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Alice Boyle “COMING ALIVE”

In Association with Linlithgow Burgh Halls; Alice Boyle Presents ‘COMING ALIVE’.

Go with your feelings – and embrace the sheer joy of these works – Giles Sutherland – The Times – 2017

Expect to be challenged, emotionally touched and frequently amused – Vivien Devlin – ArtMag – 2017

I’m sure this vivacious and engaging woman will continue to produce more evocative collections – Phyllis McLeish – Ayrshire Magazine 2016

Coming Alive is a new body of work by Edinburgh-based artist, Alice Boyle. For many years, Boyle has sketched after daily meditation, creating odd and often distorted creatures that come streaming to mind as soon as the pencil hits the paper.  In the spring of 2018 she decided to bring these characters to life, creating a unique world that is as strange as it is familiar.

Boyle’s new work has been inspired by the title of the artist’s previous exhibition, ‘Think Less, Feel More’. While her past show was a comment on the relationship between thinking and feeling and what that might look like, here, Alice has chosen to take a less complex approach, and run with an idea that felt powerful yet simple.

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Leith Community Pottery Fundraiser

Andy Lang produces quality, high-fired stoneware and is based in Leith, Edinburgh.

The majority of his glazes are based on wood  ash, harvested from the burning of recycled  scrap wood donated by local makers and also the Edinburgh Tool Library. Further supply comes from the oil drum braziers at The Pitt Street Market, Leith.

Ash glazes have a unique quality and are based on ancient, traditional recipes. Andy offers a series of unique, one-off pieces and also a range of table ware, carefully designed with functionality and durability in mind.

Inspirations include ancient Roman, Greek and Sumerian ceramics, along with traditional Oriental concepts of form and design.

He currently works within The Bridge Pottery Collective, part of the Edinburgh Palette, Based in St. Margaret’s House.

Andy trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and has been teaching in Community Education for over 30 years.

He is currently involved in setting up Leith Community Pottery, a social enterprise, where a range of classes and 1-2-1 tuition will be available. This is a mental health focussed project which will offer free places to those living with dementia, isolation, exclusion and various mental and physical health conditions.

Referrals will be taken from NHS and 3rd sector professionals. It will also offer affordable work space to other ceramicists.

There is currently a Crowdfunder running to raise the money to equip the workshop.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/leith-community-pottery

The Potter of Leith welcomes commissions and table ware can be supplied for bistros and restaurants.

Work is held in public collections, including at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow and the McManus Gallery, Dundee.

Facebook: @potterofleith                            Email: potterofleith@yahoo.com

Instagram: thepotterofleith                          Mobile: 07505 113 836

 

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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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Ecoscenographer Edinburgh Palette resident Mona Kastell invites you to: Be-wildered in the city

Schumacher Scotland

Part of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Date Wednesday 7th August 2019 10am-1pm / Wednesday 14th August 2019 10am-1pm
Venue 285 Randolph Cliff, 4 Randolph Cliff, Edinburgh EH3 7TZ
Space Big Room

Join the Schumacher College Scottish alumni team for some much needed Nature Connection time during the Fringe in the city.

***Switch in – hear the rustle of the trees, breathe in the wind, feel the sun on your face. The more we connect with the Natural world, the happier we are.

Starting indoors with an immersive conversation, join us for a holistic journey of walking and watching along the Water of Leith exploring Nature within the city.

Encounter paths to belonging and ways of being which deepen our connection with each other and the wider world. End up re-freshed, mindful, with a rooted sense of your own inner wisdom.

Bring waterproof clothing and snacks to share.***

We’ve kept the prices very low to keep it as accessible as possible.
£8 full price
£5 concession

Book tickets from the Fringe website: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/be-wildered-in-the-city

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/324273631593622/
Eventbrite URL: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-wildered-in-the-city-tickets-65023236250

 

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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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“STRONG IS BETTER THAN ANGRY” Short Film Casting Call

Award-winning Edinburgh based filmmakers are casting for a short film about the state of the country, called STRONG IS BETTER THAN ANGRY. The film is a drama-documentary hybrid which asks ‘What makes us, as women, angry?’ Much of it will take place in a body combat style kick-boxing class. This exciting short film has been commissioned as part of a series called ‘The Uncertain Kingdom’ and will be screened all around the country at the end of the year.

We are looking for those who identify as female to perform as themselves in this film. All age groups, ethnicities, sizes and abilities are welcome and encouraged. We want a truly representative group of women on screen to explore what we feel is a timely question. Familiarity with body combat or kickboxing is welcome but not essential, although a certain level of fitness will be necessary. We want to hear about what makes you personally upset, angry or sad – so strong opinions are encouraged!

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