Events - 4 May 21

Up Close & Personal

Up Close & Personal

Friday 23 April - Friday 7 May
All Day

An online exhibition by Deryck Henley.

These oils are all created during lockdown over the past year with models around the world, over zoom.  All the models have posed for at least one of my online sessions and as an extra thanks, 10% of any sale will go to the model.

You can view the exhibition here: https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/up-close-personal/

Not Normal: An Expression of the Self by Jamie King

Not Normal: An Expression of the Self by Jamie King

Monday 3 May - Friday 21 May
All Day

Self-portraits painted from the beginning of lockdown to the present day. An exploration of the self from my perspective of having schizophrenia whilst experiencing lockdown. All painted using oil on canvas and are approximately 50cm x 60cm. Observing lockdown rules led to isolation and separation from family, friends, and groups that provide vital support with face-to-face contact. This has brought a new and unwelcome ‘normality’. Finding coping strategies has been invaluable in dealing with hallucinatory voices and heightened anxiety. Fortunately, having the opportunity to paint and sculpt has led to a semblance of ‘normality’ for me.

You can view the entire exhibition here: VIEW EXHIBITION

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Tuesday 4 May
10:30 am - 11:45 am

At this online class, there’s no dress code, bad hair is appreciated and those hankering for connection welcomed.
This is a drop in, running in 3 week blocks. The same link will let you join for any date, come when you please. Duration 1.15hrs. By donation

So what is Dotty Art?
It’s all about relaxing, feeling good and enjoying yourself. It’s a gentle mindful practice that helps relieve worries, stress and anxiety, aiding feelings of wellbeing. Dot mark making to create images is a primitive art form (probably fingers dots), that’s deeply rooted in tribal cultures across the world from Europe to Australia to Africa and still used today.

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