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Neuk Collective Exhibition & Manifesto Launch

Neuk Collective exhibition, showcasing the work of four neurodivergent artists – Robyn Benson, Dylan Esposito, Tzipporah Johnston and Dawnne McGeachy. The exhibition is also the launch of our manifesto for neurodiversity in the arts, and guide to working with neurodivergent artists.

Rather than a launch evening or private view, we will be having a relaxed daytime opening on Saturday 20th November, when all four collective artists will be available to chat. We would be delighted to see you then, or on any of the other days.

Saturday 20th – Friday 26th November, at Custom Lane Gallery, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL

Mon-Sat: 10-4pm

Sun: 11-4pm 

Free and unticketed – just pop in!

Quiet evening: Tuesday 23rd November, 5.30-7pm, booking essential – https://neukcollective.co.uk/exhibition/

Access information: 

We want to make our exhibition as welcoming of ND folk as possible so we are also trying out a number of access features –

  • Ear defenders
  • Coloured reading overlays, windows and line trackers
  • Audio description (via QR codes)
  • Communication badges
  • A chill-out nook onsite if you get overwhelmed

Our manifesto will also be available in Illustrated, Dyslexia-friendly, Easy Read, Braille, Audio and BSL

Wheelchair access: The clearance of the doors is 120cm, and there is a disabled toilet in the onsite cafe.

Sensory information: The exhibition is in a mixed-use space that includes a cafe. There will be noises from the coffee machines and chatter of customers, and there may be the smell of coffee and cake. If these things are challenging for you, you might prefer our Quiet Evening (Tuesday 23rd November, 5.30-7pm), when the cafe will be closed – please see our website to book (www.neukcollective.co.uk/exhibition)

If you have any questions, please email us at neukcollective@gmail.com

This exhibition is kindly sponsored by Creative Scotland, Custom Lane and Eastern Exhibition & Display.

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The Ripple Christmas Fair

The Ripple is delighted to be holding a Christmas Fair and would like to invite your members to join us.

When: Friday 26th November 11am to 7pm

Where: Restalrig Lochend Hub 198 Restalrig Road South

Who are we: www.rippleproject.co.uk

As spaces are limited I will hold 4 tables for your members’ note of interest until Wed 27th Oct.  Applications are available:  admin@theripple.org.uk

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Handmade Chelsea – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

Date: 12 – 14 November

Venue: Chelsea Old Town Hall

Ticket link: https://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/event/handmade-chelsea-the-contemporary-craft-and-design-fair/#Buy-Tickets

URL: www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/chelsea

Ticket Price: Open Adult Advanced Tickets (valid all 3 days) £10, One Day Adult Advanced Tickets £5, Open Adult On the Door Tickets (valid all 3 days) £16,

One Day Adult On the Door Tickets £8

Event Description:

Curated and organised by Handmade in Britain since 2007, Handmade Chelsea is an established high-end craft and design fair taking place at London’s iconic Chelsea Old Town Hall from 12 – 14 November. Featuring over 75 of the most exciting international and UK-based designer makers who work across a wide range of disciplines – from glass and ceramics, jewellery and fashion, prints and textiles, to sculpture and wood, Handmade Chelsea celebrates the very best of British craft.

 

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St Margaret’s House Tenants Interviews, The University of Edinburgh

My name is Coll and I’m 4th year Architecture student at the University of Edinburgh and am currently researching for my dissertation which explores secondary use of buildings. St Margaret’s House is an incredible example of utilising a space and creating a thriving economy out of a forgotten building.

The strength, to me, lies in its huge diversity of tenants. I hope to document and understand the nature of the spaces that you all have and your stories and experiences at St Margaret’s House. To do this, I would love to have a chat with you about your experience here and document the space you are currently in, both through a few photographs and, if possible, a 3D LIDAR scan of the room – I’m doing this to get a cross section of the community here in as rich a way as possible. This is by no means prescriptive and I am happy to work with you to best get the information I’m looking for, I also understand that time is precious and so I will make sure to be as quick as possible in chatting and getting the photos/scans, around 30-45 minutes tops!

If you are interested in being involved then please get in touch, my contact details are:

Email: colldrury@gmail.com

Instagram: @coll_dis_arc

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West Shore Road Open Day

We are hosting an Open Doors event on Saturday 16 October from 10am – 2pm at our new site located at 20 West Shore Road. We would like to warmly invite all to come and see the space and meet the team.

Edinburgh Palette Open Doors Event

20 West Shore Road, EH5 1QD

Saturday 16 October, 10am – 2pm

All welcome.

The project will provide affordable shop space for local retail and hospitality businesses, animating the pedestrian promenade. It will also support the creative industries, the third sector, freelancers and micro-businesses, providing sought after high-quality studio and office space. When developed the building’s grounds will greatly enhance the public realm and greenspace in the area and will support active travel to and through the site. Other activities planned are play-based recreation and cultural events and the project will also provide improved access to the waterfront. Come down and meet the team to find out more!

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Exciting News!!!!

We have recently agreed with the City of Edinburgh Council to take on a vacant industrial unit in Granton Waterfront which is to be transformed into a vibrant creative and community hub.

You can read the full article here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/13305/council-supports-new-creative-and-community-hub-for-granton-waterfront

We are super excited to begin work on this new project!

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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards – VACMA: Edinburgh 2021/22

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Creative Scotland, offer funding opportunities to Visual Artists /Craft Makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice and are living or working or maintaining a studio space within Edinburgh.

Funds Available

In place of the usual VACMA awards, this year fixed bursaries are available in recognition of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on individual artists and makers. The scheme acknowledges the limitations placed on individual practices and the opportunities that are currently available. The VACMA scheme offers two levels of bursaries and you should apply for the one that best suits your situation.

• Artist/Maker Bursaries of £750

• Early Career Bursaries of £500 (For applicants that have less than 5 years’ experience outside of education/training, graduated in 2016 or later, or that have not studied art formally but have been practising as an artist for up to 5 years)

The Application Form, VACMA Guidance and the Equalities Monitoring Form are available to download at VACMA EDINBURGH

Visit Creative Scotland VACMA for helpful tips on applying.

For further details or an informal chat about applying to VACMA: Edinburgh contact Jo Navarro, Cultural Development Officer, Tel No: 0131 529 6716 or email: Jo.Navarro@edinburgh.gov.uk 

Deadlines: 

Round 1 – Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 5pm

Round 2 – Tuesday, 01 February 2022, 5pm

 

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Porty Travel Survey

The way we travel is just one thing that needs to change over the next 5 to 10 years if we are to do our bit for climate change and to make Portobello a better place. It is important to find out what our community needs and how it feels. So ideally we want to bring this to the attention of everyone in Porty!

The survey is online (from the links below) and takes only 5 to 10 minutes. We should be delighted if you would complete this! Please pass on to any family and friends in Portobello asking them also to complete it.

Residents Survey: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/0ffzygnw

Local Business Survey: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/SMElgcMI

Closing Date: 1st October 2021

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Our Precious and Precarious World Open Call for Art

Climate change is an issue that effects everyone, so it’s important that it represents the voices of everyone in the Edinburgh community. We’re encouraging any kind of submission, from any kind of artist, experienced or not. All ages are welcome too. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, digital art, collages, calligraphy or photographs would all be gratefully accepted, as well as anything else that you might like to create. We would love to exhibit artworks from as many different people as possible to represent our wonderfully diverse community in Edinburgh and their opinions on climate change. Your contributions would be enthusiastically appreciated.

Drawings, paintings, photographs, collage, textiles, fibre arts, recycled material, digital images, sculpture, all are welcome. EVERYONE, experienced or not, is invited to submit work.

You might think about: Climate change, Pollution, Recycling and The beauty and fragility of nature.

The exhibition is organised by the Together Trust Eco Group
Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th October, 12 – 5pm

St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EP

Guidelines:

  • Up to three (3) works per artist
  • Unframed work: maximum size A3 (landscape or portrait)
  • Framed work: maximum size 45cm x 35 cm (landscape or portrait)
  • Sculpture: maximum size of base 50cm x 50cm (free standing)

All works should be handed in to St Cuthbert’s, Lothian Road, between October 14th and October 23th from 11 am to 2 pm

Please plan to collect your work on Sunday 31st Oct 12 noon to 3 pm or Monday 1st Nov from 11 am to 2 pm

Please attach the following information to identify your work: title of work, name of artist, medium, a description (max 30 words) that will go on the label and contact details.

Please register this information
by 1st October at www.togetheredinburgh.org.uk/art or contact: Martin Pearce, martin.j.pearce@blueyonder.co.uk phone 07913 625 394

No work will be for sale at the exhibition, but artists may include the address of their web-site or similar on the label if desired.

We will endeavour to take care of your work, but please be aware that exhibits are loaned at owner’s risk and will not be insured.

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Lost Key

A studio key was found in the car park on 01/09/2021. If you have recently lost your key, please pop up to the 3rd floor office.

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