'Great pictures, high on humanity and getting past the cliches'. Irvine Welsh, former Muirhouse resident, commends Paul Duke's work
The artist Paul Duke grew up in the Muirhouse area of Edinburgh between the mid-1960s and early 1980s. In 2015 he returned to Muirhouse to develop No Ruined Stone, a photographic series exploring the built environment and its residents at a time of significant urban regeneration and social flux. This exhibition presents a selection of photographs from the series; images that balance a documentary approach with highly personal insights. Duke embarked on this project determined to reconnect with his roots. While raising issues around social inequality and poverty, No Ruined Stone is underpinned by a message of human resilience and strength of character.
The exhibition is accompanied by the publication No Ruined Stone (Hartmann Books, 2018).
Paul Duke: No Ruined Stone