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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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Last Call for Open Doors Sign Up!!!

To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva Open Doors(523.glassart@gmail.com) by 20th of April and let her know your name, studio number and whether you are planning to: help organise the event, open your doors, run a workshop tester etc.

Please remember, you MUST have your own Public Liability Insurance (through your A_N membership or similar) and updated risk assessment form by 27th of April.

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Featured Artist: Jane Buxton of Wild Cat Crafts

I started Wild Cat Crafts in 2014 following redundancy after 20 years as a property manager.  I have had great fun and learnt a great deal by trying a variety of crafts over the last 5 years.

You definitely need to diversify when you run your own craft business, so this year I have decided to focus on weaving and quilting with some enamelling on copper and a bit of woodturning when time allows.  That’s still quite a mixture, but I suspect that once I have invested in a new floor loom later this year, weaving will take priority!

I use upcycled materials in my weaving (yarn made from sari silk is a particular favourite at the moment), quilting (I’ve just finished two quilts using denim jeans) and woodturning (offcuts of plywood glued together create beautiful “grain” once they’re turned).  I also run knitting and crochet workshops in my lovely studio at St Margaret’s House.

www.wildcatcrafts.co.uk

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Instagram – wildcatcrafts

Facebook – Wild Cat Crafts

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Featured Artist: Joanne Shaw

Born in Northern Ireland in the 70’s, Joanne quickly developed her knack for making a creative mess. It was a toss up between music and art at school. Art won and she went on to to study at the Belfast Institute for 3 years before completing her degree in 1997 at the University of Ulster.

Travel took her to the Canary Islands in 1998, returning to Belfast in 2000 where she had her debut solo show in the Waterfront Hall. She continued to work as a community artist and exhibit her paintings until moving to London in 2005. Joanne joined Creekside Artists, working alongside artists such as Charming Baker and creating work for Foy Vance which featured on his debut album ‘Hope’.

Joanne’s work with the homeless at Crisis in 2007 resulted in a series of portraits. One of the paintings, ‘Edwin’ was exhibited as part of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries. The stark contrast between Royals, dignitaries and one homeless guy, fuelled Joanne’s passion to continue this theme of value and human worth, particularly those who exist on the periphery of life.

Joanne now lives and works in Edinburgh and is part of the artist community at St Margaret’s House.

http://joanneshaw.co.uk/about/

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Featured Artist: Lorna Sinclair

Lorna Sinclair is a Scottish artist who currently lives and works in Edinburgh. After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art in 2017, Lorna re-located to Malta for a year. This move greatly influenced her creative practice; majestic landscapes, historical buildings, a Mediterranean colour palette and new faces, were all incorporated into her paintings.

Self-reflection is an important element in Lorna’s work; her paintings become her own visual, personal journal of her travel experiences and memories. Working from a collection of photographs, sketches and memories, Lorna often merges images and scenes from her travels to form one final piece of work. Her bright, lively paintings become an extension of her own identity.

Through her artwork, Lorna attempts to offer a sense of hope and escapism, as she invites the viewer to share in a new reality – one she has created.

Link to website:

https://www.lornasinclair.com/

Link to Instagram art account:

https://www.instagram.com/lornarsinclair/

Lorna painting Samples of Lorna's work

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Safari Life Portrait Edinburgh Event

This is the 83rd of these pop up portrait sessions from over the last few years.Poster for Class

Thursday 11th April, 6:30pm – 8:30pm £3 admission.

3rd Floor Gallery Space, St Margaret’s House.

We are delighted this time to have the son of Reggie McAndrew, one of the other artists, sitting for us. Infact his portrait features in the exhibition and also on the Nak.Ed.Art flyer.

This event is limited to 10 people max and sign up is via The Safari Life Portrait Edinburgh Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SafariLifePortraitEdinburgh/?tn-str=k*F  

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