The City Art Centre are running a big project this year called Citizen Curator. It will explore the heritage of Leith through the gallery’s art and history collections.
And they want YOU to help!
They are looking for families and young Leithers aged 7+ to take part in art workshops here at Leith Library over the Easter holidays and learn more about the local area. You will also have the chance for your artwork to go in an exhibition at the City Art Centre. All workshops are free.
Some of you may have noticed that we have a bit of a recycling theme in the library this term. And one of the workshops will involve using all these recycled goodies!
Carnival Capers: Come along and find out about carnivals and celebrations in Leith in the past and make your own carnival float figures. The first session is on 26 March and the figures will be finished on 28 March. Come along on both days 2-4pm.
Sport-Tees: Explore Leith sports from the past and make your own sports team shirt. Sessions will take place on 2nd and 4th April 2-4pm, please come along to both sessions.
Please contact Leith Library on 0131 529 5517 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
They want all sorts of people in the Leith area to be involved, and have already done some work with groups such as Home-Start who made the silk screen painting above. There are more images of that project here.
They’re also looking for feedback from all Leithers about what you would like to see in an exhibition about Leith.
If you’d like to read more about the project, have a look at the Edinburgh Museums and Galleries Outreach Blog here.
Image credit – Edinburgh Museums and Galleries