Events

2/1/4/1 presents Draw-in : an exploration of contemporary drawing

2/1/4/1 presents Draw-in : an exploration of contemporary drawing

Saturday 12 July - Sunday 27 July
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monika Grzymala recently said that “everything has been said already in art history… For contemporary artists it is really a challenge what we can add”. From this standpoint, Scotland’s own 2|1|4|1 Collective squarely takes aim.

This July sees its curatorial premier ‘Draw In’, an exhibition exploring the role of drawing in emerging contemporary art practice. In the context of an art scene overwhelmingly defined by the moving image and new media – at New York’s Frieze, sculpture and 3D pieces dominated the space – this exhibition will explore the transformation of the medium of drawing within the quotidian workings of early career artists today.

The exhibition will consist of works by existing 2|1|4|1 members, invited guests and a selection of artists, installed throughout three galleries and the projection room. Taking inspiration from and responding to such sources as The Fruitmarket Gallery’s 2009 exhibition “The end of the line: Attitudes in Drawing” and David Shrigley’s 2013 Turner Prize installation, 2|1|4|1 invites participants to consider the role of drawing in their own contemporary art practice.

Expect to see both site-specific installations and more intimate works, in this cross-cultural and critical examination of the expanded medium of drawing in its widest sense. Recognising that aspects of the work could be potentially challenging for some audiences, guided tours and participative workshops will be integral to the programme.

Exhibition opens with a roster including special talks, lectures and performance art, on Friday 11th July. On display in all three gallery spaces on the 3rd floor, until Sunday 27th July.

Iyengar Yoga With Lucy Brown

Iyengar Yoga With Lucy Brown

Tuesday 22 July
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Relax and unwind with Iyengar Classes with St Margaret’s House resident teacher Lucy Brown. Classes range from those for absolute beginners, up to those who are regular yoga practitioners and want to ‘stretch’ themselves!

Mono-printing and Collage Workshop

Mono-printing and Collage Workshop

Sunday 27 July
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This one day workshop will incorporate drawing, mono-printing and collage. Through using a variety of media and techniques participants can create visually exciting and unique images.

The Edinburgh Quilting Collective

The Edinburgh Quilting Collective

Monday 28 July
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.

Contact Lorna: lorna@lovelorncreative.com or visit their facebook page.

Iyengar Yoga With Lucy Brown

Iyengar Yoga With Lucy Brown

Tuesday 29 July
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Relax and unwind with Iyengar Classes with St Margaret’s House resident teacher Lucy Brown. Classes range from those for absolute beginners, up to those who are regular yoga practitioners and want to ‘stretch’ themselves!

St Margaret's House Summer Residents Show 2014

St Margaret's House Summer Residents Show 2014

Saturday 9 August - Sunday 7 September
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 :

Registration_Form_Blank_Final_2014 Labels_SummerShow_2014 REGISTRATION_TENANTSHOW_2014

The Edinburgh Quilting Collective

The Edinburgh Quilting Collective

Monday 25 August
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.

Contact Lorna: lorna@lovelorncreative.com or visit their facebook page.

Black Cube Collective Annual Exhibition

Black Cube Collective Annual Exhibition

Friday 19 September - Sunday 5 October
10:00 am

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.

The Edinburgh Quilting Collective

The Edinburgh Quilting Collective

Monday 29 September
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.

Contact Lorna: lorna@lovelorncreative.com or visit their facebook page.

Open Call for exhibitors for a Scottish Ceramics Exhibition

Open Call for exhibitors for a Scottish Ceramics Exhibition

Friday 10 October - Sunday 2 November
All Day

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

REGISTRATION FORMS

WORD DOC Ceramics Exhibition Registration

ADOBE PDF FORM: Registration form

Heritage Lottery Funded Project

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