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Film & Performance Scratch Night


VENUE: Unit 8, Telford Street Retail Park, Carsegate Road, Inverness, IV3 8EX

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Free car parking, ground floor access, wheelchair accessible toilet.

Circus Artspace are working in partnership with Outer Spaces to access a large retail space in Inverness. In response to our recent open call we'll be hosting a live evening event giving artists, filmmakers and performers an opportunity to share new pieces of film and performance work.
What is a Scratch Night?
A Scratch Night is an evening designed to give artists the opportunity to ‘test’ a current work on a live audience. The work presented is often work-in-progress, and usually in the early stages of development although we are also happy to include completed works that haven't been shown in the Highlands before. Each artist or collective will have up to 15 minutes in which to present their film or performance work. 

The artists featured include:

C.C. O’Hara is a filmmaker, singer, writer and poet based in Inverness. Sax & Palitics will be his debut creative publication, due late 2023. You’ll find his developing work at the pentagrammic nexus of Love, Folklore, History, Spirituality, and good auld Foolery.  Instagram @sigil.arts


Elaine Chisholm is a current member of the Inverness Darkroom and a third year student   at the University of the Highlands & Islands studying Contemporary Art Practices. “Themes I am currently exploring are objects from the past and the process of making. The moving image is something I hope to incorporate within my practice.”  Instagram @elainecoreybaileydug

Gemma Petrie is an artist living and working on the northeast coast in the Highlands. She studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. Primarily working in watercolour, but incorporating many different materials into her paintings, including found objects gathered whilst out walking on the beach near where she lives. A love of the outdoors, the landscape, natural form and wildlife have always been important elements in her work.  |  Instagram @petrie_gemma

Cat Meighan, a socially engaged contemporary art practitioner and producer, recently began to explore spoken word and performance lecture as medium in response to the work she is currently engaged in with the national Culture Collective project. Her work within communities brings about opportunities for discourse, action, and autonomy in creative projects for communities’ continued benefit and development. The issues raised by some of this work form a starting point for research and response.


Srija Shrestha is an artist and illustrator currently based in Inverness, but originally from Kathmandu, Nepal. Srija came to the UK in 2021 to pursue MA Illustration. “I practice visual storytelling through zines, comics, Riso prints, cyanotype prints and illustrated short films. I work with themes of mental health, emotional wellbeing, sense of home, belonging and identity. I have been practicing presenting personal stories of exploring home and identity through Nepali language and culture while also connecting them with the stories of finding a home away from home.”  Instagram @random.srija  


Tai Galvao works with mixed mediums in a variety of styles for illustration, painting, sound design, sculpture and some film projects. “In between freelancing with graphic design and illustration, I enjoy creating works of whatever I find to be visually interesting or follow some narrative that I have conjured up.”

Instagram @tai.garuru music from DJ collective Queers Without Fears!   Instagram @queers.without.fears


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