Some Examples of our Projects...
Based in Edinburgh, The Sassy Mums provide support to each other and help and advice to girls and young women who are affected by issues surrounding pregnancy, childbirth and the realities of raising children. Martin worked with the group over a period of 6 weeks to develop a flyer for the group to use to promote their service and activities. The group created images around the themes of isolation and prejudice experienced by many young parents using digital imaging techniques. The images were also exhibited at the Jean Mack Gallery.
The Sounds + Visions project involved Moredun Library Youth Group, South Edinburgh in a re-visioning exercise designed to incorporate their views and concerns regarding their community into the local planning process. They came up
with new perspectives, a different way of looking at local issues. Creative thinking first, creative doing second. The group considered the things they liked, things they didn't like and also things that were missing from their area and created images and a mini-poster campaign.
In recent years we have devised a number of installation projects based around current events, festivals and anniversaries.
The Tree of Life project created by school pupils in Edinburgh for exhibition at the J8 summit at Gleneagles and in St Giles Cathedral used toy guns gathered during a toy weapons amnesty to make a powerful statement about war and child soldiers.
Cages: Power and Freedom celebrated the anniversary of the abolition of slavery.
The Snapshot: Putting West Edinburgh on the Map exhibition project enabled people in west Edinburgh to give voice to the hopes, memories, fears and aspirations of ordinary people who live in their community. Members of local groups and pupils in local schools worked with us to make a record of the things that matter to them. They used photography and digital imaging to express these different perspectives in new and engaging ways. The groups identified some of the common ground that exists between people of all ages from various parts of the city and illustrated these connections using digital ‘metro’ maps and images.
The Aye Right! exhibition project was created by young people from Forrester and St Augustine's schools in Edinburgh. Taking inspiration from the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child, twelve young people created a series of digital images which gave voice to their hopes and fears as well as the responsibilities faced by young people in the 21st Century. The exhibition has toured around schools and libraries in Edinburgh and was exhibited at the Scottish Parliament during International Children's Day.
All About Me enabled young people to express their views on the Children's Hearings System in a way that was instantly accessible and appropriate to the context of working with young people whose views were sought in a creative way.
The resulting comic strips have been turned into an exhibition by the Scottish Government and have been used at a variety of events.