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Featured Artist: James McKenzie

James’ work encompasses painting, verse, collage, sculpture, installation, found objects, prose, collaboration and performance. Taoist and Buddhist influence is at the core of his work and spontaneity is essential to his methodology. He playfully explores themes which are often philosophically motivated and draws from personal experience. James graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2017. He has exhibited, performed publicly and lead workshops widely in Scotland at galleries including the Royal Scottish Academy, the Scottish National Gallery, Embassy Gallery, generatorPROJECTS, Summerhall and Orkney’s Pier Arts Centre. In 2021, James looks forward to being the first artist to exhibit with Dundee’s Volk Gallery and to participating in Hidden Door Festival.

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People Know How Purchased a Canal Boat!

People Know How are delighted to share the exciting announcement that we have purchased our own canal boat as part of our partnership project with Polwarth Parish Church! On this boat, our project All Aboard will aim to nurture community cohesion and wellbeing, particularly as the community recovers from the pandemic. We have now launched a campaign that will share the journey of our boat from build to launch and fundraise for its upkeep. Find out more at www.peopleknowhow.org/news/purchasing-our-all-aboard-canal-boat

 

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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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Photographer Studio Share

Available from January.

Key Information:

  • 5th floor
  • Large studio space
  • Sharing with a photographer and must be another photographer
  • Monthly rent – £90 pcm
  • The studio is a very flexible working environment, with a white background cove in place and enough space for product photography through to portrait sessions.

Please contact Phil initially at psdphotography@gmail.com and he can provide more information.

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Studio Share

Available from 1st December.

Key Information:

  • 2nd floor
  • 1 window space (100ft2)
  • Sharing with a mixed media artist

Price per month:
Monthly Rent – £75

Contact Kat: katbrownartist@gmail.com for more information.

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