Events & Exhibitions

Online Pop-Up Exhibition: Figures

We reached out asking for specific themes for more resident pop-ups and we are happy to announce that the next theme is: figures! Images must be submitted via this link on the website by Friday the 17th of July and meet the following requirements:

  • Images must be a minimum of 1200 px wide
  • 72 dpi resolution
  • Named in a consistent format. Eg, Artist Name – ImageTitle / Joe Blogs – Sunset

If you are unable to edit your images to the above specifications, please let Carly know via email and we will do this for you. Please do not submit images to the website if this is the case. The exhibition will run from the 24th of July – 7th of August if there is enough uptake.

Each image will be linked to your residents directory profile so please populate your contact information and give consent to publish. Again, any problems get in touch with Carly.

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Edinburgh Palette Residents Pop-Up Exhibition

Enjoy this online exhibition featuring a variety of our Resident Artists.

Please note, this is ONLINE ONLY. The galleries are currently CLOSED.

To view the gallery, please visit this link.

 

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After 20 years living abroad, resident artist Judith Shaylor returned to Edinburgh!

I am a multidisciplinary artist and have lived in Italy, Spain and Germany. I moved back to Edinburgh at the end of December and immediately went in search of studio space in Edinburgh. Finally in February I managed to secure a space in St Margaret’s house and finally started getting back into producing new work. This is abstract work on paper, using maps as inspiration as well as latterly as the surface of the paintings. Once lockdown was put in place, I quickly took a multi media piece I had just started to work on and brought it home, which I have been working on ever since in my living room and at the moment is embroidery and appliqué on raw canvas. I am looking forward to getting back in to the studio to continue with the larger works on paper.

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Visual Art Open

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
6 categories:

  • Painting/Mixed Media/Printmaking
  • Illustration/Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Photography/Digital Art
  • 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

No age restrictions – all welcome to apply!

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Theatre Workshop for Women

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.

Tickets here:
https://audaciouswomen.scot/content/visual-theatre-workshop-tragic-carpet-visual-theatre-company

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B12 Upcoming Show

Opening night of New Works –

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.

 

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Our Yoniverse | Call for Participants

Dear precious woman,

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 form has more details of the project and send to Isabella Halm via email ihalm@web.de, or find her on Facebook or Instagram at Isabella Halm Artist.

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Makers’ Fair | Help spread the news

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 our Facebook event far 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 Monde and 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.
  • Workshops for adults and children in G5 Education Space.
  • Simply Singing, who rehearse in the building on Wednesdays and are always looking for new members, will be spreading Christmas cheer in various locations around the building on the Saturday.

 

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