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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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The Cryer Magazine

The Cryer Magazine launches in South Edinburgh in December 2019. Currently based in East Lothian as a free full colour lifestyle magazine, it will be delivered bi-monthly and direct to 15,000 houses across areas such as Greenbank, Comiston, Morningside, The Grange, Marchmont and Newington. With a focus on interiors, fashion and health+well-being there are a number of fantastic opportunities for businesses and individuals based at St Margarets’ House to get involved! From straight forward ad space to advertorials, features or product placement, we can work with you to publicise your work or latest project. For more information or to request a media pack please contact Euan McKenzie at euan@thecryermagazine.co.uk

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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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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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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

etsy – WildCatCraftsShop

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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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Featured Artist: Gibbet FX

I’m Calum MacDonald and I run Gibbet FX which specialises in the creation of models, props and Special FX work for film, TV and theatre. I’ve been working in this field for the last 15 years having originally trained in stop-motion animation before venturing into the varied environs of SFX. It’s the appeal of creating the unusual and the weird and wonderful that drives me and I’ve had the pleasure of working for clients who want something “a little bit different”. Life-sized dinosaurs, huge gargoyles, trauma injuries – no two projects are ever the same!

I also felt that while learning my craft, there seemed to be a lack of training opportunities within this field particularly in Scotland, so I decided to start running training courses from my studio for those who had an interest in developing their skills in these particular areas.
The courses cover a wide range of different topics from Special FX makeup and prosthetics, sci-fi and fantasy prop and model making to creature design. Courses vary in length from 2 days – 6 days and are suitable for all levels of experience.

For more information visit the Gibbet FX website or follow us on Facebook.

https://gibbetfx.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GibbetFX/?ref=bookmarks

Mixture of Calum's work

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