Freedom Versions V1 was Creative Stirling’s first art project. A collective of ten Scottish Graffiti artists created a 30m installation to celebrate ‘Year of Creative Scotland’ 2012. The project was funded by YOCS through Creative Scotland. The artwork was inspired by Stirling heritage, architecture and themes around the city’s place in Scottish history. The artists enjoyed researching for the work at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum.
This image was our first publicity shot featuring Director Joe Hall and two of the then newly appointed Trustees, Garry Freckleton, now a Director and Zara Kitson, who is active in the Scottish political scene and campaigns on a national level to support LGBT, youth and environmental issues.
Stirling Council enabled the installation to take place in what was considered at that time to be a dead space. This initial project brought new life that had a lasting legacy to the Old Town Jail grounds. Over the summers that followed, Creative Stirling went on to host music, food and cinema events, often working in partnership with others in the local community.