Early Warning Signs

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh
EH3 5LR



The yellow on black sign was initially adopted by Emma Nicolson, Head of Exhibitions at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to be displayed outside the Inverleith House building for the whole of 2020. However, as a result of the disruption caused by the global pandemic, in November 2020 it was agreed to extend the adoption until the end of September 2021 and to kick-off the 10th anniversary celebrations for Early Warning Signs at the Garden.

The celebrations began in June 2021 when the yellow on black sign was joined at the Garden by the green on black sign from PEER and Hoxton Trust and the red on white sign from Fermynwoods Contemporary Art - the first time three signs have been re-united since the project began at Artsadmin in 2011. Harrison led a special Walk & Talk event to explain the history of the project on Saturday 26 June 2021 as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival and Walker & Bromwich’s The Encampment of Eternal Hope.

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Then on 23 September 2021, Harrison drove to Edinburgh in an electric van (hired from Co-wheels) to collect the three signs and bring them back to Glasgow. The following day, the 10th anniversary celebrations continued when the signs were installed at three community venues across the city - The Bowling Green, The Hidden Gardens and Woodlands Community Garden - as part of Glasgow Open House Arts Festival. At the end of October 2021, the celebrations will conclude when these three signs are re-united with the fourth (installed at Impact Arts) at one central location in Glasgow for COP26.




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