10:00 am - 6:00 pm
This August, the 2014 St. Margaret’s House Residents’ Show will showcase the eclectic mix of works produced in the building. All are warmly invited to join us, as we bring together the individual makers and artists who create beautiful works within our building.
The main aim is to establish a visually stimulating path in each gallery space, which will tease out connections between the works when they are brought together with other art practices. Through a combination of loose curation and careful juxtaposition, it is hoped that this resulting movement at once makes sense to the audience and adds to the experience.
For those experiencing the building here for the first time, expect choice and diversity. “Expect to be amazed by the amount of talented artists in the building”, says Sophia Lindsay Burns who is curating the exhibition. You will also discover “practices you didn’t even know existed” and “if you are coming as buyers, a strong array of choice”. We do not often get to see the St. Margaret’s building from this perspective, of the community as a whole, so this in itself is very exciting.
In an art world that is increasingly fractured and stratified, any chance where one can witness many makers and art forms coming together in this way is to be welcomed. Better yet, coming together and realising that we form part of a community transforms an old Soviet Bloc into a living and breathing arts centre, and establishes this building even firmer into the Edinburgh arts scene.
Opening Friday 8th of August 2014 – 6.30pm
Exhibition will be open everyday from 10am-6pm
For St Margaret’s House residents only, please find information & blank registration forms below :
Black Cube Collective is an independent art organisation based in Edinburgh which creates opportunities for emerging artists in Scotland and internationally. BCC’s profile has risen considerably this past year, arising from successful shows in Edinburgh, St. Petersburg and Brussels. Last year’s Annual Show featured more than thirty artists from across Europe and beyond.
This September, the artist-led Collective will be holding its Second Annual Show, showcasing new works by artists from throughout the UK and internationally. BCC is now inviting artists to submit works for this important exhibition in any subject or medium including painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, photography, installation, performance and video. The chosen works will be presented in all three of our galleries, Friday 19 September – Sunday 5 October 2014.
For more information, consult www.blackcubecollective.org.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
With this 5 day workshop you will learn to accurately render the human form in clay with award winning Sculptor Andy Sinclair. This workshop will cover;
- Understanding and taking measurements.
- Making an armature.
- Anatomy and physiology tailored specifically for sculpture.
- Clay application and use of sculpting tools.
- Understanding professional sculpting techniques.
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Come join this Monthly collective, who make, sew and do! Edinburgh Quilting Collective creates group quilts, designed and made by our members. These quilts are then exhibited or donated to charities. All levels of abilities are welcome. Come and join our friendly group, every Monday at the end of each month.
Open Call for exhibitors for a Scottish (South East Scotland) Ceramics Exhibition, hosted by the Bridge Pottery Collective!
This is an open call for exhibitors for a Ceramics Exhibition to be held in Central Edinburgh in October and November 2014.
The Bridge Pottery Collective (BPC) was established in 2011 as a home for pottery equipment, including a lustre kiln, which was bequeathed by Margery Clinton [1932-2004] to her friend and founder member of the collective Alison Robinson. In 2011 they opened the BPC at St Margaret’s House, an arts facility in Edinburgh.
Through Alison, the BPC have been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding for their project “Scottish Lustre, keeping the flame alive”; which so far has seen the reinstatement of Marjory’s Lustre Kiln and the start of a project to catalogue and digitalise Margery’s glaze notes and samples. The project is a partnership between the Bridge Pottery Collective & Edinburgh Palette (who run St Margaret’s House).
As part of the project the BPC are coordinating a large exhibition (in three parts), paying homage to Scottish Studio Potters, Marjory Clinton and the Story of Lustre…
The Exhibitions will open on the 11th October and run until the 2nd November in the impressive Galleries at St Margaret’s House. This is a fantastic profile-raising opportunity for potters and ceramicists operating in South East Scotland to exhibit together in Edinburgh at a nominal cost.
The three concurrent exhibitions are:
1. Margery Clinton: A Retrospective
(if you happen to have any pieces of work by Marjory, please get in touch)
2. Chasing Rainbows: The Story of Lustre featuring work by contemporary lustre potters (clay paste, in glaze, resinate and raku).
3. Scottish Studio Pottery – celebrating the diversity of work currently being made by Potters and Ceramic Artists working in South East Scotland.
The Open call is for exhibitors for Exhibitions 2 & 3 above.
Deadline for registration: 31st August 2014
Work Drop off: October 4th & 5th 2014
WORD DOC Ceramics Exhibition Registration
ADOBE PDF FORM: Registration form