Edinburgh Art Festival Platform: 2019
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the platform for the visual arts at the heart of Edinburgh’s August festivals. It brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in art. This year we will be supporting their Platform: 2019 project which gives emerging artists based in Scotland the opportunity to present new work for the Festival’s dedicated showcase. As part of the collaboration we are delighted to give artist, Suds McKenna the chance to take over our Meadowbank site with his wonderful work. In this piece Mckenna uses busy high streets, food courts, train stations and parks, employing the aesthetics of cartoon and comic traditions as a mode of communicating character and identity.