Ambitious visual arts exhibition continues to draw ‘extras’

A Moray based arts company has already produced dozens of short film clips for one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken in the region – and are set for many more.

Wildbird started filming in August for a project that is set to completely transform Elgin City Centre during the Christmas Shopping season.

The large scale outdoor public exhibition will showcase around 50 short film clips beamed onto windows around the centre of Elgin in December.

With assistance from Elgin Bid, Moray Chamber of Commerce, Moray Council and the Northern Scot, the project has received vital core funding from Creative Scotland as it aims to celebrate the people and businesses who live, work and play in and around Moray major city.

A spokesman for Wildbird said: “We have had film sessions already happen in and around the city that starting back in August.

“We have filmed on location in places ranging from an ice-rink to underneath a Sea King – and we are soon to head into a primary school and a pub!

“We also have had a pop-up green screen studio set up in the old Dorothy Perkins shop unit in St Giles shopping centre and will be filming again there again throughout November.”

“This Public Art event is already involving many of Elgin’s great people – and it is anticipated that it should draw even more people, from further afield, increasing festive footfall and putting Moray on the map.”

The pop-up studio will open on weekends November 1, 2, 8, 9, 22 and 23, from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and 12pm to 2pm on Sundays. There will also be a filming session at the Drouthy Cobbler on Friday, November 7 from 4pm to 8pm.

Further information on the project and how to take part is available via

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