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Sat, 06 May


Birnam Arts

Safety Mapping Exhibition

Safety Mapping Exhibition
Safety Mapping Exhibition

Time & Location

06 May 2023, 10:00 – 28 May 2023, 17:00

Birnam Arts, Station Rd, Birnam, Dunkeld PH8 0DS, UK

About the Event

Safety Mapping with artists Anna Kelso and Helen O’Brien and public contributors from across Perth & Kinross, in partnership with Gender Equality Perth

Safety Mapping exhibition showcases a series of artwork responding to the question ‘What does safety mean to you?’ In 2021 Perthshire-based artists Anna Kelso and Helen O’Brien were commissioned by local charity Gender Equality Perth to work closely with a diverse selection of community groups within Perth & Kinross, to gather insight and understanding of how individuals interact with their city environment and how their sense of safety plays a part in this. The project was officially launched during the 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women in December 2021, with workshops being held with Perth Women’s Collective, Soroptomists International Perth branch, local young people and women with experience of sexual violence. 

The collages and drawings created by the participants during these workshops will be exhibited at Birnam Arts during May 2023, along with a film made by Anna Kelso combining animation, images of participants’ artwork and text to represent the ideas and themes emerging from the project. Kelso’s film was first exhibited in December 2022 when it was projected on the wall of St Paul's Church and Mill Street in Perth, as part of the programme for the 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women 2022. Visitors to the Birnam Arts exhibition will also have an opportunity to respond personally with their own words and/or images relating to their ideas/experiences around safety by contributing to the participation wall.

The gallery at Birnam Arts is open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm. Please note the cafe is only open Weds-Sun.

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