Out of the Blue currently houses over 100 artists, arts organisations and other creative businesses at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Arts Factory2, Leith Walk Studios, Abbeymount Studios and Out of the Blue Music Studios. The list below is a selection illustrating the range and quality.
Artists: To update your directory entry or add content, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Marmalade designs and distributes its own range of contemporary home accessors, lighting and gifts. All product are designed and made in the UK to a zero landfill policy from recycled and recycled materials.
I’m a freelance copywriter, based in Edinburgh.
I’m here to make advertising and communication more effective and less expensive. Whatever your business needs – branding, copywriting, ads or ideas – I’m here to help. I can even lend a hand on the artwork side. (And, if you’re from an agency and you need a little extra creative muscle, I’m here to help you too.)
Bremner Design provides an integrated design service across digital, print and social media for the business, arts and tourism sectors.
Before starting Bremner Design we worked for blue-chip agencies in London and Edinburgh, and our approach draws on more than 14 years’ experience of design solutions, collaboration and creativity.
From fonts to photography, our team of experts can advise on what your organisation needs to communicate, stand out and appeal to new audiences.
We specialise in:
· Creating new brand identities
· Brand reviews
· Print projects, large and small
· Websites and digital promotion
· Content creation: copywriting,
· photography and video
· Social media
· Exhibition design
Scotland’s only Actors Co-operative Agency: Dedicated to providing a broad range of professional actors to all sectors of the industry including theatre, television, film, radio, voiceover and corporate work.
Before setting up Calum Duncan Architects this year , Calum worked at Malcolm Fraser Architects in Edinburgh from 1998-2015, working on a wide variety of project size and types including public arts, commercial, residential and educational.
With this experience Calum has developed a specialism in complex and multi-use buildings, both large and small, as well as an understanding of the personal requirements of residential clients. His approach to design looks to connect issues of existing buildings or existing site conditions with a strong environmental agenda. Calum is interested in how these values, as well as the more pragmatic functional requirements can strengthen what is the most important outcome: a well considered and appropriate design, making inspiring spaces which are pleasurable, while practical to use.
Craig is a science communicator with a background in environmental science and a passion for educating people about the many ecological, economic and nutritional benefits of sustainable insect farming. He is responsible for the educational output of Bugs for Life in Benin and delivers talks and outreach events for the charity in the UK. Craigs career as a science communicator and entomophagy advocate has taken him all over the world, from performing at numerous music festivals across Britain to demonstrating street science in the UAE and delivering educational programmes in India and Ghana. He has also worked on the UKs biggest touring science outreach project and created workshops and shows in his role as an event developer for the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
Crocus Design is an independent textile design company. We design silk scarves, cushions, wallpapers, cards and fabric.
The designs are inspired by travel, nature and colour using a mixture of hand drawn and scanned images layered together to make unique repeat designs.
Make an appointment with us and let us help us make design decisions that best suit your personality and lifestyle. Cost will be tailored to each size of project and your budget. With our promise of a professional service creating stylish spaces to make you life at home easier and be an extension of you.
Turning your chairs into a functional art piece.
I am an upholsterer. Mainly working with remnants, upcycled fabrics and other interesting things I find to make my chairs unique, story worthy and eye catching.
Scottish wools are my preferred fabric when using something new.
I design some of my own pieces as well as taking on commissions.
Dirty Earth Pottery Classes, Edinburgh
The Dirty Earth studio is a fully equipped ground floor pottery studio in Edinburgh focusing on hand building and sculpture classes for everyone aged 1-100.
Dirty Earth was founded in April 2016 by Bonnie Fairbrass, where she now teaches pottery classes in Edinburgh.
Classes are small and intimate with a focus on creating a fun and relaxing environment.
Lessons are creative and informative with each participant receiving the skills and encouragement to undertake exciting projects in clay construction that result in beautiful, functional and sculptural pieces to treasure or to share.
Hello! I’m Emily MacKenzie, an illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
I live in a multi-coloured world full of brightly patterned objects, boldly printed fabrics, and exotic papers which fuel my inky fingers and feed my passion for screen printing.
My illustrative work draws from childhood memories, everyday observations, and my vivid imagination. In my mind, bears eat ice cream, seagulls talk and sausage dogs wear t-shirts! I work mainly with ink and watercolours on paper, but also enjoy bringing my characters to life in the form of 3D screen printed and hand-embroidered plushes.
Emma McDowall is an emerging artist currently based in Edinburgh.
Emma received a BA (Hons) in Printed Textile Design from Gray’s School of Art in 2016. Her time spent at university was both fun and experimental – it allowed for the development of Emma’s practice and approach to materials, form and colour.
After graduating and returning to her small hometown with no access to textile equipment, Emma’s ingrained curiosity and drive to create led her to source unusual and found materials. Experimenting with forms and recipes from the modesty of her parent’s garden shed, she created art objects and vessels, channelling her creativity into something a little less orthodox than silk screen printing.
Nearly one year later, Emma works from her studio in Edinburgh, creating collections of contemporary concrete products including vessels, art objects and home wares. Each piece is carefully crafted by hand from start to finish with many pieces still moulded using found or recycled materials. Each product is completely unique in its colour, texture and design – suited to a curated space, to be viewed as art, craft and product.
The main focus of the work is colour and material play. Each colour palette is deliberate and carefully considered however, the lack of control over the process results in a naturally occurring surface pattern and textural imperfections
Eureka Edinburgh is a team of performers, scientists, writers and dreamers gathered together to bring fun, enjoyment, and to inspire curiosity in the wonderful world around us. We run a monthly science cabaret evening in Edinburgh along with producing and curating bespoke events, theatre shows, educational workshops and public engagement courses.
Finlay Cramb is an award winning Scottish artist, traditionally trained in Printmaking with a 1st Class Hons Degree in Painting from ECA. His fine art prints have been featured in national press and he’s worked in fields as diverse as storyboard artist for Bafta nominated short film ‘The Island’, corporate branding and product design for ‘AICR’ international cancer charity and provided artwork for heavy metal band ‘Firebrand SuperRock’ as featured in ‘Metal Hammer’ and ‘Powerplay’ magazines, to name a few. Fin continues to exhibit his printwork and is currently enjoying fulfilling a lifetime ambition to work in the comic book industry.