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Spring Open Doors – yes, this is happening!

Open Doors Registration
We are planning a St Margaret’s House Open Day on Saturday 27 April 2019.

When?Open Doors
Like last year, the spring Open Doors event will take place on just one day. We will invite the public via our communications to St Margaret’s House from 11am till 6pm on Saturday, 27 of April.

What? 
You can organise a special taster session of your classes, have a temporary exhibition, or simply open your door while you’re working or meditating or yoga-ing!

Sounds good? 
We had more than 1000 people pass through the building doors last year and are expecting similar interest this year too. The Open Day is an amazing opportunity to share the creative diversity that defines St Margaret’s House community.

And now you think…
“Yes I want take part and open my studio” and we answer “that’s brilliant!”.
To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva (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.

We will distribute fliers, but will not publish a detailed printed programme before the event. Instead, the programme will be shared online the week before the event and a printed version will be available for visitors on the day. 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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Call out for Edinburgh Contributors

My name is Callum and I am a Scottish Arts Producer currently doing some work for the Swiss Arts Council.

The project I am working on is called “21”, and is essentially a video exhibition that explores memory, asking people of all ages to share memories from when they were aged 21.

People who decide to contribute will be asked to take part in an interview in April and a follow up meeting in July, both in Edinburgh. A film resulting from this process will be exhibited at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

If you have any questions about anything, please do get in touch. My email is: cwmadge@gmail.com

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Featured Artist: Rebecca Holloway

I’m Rebecca Holloway, a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. I think of my work as various reconstructions of experiences, sightings, and imaginings. As such, it is specific to certain details and thereby acknowledges the selectivity of attention and memory. My approach to painting follows this, by playing with traditional oil painting techniques, exposing and brightening under layers. I use the work to study how singular images can be brought together to provoke a sense of atmosphere and coherent space. Through this, I intend to involve the viewer in acts of introversion and examination, providing a chance to slow down.

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Featured Artist: Owen Normand

Owen Normand is a Scottish contemporary painter who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. His style can be described as expressive realism, where both observation and creativity play key roles. He paints figurative work and still life; the key focus of his work is to explore an awareness of impermanence and an empathy towards the inevitable passing of all things.

Sample of Owen's work

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Featured Artist: Meadowbank Music Therapy Services

Music therapy offers opportunities to engage in musical experiences tailored to individual Sample of instruments usedneeds and abilities.  At the heart of this is the acknowledgement of a therapeutic relationship which is based on trust, respect and confidentiality.  It is not necessary to be able to play an instrument or to read music.  Therapy can assist with aspects of communication, expression, interaction and mobility.  Sessions might comprise improvising on percussion instruments, songwriting, singing, listening to music and, where appropriate, the development of skills.

Dr James Robertson has worked with a wide range of client groups as a music therapist.  This includes children with additional support needs, adults experiencing mental health Picture of the studioissues, palliative care and forensic psychiatry.  Sessions can be offered on an individual or small-group basis. James was the Programme Leader of the MSc Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins) at Queen Margaret University from 2005-2013 and is currently a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University.  He is also a composer and a choral conductor.  James is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.  For further information or details of availability and costs please contact James on: robertsonjames56@gmail.com

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Featured Artist: Artisan Stitch

Besides running sewing classes and textile workshops, I occasionally manage to find time Modern Day Embroideryto create my own textile art.  I use a variety of materials and techniques, often incorporating paper, plastics and metals in my embroidery. I fear that ‘Embroidery’ has a very traditional image and I would like to help dispel that image and promote textile art/embroidery as an exciting, contemporary art form.

Check out the Resident’ Directory for more information!

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Featured Artist: Amy Liston

A bit about me and my work:

I’m 19, I am training to become a digital communications executive. I write weekly LinkedIn A sample of Amy's workarticles along with news posts, content and blogs for my workplace and I have an unnecessarily big obsession with Meryl Streep.  I started making card this year and the response has been incredible so far – my Instagram is @alistondesigns, and I can also be contacted through my LinkedIn, website is in the making!  All of my cards are completely handmade and no card will ever look 100% alike as the ink splatters never land the same.  I can do any colour, flower and writing; typically done cursive and they are £3.50 each, or 3 for £10. Plus £1.80 for post and package as I add in personalised thank you notes and try to wrap my cards as eco friendly as possible for the supplies that I have!

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#TAE19

Twitter Art Exhibit is an annual art exhibition that has taken place in locations all around the world from Norway to Australia. Every year over 1,000 global artists each donate a postcard-sized work of art, which is sold at exhibition and online to raise funds for a chosen charity. So far over £50,000 has been raised for various charitable organisations, such as Foster Pride in New York and Pegasus Riding for the Disabled in Canberra. As its name suggests, the social media platform Twitter is central to the event, spreading awareness and making connections across the world. We are excited to announce that in May 2019 Twitter Art Exhibit (TAE19) is coming to Scotland for the first time, and its charity beneficiary will be Art in Healthcare!

 

TAE19 will be curated by artist Sam Bannister with support from artist Trevor Jones and #TAE19sponsorship from art materials supplier Great Art. Opening night will be 11 May 2019 at Out of the Blue, Edinburgh. The exhibition will run through the weekend, online sales continuing afterwards. Submission to the exhibition is open to all, with one artwork accepted per person. Entries must be original works, 12 x 16cm in size, created using any 2D art media. If you would like your art to be included in the TAE19 catalogue, the deadline for entry is 12 April 2019. To register and to find out more details, please visit twitterartexhibit.org

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Basic Income & The Artist

Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland

On Wednesday the 27th of February 2019 between 7pm and 9pm, we would like to hear aPoster for Conference 20 minute talk from an Artist about their work, experience with funding their creativity and how an unconditional income would impact them. If you’re interested in speaking, contact us on: team@cbin.scot

A Basic Income is an unconditional, regular income that everyone in Scotland would receive regardless of circumstance, throughout their life.

www.cbin.scot

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