WHALE Arts unveiled their new mural and exhibition by resident textile group Stitch ‘n’ Time yesterday as part of the Big West Fest.
The exhibition titled Stitching Through Time contains items created by members of the group with a short interview from each member about what the item and group means to them. The exhibition was supported by Awards for All, Castle Terrace restaurant, Councillor Ronald Cairns, Drinkmonger, Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Macdonald MSP, IKEA, John Lewis, Le De-Vin, Mathew Clark, Scottish Business in the Community.
The mural, which is located on the western side of the building, facing the bus terminus, was created by artist Fraser Gray and local children. The children created templates or icons of things they felt were important and representative of WHALE Arts and Wester Hailes during the WHALE summer programme. These were then scanned and put into a grid by Fraser creating the bright abstract mural.
Have a look at below to see our photos of the launch as well as the creation of the mural: