Pencil & Compressed Charcoal Art Workshop with Lisa Temple-Cox
Friday 26th April, 2-4pm
In the historic surroundings of the Anatomical Museum, University of Edinburgh, explore tones and shading using a range of pencils and compressed charcoal to achieve chiaroscuro effects, particularly when drawing bone or plaster. Artist Lisa Temple-Cox will guide you through the use of these materials to create artworks from the anatomical collections exhibited within the Anatomical Museum. You will also have the chance to explore the collections after the workshop.
In the historic surrounding of the Anatomical Museum, University of Edinburgh, use a range of pens and inks to render line and tone whilst creating artwork from the anatomical collections. Artist Lisa Temple-Cox will guide you through a range of materials including Biro, water-soluble fibre-tips, and drawing quills. You will have the chance to further explore the collections after the workshop.
Swiss company Mercimax are looking for a diverse range of non-professional performers to take part in, “8 :8 – the line up ”; being performed as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
In 8 :8 , eight performers are lined up in front of eight audience members, who are then asked to form their opinion of the performers based on how they look and what they say. It is a performance installation that investigates what can cause people to project opinions or prejudices onto strangers. The performers will learn a set movement piece for the performance that is accommodating of all abilities.
The company will be made up four professional performers. In addition there will be eight non-professional performers (this call out) who will rotate their performances in teams of four, working with the core team of four professionals.
No previous performing experience required
Lives in Edinburgh (or can easily commute to)
Particularly keen for applications from those who are: people of
colour; identify as disabled; LGBTQI+; aged 18 – 80+
Group auditions will be in a two hour window in one of three slots: Sat 25
May, 2pm / Sat 25 May, 5pm / Sun 26 May, 1pm. Selected performers may
be called back for an interview on Sunday afternoon.
Run: Jul 31st – Aug 25th
Tue – Fri: 2 x 25 min performances @ 6.30pm & 7.15pm
Sat & Sun: 4 x 25 min performances @ 4pm, 4.45pm, 6pm, 6.45pm
Performers will work in rotation, so you will only be required to perform on
half of the performance dates outlined above.
Non-professional performers will receive a stipend of £50 for every
weekday worked and £75 on the weekends. There will be an additional fee
of £300 for attending rehearsals.
Workshop auditions: Edinburgh – 25th & 26th May
Day time rehearsals on 20th & 21st July, 27th & 28th July
Plus two evening rehearsals between 22nd – 26th July
Performances: 30th Jul – 25th Aug
TO APPLY please send a short cover letter explaining why you would like to
take part in 8:8 to Callum Madge ( email@example.com ) by 5pm, Wed 08
May, with the subject “8:8 non-professional performer”.
To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20th of April and let her know your name, studio number and whether you are planning to: help organise the event, open your doors, run a workshop tester etc.
Please remember, you MUST have your own Public Liability Insurance (through your A_N membership or similar) and updated risk assessment form by 27th of April.
I started Wild Cat Crafts in 2014 following redundancy after 20 years as a property manager. I have had great fun and learnt a great deal by trying a variety of crafts over the last 5 years.
You definitely need to diversify when you run your own craft business, so this year I have decided to focus on weaving and quilting with some enamelling on copper and a bit of woodturning when time allows. That’s still quite a mixture, but I suspect that once I have invested in a new floor loom later this year, weaving will take priority!
I use upcycled materials in my weaving (yarn made from sari silk is a particular favourite at the moment), quilting (I’ve just finished two quilts using denim jeans) and woodturning (offcuts of plywood glued together create beautiful “grain” once they’re turned). I also run knitting and crochet workshops in my lovely studio at St Margaret’s House.
Born in Northern Ireland in the 70’s, Joanne quickly developed her knack for making a creative mess. It was a toss up between music and art at school. Art won and she went on to to study at the Belfast Institute for 3 years before completing her degree in 1997 at the University of Ulster.
Travel took her to the Canary Islands in 1998, returning to Belfast in 2000 where she had her debut solo show in the Waterfront Hall. She continued to work as a community artist and exhibit her paintings until moving to London in 2005. Joanne joined Creekside Artists, working alongside artists such as Charming Baker and creating work for Foy Vance which featured on his debut album ‘Hope’.
Joanne’s work with the homeless at Crisis in 2007 resulted in a series of portraits. One of the paintings, ‘Edwin’ was exhibited as part of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries. The stark contrast between Royals, dignitaries and one homeless guy, fuelled Joanne’s passion to continue this theme of value and human worth, particularly those who exist on the periphery of life.
Joanne now lives and works in Edinburgh and is part of the artist community at St Margaret’s House.