About the project

The map project was conceived by Istra Toner, glass artist and painter, together with groups of artists from several different countries. The project is a response to our desire to describe visually our experience of the place we call our home. The challenge was to create collaborative maps using textiles as the material of choice. The first exhibition of the project was in Spring 2014; the maps have since travelled to participating partner countries.

For more information about the various groups and individual artists please visit the pages for the participating countries.


Aug-Sept 2015 - 2 exhibitions in the communities of Skerray and Lybster in the north of Scotland.

May-June 2015 - “Wirral Festival of Firsts” - workshops “Where I live” a fusion of visual art between the map project and poetry on Wirral,England led by Judith Railton.

25th May 2015 - “Where I live” the Map project exhibits at the Floral Pavilion (www.floralpavilion.com) in New Brighton, England is the main event to celebrate 175 years of cross Atlantic crossing “3 Queens in Liverpool” with live music and cultural events.

10th July 2015 - "Kaleidoscope” a creative event led by Istra Toner which is the culmination of a series of workshops. The workshops are a fusion of poetry with music, photography or painting, building up to the Kaleidoscope event which will incorporate readings, performances and exhibitions by the workshop participants.
Hoylake Chapel, Wirral, England

4th-13th July 2015 “Where I live” The Map project exhibits at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, England with the main event on 5th July with a reception and jazz concert presenting Mercury Prize nominees “Polar Bear”.

During 2014 The Map Project was exhibited at various venues in Croatia, Montenegro and north-west England. Click on the thumbnail images to view pictures from these events.

October 2014
MMC Centre Community Gallery, Medulin, Croatia
Exhibition and workshops with visiting artists from Montenegro and Serbia.

September 2014
Bebington Central Library, Bebington, Wirral, England

July-August 2014
Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, England
Part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial

July 2014
St Lukes Methodist Church, Hoylake, Wirral, England
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts

June 2014
ECPD EU Centre for Peace and Development, Pula, Croatia

May 2014
Kulturno-informativni Centar 'Budo Tomović', Podgorica, Montenegro

May 2014
'Centar za Kulturu' Gallery, Tivat, Montenegro