McMurdo, Wendy ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8568-9641 (2023) Fledglings. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract / Summary

Fledglings is a project funded by Museums Galleries Scotland as part of 'The Wild Escape' supported by Art Fund.

Led by Edinburgh Printmakers, the project encourages school children to participate in discussions around Climate Change and its impact on the UK’s birdlife, by looking at work from our collections. Engaging with 6 prints from our archive, children from three local primary schools will consider the changing biodiversity of the UK in a hopeful and optimistic manner. Edinburgh Printmakers will demonstrate constructive and creative ways to support and understand the natural world around us using engagement with the arts as a starting point.

The project is inspired by work from our extensive collection; an archive of prints cataloguing the evolution of Scottish Art since Edinburgh Printmakers’ inception in 1967. Our collection contains a fascinating representation of birdlife from a wide range of highly acclaimed artists including Wendy McMurdo, Hannah Tuulikki and Kittie Jones.

The project will be complemented by the involvement of the Scottish Ornithological Club (SOC) in Aberlady, East Lothian, who will participate in our activities to help engage young people in their work with birds and endangered species.

Fledglings aims to strengthen Edinburgh Printmakers’ relationships with nearby primary schools through workshops and activities from January to April 2023,and will culminate in a public event on Earth Day on Saturday 22nd April to showcase the children’s work.

The Wild Escape is made possible by lead support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Art Fund and a group of generous individuals and trusts.
Retrieved Feb 2023: https://edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/projects/fledglings/

Item Type: Other
Subjects: Arts > Photography > Computer/Digital Art
Arts > Photography > Digital Photography
Arts > Fine Art
Arts > Photography
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Photography
Depositing User: Wendy McMurdo
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2023 12:31
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2023 12:31
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/4841


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