An exhibition of patterns inspired by the Water of Leith.
This project began with a walk down part of the Water of Leith by Postgraduate students in the Illustration Programme. Illustrator and tutor Astrid Jaekel introduced students to the waterway that meanders its way through the city of Edinburgh and reveals a rural pathway in the heart of the urban city. She then asked students to design an illustrated repeating pattern in response to their experience.
The open brief allowed the group to demonstrate the diversity of the subject, resulting in a broad variety of patterns portraying both commuters and those using the waterway for leisure, allotments, wildlife and generally a sense of the everyday life of this environment.
The patterns will be on display at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre until 7th July 2015.