October 2018: ‘Scotland: Art from the City’

ArtSquat partnered with the Prince’s Trust to host: ‘Scotland: Art from the City’.

This was our second exhibition and took place over the last two weekends of October 2018 at Coburg House Art Studios. It celebrated the urban landscapes of the city with an eclectic mix of painting, craft, collage and interactive mixed media.

Illustrator Rachel Stewart and artist Leamne Arias Deniz are two young people who launched their artistic enterprises with help from the Prince’s Trust charity.

Edinburgh based Rachel presented a wide range of art, including textiles, knitting, painting and digital line drawings. Leamne, originally from Cuba, makes her own paints and her work featured acrylic, watercolour, collage and embroidery. Both artists described it as ‘an amazing opportunity’ giving them the impetus to participate in more exhibitions of their work.

153 people attended over the two weekends and the opening night. Visitors included children, who participated with enthusiasm in the ‘graffiti wall’, enjoyed Rachel’s mice and hedgehogs and commented on the colours in Leamne’s vibrant collages. People of all age groups, including locals and tourists, spoke positively about the talent, diversity and intricacy of the work. Some were new to Coburg House Studios and used their visit discover more about the value of community based art.

To obtain the report of the exhibition, please contact us.