This corner shop is a non-profit changing space in Leith, Edinburgh. It hosts local and visiting artists, makers and gardeners with an eye to the wider world. Events/residencies/shop pop-ups are in occupation throughout 2022.

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Wall Painting by Miranda Blennerhassett

Miranda is a Dublin-based artist. In July 2019, she spent a week on a ladder painting the east wall of the shop. She says this about her wall painting:

“The painting is based on the original Victorian wallpaper found in the back shop. I reconstructed the pattern from photographs, tracings and scraps of paper gathered during early visits. I’m always keen to maintain the link between a work and its context, related to the location’s history. Using the shop’s existing pattern feels appropriate and a fitting way to acknowledge the building for what it is.

I’ve chosen to focus on one single repeat of the pattern and to simplify the form of it so that it becomes a shadow of the pattern, referencing its historical nature. It becomes more of a ghostly impression of the shapes rather than anything too literally defined, acting as a memory of the history of the shop’s interior, a form in keeping with the style of the era when the building was constructed and yet belonging to the present.

Frequently I scale up patterns linked with a domestic setting (knitting, weaving, quilting, tiling, wallpaper, etc) in order to give them a more dominant position in a space or location, showing the importance of overlooked details that have such a crucial subconscious impact on how we experience places and spaces.”


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