wandering texts, travelling objects 2017

Moving on the borders between culture, art and language


31 March – 8 April 2017

The Byre Theatre
The University of St Andrews,
Abbey Street, St Andrews,
Fife KY16 9LA



12 April – 6 May 2017

The Shoe Factory Social Club
St Mary’s Works – St Mary’s Plain,
Norwich NR3 3AF

26 May 2017

Cambridge Conversations in Translation
CRASSH – Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DT


TransARTation! is a touring exhibition that opens up a space for artists, poets, and local communities to explore ideas about translation, movement, migration and art in a variety of ways, including workshops, artists’ talks, interactive installations and multimedia art.


All TransARTation! events are free of charge


TransARTation! is participatory, allowing audiences to engage creatively with art. Audiences are invited to touch and manipulate the artwork, to respond digitally and manually to performances and to take part in translation workshops lead by artists and curators during which they will create poetry and art inspired by translation.


The aims of the exhibition and workshops is to foster community involvement in investigating how translation stimulates and provokes the production of text-objects and works of visual art, and to make visible the kinds of conversations that can occur between different cultures, languages and modes of expression.

The ARTists

Kirsteen Anderson, Elise Aru, Heather Connelly, Calvin Crowe, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, Ira Lightman, John London, Canan Marasligil, Samuel Ross, Charles Sandison, Clive Scott, Simon Starling, George Szirtes & Clarissa Upchurch.

Also with contributions from
Translation Games and
the Othernessproject


has been devised and curated by Manuela Perteghella, Eugenia Loffredo and Anna Milsom

contact us: curator@transartation.co.uk 

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