For Ruth Ewan, history doesn’t just belong in the past. It informs the present and tells us how we might live in the future. Her projects and exhibitions often unearth neglected historical figures or remind us of groundbreaking political movements.
Ruth Ewan has collaborated with Astrid Johnston to create Memorialmania, an audio guide taking in the monuments and geology of Edinburgh's Calton Hill.
Centering around the Political Martyrs' Monument, this tour reveals the stories behind this glaciated landscape and the rocks we have placed upon it, inviting us to re-engage with the rich diversity of history on Calton Hill.
The guide is narrated by Tam Dean Burn and Ruth Milne.
There is also a limited edition of three prints by Ruth Ewan which have been informed and developed from the research undertaken for Memorialmania.