OPEN CALL artists opportunity for the annual Visual Arts Open Prize 2020, submissions closing soon.
Now in its 4th year, VAO art competition is a not for profit event open emerging artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. Winners will benefit from exhibiting, selling and showcasing their work to art critics and art buyers alike. Artists can apply at www.visualartopen.com
Art Prize Fund value of £5,000
Young Artist (16-24 years old)
Children’s Award (15 years and under)
All finalists invited to exhibit at the UKs largest artist art fair in November 2020 plus receive a annual membership to the Visual Artists Association www.visual-artists.org
Overall winner of the VAO will be awarded: Annual Mentorship Package, Cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works, plus solo show at Chester Art Fair 2021
£250.00 will be awarded for category winners
ALL SUBMISSIONS will receive promotion on social media and email coverage to 50,000, plus an invitation to the annual show
Led by Freda O’Byrne, Artistic Director of Tragic Carpet as part of the Audacious Women Festival
Location: City Arts Centre Friday 21st February 10.30 to 16.30 £45
No drama, no texts but a lot of fun! We will get to know each other through theatre games and exercises with the emphasis on fun, mutual support and curiosity. Participants will learn about visual performance by working together supportively in groups and solo, exploring ideas through subtle movement exercises, improvising around themes and placing our work within the space in different ways. Prior experience is not necessary but it is also welcome. The most important thing to bring along is yourself!
This workshop is focussed on process and not on an end result, leaving us free to play with ideas and see where they go. We will be exploring creative exercises in a light and playful way, shaping the day to match where our enthusiasm runs.
New Works is a selection of recent projects from Blueroom Collective, featuring an eclectic mix of experimental typography across a range of media including print, digital, experiential, 3D, textiles and light.
This will be our first full exhibition since moving to Studio B12 at St Margaret’s House. The show also features a guest contribution from graphic artist and cult author Richard Littler, creator of Scarfolk.
New Works runs from Friday 7th through to Sunday 9th December and entry each day is free.
The opening night event on Thursday 6th has an entry fee of £4 and will include sounds, refreshments and a selection of prints for sale. Click here for tickets.
If you identify as female I would like to invite you to participate in this unique and powerful piece of work in the time between 23rd June – 3th July 2018. In this time I will provide slots of individual sessions lasting 2-3 hours with the participating woman to paint their yoni/vulva in the medium of watercolour.
The word yoni stems from Sanskrit meaning “source” and describes the vulva as a stylised
representation of the goddess Shakti. In the Tantra tradition the yoni embodies the origin of life.
A watercolour yoni painting is delicate, vulnerable and powerful in its uncompromising clarity. This makes the work potent on so many levels. If you are intersted you are invited to an informative opening event on Friday 22nd June, 6pm, to be able to ask some questions, to see the set-up and sign up for participation.
The work will then be exhibited in the same space.
Opening night of the exhibition will be on Tuesday 3rd July 6pm and run until Sunday 8th July.
To register your interest, please fill in Art participation formhas more details of the project and send to Isabella Halm via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or find her on Facebook or Instagram at Isabella Halm Artist.
Join us in celebrating the diversity of resident makers in St Margaret’s House at our festive Makers’ Fair 2017.
This year the Makers’ Fair will be set in all 3 galleries from the 9th – 10th of December
Please share ourFacebook eventfar and wide – and add yourself as “going” to the event to keep updated with the events happening over the weekend.
The Christmas Makers’ Fair at St Margaret’s House is not just a simple line-up of stalls, but is a high quality common curated show you can enjoy with friends and family. There will also be a community café and a range of workshops for children and adults.
Our programme includes:
Join French puppeteer & resident Tania from Le Petit Mondeand make your own Christmas Tree finger puppet to take home.
Storytelling with the Thrive Archive in studio 3.04 on Saturday from 12:30 – 4pm.
A pop-up bookshop hosted by Typewronger Books, also in 3.04 which will also have a selection of typewriters from various decades for you to try.
The Jennifer Ewan Band, residents of St Margaret’s House, bring their new show, ‘Bonnie Bayou’, to the Edinburgh Fringe at 5pm every Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday of August at The Montebar! (81-85 St Leonard’s St)
“Scots Plus Cajun – Discover Bonnie Bayou!”
BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth Show “Just brilliant – music of the highest quality – a Scottish rising star”.
EXHIBITION ENDS ON SUNDAY THE 13TH OF AUGUST
OPENS DAILY FROM 10AM to 7PM
Howe Street Arts, 2 Howe Street, EH36TD
PRIVATE VIEW SATURDAY THE 5TH OF AUGUST – 12PM – 5PM
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This year’s eagerly awaited Social in the Gardens has been announced.
Edinburgh’s free festival of social enterprise has moved to a new home – the world famous Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens – and takes place on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd August.
Both days start at 10am and feature a wider than ever range of events and organisations to inform, inspire and entertain. You can see and hear some fantastic performers and ‘buy the good stuff’ from the fantastic arts, crafts, food and drink market stalls that will be showcasing their wares.
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