Arts in Moray (AIM)

Arts in Moray (AIM) Showcase

Welcome to the Arts in Moray (AIM) Collective Showcase
Monday 23 – Friday 27 October

The Arts in Moray (AIM) Collective is a dynamic union of partner organisations Dance North Scotland, Moray Arts Development Engagement, the Moray Way Association, and Wildbird, working hand in hand with artists in residence and the vibrant communities of Moray.

Now into its second phase of funding, AIM has seen six artists in residence working across Moray between November 2022 and October 2023.

These artists each bring their unique art forms, practices, and innovative approaches to engage with our communities, spaces, and places but the key element to all the residencies has been to have the time and space to develop work inspired with and by the people and environment of Moray.

We warmly invite you to join us for a week of AIM events and activities in Elgin, Findhorn, Forres, Cummingston and Rothes, from Monday 23 – Friday 27 October!

Come and experience the vibrant tapestry of creativity that is the Arts in Moray Collective, as we mark the finale of our current phase of artistic exploration. This is your chance not just to witness but also to actively get involved with art and events inspired by Moray and created with its communities.

Timetable of events:


This showcase also features an array of special online content:


Short film with and about Stephen Finlay, maker of Cullen Pet Cemetery, an outsider art environment of international interest about which little is known outside of the local community.

AIM: My_co_ Meditation with Simone Kenyon

My_co_ Meditation is a walk and guided meditation to explore our collective and individual ways of imagining and relating to fungi and the wider woodland within our reach.

AIM: Recycled S:ounds, Dave Martin with Nathan Mills

A live audio performance on headphones at Wastebusters in Forres. Featuring sounds and recorded conversations all from Wastebusters which will be sampled and mixed to create a unique sound experience.

AIM: One Woman Show: I HEAR YOU, Salma Francoise Faraji

BOOKING REQUIRED. Salma is sharing a story which breaks a long-held and necessary silence. She is exploring BSL (British Sign Language) as a dance language. This work was developed in Moray where Salma experienced race issues. She journaled her process

AIM: ROOTS, Jacqueline Briggs

Silent Disco, Expressive Painting and Mark-making Workshop with illustrator, Jacqueline Briggs. Using stencils and foraged materials found in and around the Moray area we will be creating spray painted collaborative canvas artworks.

AIM: I’ve been walking along the Spey since before I was born

Join Artist Norma D. Hunter & others to explore the new Rothes Way and Loop on Oct 23 & 26, 12:30-3pm, Anvil Park Gardens. Be welcomed by this warm community overshadowed by its past reputation of the ‘ugly bairn in the Bonnie Cradle.

AIM: Cuppa & Chat with MADE

BOOKING REQUIRED: Book in some time on Monday 23rd or Wednesday 25th of October between 10am and 4pm at Greenbrae Steading to meet with Caroline and Stacey for a creative cuppa and chat.

DO: Aerobics with Soul®️, Tue 24 Oct

BOOKING REQUIRED: Salma Faraji is inviting you to an open-access class of Aerobics with Soul®. Based on traditional dances from Tanzania, this is a multi-level class combining Fitness Industry guidelines with the magic and creativity of African Dance. The class is entertaining…