How does it feel to be creative in your 20s? What about your 40s? 60s? Or 90s?

That's what we set out to discover when we curated 'A Creative Century', an exhibition of photographs, videos and testimonials with ten people in Edinburgh who regularly take part in creative activity - and who are each drawn from a different decade of life.

The exhibition will be at Dance Base, Grassmarket, Edinburgh from Friday 10 May - Saturday 29 June. And you can also see all the portraits and videos online here.

Ten people, ten portraits, ten stories . . .

(click on the name to delve deeper)

Jo - a 9-year old boy who sings with Love Music Junior Choir

Esther - a 12-year-old girl who loves creative writing

Nathaniel - a 22-year-old who enjoys photography and theatre directing

Rhona - a 31-year-old who plays with Drake Music Scotland's Digital Orchestra

Kirsty - a 47-year-old who is a member of the Bohemian Lyric Opera Company

Steven - a 58-year-old who sings with Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus

Trishna - a 65-year-old who loves knitting, crocheting, drawing and creative writing

George - a 77-year-old who plays the clarinet with Bristo Community Concert Band

Maureen - an 86-year-old who dances with 24 Carat Gold at Dance Base

Charles - a 90-year-old who enjoys getting creative in his garden

You can meet all of them in this short video: 


Put yourself in the picture in our 'Creative Century Gallery'!

What decade do you currently find yourself in? And what do you love about being creative?

Take a photo of yourself doing something creative, write a brief quote about your love for that activity, and email it to [email protected]. We'll add it to our 'Creative Century Gallery'!

And if you've been inspired to get creative but don't know where to start, check out the local groups near you on our Creativity Map!