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The Christopher Orr and gap in the air exhibitions inspired a number of creative writing activities. Our Intern Kimberly Chan worked closely with the group PublishED to produce an Alternative Guide to the exhibitions. As a series of short texts it now stands alone as a poetic and vibrant reminder of the exhibitions.

To find out more about PublishED follow this link.

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The event on Friday 6 February

The evening event on 6 February was fabulous – and we apologise for the delay in posting something about it! The 21 writers involved were incredible and we were overwhelmed by the standard of each short reading / performance. Since the event the Edinburgh Creative Review published a review and summary of the evening, which you can read by following the link below:

A review and summary of the evening event

For those who missed the event you can read the stories on this site. The programme consisted of…


Jane S. F. Angel – Only the Mountain

Beth Cochrane – Tides of Vision

J. C. Robertson – In This World

Daniel Shand – An Experiment

Joan Lennon – Darkness Visible

Russell Jones – A Bag of Eyes

Petra Reid – Instructions to The Artist – Silent One

Alexandra Gushurst-Moore – Wen on Orr

Nancy Somerville – Heading for Imminent

Brian Bourner – Mountaineering


Marianne MacRae – Watchers

Carol Farrelly – The Silent One

Jane McKie – We Can’t Escape The Fact That We’re Not Enough For Each Other

Simon Marshall – The Frontier Inside

LesleyMay Miller – The Fault is in Ourselves

Aileen Robinson – What a Human Body is Made Of

Allyson Stack – The Crossing

Marjorie Lotfi Gill – Taking Shape

Dilys Rose – Fugue

Esteban Moreaux – The Beguiled

David Simpson – The End


Kate Temple – The Beguiled Eye

Sara-Mae Tuson – Workaholic

Ian Richardson – Leisureland Reviews

Kathrine Sowerby – Take off Your Shoes

Jane Gardner – Until Only the Mountain Remains (an acrostic)






A platform for local writers…

In only its first week this website has had over 1,600 views. That reflects a healthy appetite for creative writing and shows that there is a genuine audience out there for all the writers who generously submitted their work. We’re delighted with this response and hope that the event on Friday and our continued promotion of the project will bring even more attention to your wonderful stories and poems.

Did you know that if you ‘like’ someone’s piece on this website it will direct more people towards it? The list of titles on the ‘Jump In’ page includes the 10 pages with the most likes.

Launch of the Until Only the Mountain Remains Website

We’re delighted to launch this website featuring many of the wonderful stories and poems submitted to the Gallery during the course of Christopher Orr: The Beguiled Eye. Thank you to all those of you who submitted your creative work.

You can use this website to simply read short stories and poems – enjoying them as autonomous things. Or, you can read about the exhibition and see selected images in order to understand where the ideas derived from.