Inge Panneels artist maps

Town to River: Gala walk & glass map-making

28 April 2024, 10:00 – 16:30

Little Art Hub, Galashiels

Artist Inge Panneels leads a group walk and glass map-making workshop to enrich participants’ relationships with the ecologies and histories that shape the river Tweed today. In the morning, the group will walk from Little Art Hub in Galashiels to the Tweed via Poets Corner and Galafoot, then back to town, collecting ideas, notes, images and objects along the way.

Back in Galashiels, at Little Art Hub, Panneels will teach participants how to make their own glass maps using techniques such as etching and engraving. The workshop will also be informed by historical map facsimiles of the Scottish Borders from the collections of the National Library of Scotland.

‘Town to River, River to Town’ is a new partnership between Connecting Threads and Galashiels Walking Festival that embeds contemporary art into organised group walks through a programme of participatory events. This is the first time that the two organisations have worked together and the first time that the walking festival has featured artists as part of its programme.

Part of Town to River, River to Town for the Galashiels Walking Festival 2024

This event is free! Reserve your place via Eventbrite.

Please note: there are only 15 places available for this walk and workshop so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Image credit: Inge Panneels, Mercator Micro Macro (2013)