EAF Opening Keynote Lecture

Scottish National Gallery, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Jul 2022

On 29 July 2022 5pm - 6pm

In this keynote lecture, taking place in the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Dutch visual artist Jeanne van Heeswijk locates her commission for Wester Hailes 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 festival Commissions Programme.

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, in 2014 she 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.

Hew Locke will deliver our Endnote Lecture on Friday 26 August.

The Keynote Lecture is presented in partnership with National Galleries of Scotland 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.

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Watch the Keynote lecture from home. Broadcast from the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre.
The broadcast will take place on the National Galleries of Scotland's YouTube channel - we will send out a link on the day of the event after 12pm, so please remember to check your inbox.