Drawn from the City of Edinburgh
We champion creativity and culture on the street, support emerging local creatives and provide a powerful platform for artists at all stages of their careers. Our extensive poster site in Meadowbank, Edinburgh provides us with a unique opportunity to dedicate a curated arts space for the community.
We are pleased to be partnering with Edinburgh College of Art once again to support Drawn from the City, and showcase a public mural as part of the ongoing creative display project.
Drawn from the City focuses on creating a visual representation of Edinburgh, combining the work of 90 first year art students to build a collective map of their experiences of the city.
Groups of students alternated between drawing objects placed in a studio and embarking on walking tours to different parts of the city, recording images, sounds and narratives. The resulting work was amalgamated; sketches, layers, time stamps and traces were overlaid to create a map based on a collective experience. The 10m long, detailed final piece was photographed and digitalised for site specific display. The Drawn from the City installation will be on display at Meadowbank until the new year.