Flower Power (2015)

Abbeyhill Primary School Eco Group, Class Teachers and Pupils from Nursery to Primary 7
A series of watercolour, acrylic, charcoal, pencil and collage works on paper and cardboard

Each term Abbeyhill Primary School selects a theme for the rotating Assembly Hall art exhibitions. Throughout 2014/15 the Eco Group has been raising awareness of various issues including the role of plants, flowers and open green spaces in creating environmentally and socially sustainable communities. The Eco Group was further inspired by a special visit to the Scottish Parliament in June 2015 following a presentation and an invitation by the Horticultural Trades Association. The Eco Group requested that for the summer term 2015 each class would produce diverse flower works inspired by renowned artists from Wassily Kandinsky to Rennie Mackintosh. The outcome is a dynamic display of classic art techniques and individual approaches with a coherent and strong ecological statement.

CofA BeeShowing as part of the 10th Colony of Artists 2015 at Abbeyhill Primary School Assembly Hall and the transit spaces around it Curated by Iliyana Nedkova as part of the ongoing artists-in-residence programme at the school Facilitated by Abbeyhill Eco Group, all class teachers and Sally Barker Supported by Leith Neighbourhood Partnership | Abbeyhill Primary School and Abbeyhill Primary School Parent Council

Did you know:  2015 has been designated as The Year of the Sunflower. Although the campaign was designed to promote the use of sunflowers to home gardeners it was also ‘adopted’ in the Flower Power (2015) art project across the Abbeyhill Primary School!

Did you know:  2014 was the first time in the history of the annual Colony of Artists exhibitions at the Abbeyhill Primary School Assembly Hall, all artworks from the Endangered Species (2014) series were available for sale with the proceeds supporting the school. Visitors were able inquire at the 9th Colony of Artists Pop-Up Art Shop.