Robbie Bushe won the City of Edinburgh Award and £5,000 for his painting Towards St James and Calton Hill.
‘Towards St James and Calton Hill is part of an ongoing series that re-imagines Edinburgh had its 1949 ‘Civic Survey and Plan for the City & Royal Burgh of Edinburgh’ been realised,’ Robbie said.
‘It depicts a never built inner-ringroad slicing through Calton Hill.
‘I take a non-critical, non-judgmental view of planning, simply imagining and presenting what the city might look like today if plans had been implemented – what kind of society would have been built around different parts, what communities would have become slums because of it, or what would have brought industry.
CITY OF EDINBURGH AWARD – Robbie Bushe, Towards St James and Calton Hill (reimagining the Civic Survey and Plan for the City & Royal Burgh of Edinburgh)