Our Nation's Sons

Hoping to change the view towards young men in the city, a high school art class attempts this by the use of 'street art'.

I was asked by illustrator, Joe Caslin to document his street art project 'Our Nation's Sons'. The project was built from a collaboration with local school students.
The project will begin Saturday 14th April with the pasting of a 40ft drawing to the gable wall of No. 20 Cowgate, Edinburgh. Over the course of the next ten days, five other large-scale drawings will appear in the city. The aim of the project is use these portraits drawings of young men as a tool to provoke and question current social and media representations of this generation. The drawings once installed will generate spaces throughout the city charged for an encounter between the subject/protagonist and the passer-by/interpreter. The project is funded by Edinburgh City Neighbourhood Partnership.

BBC News covered the event. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-17727181

W I N N E R - Association of Illustrators New Talent Public Realm, 2013.
S H O R T L I S T E D - My Street film competition 2012.

Film will be screened at Somerset House, London during Association Of Illustrators exhibition. October 2013.

B R O A D C A S T E D on British TV via The Community Channel

S C R E E N E D at;
Open City Documentary Film Festival 2013.
Electric Picnic Music Festival 2014.
Electric Picnic Chill Out Lounge 2014.

S T R E A M E D on Doc Alliance. (dafilms.com).

Made in 2012.

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