Past Exhibitions

Martin Metcalfe - OUTSIDER TRADING

12 November 2016 - 20 November 2016

Opening event: Friday 11th of November, 6:30pm Martin Metcalfe's 4th exhibition has embraced outsider art to express his feelings on a marginalised & disenfranchised people in Western society. He tries to focus on the childlike and the strange in an attempt to remind the world of it’s humanity.
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Juncture

12 November 2016 - 27 November 2016

Opening event: Friday 11th of November, 6:30pm Upward Mobility is an Edinburgh based charity providing support and opportunities for adults with learning difficulties and autism. As well as providing tailored support services, we have a growing reputation for our curriculum of creative workshops, educational activities and vocational programmes. Since 2006, we’ve been encouraging our students to develop confidence, imagination and life skills through music, drama, art and other expressive and physical activities. 'Juncture' is an exhibition of student's work produced over…
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Medley4

22 October 2016 - 05 November 2016

Opening Event: Saturday 22 October, 2pm Art and design exhibition including work by Mix graduates from Dundee Textile students from Edinburgh College William J. Gall Jane Crisholm
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Rhythm and Line

22 October 2016 - 05 November 2016

Rhythm and Line is a collection of recent acrylic paintings and collage work on canvas by Lorna Nisbet. The work encompasses how the rhythm of life is criss-crossed by lines, breaks, intersections which continually transform the human and animal landscapes by applying unexpected texture and depth.
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Collective Amnesia

22 October 2016 - 06 November 2016

Opening Event: Saturday 22 October, 2pm - 5pm First solo exhibition by Aileen A. Paton. ‘Collective amnesia’ was originally a term that indicated how quickly we as a nation or group of nations forget. In other words, we never learn from history. Also termed ‘social amnesia’, it might be explained by our tendency nowadays to suffer from information overload, or ‘hyperconnectivity’. My piece entitled Collective Amnesia comprises multiple pages of TV listings. On closer inspection, the text can be seen to…
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We Are All Immigrants

16 October 2016 - 23 October 2016

Opening event - Sunday 16th October, 3pm - 6pm Pop up audio visual exhibition   Voices of Italian women who moved to Scotland over the last 20 years Created by Charioteer Theatre Curated by Carlo Pirozzi and Donatella Camedda An audio visual exhibition on migrant women. We focused on women immigrated to Scotland in the last 20 years and we asked them to tell their story. These women chose an image that portraits their internal journey. Visitors will have an audio visual experience that…
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Reaching for the Sun – A stitch in time

14 October 2016 - 24 October 2016

Link Up Women’s Support Centre This beautiful quilt is the culmination of a series of craft workshops by the Link Up Women’s Support community in collaboration with one of our members, Lorna Fogden which all our members have contributed to. The work explores themes of growth and the seasons of change we can go through with our mental health.  The quilt is part of the wider 2016 Scottish Mental Health Art and Film Festival (SMHAFF). Alongside the quilt are samples…
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VAU Members Show 2016

01 October 2016 - 16 October 2016

Opening event: Saturday 1st October 1pm - 4pm Refreshments and nibbles provided – all welcome! Visual Artist Unit commits itself to the dual aims of supporting emerging artists based in Scotland and improving public engagement and access to contemporary art for the wider community. Each year, VAU hosts an Annual Members Show in a different location, showcasing individual works by each artist member of the collective and the VAU management committee. VAU was set up by 8 graduates from Grays…
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Erasure: New Drawings by Deirdre Macleod

01 October 2016 - 16 October 2016

Preview - Saturday 1 October 1pm - 4pm Deirdre will exhibit a new body of large-scale and 3D semi-abstract drawings. The starting point for these drawings is the effect upon urban light of changes to the built environment and, in particular, the processes of construction and demolition which affect city light. Deirdre Macleod is a Scottish artist, who takes aspects of her experience of the city as the starting point for her work. She is particularly interested in the ‘view from…
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Between Two Moons

01 October 2016 - 16 October 2016

Private View: Saturday 1 October, 1pm - 4pm The work in this exhibition by Mark Haddon can be seen as a journey made through a landscape without destination, a journey made between two moons. "I’d been thinking about the story Cadmus, who in his search for his sister Europa, had been told by the Delphic Oracle that he should follow a cow and where that cow lay down he should found a city: Thebes. So I thought I might follow my…
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Together

10 September 2016 - 25 September 2016

Opening event - Saturday 10 September, 12pm - 3pm. ‘Together’ - a retro-inspective  - bringing the past, the present and the future together in a collection of works by Deb Ball and connected artists, celebrating a passion for life and the world we live in. Featuring painting, photography, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, prints, projections and poetry. There will be live art happening throughout the exhibition as the work is a combination of finished work and work in process.  Deb Ball will…
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Inspired - An Exhibition of Felted Wool Design

10 September 2016 - 25 September 2016

New exhibition combines art and couture with everyday living to create a delightful explosion of colour and creativity in felted wool. INSPIRED is a selling showcase of contemporary felted wool craft and design. Visitors will explore a colourful mix of felt artworks, wearables and homewares by our selected textile artists and makers.
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African Movie

10 September 2016 - 25 September 2016

Opening event - Saturday 10 September, 12pm - 3pm New work by Vittoria Grant I have focused on re-creating a narrative of African life as I experienced it as a child and later on as an adult revisiting the places of my early years. I have portrayed the east African coast through a series of black and white sketches that make the African people come to life like in a film an intimate and lively movie of my mind.
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The Oak Year

27 August 2016 - 28 August 2016

Preview evening Friday 26 August 2016, 6.00 - 8.00pm During which Anne will paint The Last Leaf  24 panels painted by Anne Gilchrist The whole of this large work will be exhibited, together with related paintings, drawings and installations for the first time. Each leaf in The Oak Year is painted from a real specimen, all from one oak wood on the shore of Loch Tay. From the withered brown leaves that had spent the winter lying on the woodland floor,…
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A-I-R 15/16

06 August 2016 - 27 August 2016

Private View Saturday 6th August, 19.00 – 21.00 | Sponsored by Blue Moon Events Thursday 11th & 18th August, 19.00 – 21.00 Closing Event Saturday 27th August, 19.00 – 21.00 ‘Thirteen’ artists showcase their most recent works created during their artist-in-residence roles at the Edinburgh College of Art & Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design A-I-R 15/16 are excited to present their inter-disciplinary exhibition showcasing their most recent works from thirteen contemporary emerging artists and designers based in Scotland…
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