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Black Lives Matter mural to be displayed at Eden Court as part of national trail

Inverness, after a Black Lives Matter  protest was cancelled due to Covid-19 people were asked to put up messgaes of support on the Ness bridge.
Inverness, after a Black Lives Matter protest was cancelled due to Covid-19 people were asked to put up messgaes of support on the Ness bridge.

A mural will be displayed in Inverness as part of a national trail showcasing art created as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Eden Court theatre has pledged its support to the global crusade by agreeing to host the display at the front of the venue.

The building is the northernmost to take part in the initiative, which is Scotland’s first mural trail.

Works created by the nation’s Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic (BAME) artist’s will be featured at the north landmark in an effort to reshape views on race.

Theatres in the central belt are also involved and paintings, videos, digital art, street art and abstract pieces will all be featured in the trail.

The project was masterminded and pulled together in just seven days by Edinburgh-based creative producer Wezi Mhura, who hopes it can spark some serious discussion at the highest levels.

She said: “The Scottish Government says it recognises aspirations to build a more equal and more diverse society going forward, and we hope this mural trail will help to start the conversations that need to be happening now.

“It’s been amazing to connect in with so many talented artists, with roots in so many different places, who have been so enthusiastic about getting behind this project”.

One of the first to go up will be at The Hub Edinburgh, which will feature art based on an original photograph by British born Nigerian photographer Jamal Yussuff-Adelakun.

He said: “My daughter and I have bonded and created before when it comes to photography, but never before have we both used the medium to talk about race injustice or racism.

“For me this was a new found way to have that conversation with her”

The announcement comes just one week after Eden Court pledged to display the hand-made posters and signs which were hung on both sides of Ness Bridge to mark the Black Lives Matter protests in Inverness recently.

Due to the venue’s closure, the mural is being displayed outside, with plans for it to be moved inside when doors reopen.

Other places taking part include The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Glasgow’s  Theatre Royal and King’s Theatre.

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