Pecha Kucha 2015

18.11.15 / By Fiona Dean / Secondary Schools Active Heritage

This year’s Pechakucha Event, held at Kilmardinny Arts Centre was another amazing evening! Student artists and designers from 3 secondary schools, Bearsden Academy, Boclair Academy and Turnbull High School had spent several weeks working with Trails and Tales artists Kate and Rachel on our secondary schools active heritage project, developing their presentations. Pechakucha is a fast moving form of creative presentation that involves using 20 images for 20 seconds per image.

It means high levels of research, selection and story telling to get your message across and that’s what all 10 students did, engaging the audience with presentations about East Dunbartonshire connected artists they had researched, such as Helen Maria Nugent, Martin Creed and Jessie M King, amongst many others, which they connected with their own creative interests. The range of presentations and quality of performance was impressive; from dark fairy tales, to temporary architecture, through to the concept of time itself, each of the presenters showed depth of research and a natural story telling ability as they took the audience on a visual journey through their ideas and interests.