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Trustees Wanted – New Opportunity

Could you be a Trustee for Edinburgh Palette?

 One of Scotland’s successful and innovative arts organisations has several new opportunities to become a Trustees.

Currently based at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh’s Meadowbank area, the charity provides quality, affordable studios and gallery space to more than 350 artists and art organisations.

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Chris Rutterford is on the lookout for ‘warriors’ to add his latest mural project

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A Call for Creatives for a Pop Up Shop in Stockbridge

“Twenty Eight – The Collective Pop Up” is a shopping experience, by the people, for the people.

We are organising a pop-up shop venture in the heart of Stockbridge’s independent retail community. The shop will bring a new shopping experience to the community as it is providing local Artists and small businesses, the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work, directly to the public.

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Open Doors- Last Chance to catch the weekends worth of Fun!

St Margaret’s House Open Door’s Weekend is up and running, with fabulous exhibitions featuring Lubi Lykan‘s Tweed Couture & Embroidery  and  Cutting Edge – an exhibition of exciting contemporary textiles by  Edge textile artists Scotland .

Th full program launched on Saturday with a range of workshops, exhibits and open studios, for the public to explore and create within this fantastic creative hub.  Gallery 1  house somed great Felt making workshops  with Heather Potten yesterday, as well as a  Puppet show & creating puppets with Le Petit Monde, Glass Art with Denise Horn, the Daisy Daisy project with artist Jan Bee Brown & textile workshops with Awesome Folk (artist Kate Burwell & Lorna Brown).

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Excitement builds for upcoming exhibition ‘nothing is ever black and white’ by resident artist Rosemary Taylor

Saturday 21 June – Sunday 6 July
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This important exhibition of Rosemary’s recent work will explore landscapes and manmade objects placed within them.  Her pared-down pieces are at once beautiful and thought-provoking, as viewers themselves pare down the layers of meaning in her stark palette.

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Kalopsia Collective: Open Call for Artists

Kalopsia Collective are currently holding open calls for entries from a cross discipline of creators for their upcoming exhibition Textile Migration: A Story of Leith.TEXTILES LEITH

Untold stories of migration, integration and settlement from diverse communities in Leith, Edinburgh are explored in an insightful heritage exhibition told through Textiles.

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Edinburgh Palette are Looking for Voluntary Exhibition Invigilators for the Summer Show

Edinburgh Palette are looking for voluntary exhibition invigilators to help co-ordinate their annual summer exhibition, held at St Margaret’s House. The charity is looking for enthusiastic and engaged individuals to help run the overall day to day activity of the gallery spaces, with duties  that would include:

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Scottish Lustre: Keeping the flame alive- An Exciting Opportunity for Potters to Exhibit & Attend Workshops

St Margaret’s House is excited to announce a series of workshops and an open call for exhibiting potters,  as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Scottish Lusture: Keeping the Flame Alive’ currently taking place in  in conjunction with Bridge Pottery Collective.

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‘Just’- Free Film Festival Comes to St Margaret’s House

film festival poster fb St Margaret’s is pleased to be hosting screenings as part of ‘Just’ Free Film Festival running from the 10th-15th of March. The festival  will explore over 30 fantastic award-winning films (primarily focusing on documentaries) from around the world. All the screenings from this years festival are free and open to the public and will hopefully act as a spring board to a lot of fruitful discussion .

On the final day of the festival, 15th March, St Margaret’s House will play host not one but two series of screenings, focusing on Gender Issues (12:00pm- 2:30pm)  and  the Sex Industry (3:00pm-5:30pm). After which  Shakti Women’s Aid and OABI will give a live Q&A after screenings,  focusing on the issues raised around gender violence, feminism and the the sex industry.  All this will take place in G21, the small theatre space run by Jen Mcgregor, who runs tight laced theatre.

The films to be shown include ‘Thin Walls’ (selected for the 2007 Stockholme film festival) ‘Oppressed Majority’ (recently picked up by the guardian film section) ‘We are Foot Soldiers’ (a powerful story of the children of sex trafficked women) and ‘Lest we Forget’ (a story of redemption from domestic violence, set in Scotland) amongst many others.  

For Further details please download the Just Film Festival Flyer to read more about the festival.

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