Stanley Street – a new home for Edinburgh Palette


It’s been a hugely successful few weeks for Edinburgh Palette. In June the charity signed a short-term lease for 525 Ferry Road and has now also been successful in their bid for Stanley Street, Portobello.

Stanley Street - artist impression

The versatility and options the two new properties afford the charity will enable growth in ways which cannot yet be predicted. The possibilities are varied and the scope exceeds what was previously possible with St Margaret’s House being the only premises in Edinburgh Palette’s portfolio.

As some of you may already know, the space at Stanley Street has already been occupied by Edinburgh Palette since February, where building contractor, Eddie McVitie,

has been overseeing the tidy up of the land and buildings. The plot had previously been occupied by a double glazing company but had lain vacant for a time before Edinburgh Palette was offered 6-month use of the space. The team at Edinburgh Palette are thrilled that their bid has been successful as this enables the charity to work on its vision for the future with a more sustainable, stable and long-term lease agreement. Edinburgh Palette has and will reach out to both the community within St Margaret’s House, and the local community surrounding Stanley Street to create a dynamic, creative, holistic vision for the space in Portobello. The creativity, resilience and determination of the residents of St Margaret’s House will undoubtedly make this new phase for the charity very exciting and we look forward to updating you with progress as the project evolves.

If you would like to find out more about either the property at Ferry Road or Stanley Street and how you can get involved, contact Andrew Chainey, Edinburgh Palette Development Manager. His office is on the third floor of St Margaret’s House or he can be reached by email, andrew@edinburghpalette.co.uk or telephone on 0131 661 1924.

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Vacancy | Part-Time Art and Design Technician


St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh

PART TIME [25 hrs / Term Time]
Hours are 8.30am – 2.30pm (with 1 hour for lunch); Monday to FridaysSt Georges School

Salary: the pro-rata equates to £12,337 to £13,368 per annum

We have a vacancy for a skilled, enthusiastic and well organised technician who has a genuine interest in Art and Design and a natural artistic flair, with the ability to use their own initiative.

The successful applicant would have relevant experience, preferably within a school environment although not essential, as well as a good all round knowledge of Art and Design.

Interested applicants are asked to read the corresponding Job Particulars prior to completing in full the standard application form with a letter of application. more

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Showcasing opportunity at JFK South Clerk Street

Salon Hair by JFKHair by JFK are soon to open a brand new salon on South Clerk Street, Edinburgh. Like their Bruntsfield salon, Hair by JFK want their new South Clerk Street salon to be unique and stand out from other salons in the area with their décor and funky, edgy vibe.

Hair by JFK regularly get involved with artists in the area and like to showcase artists and art students work downstairs in their gallery in the Bruntsfield salon. They would like to continue to share artists work in their new South Clerk Street salon and have space in the salons shop winning for a sculpture to be showcased.

They are looking for anything a bit whacky and are even happy to include a moving sculpture/object or sculpture/object with lights that will be constantly remain in their salon window.

you have something that you would like to be showcased in the new salons window and think would be the perfect fit, or would like some further information, please contact Alex at alex@ajc93.com

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Call for applications Platform: 2018!

We are excited to announce the launch of the call for applications for Platform: 2018!

Platform is an annual opportunity offered by the Edinburgh Art Festival for 4-5 early career artists to showcase new work in a group exhibition as part of Edinburgh Art Festival. This year, artists Jonathan Owen and Hanna Tuulikki alongside our Festival Director, Sorcha Carey, will select the participating artists.

Successful applicants will receive an artist fee, a dedicated production budget and mentoring and support from the Festival team throughout the development and delivery of the exhibition.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 12 March, 5pm. For more information: http://bit.ly/EAFPlatform

For any questions please email info@edinburghartfestival.com.

Edinburgh Art Festival Team

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Photographer sessions for Creatives at Open Doors Day

ErdmanPhotographyEdinburgh based photographer Ashley Erdman is offering 6 slots to artists and organisations participating in Edinburgh Palette’s Open Doors day.
Hello fellow creative minds,
If you’ve felt stuck when asked to provide photographs of you and your work or wish you could have even just one great photograph for your business/work then this is for you!
I’ve created this package specifically for working artists and creatives to help you create quality images without breaking the bank. Sessions can take place in your studio or anywhere around the Edinburgh Palette building or premises on Sunday, 22nd October.


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Textile Adventure Nepal

Nepalese Textile Adventure29th March – 13th April 2018

Only 1 space still available!

Come along to our event on 30th September if you’d like to know more.

This trip has been carefully planned for those who love textiles and adventure and want to get to know the real Nepal. In a small group of only 8 (including our Nepali guide) we’ll start our journey in Kathmandu where we’ll stay in a very special guesthouse next to the magnificent Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath. From here we’ll branch out to visit local, fair trade workshops where we’ll be joining the women to try our hand at felting and wood block printing. We’ll also visit some beautiful and fascinating temples, local markets and fair trade shops. more

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Register for Open Doors 2017

Only 2 days left to register for the Open Doors Weekend taking place at St Margaret’s House the 21 – 22 October.

If you would like to open your studio and take full advantage of being on the programme, sign up before the 8th of September.  All the information you need on how to register and registration forms can be found HERE.

If you are into social media, please go to the event on Facebook and click “going” that way more people will see the event. We’ll be releasing details of the programme once the registration period has closed, but do share details and photos of your artistic practice, business, or photos of you working in your studio to help publicise yourselves.

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