Leith Folk & Lore

Friday 31st March - Friday 26th May 2023
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, free entry

Based on a set of local folktales from the area, Leith Folk & Lore is a celebration and showcase of Leith’s vibrant history and culture from both past and present. Using bold and explorative risograph printing techniques, Morvern has lifted these stories off the paper and brought them to life in the form of sculptural puppets and 3D installations. The exhibition will aim to bring folk together, Leithers and non locals alike, and show them something new about our proud part of the city!

During her time as artist residence at Out of the Blueprint, Morvern has been researching and exploring the folklore and mythology of the local Leith area. A born and bred Leither, Morvern grew up on Scottish folktales; her imagination populated by selkies, fairies and witches. Now, Morvern continues to explore these themes as an illustrator and storyteller, and introduces a set of Leith folktales in her solo exhibition.

Meet the artist
Morvern will be hosting a special storytelling session on Saturday 8th April, suitable for ages 5-12. Drop in to the exhibition from 11am-12pm to meet the artist and hear the stories of your hometown brought to life.



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