A Sideways Glance
Cities naturally break down into neighbourhoods, which add to rich tapestry of the city as a whole. Meadowbank is one such place, east of Edinburgh city centre and close to both Leith and Portabello, but with its own unique character. The name Meadowbank relates to the topography of the land in which it is situated at the foot of a royal park with its steep incline up to one of Edinburgh’s most famous and extraordinary landmarks, Arthur’s Seat. Communities have grown and evolved over many generations. This project is a glance at some of the people who made up this community in 2018 through portraits with text in the form of a quote in the subject’s own words, sourced from interviews. The project celebrates the cultural diversity that gives the area it’s warmth and character.
The work appeared as a public arts project on large multi-purpose drums throughout the city centre. The drums also display local information and events promotion. It was a collaborative project with Jack Arts Scotland and Edinburgh City Council during 2018.