Author Archives: susantgrant

Mayfield Haiku

Mayfield Haiku Collaborative artworks by Midlothian Artist in Residence Susan T Grant and residents of Mayfield & Easthouses, created as part of the two year pArtners reside residency, funded by Creative Scotland and Coalfields Regeneration Trust and supported by Midlothian Council and Edinburgh Sculpture … Continue reading

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IPod X-Ray

IPod X-Ray Large scale photographic artworks created by local young people and on permanent display at Y2K youth project. Created with Midlothian Artist in Residence Susan T Grant and residents of Mayfield & Easthouses, as part of the two year pArtners reside residency, funded by … Continue reading

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Mayfield Haiku & IPod X-Ray: Collaborative artworks launch

Before my tantalising last 5 Top Ten choices, an invite to the first of the Reside art launch events! Next Saturday 10th November as below, or preview and purchase the book online here… A worthy Christmas Gift for any loved … Continue reading

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PLAY: Treehouse

On the subject of treehouses, one of my very favourite structures is this small but perfectly formed structure tucked away behind the West Church of Charles Taylor Woodwork. Easily missed, I spotted it one day by chance. The shape of a … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY: Bilston Glen Treehouses – Summer Winter

Some of the most interesting examples of Midlothian architecture and community are found at the Bilston Glen Treehouses. Originally a protest site, started in 2002 in reaction to a planned re-routing of the A701, it is now an ever-evolving activist community with visitors … Continue reading

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SHELTER: The council house

In this age of tensions between deficit reductions, benefit cuts and housing crisis, the value of our welfare state this last century is brought into focus. In a global context, is there anything more humane and charitable than a system that, at … Continue reading

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HOME: Marchwell

Marchwell House, Silverburn Designed by Morris and Steedman architects, famous in the 1950s and 60s for designing a range of Modernist buildings, especially domestic properties. They designed some of the most radical architecture in Scotland during this post-war period. Their second … Continue reading

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