Make Your Mark (MYM) is a collaborative community art project based in Muirhouse, run by artists Hans K Clausen and Sally Price
Local residents of all ages were invited to attend drop in making sessions at North Edinburgh Arts, where they were
invited to create a ’mark’, a unique small scale sculpture using simple recycled materials. The only guidelines that were given were that the completed ‘mark’ should be abstract, not a literal or figurative representation, and the finished item should fit within a hand.
The results were varied and impressive, some were spontaneous created in 10 minutes while others were highly detailed worked over many hours. All of the sculptures come together to form a collection that reflects the diversity and creativity of modern Muirhouse.
MYM also spent a day at St David’s Primary School, where over 100 pupils made an amazing array of ‘marks.
The collection was displayed as a window installation in the NEA’s Arcadeum Art Shop studios and small collections chosen and curated by some of the makers were exhibited at NEA.
Make Your Mark remains an ongoing project with plans to visit more Muirhouse locations to continue building the collection towards an exhibition in summer 2018. Let us know if you’d like to invite us to your community group and stay tuned for news!