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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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Studio Share

Available from the 7th September.

Key Information:

  • 5th floor
  • 2 window space (200ft2)
  • Monthly rent: £200

I am a textile designer looking for someone to share my 5th floor studio, which I use to store art equipment, and access once a week.  It is sunny and tidy, and has a desk, shelves and storage space.

To enquire and arrange a viewing please contact Jyoti on 07799 061407 or jyotisigouin@hotmail.com

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Surplus Materials

Wool tops, mainly merino in a variety of colours
Polysterene balls and size 43 polystyrene boot lasts
Bamboo type blinds
Old dressmaking patterns – unused or in tact and mainly Vogue
A few bits of dressmaking materials
Stretchers for canvas (large) including one 150 cm deep format from Jackson’s (slight split in one section)
Large picture frame

Contact Rhona if interested: rhonapetrieuk@gmail.com

 

Table for sale

177 cm x 75cm.
Price £20

Contact Wendy if interested: robertsonwendy@hotmail.com

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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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Materials

Does any need packaging material? The large pieces are 100cm x119 cm there small bits in bags along small amounts bubble wrap. There is also a tub of sky blue paint (2.3Ltrs) and a tin of terracotta tile paint.

Contact Heather on: 07594 603178

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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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The Great Pottery Throw Down

THE GREAT POTTERY THROW DOWN is coming back for Flyer for eventa 3rd Series and applications are now open!

Should any of your colleagues, students, friends or anyone else you may know be brilliant with all things ceramics, please do pass on the message below along with the attached flyer:

The Great Pottery Throw Down is looking for home potters aged 18+ years to take part in Series 3!

For more information or an application form go to applyforpotterythrowdown.co.uk

Applications close on Sunday 23rd June 2019

If you know of any potters that you think should apply, then please do encourage them to visit our application website WWW.APPLYFORPOTTERYTHROWDOWN.CO.UK

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