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Taking inspiration from the National Library of Scotland's exhibition Petticoats and Pinnacles: Scotland's pioneering mountain women, survivors explored artefacts and themes through creative writing, visual arts, and sound & moving image workshops. Here you can view a range of ways that they creatively responded.

Mini -Animations

In our final two workshops, participants were joined by Ros Fraser from the Sound and Moving Image Archive. These sessions culminated in the creation of mini-animations, made in the analogue style using postcards from the exhibition.


Click on the animations to view them!


Creative Writing and Visual Art

Our first four workshops approached the exhibition through writing and visual art. Participants enjoyed watercolour painting and made their own sketchbooks with Juliana Capes; they played with pattern and collage with Katharine Aarrestad; and wrote poetry and prose with Eloise Birtwhistle.

Browse through the pieces by using the arrows or by clicking the thumbnails at the bottom. Click on each artwork to expand, play, and view titles & artists.

Thank you for visiting!

We hope you enjoyed this creative showcase. If you would like to read a little more about the project, you can do so here. And if you would like to explore the Petticoats and Pinnacles exhibition yourself it is showing at the National Library of Scotland until the 28th of May, or you can browse the materials online here.

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