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Rendition Preview

Invitation To Edinburgh Palette

I would like to invite you to a preview launch of Rendition, a radical new work from Tragic Carpet Visual Theatre Company – Friday 13th September in Edinburgh, 10.30am-12.20pm.

Rendition is a potent and immersive installation which uses detailed, up-to-the-minute academic research findings from The Rendition Project to tell the story of one man’s nightmare experience as the first suspect to be taken into the CIA’s detention programme. Freda O’Byrne, artistic director and sole performer, uses an innovative mix of puppetry, soundscapes and theatre to visualise the human rights violations committed by US and UK governments in the aftermath of 9/11 – and explores the juxtaposition between extreme vulnerability and absolute power. See the trailer here.

In partnership with Freedom From Torture Edinburgh, the preview event will provide the opportunity to visit the installation within the gallery, meet the creative team and view the accompanying immersive performance. Tickets are limited so please register here.

“…a profoundly moving piece of total theatre… beautiful, exquisitely made show driven by a quiet but fierce sense of humanity and compassion”

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman ★★★★

“At a time when we await the outcome of a Scottish police investigation into the use of Scottish airports for rendition, and after the UK Intelligence and Security Committee published a devastating report into the extent of British involvement in torture, many issues remain unresolved”

Professor Ruth Blakeley, The Rendition Project (It is anticipated that Professor Blakeley will be able to attend the preview and discuss these issues.)

Rendition will tour Scotland in autumn 2020. The performance is ideal for galleries, community spaces, studios and exhibition spaces, and can work in theatres too. Please get in touch for more information.

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Have Your Artwork Featured on Coffee Cups Sold Worldwide!

Calling all Scotland-based artists! Vegware, the leading European eco foodservice packaging company, headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, is seeking submissions for its Gallery Collection coffee cups sold worldwide.

The eco-friendly cups are made from plants and are commercially compostable where accepted.

Each cup will be printed so that the artist will be credited for their design. You’ll also be paid £100 for each unique design you’ve submitted that’s been selected.

The deadline is 1st September, and further details can be found at: www.vegware.com/art Submit your entry today!

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Clown teacher comes to Edinburgh for the first time

Explore what it feels like to put judgement to one side and develop the confidence to follow your impulses, turn up your curiosity, play more and connect deeply and authentically with yourself and others.

Holly Stoppit has been delivering clowning workshops for adults in Bristol, South West England & Wales, for more than a decade. She is incredibly excited to be bringing her Introduction to Clowning weekend to Scotland for the first time ever this October.

Holly Stoppit grew up on the road with her family’s circus-theatre company, Arts Play Umbrella, performing and delivering circus-theatre workshops all around the UK. She started directing devised performance in her 20s, and soon after that started teaching clown classes to people from all walks of life. Holly’s deep fascination for the transformational potential of creative process led her to study for an MA in Dramatherapy. Now she combines her skills to playfully nurture clowns and fools in all manner of ways.

The Introduction to Clowning is a 2-day workshop which gently immerses you into the state of clown, where everything is possible and nothing is quite as it seems. The workshop will be at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh, 19 & 20 October. Apply by 13 September.

“A masterclass in being human.”

“It’s about getting in touch with your internal playful child self, getting creative and having fun but doing so mindfully, so you look after the bit of you that could feel vulnerable/shameful in being so daft.”

For more information visit www.hollystoppit.com

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Artist Opportunity – Public Art Commissions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Printmakers are working in partnership with international real estate organisation Vastint to deliver an ambitious public art programme as part of their building development in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh 2019/2020.

This programme will respond to the unique social and industrial heritage of the area. It will also be informed by a recent community consultation report that sets out a vision for a green public realm, promoting wellbeing, natural places to play and unwind, as well as areas for plants, trees and wildlife to flourish.

These permanent commissions will be integral to the architectural design and planning process of Vastint’s development.

Deadline for Notes of Interest 
18 August 2019

Check out the website for more information!

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Nak.Ed.Art Collective Exhibition

6th – 13th of July at The Ski Club, 2 Howe Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TDPoster for exhibition

Opening Night: Friday 5th July 6:30 – 9:30pm

Gallery Opening Times: 10:30am – 6pm

New show from the Nak.Ed.Art Collective, a diverse, international group which arose from regular life drawing and painting sessions at Leith School of Art, hosted by Marcin Krupa. Between the seventeen artists – some old hands, others relative newcomers – there’s a wide range of mood, style, media and subject matter.

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Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk

23rd of May – 20th of October at the National Museum of Scotland.

FREE admission!Poster

Explore how today’s fashion industry is challenging perceptions and championing alternative ideals of beauty on the catwalk, in advertising, editorial and behind the camera.

In this exhibition, see examples from fashion creatives who are embracing inclusivity and body positivity, exploring themes such as size, gender, age, race and disability.

See pivotal looks from designers including Max Mara, Ashish, Vivienne Westwood, Pam Hogg and Jean Paul Gaultier, and hear from key influencers in the industry, from models and stylists to photographers, editors and educators.

 

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Art Workshops at Anatomical Museum

Pencil & Compressed Charcoal Art Workshop with Lisa Temple-Cox

Friday 26th April, 2-4pm
Anatomical Museum

In the historic surroundings of the Anatomical Museum, University of Edinburgh, explore tones and shading using a range of pencils and compressed charcoal to achieve chiaroscuro effects, particularly when drawing bone or plaster. Artist Lisa Temple-Cox will guide you through the use of these materials to create artworks from the anatomical collections exhibited within the Anatomical Museum. You will also have the chance to explore the collections after the workshop.

Tickets are £15 and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pencil-compressed-charcoal-art-workshop-with-artist-lisa-temple-cox-tickets-60396132458?aff=ebapi
Pen & Ink Art Workshop with Lisa Temple-Cox
Monday 29th April, 2-4pm
Anatomical Museum

In the historic surrounding of the Anatomical Museum, University of Edinburgh, use a range of pens and inks to render line and tone whilst creating artwork from the anatomical collections. Artist Lisa Temple-Cox will guide you through a range of materials including Biro, water-soluble fibre-tips, and drawing quills. You will have the chance to further explore the collections after the workshop.

Tickets are £15 and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pen-ink-art-workshop-with-artist-lisa-temple-cox-tickets-60398954900?aff=ebapi

Lisa Temple-Cox will also give an artists talk on Saturday 27th April at 2pm in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, during the monthly Anatomical Museum open day. Tickets are free and can be ordered through our Eventbrite page to ensure your seat: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mapping-the-remains-talk-by-artist-lisa-temple-cox-tickets-60400079263?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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CALL OUT: 8:8 – the line up (non-professional performers)

Swiss company Mercimax are looking for a diverse range of non-professional performers to take part in, “8 :8 – the line up ”; being performed as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In 8 :8 , eight performers are lined up in front of eight audience members, who are then asked to form their opinion of the performers based on how they look and what they say. It is a performance installation that investigates what can cause people to project opinions or prejudices onto strangers. The performers will learn a set movement piece for the performance that is accommodating of all abilities.

The company will be made up four professional performers. In addition there will be eight non-professional performers (this call out) who will rotate their performances in teams of four, working with the core team of four professionals.

Performer requirements:

  • No previous performing experience required
  • Lives in Edinburgh (or can easily commute to)
  • Particularly keen for applications from those who are: people of
    colour; identify as disabled; LGBTQI+; aged 18 – 80+

Audition information:
Group auditions will be in a two hour window in one of three slots: Sat 25
May, 2pm / Sat 25 May, 5pm / Sun 26 May, 1pm. Selected performers may
be called back for an interview on Sunday afternoon.

Performance information:
Run: Jul 31st – Aug 25th
Tue – Fri: 2 x 25 min performances @ 6.30pm & 7.15pm
Sat & Sun: 4 x 25 min performances @ 4pm, 4.45pm, 6pm, 6.45pm
Performers will work in rotation, so you will only be required to perform on
half of the performance dates outlined above.
Non-professional performers will receive a stipend of £50 for every
weekday worked and £75 on the weekends. There will be an additional fee
of £300 for attending rehearsals.

Important dates:

  •  Workshop auditions: Edinburgh – 25th & 26th May
  • Rehearsals: Edinburgh
  • Day time rehearsals on 20th & 21st July, 27th & 28th July
  • Plus two evening rehearsals between 22nd – 26th July
  • Performances: 30th Jul – 25th Aug

TO APPLY please send a short cover letter explaining why you would like to
take part in 8:8 to Callum Madge ( cwmadge@gmail.com ) by 5pm, Wed 08
May, with the subject “8:8 non-professional performer”.

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