Musselburgh Public Art Dabbling Project

Client: East Lothian Council Art’s Service

Duration: 4 months



East Lothian Council’s Arts Service recently appointed icecream architecture to develop a series of creative conversations and workshops with local people in Musselburgh surrounding plans for the design and installation of public art in the town, funded by Tesco Ltd as part of East Lothian Council’s percent for art policy.


The core aim of the project was to develop and build informed discussions with the people of Musselburgh in order to define what the key themes for meaningful public art in Musselburgh should be. Through a series of workshops, activities, inspirational speakers, explorative walks, ideas testing, sharing and critical discussion, the project has provided an accessible platform for local people to gain a broader insight and understanding into the potential for future public art, and to map possible locations within the town.