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Vote for People Know How in the Scottish Charity Awards

People Know How has been selected as a finalist in the Scottish Charity Awards and are now collecting votes for the People’s Choice Award. The charity are finalists in the Digital Citizens category, in recognition of the work they’ve done over the last year to provide devices, digital skills and connectivity to thousands of people across Edinburgh and East Lothian during the pandemic. While a judging panel will determine the winners under the nine distinct categories, members of the public can have their say by voting for their favourite overall entry in the People’s Choice Award!

Vote for People Know How here: https://scvo.scot/scottish-charity-awards/finalists-2021/digital-citizens/people-know-how

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Open Call for Visual Artists

We are looking for artists based in and around Edinburgh – VISUAL ARTS POETRY/WRITING MUSIC DANCE/MOVEMENT.

We have the pleasure to offer an exciting opportunity to take part in a collaborative residency followed by an exhibition/performance. You are invited to share your work, collaborate, inspire, explore and take your artwork to the next level.

Residency dates: 26/07 – 01/08.2021 Exhibition/Performance date: 31/07/2021 Place: St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh Supported by: Edinburgh Palette !!! LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE !!!

*Project is funded by donations; any profits will be shared Following the above project, selected participants will be offered an opportunity to exhibit your work during the Autumn group show with Edinburgh Palette – all details will be provided in due time.

TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION please send the following details to: still.moving.art@gmail.com

1. Your name and short bio

2. Sample of your work – whether work in progress or completed (links or files)

3. A statement of why you are interested in a collaborative residency.

Looking forward to hearing from you, feel free to contact me if you have any questions, Joanna

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Leith School of Art’s Online Auction

From Thursday 3rd June – Friday 18th June.

Artworks and experiences by more than 30 artists will be up for auction on Leith School of Art’s website, include work by Angie Lewin, Toby Patterson, Jonny Hannah, Catharine Davidson, Peter White, Jenny Martin and Damian Callan.

To view the work and place your bid, please visit: www.leithschoolofart.co.uk

Funds raised by the auction will go directly to Leith School of Art’s Resilience Fund, helping our community to stay resilient and emerge thriving from the pandemic.

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Featured Artist: Constantine

Constantine is a self taught artist and author, originally from Athens, Greece. His first memory is that of drawing, which he carried on doing in his teen years, as well as exploring various others artistic and creative disciplines and routes such as music, which he still does to this day too.

Constantine first moved to Scotland as a young man, in order to study Geology. Throughout his University career though, he realized that Geology was really not for him and that life is simply too short to be wasted on things that have no appeal to us. He then made the decision to just follow his true calling, ignoring other peoples’ opinions and go after what HE wants in life.

Constantine has collaborated with many different artists’ from different artistic disciplines such as, visual artists, musicians and videographers/directors. He has provided his services for major Brands in the Alcohol and Hospitality industry, as well as developing and applying concepts in regards to interior design and “costume/uniform” design. Constantine has also experience in curating numerous exhibitions as well as co-curating 3 international art groups shows, and booking and organizing music concerts. His commissions include, tattoo designing, music vinyl covers and labels as well as numerous private commissions. He has exhibited numerous solo projects, worldwide, as well as participated in several group shows. Constantine is also the Author and Publisher of the Book Art “Jazz Mafia Project”.

 

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Featured Artist: Marcin Krupa

Marcin is a visual artist from Poland specialising in figurative sculpture, painting and drawing. He started his art education at the age of 15 when he entered the Kenar Artistic High School, Zakopane. There he developed and mastered the techniques of woodcarving, casting, bronze and ceramics. In that period, the young artist took part in various residencies and workshops in Poland and abroad including France and Germany.

After completing his Diploma, Marcin went on to study Art and Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. He graduated in 2009 with a MA degree in Sculpture. In Gdansk, Marcin acquired the skills and the expertise needed to master human anatomy and drawing. He worked with a wide range of materials: stone, resins, faux stones, plaster and concrete. During the course of his studies the artist created multiple large-scale figures many of which were commissioned to be showcased internationally. Since moving to Scotland in 2012 Marcin has continued to expand his artistic repertoire. In Edinburgh he underwent a 6 months long course of drawing at The Academy of Realist Art.

From 2014 to the present day Marcin has run untutored life drawing classes at Leith School of Art where he also works as a tutor support on many courses including LSA Figure Course. He runs Figure Drawing workshops for various art organisations. Marcin is a co funder of a “Naked Aye Art Collective” and “NakEd Art Collective”. Both collectives gather figurative artists.

In his artwork Marcin shows great admiration to the human body, its shapes, colours and variety of forms.

Marcin said the following about his future plans: “My plans for this year is to do a photography course and learn new language, Spanish/Italian or both. I would also like to learn about growing organic food, practicing mindfulness and wellbeing. In the field of art I took up an online course in art history which I’ll be continuing through out the year. By the late spring I should finish a sculpture, self-portrait in plaster, for Scottish Portrait Award. Meanwhile I’m working on a big project for Edinburgh Palette to create a Sculpture Garden in Stanley Street. Moreover with our amazing EP team we are creating an outdoor space for theatres, performers and art exhibitions, which I am very excited about. Relatively soon  physical exhibition will be allowed. I would like to create a program for the EP galleries with a focus on art exploring themes of mental health, natural environment, social justice, local communities.

Regardless the horrifying and traumatic year in lockdowns and pandemic I look with an optimism and hope for rebirth of health and culture. Good things are coming.”

https://www.instagram.com/marcikrup/

https:// www.marcinkrupa.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/MarcinKrupaSculptor/

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Handmade Interact | The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair 23-28 March 2021

We are now accepting applications to exhibit at the second edition of Handmade Interact | The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair. Be a part of a carefully curated event of diverse UK-based contemporary makers. The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair will provide fresh, on-demand content, where visitors will experience the fair through a series of interactive “Live Sessions”, “Workshops”, “Demonstrations” and more with our exhibitors.

See what we got up to during our first edition in November 2020 here.

Whilst open to all, this new edition will focus on Women in Craft. During the month of March we will be celebrating International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day. Take advantage of this unmissable E-commerce event that offers you the ideal selling environment over a key week in the run up to Easter on Sunday 4 April. As an E-commerce website, “Handmade Interact” encourages our visitors to buy directly from your online
shop page during our fair dates. This means that we offer you a service in which we run the website, marketing, and handle online transactions and operations for you. This is all included as a part of your exhibitor package as well as website training.

Visit Handmade Interact | The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair 23-28 March 2021 here.

How to Apply
We are now accepting applications to exhibit from UK-based craftspeople and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities.
Deadline to Apply: Friday 12 February 2021
For quick information see our quick FAQs here
Craftspeople can find full details and how to apply interact.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/exhibitor-apply/ or
contact Alis Clement, alis.clement@handmadeinbritain.co.uk

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Online Gallery Bookings

We have NO online gallery bookings available this year. Thank you for the support, it has been incredible!

Here is a reminder of our pop-up exhibition calendar too:

  • Sculptures/ceramics/glass: 25th September – 9th October
  • City/Land/Seascapes: 16th October – 30th October

To register your interest in the pop-up events, please email Carly.

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#AUGUST Exhibition

The online group art exhibition entitled: “#AUGUST”, will be launched on the densely populated – social media – Facebook site (curator profile), via video projection, on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 8 pm.

The exhibition is curated by the Art Historian, MA Journalist and member of AICA Greece, Nikolena Kalaitzaki.

The exhibition is sponsored by the online art magazine Pause as well as MyArtist.

Our very own, Constantine will have work featured alongside 54 other artists. 

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Out of Sight Out of Mind Call for Art

People who have personal lived experience of mental health issues are invited to submit artworks to Out of Sight Out of Mind exhibition.

Last year more than 180 people took part and exhibited installations, projections, films, animations, paintings, drawings, sound works, prints, sculptures, and photographs.

You can submit artworks as an individual or as a group. This year one work per person can be submitted. Artworks can be proposed/submitted in any media and be any size. You are welcome to respond to this year’s Scottish Mental Health Art Festival theme which is ‘perspectives’, however this is not a requirement at all.

We are planning to hold the exhibition at Summerhall in Edinburgh during October 2020. The current situation may lead to changes such as its location, date or the exhibition being moved online. If you make a submission, we will let you know about changes.

How to make a submission: 

Get in touch to ask for the full guidance and submission form. The form needs to be returned to us by Friday 31st July 2020. 

If you would like to speak to us about your or your groups idea/artwork before submitting it, if you have any questions or would like a submission form, please email pam@capsadvocacy.org or leave a message for Pam on 07989402634.

About:

Out of Sight Out of Mind is a collaborative project organised by a Planning Group of organisations and individuals. It is hosted by CAPS Independent Advocacy, funded by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership. It is part of the year-long Edinburgh “A Sense of Belonging Arts Programme” and the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s year-round programme.

https://www.facebook.com/oosoomexhibition/

www.mhfestival.com

www.capsadvocacy.org

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