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Wikipedia Editathon: Scottish Artists of Colour

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The second in our series of Wikipedia Editathons focusing on the pages of artists of colour.

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Join artist and cultural practitioner Tanatsei Gambura, Sara Thomas (Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK) and Fruitmarket staff as we research and edit Wikipedia pages that record the lives of contemporary artists of colour in Scotland. Following the success of our previous Wikipedia Editathon ‘A presence in history’, during which we created pages for Alberta Whittle, Hardeep Pandhal and Farah Saleh, among others, this event picks up this important work, with many pages yet to be written about inspiring artists working in Scotland today.  

Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website in the world, a source of free and accessible information, but people of colour are underrepresented in both its content and among its editors. We want to work on addressing the passive and active erasure of the creative work of people of colour – historical and current – in our community. 

You will require a laptop or PC (preferable to a tablet or phone), but no previous Wikipedia editing experience is required as Sara will teach us the essential digital editing skills. This event will take place fully online – you will be sent a Zoom link when you sign up. There will be lots of breaks and use of breakout rooms to avoid ‘Zoom-fatigue’.   

We ask participants to: 

  • Enrol on the Event Dashboard [LINK TBC] 
  • Do some research in advance 

People of colour particularly welcome. If you have any access needs, please contact ruth@fruitmarket.co.uk prior to the event. 

Celebrating Black History Month. 

Image courtesy Tanatsei Gambura

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A free, public space for culture in the heart of Edinburgh, the Fruitmarket provides inspiration and opportunity for artists and audiences.

We programme, develop and present world-class exhibitions, commissions, publications, performances, events and engagement activities, opening up the artistic process. Creativity makes space for meaning, and we create a welcoming space for people to think with contemporary art and culture in ways that are helpful to them – for free.

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