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EAF Opening Keynote Lecture | Jeanne van Heeswijk (in person)

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Friday 29 July, 5-6pm

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In this keynote lecture Dutch visual artist Jeanne van Heeswijk locates her commission for Wester Hailes, Edinburgh in the context of her wider practice, and offers an insight into the Community Wellbeing Collective which presents its first iteration as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival Commissions Programme 2022. Renowned for her long-term community embedded projects, Van Heeswijk’s work questions art’s autonomy. Working collectively to co-produce projects she assists communities to collectively imagine a more just future. Jeanne van Heeswijk’s work has been featured in exhibitions worldwide, including the Liverpool, Shanghai, and Venice biennials. She received the 2011 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, the 2012 Curry Stone Prize for Social Design Pioneers, 2014 was awarded the inaugural Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism at the Center for Curatorial Studies and Human Rights Project at Bard College, and in 2017 she was a fellow at BAK, basis for actuele kunst, Utrecht. She lives and works in Rotterdam. This lecture is presented in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival and British Council Scotland. Jeanne van Heeswijk’s commission is developed in partnership with WHALE Arts and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 

Jeanne Van Heeswijk (photograph: Timothy Tiebout)

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We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

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The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

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  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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