I recently went to an interesting and unusual walk around Art exhibition & community event which documents the Past, Present and Future of Dundee’s Hilltown.
The exhibition shows artworks by Peter Mansfield in conjunction with Environment Arts Team (Dundee City Council) and is named We Reign Invisible which runs from 24th September- 27th November. The Multi’s in the Hilltown were recently demolished and Peter has used rubble from the demolition to create really interesting and detailed pieces of art which portray optical illusions and trick the eye. You really need to get up close to see the detail involved, for the images to come alive while others can be seen from a distance at a certain angle. Quite inspiring work!
I went along to the opening and was really intrigued to find out more about the community lead projects which relate to this event. There were performances from Dundee Poets Gary Robertson & Kevin McCabe; who gave an insight to how people lived in Dundee, Hilltown back in the day – some humorous but also brutal stories.
It was interesting to meet the other artists involved including Ross McLean a Dundee photographer who showed black and white images of the local people who live in and around the Hilltown. And Emma White who with Carrie Findlay have a fantastic little shop on the Hilltown. Emma kindly invited me to visit her space, Diaosu Limited. They have been working with the Hilltown community during the Past, Present and Future projects and have some interesting things on show.
This Friday Emma and Carrie launch the Bird’s Eye View exhibition in their space. They have been taking photos in and around the shops of the Hilltown, Dundee over the past 2 months and are celebrating with a showing on the 14th October 2011.
The exhibition will continue on the 15th October 1pm to 4pm and on 16th between 1pm and 3pm. They say,
We have really enjoyed meeting and chatting with the shopkeepers in our community. This work is provided as part of the Changing Faces of Hilltown project which we carry out in partnership with Pure Media UK.
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