during global pandemic and lockdown, we are very pleased to announce joining the Cultural Learning Alliance – the collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to art … Continue reading A Right to Art and Culture for Every Child

To our Marine Conservationist-in-Residence

Congratulations to Catherine Gemmell – our first ever marine conservationist-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School. Catherine is celebrating her 5th birthday at Marine Conservation Society UK! We are so proud to be part of Catherine's adventure of learning, volunteering and working towards the recovery and protection of our amazing oceans! You are welcome to our classrooms … Continue reading To our Marine Conservationist-in-Residence

#InternationalDanceDay

How do we celebrate #InternationalDanceDay while in Coronavirus isolation? Our favourite dance artist-in-residence Eleanor Robertson has been encouraging us to celebrate dance and make it a regular fun part of our homeschooling days. We love her dance challenges (even on her birthday) but found her #InternationalDanceDay tribute to the key workers and NHS staff quite … Continue reading #InternationalDanceDay

Surrealism for Surreal Times

The surrealists who pioneered this movement in 1924 would probably feel 'well at home' in these surreal times of COVID-19 pandemic. Our artist-in-residence Sylwia Kowalczyk has just launched her first stay at home and be surreal workshop for her team of Primary 6 co-artists complete with some practical ideas for collage and montage-making – some … Continue reading Surrealism for Surreal Times

First artist residency in a virtual classroom

Who would have thought that when we announced Sylwia Kowalczyk's artist residency at Abbeyhill Primary School back in September 2019 as part of Colony of Artists that Sylwia – as the latest, 10th resident artist in our ongoing POLSKI initiative – would not be able to meet her young learners and co-artists from Primary 6 … Continue reading First artist residency in a virtual classroom

Performance art residency continues under Coronavirus lockdown

It was during the first few weeks of the Coronavirus lockdown and just before the Easter school holiday on 2 April 2020 that we received the good news from the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh - our major POLSKI project funder. We were awarded an emergency grant through our curatorial partnesrhip with … Continue reading Performance art residency continues under Coronavirus lockdown