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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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Spring Open Doors – yes, this is happening!

Open Doors Registration
We are planning a St Margaret’s House Open Day on Saturday 27 April 2019.

When?Open Doors
Like last year, the spring Open Doors event will take place on just one day. We will invite the public via our communications to St Margaret’s House from 11am till 6pm on Saturday, 27 of April.

What? 
You can organise a special taster session of your classes, have a temporary exhibition, or simply open your door while you’re working or meditating or yoga-ing!

Sounds good? 
We had more than 1000 people pass through the building doors last year and are expecting similar interest this year too. The Open Day is an amazing opportunity to share the creative diversity that defines St Margaret’s House community.

And now you think…
“Yes I want take part and open my studio” and we answer “that’s brilliant!”.
To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva (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.

We will distribute fliers, but will not publish a detailed printed programme before the event. Instead, the programme will be shared online the week before the event and a printed version will be available for visitors on the day. 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: 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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Featured Artist: Rebecca Holloway

I’m Rebecca Holloway, a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. I think of my work as various reconstructions of experiences, sightings, and imaginings. As such, it is specific to certain details and thereby acknowledges the selectivity of attention and memory. My approach to painting follows this, by playing with traditional oil painting techniques, exposing and brightening under layers. I use the work to study how singular images can be brought together to provoke a sense of atmosphere and coherent space. Through this, I intend to involve the viewer in acts of introversion and examination, providing a chance to slow down.

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Featured Artist: Meadowbank Music Therapy Services

Music therapy offers opportunities to engage in musical experiences tailored to individual Sample of instruments usedneeds and abilities.  At the heart of this is the acknowledgement of a therapeutic relationship which is based on trust, respect and confidentiality.  It is not necessary to be able to play an instrument or to read music.  Therapy can assist with aspects of communication, expression, interaction and mobility.  Sessions might comprise improvising on percussion instruments, songwriting, singing, listening to music and, where appropriate, the development of skills.

Dr James Robertson has worked with a wide range of client groups as a music therapist.  This includes children with additional support needs, adults experiencing mental health Picture of the studioissues, palliative care and forensic psychiatry.  Sessions can be offered on an individual or small-group basis. James was the Programme Leader of the MSc Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins) at Queen Margaret University from 2005-2013 and is currently a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University.  He is also a composer and a choral conductor.  James is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.  For further information or details of availability and costs please contact James on: robertsonjames56@gmail.com

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Open Doors 2017 registration now open

ART, Edinburgh PaletteThe registration form for taking part in the Open Doors 2017 is now open.
To register CLICK HERE.

The Open Doors is an opportunity for neighbours, families, friends and members of the public to discover the wonders that lie within the walls of St Margaret’s House.

Open Doors @ St Margaret’s House
Saturday 21st of October – Sunday 22nd of October 2017
11am – 6pm (TBC)

Deadline for registering: Friday 8th of September 2017

 

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Open Doors 2017

The door is open!The Open Doors Weekend at St Margaret’s House is always a great opportunity for everyone to come together and reveal the hive of creative energy going on here.

This year, the artists, designers and charities based in St Margaret’s House will welcome the public on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 OctoberSave the date!

The full programme  will be announced soon (programme of last year here).

Meanwhile… check our What’s On menu for current exhibitions and upcoming workshops.

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Placement Factory Interns

The Placement Factory

Based in Edinburgh, The Placement Factory organises quality work experiences for European graduates and undergraduates. Working in partnerships with European Universities, Vocational Colleges, and local businesses we create strong internship opportunities with the students and business hosts at the core of the partnership. We focus on matching academic background, career objectives and skill sets of each participant to the right company to ensure all stakeholders benefit from the exchange.

Placements are free and last between 2 to 6 months. Professional fields are extremely varied and include for instance: audio visual, jewellery makers, marketing, admin, IT more

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