Canal View Primary School Artists Residency

Photo by Anna Noonan

Over the 10 weeks we will work collaboratively with the 2 P6 classes to explore themes of belonging, connection and autonomy. We will create a series of happenings throughout the school grounds and further afield exploring; Who’s space is this? Who belongs here? What are all the different possibilities?

—Hannah Venet, Lead Artist

Hannah Venet - Lead Artist
Caitlin Mulgrew - Associate Artist
Anna Noonan - Associate Artist

The residency took place between Sept - Nov 2019.

During our residency at Canal View Primary School the P6’s explored the space in and around the school. Using the canal and surrounding area as inspiration and movement as the starting point, we tested how we might interact creatively with our environment, performing in places and spaces you might not expect. Taking risks, experimenting, challenging and playing with the rules.

Holding, lifting, falling, lying, balancing, climbing we created movement scores as solos, duos and groups. In addition, using the voice in melodic as well as unusual ways, we created a powerful choir of sound, harnessing the energy and power of the group.

We also worked with filmmaker Joel Venet during the residency to capture the live experiments and create something real and tangible for the group to reflect back on. The final sharing was a live performance of the song we wrote together and a screening of our film, with popcorn of course!

Keep Moving film 

Keep Moving song

This residency is supported through a partnership with Barnardo's. We would also like to thank the Peacock’s store in Westside Plaza for their generous product donation to the project, and the Rotary Club of Currie Balerno, who are supporting boat trips for the pupils on the Union Canal.