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Art project at St Peter’s
May 15, 2012
An innovative art exhibition was recently hosted at St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, depicting the history of multi-storey housing and its impact on communities, particularly in the Hilltown area of the city.
Although St Peter’s has hosted several initiatives before, it is the first time the building has been fully converted for such an event, taking advantage of the flexible seating in the downstairs part of the church since renovation work was completed.
The Soulscheme project, created by artists Peter Mansfield and Joanna Helfer, allowed residents to reflect on their time in the recently demolished homes and give a wider audience to what living 22 floors up was really like.
The multi-media installation, using video, historical archives and photographs, showed four tenants who lived in the Maxwelltown high rise flats during their four decade existence in the Hilltown area of the city.
It was open for four days, attracting hundreds of people into the church building.
The artists wish to thank St Peter’s Free Church and Solas Centre for Public Christianity for bringing the event together and also Morphe Arts, an artists’ support network and charity concerned with relationships between art and faith.
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