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Diverse display celebrates Edinburgh, the Forth and Granton

Exhibition will be held at the offices of an early car manufacturer on the waterfront.

By STV News

Published 18 Mar 2016.

A range of artwork depicting Edinburgh and the Forth will go on display at the offices of an early car manufacturer on the waterfront.

The Art in Granton event will be held this weekend as part of a wider regeneration drive in north Edinburgh.

Madelvic House, which housed the offices of the Madelvic Carriage Company, will be transformed into a temporary exhibition space on Saturday and Sunday.

The paintings, photography, installations and crafts on show will focus on Granton, Edinburgh and the Forth.

The event is being hosted by Granton:Hub with support from property developers EDI Group, North Neighbourhood Partnership and the Edinburgh City Council's Lord Provost's Rapid Action Fund.

Granton:Hub has hosted a series of pop up events at Madelvic House, which is currently owned by EDI.

The developer hopes to convert the building into an art complex with studios, a cafe and a flexible events space.

The latest exhibition at the historic building comes a week after the National Galleries of Scotland revealed plans for an archive, conservation and research centre on land next to Madelvic House.

Denise Havard, community development manager at EDI, said: "The response to the events has been positive and will inform a proposal to be submitted in early summer."

Gina Fierlafijn Reddie, spokeswoman for the Granton:Hub said: "We are excited to showcase really diverse artwork which celebrates the local area."

Madelvic House, on Granton Park Avenue, and was originally built as the offices of the Madelvic Carriage Company.

The firm, which formed in Edinburgh in 1898, produced electric vehicles and built the first purpose built car factory in Britain.

EDI is liaising with adjoining landowners on plans for a number of major developments as part of the regeneration of Granton.