POLICING ART

Taking place at police boxes across central Edinburgh from the 13th to 21st of March. Policing Art is an exhibit that looks to engage the community with a safe accessible way to enjoy art.

Listed below are the artists involved and the location of the boxes displaying their work

ISABEL MCLEISH

Hope Blossoms

Inverleith Row Box (Corner Copia)

The Policing Art event will coincide with the spring equinox on the 20th of March. The equinox represents balance as the length of day and night become equal. With more sunshine and life emerging, spring symbolizes renewal, new beginnings, love, joy, growth and hope. There will be a magical blossoming of new things to come.

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ISABEL DUFFY

Croall Place, Leith Walk

I’ll be exhibiting an 80x 200cm collage panel which I have painted bringing in colourful elements from my printmaking and collage practice, and drawing inspiration from stained glass windows and folklore tales. I’m excited to have the opportunity to create work on a larger scale that I being displayed publicly!

POLINA CHIZHOVA & JAMES STEPHEN WRIGHT

IMAGES OF ART TO FOLLOW. THIS IS AN IMAGE OF THE POLICE BOX SELECTED, PRE-ART INSTALLATION

Newtown Box (Drummond Place)

Star Muck

Star Muck is a digital collage inspired by tiny meteorites that survive entering the Earth’s atmosphere without burning thanks to their size. Whilst these are almost invisible to the naked eye, 6000 tons of these micrometeorites reach Earth every year. Imagine if they had eyes.

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JOHNATHAN ELDERS

Hibernation

Tupiniquim Crepe box, Middle Meadow Walk

Hibernation is a visualization of where we are now. A civilisation which has done so much to sever it’s relationship with nature, never slowing down, refusing to submit to natural rhythms. 
This winter we found ourselves retreating, a forced hibernation as we had to deal with the pressures of another lock down, but also the chance to slow down, reflect or even just give in to our desire to curl up and if possible comfort each other during the cold winter months. 
The piece centers around two foxes constructed from e-waste in a large, gently illuminated, cone shaped ‘den’. Foxes seem the appropriate metaphor for us, they don’t hibernate and have very successfully adapted to city life.

HESTER GRANT

Tills bookshop box on Hope Park Crescent

"My police box features a textile piece made up of white women’s knickers sewn together. These knickers are merely pieces of fabric. However, the knickers symbolise so much more making the presentation of knickers in certain spaces controversial. Knickers symbolise female privacy and intimacy. I have attempted to make the piece as “pretty” as possible to celebrate the beauty of female intimacy. I have included prints of a human’s hip bone as a way of symbolising what the knickers typically cover. I decided to use a hip bone as we know that femininity isn’t exclusive to those assigned female at birth. "

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ELLEN RITCHIE

IMAGES OF ART TO FOLLOW, THIS IS AN IMAGE OF THE POLICE BOX SELECTED, PRE-ART INSTALLATION

Tills bookshop box on Hope Park Crescent

“My police box is inspired by the poem “one art” by Elizabeth Bishop. It also plays with the idea that police boxes could once be used as a place to keep lost property. I am exploring the theme of loss and memory through a collage of posters

FELICITY EDMOND

Whitehouse Loan

Felicity's practice is wide and varied incorporating performance, spoken word and costume.

With this piece she combines literary skills with her back ground in costume to produce a piece which is both gentle and sympathetic

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HANNAH MYERS

Newhaven Harbor box (Pier Place)

“My police box is covered in a patchwork cloak of reused fabric. There are hearts sewn on top to inspire love and positivity in the people who see it. This bold design also aims to provoke people to ponder ideas of love and the many different forms love takes. I’m so glad to be a part of this exhibition; having the opportunity to make outdoor art for all to see.”

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