The ‘Wester Hailes: Your Story, Our Story’ Exhibition by Leanne Blair is now on display at the WHALE Arts Centre until 1 February 2018.
This series was inspired by the young people of Wester Hailes; celebrating their diverse cultural heritage and sense of place within the community today.
The panels incorporate portraits of young people who participated in our Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland project alongside archived photographic imagery from The Sentinel newspaper, in addition of written text by the children involved.
Acrylic and watercolour paint is used in an expressive way on top of the photographic images to illustrate the vibrancy of Wester Hailes and the children’s experiences. Key pieces of text have been recreated from the young people’s written responses with pencil and Letraset.
You can vie the exhibition by popping in to the WHALE Arts Centre 9.00am – 5.00pm, 30 Westburn Grove.
Here are some of our photos of the exhibition.