ARTISTS: KATY WILSONPAULA FLAVELL, MARIA GIERGIEL, KATE TEMPLE

STARCATCHERS AND THE NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND PRESENT WEE WANDERS

In 2015, Starcatchers worked with the National Galleries of Scotland on a new pilot project called Wee Wanders with help from the children, staff and parents at Canal View Nursery School.

Wee Wanders is a pilot project to explore different ways of engaging nursery children with the National Galleries of Scotland and the three galleries they have in Edinburgh. Wee Wanders is lead by four artists, Katy Wilson, Paula Flavell, Kate Temple & Maria Giergiel (or the Wanderers). Together with the children from Canal View, the Wanderers explored the National, Portrait and Modern Galleries and some of the exhibitions there in ways that were fun and exciting for everyone. There was a fashion show, a play, some giant drawings and all inspired by the child’s experiences within the galleries.

This pilot project was a unique opportunity for the children of Canal View to help play a part in the development of a new programme for nurseries at the National Galleries of Scotland in the future.