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Featured Artist: Marcin Krupa

Marcin is a visual artist from Poland specialising in figurative sculpture, painting and drawing. He started his art education at the age of 15 when he entered the Kenar Artistic High School, Zakopane. There he developed and mastered the techniques of woodcarving, casting, bronze and ceramics. In that period, the young artist took part in various residencies and workshops in Poland and abroad including France and Germany.

After completing his Diploma, Marcin went on to study Art and Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. He graduated in 2009 with a MA degree in Sculpture. In Gdansk, Marcin acquired the skills and the expertise needed to master human anatomy and drawing. He worked with a wide range of materials: stone, resins, faux stones, plaster and concrete. During the course of his studies the artist created multiple large-scale figures many of which were commissioned to be showcased internationally. Since moving to Scotland in 2012 Marcin has continued to expand his artistic repertoire. In Edinburgh he underwent a 6 months long course of drawing at The Academy of Realist Art.

From 2014 to the present day Marcin has run untutored life drawing classes at Leith School of Art where he also works as a tutor support on many courses including LSA Figure Course. He runs Figure Drawing workshops for various art organisations. Marcin is a co funder of a “Naked Aye Art Collective” and “NakEd Art Collective”. Both collectives gather figurative artists.

In his artwork Marcin shows great admiration to the human body, its shapes, colours and variety of forms.

Marcin said the following about his future plans: “My plans for this year is to do a photography course and learn new language, Spanish/Italian or both. I would also like to learn about growing organic food, practicing mindfulness and wellbeing. In the field of art I took up an online course in art history which I’ll be continuing through out the year. By the late spring I should finish a sculpture, self-portrait in plaster, for Scottish Portrait Award. Meanwhile I’m working on a big project for Edinburgh Palette to create a Sculpture Garden in Stanley Street. Moreover with our amazing EP team we are creating an outdoor space for theatres, performers and art exhibitions, which I am very excited about. Relatively soon  physical exhibition will be allowed. I would like to create a program for the EP galleries with a focus on art exploring themes of mental health, natural environment, social justice, local communities.

Regardless the horrifying and traumatic year in lockdowns and pandemic I look with an optimism and hope for rebirth of health and culture. Good things are coming.”

https://www.instagram.com/marcikrup/

https:// www.marcinkrupa.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/MarcinKrupaSculptor/

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Featured Artist: James McKenzie

James’ work encompasses painting, verse, collage, sculpture, installation, found objects, prose, collaboration and performance. Taoist and Buddhist influence is at the core of his work and spontaneity is essential to his methodology. He playfully explores themes which are often philosophically motivated and draws from personal experience. James graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2017. He has exhibited, performed publicly and lead workshops widely in Scotland at galleries including the Royal Scottish Academy, the Scottish National Gallery, Embassy Gallery, generatorPROJECTS, Summerhall and Orkney’s Pier Arts Centre. In 2021, James looks forward to being the first artist to exhibit with Dundee’s Volk Gallery and to participating in Hidden Door Festival.

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People Know How Purchased a Canal Boat!

People Know How are delighted to share the exciting announcement that we have purchased our own canal boat as part of our partnership project with Polwarth Parish Church! On this boat, our project All Aboard will aim to nurture community cohesion and wellbeing, particularly as the community recovers from the pandemic. We have now launched a campaign that will share the journey of our boat from build to launch and fundraise for its upkeep. Find out more at www.peopleknowhow.org/news/purchasing-our-all-aboard-canal-boat

 

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Local Market Stall pitches available between 19th-24th Dec

Are you a local and/or ethical maker/producer?
Would you like an outdoor market opportunity to sell your products in the run up to Christmas?
Sign up to Christmas Market on the Croft (Leith Community Croft, 4 Johns Place, EH6 7EL)
Pitches available for 1 or more days.
Saturday 19th/Monday 21st/Tuesday 22nd/Wednesday 23rd/Thursday 24th December
Gazebo and table provided (electricity may be available depending on demand- please enquire)
Email hello@cropsinpots.org for more info and to book a pitch.

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Open Call for St Margaret’s House Artists

We are looking for visual artists from St Margaret’s House who want to submit their artworks for a physical art exhibition in Gallery 1.

Deadline: 6th December 2020.

For more information contact Marcin: marcin@edinburghpalette.co.uk

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Space Available with Woodland Dance Project

It’s sadly quite important for our wee production company in Leith to find more tenants due to Covid19 ASAP. We are a small warehouse & office space in Leith with shared occupancy looking for a few new tenants due to Covid19.

We have:

  • 3 desk spaces available from £100PCM
  • Small office available with a locked door £150PCM
  • Warehouse space starting from £200-600PCM
  • Mezzanine available from £400PCM

Ideally looking for somebody creative or in the events industry as we also have a recording studio.

Please drop me an email at Richard@woodlanddanceproject.co.uk

 

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