Last week we made the below statement in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The statement was considered by many Eden Court colleagues and board members. We challenged each other and tried our hardest to find the right words, admit that we had more to do, talk openly about our own experiences and to commit to holding ourselves accountable for our actions.
In light of our public commitment to do better we are proud to provide a home for the banners and artworks from the peaceful protest on Ness Bridge.
The banners and artworks will be brought to Eden Court this Friday and we will aim to have found a way to display them on our grounds by the middle of next week. As Eden Court is closed we cannot yet exhibit them inside. To protect the works, we will find a sheltered place for them to be viewed, outside, for a two-week period.
When Eden Court reopens we will exhibit the works in one of our exhibition spaces before allowing them to be collected by their owners or placed in Eden Court’s archive.
Jaymie Fraser, one of the organisers of the peaceful protest, said:
“We are all so grateful to Eden Court for offering a place for our artwork & banners. The movement and change means a lot to each person who put a message on the bridge, and I’m so happy that Eden Court are behind each one of us in trying to educate and make Inverness a better place.”
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