Our Nation’s Sons Street Art Project

You may have noticed large drawings of teenagers appear on the walls of Edinburgh and it’s all down to Joe Caslin – a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. His project ‘Our Nation’s Sons’ sees drawings of teenagers appearing all over Edinburgh as a way to reestablish young mens participation within society, discussing and questioning the place and preconceptions of young men in society. The huge drawings – some at 40 ft high – have attracted the attention of Edinburgh’s cityfolk to stop and stare.

The project is supported by the Lothian and Borders Police neighbourhood team and Edinburgh City Council’s city centre neighbourhood partnership.

Young men from local high schools helped install the artworks – making their mark on Edinburgh.

To find out more about the project and Joe visit his website

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About Philippa Hill

Hello! I’m Philippa and I am a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art where I studied Textile Design. Since graduating I’ve interned and started my own mini craft company ‘De La Rue’. I’m currently an Artist in Residence at ECA and I cannot wait to showcase emerging talent from the beautiful city of Edinburgh! I came across the Born in Britain platform when my fashion collaboration with fellow student Marie Leiknes was blogged about last year and I am extremely excited to be an ambassador! I believe that we can leave a lot from British heritage and love uncovering things about the past that can influence the present and future. I love discovering things off the beaten track, traveling and finding that something a bit different! I am so keen to discover emerging talent from Edinburgh and showcase their amazing work. I think that every creative should deserve at least their 15 minutes of fame and ‘Born in Britain’ is the perfect project for this.

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