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Floating exhibition features young people’s artwork

 

People Know How and its partners are holding an exhibition later this month

A new exhibition will showcase the summer creativity of children.

On 11 August, People Know How and its partners are holding an exhibition showcasing the art and sound pieces of young people who participated in their summer arts programme, Dear Lothian.

The exhibition will take place on their jointly owned canal boat, All Aboard, and will feature watercolour paintings, oral histories, soundscapes, and scrapbooks kept throughout the programme. Over the past two months Dear Lothian has encouraged young people from Edinburgh and East Lothian to explore their local area, through arts sessions developed in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Museums Service, Historic Environment Scotland, Scran, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh and St Cecilia’s Hall.

From a visit to Edinburgh Castle and explorations of archive photography and oral histories, to creating soundscapes and watercolours using sounds and sights from their neighbourhoods, Dear Lothian aimed to increase confidence and resilience in their young participants as they prepared for high school.

People Know How’s Claudia Baldacchino said: “It’s been wonderful to collaborate with partner organisations to bring these sessions to life. The summer before high school, particularly during the pandemic, can be a stressful time. Through Dear Lothian we have witnessed the excitement and increase in confidence that can result from opportunities to engage with the local community through the arts.”

The exhibition will present the art and sounds produced from these sessions on the All Aboard canal boat at 36-38 Polwarth Terrace and will be open to the public between 11am and 3pm on 11 August.

Register now or pop by on the day dear-lothian-exhibition.eventbrite.co.uk

 

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