Crenellated Arts

Illustration and digital interpretation in arts and heritage



Are You Here


My current project is entitled "Are You Here”, a genealogical journey exploring family history, identity and place through illustration and digital media.


The exhibition was held at Gladstone's Gallery, 477B Lawnmarket (on the Royal Mile) from Tuesday 2nd July 2013 to Sunday 7th July 2013.  Thanks to all 560 of you who attended!


Sculptural pieces (Letters to my Ancestors I, II and III) were documented in digital media and illustrative pieces such as Stella's Footsteps were presented as framed works.  The show catalogue can be downloaded here and selected pieces are shown in the video below.


The work is designed to question the nature of family and genealogical links to places, making us wonder whether it is a coincidence that we are instinctively drawn to places or if we actively try to create links with places where we have connections (no matter how distant or close).


Prints and original works were available to browse and purchase, and an e-book is produced to accompany the exhibition (front cover loading screenshot shown opposite, now available to download).  If you are interested in how I developed this project you may wish to view my blog posts on this, and if you like the results, prints are available to buy online at my Etsy store  The video below is a short documentary on the exhibition, featuring comments from opening night attendees.  It was done with permission from the National Trust for Scotland property manager, and filmed by Bad Monkey Films.






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