Events - 17 Jul 17

A Closer Overlook

Saturday 8 July - Sunday 23 July
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Preview event: 7 July, 6pm – 9pm.

“A closer overlook” leaves an “insignificant” window open to the viewer’s mind to take a second chance for puzzling back the intimidating unknown.

Melpomeni Irakleous is an observer of small, unnoticed things. In her paintings, she combines, rearranges and modifies found imagery with glimpses and shapes from everyday life. Despite the highly colourful manner in which her subject matter is presented, a subtle darkness, that encapsulates the tension and ambiguity of a moment or environment, permeates Melpomeni’s paintings. The paintings present part of a story, which is to be discovered and continued by the viewer.

Éire Intransition

Saturday 8 July - Sunday 23 July
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Preview event: 7 July, 6pm – 9pm.

Nikkita will be exhibiting her recent work from her project 32 – 26 + 6 – 1. This project is based on the current political situation in Ireland, with a key focus on the landscape, landmarks and territories. The title of her project is a representation of the size of the Island of Ireland, the free state and the occupied six counties with the scale and number of her artworks referring to this. Morgan will also be exhibiting photography work from her recent residency in Jerusalem with reference to her upcoming project in Palestine.

Nikkita Morgan is an Irish political textile artist currently undertaking a year-long artist-in-

Horrible Horse and Face, the Face

Saturday 8 July - Sunday 23 July
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Preview event: 7 July, 6pm – 9pm.

An exhibition by Danny Leyland of visual art and poetry & sonic performances with special guests.

The mobile ‘Place Standard’ tour

Wednesday 12 July - Sunday 23 July
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

HERE+NOW in partnership with Leith Creative, in the ‘People & Places: Make Leith Better’ project, invite you to join them for a series of pop up events and curated conversations in conjunction with Leith Late 17 and Architecture Fringe 17. Join HERE+NOW as they take a giant mobile ‘Place Standard’ tool on tour around the streets of Leith.

Literally rolling through the streets and pausing at strategic locations along the way, the spinning wheel offers a live invitation of input using chalk from passers-by to slowly build up a visual picture of what people think about Leith.  The wheel will be supporting Biomorphis’ ‘Leith Listings’ exhibition at Out of The Blue, followed by two additional tours of Leith and can be found at St Margaret’s House at an interactive exhibition between 12th and the 23rd of July where you are invited to join HERE+NOW for a curated conversation and celebration of place on the 12th of July.

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Kids Summer Workshop

Monday 17 July - Wednesday 19 July
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you have your kids activities sorted for the summer holiday?

I’m running  a children’s workshop for 3 days at Edinburgh Palette from 13:30- 15:30 on the 17th, 18th and 19th July.

Workshop at 13:30- 14:30 is for children to learn drawing & painting technique.

Workshop at 14:30- 15:30 is for children to have fun with making crafts (Stamp making, bunting making and bath bomb making).

The Drawing Room is in the 3rd floor of Edinburgh Palette, a beautiful room full of light.

An introduction to silver jewellery making

Monday 17 July
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Excluding 3/10/31 July

I run another beginner class on Weds 1 -3pm (14th June – 23rd Aug excluding 5/12 July and 2 Aug) with the same details.

This course will introduce basic silver jewellery making techniques to the complete beginner. You will be taught new skills using copper and silver such as sawing, filing, soldering, roll printing and finishing metals. You will also be shown how to make a simple bezel setting for a cabochon stone. You will initially work as a group then you will have one to one guidance enabling you to confidently create your own piece of jewellery such as a ring, pendant, earrings or bracelet.

There is no need to buy anything in advance, however you will need to purchase materials for your own project. This will be discussed during the class.