Diana Morton introduces City Art Centre’s exhibition ‘Citizen Curator’, which celebrates Leith’s heritage, through the art collections of the City Art Centre and history collections of Edinburgh Museums.
The exhibition includes artworks by well known Leithers such as Eduardo Paolozzi, and depictions of the local area by artists including Alexander Nasmyth, Jock McFadyen and Kate Downie. It also includes new works created by up and coming artists and a specially commissioned film exploring the diversity of the area.
This exhibition is the cumulation of a project developed to give local communities, in particular young people, the opportunity to explore and interpret their local heritage. Several community groups have chosen collections items to put on display and created their own works in response to these.
Citizen Curator is on at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh, until 23rd February, 2014.