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Explore stunning landscapes, maritime history, proud sporting legacies and the galas, festivals and diversity of modern Leith.

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Who is this for? - All
Dates: 26 October 2013 - 23 February 2014
Cost: Free

Citizen Curator celebrates Leith’s fascinating and varied heritage, through the art collections of the City Art Centre and history collections of Edinburgh Museums. 

The exhibition includes artworks by well known Leithers such as Eduardo Paolozzi, and depictions of the local area by artists including Alexander Nasmyth, Jock McFadyen and Kate Downie. It also includes new works created by up and coming artists and a specially commissioned film exploring the diversity of the area. Alongside these pieces there will be historical objects and contemporary items exploring Leith’s heritage, from Hibs memorabilia, to Mela programmes, boxing gloves, to ship building tools and the skin of a catfish caught in Leith Harbour!

This exhibition is the cumulation of a project developed to give local communities, in particular young people, the opportunity to explore and interpret their local heritage. Several community groups have chosen collections items to put on display and created their own works in response to these.

Organisations taking part include: Leith School of Art, Leith Festival, Young Saheliya, Leith Late, Leith Library, Leith Academy and Home-Start Leith and North East Edinburgh.

If you are part of a community group or school and would like to arrange a visit to the exhibition or to receive an outreach visit, please contact Diana Morton at or 0131 529 6365 to find out more.

To find out more about the Outreach Programme and Citizen Curator please visit the Outreach blog:

Diana Morton talks about Citizen Curator :


Diana Morton : Citizen Curator from arts-news on Vimeo.
Citizen Curator has been supported by the Leith Townscape Heritage Initiative.

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