Edinburgh Crisis Centre is based in Leith. We are a mental health charity supporting Edinburgh residents aged 16 years and over who are in mental health distress. We are the only crisis centre in Scotland that provides 24hr support via phone, email and text as well as offering face to face support. Additionally, we have accommodation for people at risk of suicide where they can stay for up to a week in a safe environment and receive support from safe 24hrs a day.
Being a charity we rely on fundraising events in order to keep improving the environment of the centre and to make it as safe and relaxed as possible for people visiting the centre. With previous fundraising events we have been able to install a new kitchen and start an art group and writing group which we have recently won an ‘Inspiring Edinburgh’ award for our willing and able volunteers.
We are looking for donations of artwork. We are looking to hold a charity auction at the end of the year and an item such as this would be gratefully received.
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.
Owen Normand is a Scottish contemporary painter who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. His style can be described as expressive realism, where both observation and creativity play key roles. He paints figurative work and still life; the key focus of his work is to explore an awareness of impermanence and an empathy towards the inevitable passing of all things.
A position has opened at the Eric Liddel Centre in Morningside to run a drop-in watercolour class on Mondays from 2-4 pm. No past teaching experience required. Please contact Jessica with a CV and link to your work if you are interested. Rate of pay varies according to attendance.
Calling all open-minded artists, emerging or established to participate in non-profit, international project. www.imagomundiart.com
Deadline: February 4th 2017
Scotland’s representative and co-curator for the Imago Mundi project, is in search of passionate artists to contribute a piece of work in any medium only 10cmx12cm in scale. A board or stretched canvas can be supplied. Please visit the Imago Mundi website to see the wealth of artworks already curated and presented at such prestigious locations as the Venice biennale, the Dakar biennale and the Pratt institute New York. more
Last session we looked again at the work of the Scottish painter Alice Boyle but this week we had the lady herself to answer our questions. She spoke about how she worked and worked with the children as they turned their designs into paintings. She showed us layering colour and how to work with our hands as well as brushes. We all agreed it was much more fun having the actual artist with us, if a little intimidating. The wee artists were a little shy and over awed but deeply impressed! more
This important exhibition of Rosemary’s recent work will explore landscapes and manmade objects placed within them. Her pared-down pieces are at once beautiful and thought-provoking, as viewers themselves pare down the layers of meaning in her stark palette.