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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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Open Doors Programme Release!!

Our Open Doors Event is this Saturday (27th of April) between 11am and 6pm.

The programme is now live on our site and there will be a small amount of paper copies available on the day. We’ll ask you to leave these behind so other visitors can use them.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable day!

You can find the programme HERE!

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Art Workshops at Anatomical Museum

Pencil & Compressed Charcoal Art Workshop with Lisa Temple-Cox

Friday 26th April, 2-4pm
Anatomical Museum

In the historic surroundings of the Anatomical Museum, University of Edinburgh, explore tones and shading using a range of pencils and compressed charcoal to achieve chiaroscuro effects, particularly when drawing bone or plaster. Artist Lisa Temple-Cox will guide you through the use of these materials to create artworks from the anatomical collections exhibited within the Anatomical Museum. You will also have the chance to explore the collections after the workshop.

Tickets are £15 and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pencil-compressed-charcoal-art-workshop-with-artist-lisa-temple-cox-tickets-60396132458?aff=ebapi
 

Pen & Ink Art Workshop with Lisa Temple-Cox
Monday 29th April, 2-4pm
Anatomical Museum

In the historic surrounding of the Anatomical Museum, University of Edinburgh, use a range of pens and inks to render line and tone whilst creating artwork from the anatomical collections. Artist Lisa Temple-Cox will guide you through a range of materials including Biro, water-soluble fibre-tips, and drawing quills. You will have the chance to further explore the collections after the workshop.

Tickets are £15 and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pen-ink-art-workshop-with-artist-lisa-temple-cox-tickets-60398954900?aff=ebapi

Lisa Temple-Cox will also give an artists talk on Saturday 27th April at 2pm in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, during the monthly Anatomical Museum open day. Tickets are free and can be ordered through our Eventbrite page to ensure your seat: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mapping-the-remains-talk-by-artist-lisa-temple-cox-tickets-60400079263?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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CALL OUT: 8:8 – the line up (non-professional performers)

Swiss company Mercimax are looking for a diverse range of non-professional performers to take part in, “8 :8 – the line up ”; being performed as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In 8 :8 , eight performers are lined up in front of eight audience members, who are then asked to form their opinion of the performers based on how they look and what they say. It is a performance installation that investigates what can cause people to project opinions or prejudices onto strangers. The performers will learn a set movement piece for the performance that is accommodating of all abilities.

The company will be made up four professional performers. In addition there will be eight non-professional performers (this call out) who will rotate their performances in teams of four, working with the core team of four professionals.

Performer requirements:

  • No previous performing experience required
  • Lives in Edinburgh (or can easily commute to)
  • Particularly keen for applications from those who are: people of
    colour; identify as disabled; LGBTQI+; aged 18 – 80+

Audition information:
Group auditions will be in a two hour window in one of three slots: Sat 25
May, 2pm / Sat 25 May, 5pm / Sun 26 May, 1pm. Selected performers may
be called back for an interview on Sunday afternoon.

Performance information:
Run: Jul 31st – Aug 25th
Tue – Fri: 2 x 25 min performances @ 6.30pm & 7.15pm
Sat & Sun: 4 x 25 min performances @ 4pm, 4.45pm, 6pm, 6.45pm
Performers will work in rotation, so you will only be required to perform on
half of the performance dates outlined above.
Non-professional performers will receive a stipend of £50 for every
weekday worked and £75 on the weekends. There will be an additional fee
of £300 for attending rehearsals.

Important dates:

  •  Workshop auditions: Edinburgh – 25th & 26th May
  • Rehearsals: Edinburgh
  • Day time rehearsals on 20th & 21st July, 27th & 28th July
  • Plus two evening rehearsals between 22nd – 26th July
  • Performances: 30th Jul – 25th Aug

TO APPLY please send a short cover letter explaining why you would like to
take part in 8:8 to Callum Madge ( cwmadge@gmail.com ) by 5pm, Wed 08
May, with the subject “8:8 non-professional performer”.

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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

Instagram – wildcatcrafts

Facebook – Wild Cat Crafts

Picture of wool

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