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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.

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Online Exhibitions

After some extremely hard work, we are really excited to announce that Edinburgh Palette are now able to provide online exhibition space for anyone interested. This online feature is complementary to keeping art exhibiting alive and will help to phase in real gallery activity again when safe to do so.

We would also like to hear your ideas for specific gallery themes, please contact Carly with any suggestions!

Please see this link which is an example from our Residents Pop-Up Exhibition: https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/pop-up-exhibition1/ 

Please also see this link which is an exhibition by Leith School of Art Landscape Artist: https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/leith-school-of-art-landscape-artists/

If you are interested in an online gallery space, please contact Marcin.

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Charity sharing Free Face Masks & Pattern

EcoArt is a grassroots environmental charity that have so far recruited over 75 Zero Waste Makers upcycling cloth masks for their family, friends and neighbours. they’ve shared over 700 masks with key workers, charities and vulnerable people around Edinburgh.

“The masks can easily be made using items you already have at home, like clothing, bedding, elastic bands or bicycle inner tubes.” says Rose, the CEO. “We are encouraging reuse and learning to sew, they’re a great family craft project”.

If you would like to be a Zero Waste Maker too or are a front line group/ individual needing masks, please email Rose on info@ecoartcharity.org or message through https://www.facebook.com/EcoArtCharity

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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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Mental Health Services by Projekt 42

Projekt 42 has launched online counselling and mental health support and has counsellors available for immediate support to those in need right now.

Adults living in the most deprived areas of Scotland such as Leith are twice as likely to experience mental health issues (22% versus 11%). Residents of deprived communities are 2.5 times more likely to die by suicide and four times more likely to experience two symptoms of depression.

We have counselling spots available right now for those in need to self-refer and gain the support they need. Obtaining help is easy, fill out this form, and our mental health team will be in touch https://www.projekt42.co.uk/self-referral

Current social isolation, loneliness and anxiety over the unknown are further contributing to mental health challenges. Our mission is to make mental health services accessible for everyone, and we offer free and reduced-rate counselling services to vulnerable members of our community in Edinburgh.

Our charitable model is award-winning; we commit over 40% of gym membership and class fees to support the well-being of our community.

Counselling will be delivered digitally using the charities new online platform, email and telecare are also provided. Once safe to do so, we will move to in-person support. Counselling costs are income assessed, and we offer free and subsidised sessions to those who need financial help.

About Projekt 42 

‘Projekt 42 is a gym for people not for profit’. Projekt 42 is a charity focused on ‘building happy bodies and strong minds.’ We want to change the way people think about mental health. Our goal is to help people understand the connection between their mental health and physical fitness through carefully crafted fitness and yoga classes, guided meditation, life coaching and counselling. Any profit we make goes back into the local community, allowing us to provide free memberships, counselling and life coaching for the people who need them most. Please visit https://www.projekt42.co.uk

Projekt42 supports the wellbeing of its community through physical fitness and mental health support. To keep abreast of our campaigns and news, and to join the debate, follow us at twitter.com/Projekt42EDI or like us at https://www.facebook.com/Projekt42Edinburgh/

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Dried Flower Bouquets + DIY Boxes

Hello!
Boyes Botanics are here with all your floral needs! Whilst there are sadly no weddings or events to create floral designs for, I’ve been focusing on dried flowers during lockdown, creating bouquets and DIY kits.

Bang on trend, dried flowers bring a natural finishing touch to your home, making the perfect gift to yourself or a friend! They are very low maintenance and with the right care can last for years and years – I have my Grandmas dried flowers that are still going strong after 20 years, yes the colours are faded but the lagurus has a lovely ombre effect.

Using mostly beautiful British dried flowers and grasses, there are various bouquet designs on the website along with the new DIY dried flower boxes. The boxes are available in two sizes and are full of loose dried stems for you to cut and arrange how you like.

All dried flower goods will arrive in the new hand stamped botanical packaging, which I’m obsessed with! We are offering FREE local Edinburgh doorstep delivery (EH1-EH17 only) and there is a small postage cost for everywhere else.

Show me the flowers > www.boyesbotanics.com/dried-flowers
Follow our Instagram > @boyesbotanics

Thanks for reading!

Kirsty

P.S – The studio is closed for appointments but we are still open for phone consultations for wedding flowers. Due to 2020 postponements, 2021 is slightly fuller but there are still dates available.

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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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Reusable Face Masks with Filter Pocket and Nose Wire By MK Eco Creations

Dear artists, art lovers, and friends,

I’ve been making some face masks both to donate and to help me provide during a time where income is rather dry due to the lockdown – as many of my creative colleagues , I’m a theatre designer who uses her remnants to make accessories; so it feels only right to adapt this way during this uncertainty. If you are inclined to purchase some, please find some details below:

  •  Washable/reusable
  •  Designed to have a large fit over the lower face for full coverage as well as ease of breathing.
  • Standard sizes: 4 sizes (LARGE, MEDIUM, SMALL, EXTRA SMALL)
  • Elastic ear attachment loop
  • Aluminium nose wire to improve fit to the user’s face
  • Two distinct coloured layers to easily know what side is inside/outside when taking off, putting on.
  • Reinforced seams
  • Filter pocket options to insert filters, if your situation requires that.
  • Packaged in biodegradable zip lock bags

Please order directly through Etsy: www.MKecoCreations.etsy.com

Thank you for supporting your small local artists.

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Non-Surgical Face Masks by Tailored Touch

Tailored Touch is selling non-surgical face masks on their website www.tailoredtouch.co.uk for £5 each with £3 first class UK postage.

Coming in a range of patterns and sizes(including children’s) these machine washable face masks come with a pocket to insert additional protection for example a filter.

For more information, visit www.tailoredtouch.co.uk or email massage@tailoredtouch.co.uk

 

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