Shelly Nadashi

16 October – 28 November

Exhibitions Events New Work Scotland Programme

Working with film, puppetry, text and object-making, Shelly Nadashi's practice is rooted in performance, exploring the relationships between performer, object and environment. Through collaged narratives with surreal elements, her exhibitions and performances invite the audience to become part of a ceremony of self-examination.

For New Work Scotland Programme, Shelly presented a new exhibition and off-site performance at Thomas Morton Hall Theatre in Leith. In this instance, the performance and exhibition were linked, both having been developed in relation to the theatre. Both also explored Shelly's interest in the object and its relationship to narrative.

Detached from the narrative and live event, the work in the exhibition provided an opportunity to re-consider objects from the performance. A filmed conversation between Shelly and her friend Noam further illuminated reoccurring themes.


Why Stone, Thomas Morton Hall Theatre, 16 October 2010, 5 & 6.30pm
Why Stone investigated the link between object and narrative. An imposing object among the audience questioned their role and that of the stage. Created and written by Shelly Nadashi. Performed by Shelly Nadashi and Julia Scott.

Download the exhibition information here

Read the New Work Scotland 2010 publication, which includes New Writing Scotland essays by Laura Edbrook and Norman Hogg here

New Work Scotland Programme was an initiative launched by Collective in 2000. Through an open call, New Work Scotland Programme identified and supported some of the most promising new artists working in Scotland - providing them with the opportunity to create new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. The 2010 participants were Jacob Kerray,
Catherine Payton, Nicolas Party
and Shelly Nadashi.

New Writing Scotland grew out of New Work Scotland Programme and was initiated in 2004 in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art's Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies, to promote creative writing about the visual arts coupled with targeted support to the exhibiting artists - providing them with them with their first artists text.

This is an archived programme entry.

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