‘The weans just won’t sit still!’ Despite the lure of thruppence for the cinema or a new comic to read Joan’s young models found it difficult to hold a pose for long. She had to work fast and if you have ever tried to draw your children or your grandchildren you will understand the challenges Joan faced trying to capture a fleeting expression or a shy smile.
Join artists from The Thrive Archive for a 90-minute workshop ‘After Eardley’ and explore the joy of drawing portraits of children at speed. Simply bring a photo of a ‘wee one’ to inspire you and an old shirt or apron to wear. The 90-minute workshops are free and we provide all the materials. more
Last session we looked at the work of Henry Fraser, an Edinburgh based artist, currently working out of Edinburgh Palette. Known for his pared down and abstracted figures or portraits, Henry tries to convey the mystery and transience of the human conditions, making the invisible, visible.
Having prepared a canvas with a base layer of paint the mini artists used Henry’s paintings and their own faces as a starting point. (Looking in the mirrors and giggling lots!) After getting some ideas down in pencil they used oil pastels to blend colours and try and capture something of themselves. Then in a wonderful moment of serendipity Henry was just walking past and popped in to see what the children were doing. I do believe he rather liked what he saw!
Enjoy half term and pop into the open studio event on 22nd/23rd October, where there are lots of free activities for adults & kids.
Private View: Saturday 15th October, 2.30.pm. All welcome – drinks and nibbles served
Edinburgh Palette resident, Jacqui Higgs, would like to welcome you all to her forthcoming solo exhibition at &Collective, Bridge of Allan, Stirling.
This is a continuation of a series of small and larger scale paintings related to the tanker/frigate image, as well as a study of urban landscapes and the Scottish seascapes, using on-site drawings of urban seascapes and occasional references to figuration. 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
Ten artists, ten cardboard boxes, ten new art works.
Artist-run collective place + platform host ‘P+P’ – a group exhibition of national and international artists in the basement of Pack and Send, a courier company based on Leith Walk.
Each artist has been sent a 30 x 30 x 30 cardboard box and asked to use it as the basis for creating or sending a new art work. Expect a mix of installation, animation, painting and object-making by artists exploring ideas around the figure, the fantastical and spontaneity.
FRI 19th AUG, 7pm – 9:30pm @ Pack and Send
Featuring tunes by MR CHOON,
Spoken Word by KRISH KRUSH.
Plus hotdogs, lemonade & homebrew cider!! more
The artists and production team are finally back and rested up after this year’s truly outstanding Kelburn Garden Party. Our warmest thanks go out to everyone involved who worked tirelessly to make this magical art trail a reality!
Returning for it’s second year, The Neverending Glen took guests on a surreal, enchanting more
Now in it’s second year, The Neverending Glen returns to The Kelburn Garden Party, taking guests on a surreal, enchanting and stimulating multi-media adventure, where contemporary art meets ancient landscape. Once again artists and art collectives, many of whom are residents at Edinburgh Palette, will be invited to create site-specific installations, sculptures, performances and events, to enhance the audience’s experience of the amazing Kelburn Estate with it’s magical and ancient forestry, mesmerizing views over the Atlantic and astounding location on the west coast. This year’s Neverending Glen will see its collaboration grow through a co-curation between Sophia Lindsay Burns from art hub Edinburgh Palette and The Too Much Fun Club. more