Art27 Scotland

23-06-22: ART27’s Firsthand Z pierwszej ręki

Join Art27scotland Artists in Residence Marta Adamowicz and Robert Motyka to experience their audiovisual artwork based on ideas of home, followed by a discussion on migration and Polish pastries for breakfast.

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On Saturday 13th August at 10:30AM Firsthand Z pierwszej ręki will premiere at ZOO @ Southside. ‘City of Homes’ is an audiovisual artwork – an outcome of residency by artists Marta Adamowicz and Robert Motyka on the concept of home through the connections with the remembered and actual place.  They have edited images and interviews with participants into a spectacular experience where sound and animation tell very personal stories of migration and belonging.

The artwork presentation will be followed by a discussion with the audience on immigration, the concept of home and changing perspectives, gaining more relevance in the light of the recent war in Ukraine and refugee action in Polish borderlands.

The artwork is in the Polish language with English subtitles. Polish pastries will be served on arrival.

Marta Adamowicz is a visual and sound artist and illustrator of Polish origin. Marta’s work deals mainly with social issues and community focused projects. Her artwork has been a part of many prestigious open exhibitions in Scotland and London. She has received the An Talla Solais award at the RSA Open, which resulted in a residency in the summer of 2019. Her sound work has been presented at local and international sound festivals.

Robert Motyka is a Polish born, New Scot by choice video maker, projection artist and projection mapping lecturer. He is also actively supporting EU citizens rights and Polish LGBT community. Recently he explores art as a tool for social change and examines the role of the artist in creating collaborative spaces for local communities.



ZOO @ Southside Venues, Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson St, Edinburgh, EH8 9ER


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About Art27scotland

Art27scotland is an Edinburgh-based non-profit Community Interest Company. It is inspired by Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that ‘Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, and to enjoy the arts.’ Art27scotland is focused on exploring the powerful and sometimes conflicting relationship between our shared human and cultural rights.

Art27scotland is distinctive in Scotland, as it articulates global shared experiences through its locally-based international Artists in Residence.  It aims to celebrate our connectedness to the rest of the world and develop empathy, listening and learning from others’ lived experience.  It wants to share this exchange through art in order to stimulate broader democratic discussion and exchange relating to the rights of artistic expression, cultural participation and cultural democracy.

Art27scotland is part of the Culture Collective and funded by Creative Scotland.

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