Arion Art Group Exhibition

The Arion Art Group is composed of artists who work at Edinburgh Palette with Paul Mowat. A summer exhibition of eleven members is taking place at the Life Room Gallery, 23b Dundas Street EH26QQ. The preview is on 19 August 5-8pm. All welcome.

Community Yoga Classes

Hello lovely people,

On Saturday August 6th we started the  Yoga Community class at 6.02 Yoga Collective. Class last 1:15 minutes at 10, and you are welcome to stop for a cup of tea and a chat after for around half an hour.  The class operates a sliding scale, it is taught by four of us in turns.  To book see below.

You need to click onto the date you wish to come, then the rest is detailed on the booking system. Cash is also fine on the day, but please book so we know numbers :-). thank you.


“Paper” is an exhibition by the Scottish women’s art collective, the Abstractionistas, featuring works by artists Megan Chapman, Judith Shaylor, and
Susan E. Wilson. The Pop-Up show is open to the public from 11-4 pm on the
12th, 13th and 14th of August at the Granton Hub, Madelvic House, Granton Park
Avenue, Edinburgh, EH5 1HS. The artists will have a public reception on Saturday the 13th from 2-4 pm.

Chapman, Shaylor, and Wilson bring a depth of experience in the arts and a firm
dedication to the abstract. Since forming in 2019, the collective has had dynamic
exhibitions at the Edinburgh Palette, Bannockburn House, Detour Espresso at
Marchmont, and the Dalkeith Palace. The group is delighted to bring their abstract
visions on paper to the Granton Hub during the Edinburgh festival.

Adult Drama Classes

Tragic Carpet Visual Theatre Company are hosting ‘Adult Drama Classes’ every Tuesday 10am to 12 noon at 525 Ferry Road. This is a fun relaxed class – no need to sign up for a run of classes, drop in for the session on the day. No experience required but this is also suitable for experienced performers who would like a relaxed performance gym! These classes are free to attend with a small charge for the refreshments kitty. Everyone welcome!

Enquiries to Freda O’Byrne: 07562 618529

Drawn to Paper by Nicky Beckett & Jacki Higgs

Whitespace Gallery
76E Crosscauseway

Private view Friday 15th July.
Music by Lime & Coconut.

Available to view: 15th – 21st July from 11am – 4pm

As our lives are interconnected, so are the faces in this series of woodcuts.

Some are of people I know and some are based on faces in Classical Art.

We are all rooted in our backgrounds and therefore in our memories. The past few years have been a time of introspection and also a time of looking out at the changing world. We look out at the world and the world is literally within the mind of our complex identity.

Using mixed media, oil paint and collage, I have added layers to the woodcuts, that tell a story.

The words and letters are symbolic.
Nicky Beckett

Paintings Watercolour, oils, wax, salt and collage on Japanese papers, inspired by a trip to the Faroes and Iceland in 2020. These works shall include on site drawings of the coastal paths of Cockenzie and the former saltpans of Prestonpans for a larger collaborative project at the end of the year.

Jacki Higgs is a professional member of the Scottish Society of Artists and has exhibited frequently with them and with exhibitions throughout the UK.


Orcadia: A Fenris and Ragnar Story

We (Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn) will be presenting two events to accompany our work in the exhibition Scotland Small? at the Royal Scottish Academy in two weeks. Here is some information about the events:  

Orcadia: A Fenris and Ragnar Story  
Film screening & Q&A  
Saturday 2 July 2022 
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre | Royal Scottish Academy  
Free | Registration required 
2 – 3pm  


Orcadia: A Fenris and Ragnar Story is a short documentary film by Scottish filmmaker Glen Thomson. The film follows artists James Alexander McKenzie and Daniel O’Dempsey as they navigate life on the Orcadian Isles and chronicles their immersion in its rich culture. They discuss the impact Orkney has had on them, and the philosophy behind Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn. Orcadia documents McKenzie and O’Dempsey’s collaborative practice, and the first two acts of the experimental play that they developed during their residency.  

Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn: Act 4  
Live Performance  
Sunday 3 July  
RSA Lower Galleries  
Free | Registration required  
1 – 1:30pm 

Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn will employ their body of work exhibited in Scotland Small? as props, backdrop, and stage for Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn: Act 4. The fourth act, they describe as “a stage act of performing alter egos and experimental performance.” 

Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn is an artist collective consisting of James Alexander McKenzie and Daniel O’Dempsey as abiding contributors and includes anyone that the pair collaborate with when operating as Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn. It is a vehicle for experimentation, collaboration and developing ideas within the realms of fine art, performance art, spoken word, poetry, music, and theatre. 

You can register to attend our events here

Scotland Small?, RSA Lower Galleries runs 25 June – 24 July 2022

Volunteers Wanted for Free Yoga Classes!

To support body symphonies teacher training sessions. 

Thank you to all who came the last time, it was fab and we really enjoyed the whole weekend.

I am posting the link again in case you wish to sign up for the next two occasions. One is June 18th-19th, the other is July 2nd and 3rd.  

Format:  June week-end :The trainees will be teaching one class each, all different classes. I am hiding in a corner not to interfere. We have teas, cake and savoury bits for after to thank you .

July week-end: I will be going around adjusting people, to remind them of what we discussed over the 15th month one last time before they set off. Not ideal if you prefer to avoid touch.

If you have any medical condition that requires special attention, I would ask you to please not join the weekends as they are simply for me to assess general level classes. The rest goes under special workshops and trainings one can choose to do to deepen afterwards. Feel free to e-mail me if in doubt.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you at Yoga, Collective at studio 6.02.