2021-22 Memories of Aberdeen Children’s Theatre

During lockdown I mined my childhood and teenage memories for ideas for pictures. This included the Aberdeen Council run youth theatre  group Longacre Players at Aberdeen Children’s Theatre. For Dwell, my 2021 show at the Open Eye Gallery, I made the work ‘Youth Theatre’ depiction the Childrens Theatre and Aberdeen Arts Centre buildings where  I spent much of my formative youth. One of my old drama teachers at Longacre, Primmie McGillivray, commissioned me to make a smaller version of the work as a gift for her Husband Ali’s 70th Birthday. Ali was also a drama teacher at the youth theatre. I ended up making several more which you can see here.