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Makers’ Fair | Help spread the news

Join us in celebrating the diversity of resident makers in St Margaret’s House at our festive Makers’ Fair 2017.

This year the Makers’ Fair will be set in all 3 galleries from the 9th – 10th of December

Please share our Facebook event far and wide – and add yourself as “going” to the event to keep updated with the events happening over the weekend.

The Christmas Makers’ Fair at St Margaret’s House is not just a simple line-up of stalls, but is a high quality common curated show you can enjoy with friends and family. There will also be a community café and a range of workshops for children and adults.

Our programme includes:

  • Join French puppeteer & resident Tania from Le Petit Monde and make your own Christmas Tree finger puppet to take home.
  • Storytelling with the Thrive Archive in studio 3.04 on Saturday from 12:30 – 4pm.
  • A pop-up bookshop hosted by Typewronger Books, also in 3.04 which will also have a selection of typewriters from various decades for you to try.
  • Workshops for adults and children in G5 Education Space.
  • Simply Singing, who rehearse in the building on Wednesdays and are always looking for new members, will be spreading Christmas cheer in various locations around the building on the Saturday.


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CHISELLED – Sculpture Exhibition October 2017 Glasgow

Chiselled, 29 Sept to 14 OctGive a diverse group of artists some Portsoy marble, slate, alabaster, Portland
and Kilkenny limestone, and some lime and cherry wood for good measure and
they will carve and sculpt it into robust and engaging works of art.

13 artists from Edinburgh Sculpture workshop, including Sylvie Stainton from Edinburgh Palette,  are such a group and they areexhibiting their work for sale, at
RG1 Kelly Gallery 118 Douglas St , Glasgow G2 4ET
from 30 th September – 14 th October
Opening Hours 10-5 Tuesday- Saturday.

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Art Walk Porty

Art Walk Porty 20171 – 10 September

Art Walk Porty returns this year with site specific temporary art projects based around our ‘Edgelands’, of those lost underused areas neither cityside or countryside. We’ll be exploring areas around Seafield Rd/Prom, along with a ‘Walks+Talks’ programme, alongside our regular Art Houses, Art in Shops and Maker’s Market, arranged around two weekends.

Full programme is available on the website: artwalkporty.co.uk

Many of the artists taking part are St Margaret’s House residents so do go along and show your support for your fellow studio neighbours.

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Salvage: Recent Work by Alan Chapman and Eleanor Symms

Eleanor Symms, Boat face brooch, 2017, image credit Martin Alan Smith Alan Chapman,Constitution, 2017, Acrylic, image credit- Martin Alan SmithCoburg House Gallery, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET

Salvage is an exhibition of recent work by artist jeweller, Eleanor Symms and abstract painter, Alan Chapman. Both share an experimental approach to their work, collecting and responding to discarded, or ‘found’ materials.

Eleanor Symms’s highly original and very wearable jewellery combines reclaimed plastics with precious materials, challenging our perceptions of preciousness and disposability.

Alan Chapman is an Edinburgh-based painter and printmaker whose work combines painting, collage and printmaking techniques to produce sheets of pure colour. The works in Salvage are the latest in a series of paintings, which he began in 2014, exploring disparate forms coming together and drifting apart.

Exhibition open 11 am – 4 pm  on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September and Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September

Meet the artists, Sunday 3rd and Sunday 10th September2-3.30 pm

Facebook page for Salvage exhibition- https://www.facebook.com/exhibition.september.edinburgh/


Twitter  @eleanorsymms,
Facebook- Eleanor Symms artist jeweller  @artist.jeweller.Edinburgh
Instagram @eleanorsymms


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Exhibition | Think less, feel more

Howe Street Arts, 2 Howe Street, EH36TDthink less, feel more


Think Less, Feel More is the second solo exhibition in Edinburgh by up-and-coming abstract artist Alice Boyle. It plunges you back into the feeling of winter while developing colour to soften the cold and break through to the promise of regeneration. more

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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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Open Call | Grown Together

TLM_twig_shadowsExhibition dates: Saturday 11 November, 2017 – Sunday 26 November, 2017

Artists are invited to submit works to th open call for the GROWN TOGETHER exhibition happening at St Margaret’s House in November.

What do trees and woodland mean to you? Artists/makers are invited to submit works to celebrate the role that trees and woods play in our lives. Open call exhibition timed to coincide with the launch of the a new national ‘Tree Charter’.

Open call information: here

Further information
Tree Charter https://treecharter.uk/
Tansy Lee Moir http://www.tansyleemoir.co.uk/

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Are you on the Residents Directory yet?

Residents Directory iconComing soon … a touch screen in the ground floor lobby displaying the residents directory…

*** Have you filled in your profile? ***

You can check by clicking on the residents directory, finding your floor and seeing if you are listed.

Clooti have been hard at work with the touch screen that will very soon be installed in the ground floor lobby. It will help guide visitors to your studio. If you haven’t got your profile on the residents directory, you should do it now. If you are having any problems, come to the 3rd floor office and our wonderful intern, Marie, will be able to help you through the process.

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