In summer 2020 we designed a virtual tour of murals and artist studios in collaboration with the arts organisation LeithLate. The LeithLate Virtual Tours shows audiences Leith neighbourhood street art through hi-res images and audio guides by the artists and narrator Cameron Foster. The studio tour features videos by artists introducing their studio spaces in the Leith area.
The tour commissioned videos and audio from mural artists Tim Chalk, Kirsty Whiten, Rabiya Choudhry, Richie Cumming and Fraser Gray and studio artists Louise Smurthwaite and Jessica Kirkpatrick from St. Margaret’s House, Khadea Kuchenmeister from Rhubaba, Megan Chapman and Mairi Brown from Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Juli Bolaños-Durman from Custom Lane, Jacqueline Bell and James Donald from Coburg House, Sharon Quigley and Bridgid Collins from Albion Business Centre, Helen Miles and Judy Clark from OOTB Abbeymount Studios.
This project uses Mapbox and GitHub and has generated open source code that could be replicated by other organisations interested in creating virtual tours of cultural space.
Currently Google has a monopoly on digital galleries worldwide – the open source LeithLate virtual tours offers an alternative to Google’s stranglehold in this area.
LeithLate – Online and In Person. The Edinburgh Reporter. 27 August 2020.
Magical Leith Mural set to come alive again for 10 nights only. Edinburgh Evening News. 27 August 2020.
LeithLate producers: Morvern Cunningham, Erin Thompson, and Tom Farrington
Web Producer: Morgan Currie
Web designer: Melisa Miranda
Web developers: Eddie Boyle, Gavin Inglis
Subtitling: Matchbox Cineclub