LeithLate Shutter Project

Posted by to The Blog on January 19th

LeithLate is  announces the second phase of the highly successful Shutter Project, a public arts initiative in Leith, Edinburgh that matches up emerging artists and local Leith businesses to create a bespoke work of art, to be displayed on the shutter of the business outside opening hours.  The second phase of The Shutter Project will involve the installation of a further 3 artworks in addition to the existing 6 artworks completed to date.  The first shutter artwork will be installed by Omar Zingaro Bhatia, (winner of The Skinny Award at the RSA New Contemporaries in 2010), whose Spuriosity Shop installation in Leith Walk Barbers was a highlight of LeithLate13.  Omar recently completed a 19m long mural in a Roma/Gypsy village in the far north of Hungary, whereas his Leith artwork will be on the shutter of Café Nemrut, a Turkish restaurant based at 255 Leith Walk.  Work will start on the first shutter in Feb/March 2014, with the remaining two shutters (artist/venue as yet tbc) to be completed prior to the LeithLate14 event in June.

The second phase of The Shutter Project has been funded by Leith Neighbourhood Partnership.  The original Shutter Project was funded by iloveleith, a City of Edinburgh Council initiative.  For full details on the completed shutters to date, please visit: www.leithlate.co.uk/projects.html   For more information on Omar Zingaro Bhatia, please visit: www.zingaromar.com

Pic: Eoin Carey Photography


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