Artist Residency

Artist Natalie TaylorArtist Residency

We’re delighted to see Edinburgh based artist Natalie Taylor to be rejoining North Edinburgh Arts on a part time artist residency. She will be working between now and the end of 2021 in and around the garden with young people, families and adults on creative nature projects.

Natalie has worked with us before, as part of the original NEA garden team, working with local residents on many of the creative garden projects. You may also have seen her designs in the Muirhouse Avenue Amphitheatre, or been part of Centipede’s community project Germinator. More recent projects include the design for the new Pennywell Nature Garden, currently under construction on Pennywell Road.

Butterfly Project

Natalie’s initial project this year is to explore the wonderful world of  butterflies. There’s the Save our Butterflies Postcard collage project in which everyone can help keep our beautiful winged cousins happy.

Pirniehall Primary School were working hard with Natalie just before the lockdown on our new butterfly project in partnership with Urban Union. The pupils have made beautiful studies in paint and ink of some of the most endangered butterfly species in Scotland.

We’ll be selecting some paintings over the next few weeks to share with you!

Paintings of Northern Brown Angus by the Pirniehall Primary School pupils

Paintings of Northern Brown Angus by the Pirniehall Primary School pupils

If you have any questions about this project or would like to know more, please email

Garden Artists Residency is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund and Urban Union. 

Top image credit: Alice Betts