Six weeks, 3000 visitors and an opening attended by the Rt.Hon. Nicola Sturgeon – our Edinburgh stop was a fantastic success. Thanks to Historic Environment Scotland https://www.historicenvironment.scot. The Scottish capital really went to town on the project, creatively integrating the show with its annual Government-organised, Scotland-wide themed project: the Year of Young People.

Scottish youth were invited to let the Visible Girls Revisited Exhibition inspire a piece of art that they then created over 6 months, all of which were exhibited as ‘Invisible Spaces’ next to the VG:R show.

The whole experience was exuberant, poignant and spontaneous. A deeply inspiring and moving visit, housed at the magnificent Summerhall.

Our heartfelt thanks to the dynamic support of Neil Gregory and Andrew James (AKA The Wonderboys), Historic Environment Scotland, Nina Lehrfreund and the entire Summerhall team. Who all helped to make our 5th Stop on the tour absolutely fabulous.

“Our identity and the places we identify with are the backbone of our daily lives. Working creatively with Anita allowed us to bring two generations of young people together to celebrate their culture, past and present“
Neil Gregory and Andrew James, Historic Environment Scotland

And finally massive gratitude to the young people of Scotland - we hope their experience was a fortifying and a change-inspiring one.

WHAT Edinburgh SAID....

‘Visible Girls Revisited was the highlight of my trip,
I smiled all the way through’

‘I found the exhibition so joyful’

‘Wonderful exhibition, brings back so many memories’

‘Brilliant – some of the portraits made me cry’

‘Really impressive life-spanning work’

‘What an absolute treat to get to see this exhibition for free. Brilliant that we are documenting our recent cultural history. What better way to get you thinking about changing fashions and attitudes than looking at these visible girls in their own spaces four decades
apart. Thank you’

‘As a girl of the 80s and a woman of the new millennium,
it has been enormously thought-provoking.’

‘I really enjoyed seeing the contrast of then and now – the fierceness!’

‘A stunningly raw depiction of youth and adulthood – beautiful growth into the women of today – thank you for this brilliant exhibition’

‘Such pure emotion – yet subtle’
Alma and Rafik

‘I want to go and talk to each and every one of them and find out their stories. Thanks too for showing our young girls that they are part of a continuum of cool friends forever’ Love love love. X

‘Well worth the trip from Glasgow.’


Visible Girls; Carrie, Lisa and Claire who graced us with their presence on the opening night.
BBC Scotland
All the young people who collaborated with the ‘Invisible Spaces’ sister exhibition
Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon for her empowering speech!

Stills Photography ‘Who Am I Really’ Workshop

This active practical workshop was a fantastic day learning about how to capture identity on film. The Stills facility was brilliant and I want to offer particular thanks to the six fourteen year olds who made the day a delight. – Anita Corbin

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