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Peter Liversidge, Flags for Edinburgh, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Edinburgh Art Festival. Stuart Armitt

Flags for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Art Festival revisits Peter Liversidge’s 2013 commission, placing flags all around the Festival City to bring people together.

Reflecting on a period of unprecedented global change and upheaval, Edinburgh Art Festival have invited ten artists from previous festival editions to mark the dates of what would have been their 2020 Festival. In 2013, Peter Liversidge’s acclaimed Flags for Edinburgh invited buildings across the city to fly a white flag that reads HELLO. The project was designed to encourage over 50 of Edinburgh's institutions to replace their usual flags, in a profound gesture of universal welcome.  

Now, as Edinburgh gradually emerges from an extended period of isolation, we look for new ways to be together. Liversidge invites organisations and communities across Edinburgh, alongside the Edinburgh festivals, to send a collective greeting to each other and the wider world; with HELLOs flying from rooftops across the city, including the home of Edinburgh International Festival, The Hub. 

Peter Liversidge Artist

3-30 August 2020