A remarkable thing happened this week: first at Edinburgh Zoo on Monday and then again today at The Museum of Scotland, Chamber Street. A group of children and young people were given a selection of drawing materials and set themselves to observing the living (and therefore moving) birds at the zoo and the more cooperative static bird displays at the museum. The results were a series of stunning pastel and charcoal and ink drawings- precise, yet animated and full of life. Furthermore this team of young talent then retired to the studio in Dalry and produced a number of linoprints and papier mache sculptures of their favourite BIG BIRDS AND LITTLE BIRDS.
Damian Callan is a practising figurative artist and tutor based in Edinburgh.