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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

"You can see how there is an emotional tie to the land and for a lot of people the idea of having a much more solid border going through their landscape was quite a horrific thought."

In The Debatable Lands from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol. 5, Zoe Childerley discusses The Debatable Lands of the Anglo-Scots border through photography and mapping based on her artist-in-residency at VARC in Northumberland in 2016.

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Critical Thinking and Community Architecture

BY GAVIN YUILL
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 22, 2018

As director of Cameron's Architects in Galashiels, Gavin Yuill takes pride in not only creating beautiful and funtional buildings, but also being there for the community.  Here he tells us about his community architectural projects.

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Minds Meet

BY TOM MURRAY
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Tom Murray spends 12 hours a day writing and 20x20 seconds telling us about his stories, inspiration and what made him a writer.

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Slightly Less Adrift

BY STEPH MACKENZIE
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Steph MacKenzie tells of her jounrey through the world of art, creativity and mental health starting in Stockport and ending in the Scottish Borders. 

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Bannerfield Sculpture Project

BY LARA GREENE
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Bannerfield is an area of rural deprivation in a beautiful rural part of Selkrik.  Lara Greene tells us about a sculpture project she ran with the young people there, getting them to address how they felt about their home. 

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I Am Vulnerable

BY KIRSTYN JANE BOYLE
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Admitting to being vulnerable is something that not many of us do with ease.  Visual artist, illustrator, photographer and creative director Kristyn Jane Boyle talks about how these ideas run through her work and allow her to take the power of our vulnerability and turn it into something positive.

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A Graphic Exploration of Asperger's Perception

BY GRAEME NISBET
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Five years ago Graeme Nisbet was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.  Here he tells us of the significance of colour to his emotional perceptions and how he translates this into his work.

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Neither

BY CHRIS KENT
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Chris Kent tells the story of his art.

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ELCH

BY ZUZANA GIBB
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 22, 2018

After 15 years in Scotland, designer, artist and printmaker Zuzana Gibb shares her creative journey from wallpaper to workshops.

 

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The Debatable Lands


"You can see how there is an emotional tie to the land and for a lot of people the idea of having a much more solid border going through their landscape was quite a horrific thought."
In 
The Debatable Lands from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol. 5, Zoe Childerley discusses The Debatable Lands of the Anglo-Scots border through photography and mapping based on her artist-in-residency at VARC in Northumberland in 2016.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Tom Swift

    I am a filmmaker based in the Scottish Borders and working all over Scotland. Whether it is music videos or documentaries I am fascinated by the stories of the amazing people that I work with.

  • Felicity Bristow

    Felicity studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art (1993 – 99) and qualified as an architect, practising in Edinburgh until 2008 while also teaching part time at ECA (2003 – 07). In Summer 2016 she completed a MA in Contemporary Art Practice at ECA. Felicity now lives and works as an artist and designer in the Scottish Borders developing her own research-based practice in her WASP’s studio in Selkirk and works part-time for the Creative Arts Business Network (CABN) as their Social media & Projects Assistant.

  • Mary Morrison

    I am an artist based in the Scottish Borders. I share a studio in an old textile mill with 12 other artists. I also work part time for Live Borders managing the Creative Arts Business Network (CABN) which supports professional creatives and organisations in the region. We provide advice and support, run events and develop opportunities for artists of all artforms including local and international residencies and creative labs.