Alumni of Out of the Blue
Below is a directory of artists who once resided at an Out of the Blue property and have helped shape our future.
I initially studied Textile Design at Leeds University before going on to study Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University where I achieved my masters in 2014.
Whilst in my final years of study at university I began to lay the foundations for establishing myself as a freelance designer. I started a blog and began to work on getting my designs known across Edinburgh and beyond; I attended local arts markets, exhibited in galleries and sold my work in selected shops across the UK. Post graduation, I continued my practice from my studio at Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts where I was awarded a place on their Graduate Scheme. During this period I was fortunate to work for many clients including M&S, Eyefix, and Danish fashion brand Bruuns Bazzar.
In January 2016 I moved to London to commence my role as Print Designer and Head of Textiles for Dame Zandra Rhodes. This position allowed me to further develop my skills and to work on some truly unique projects. Most notable of which was the print collaboration with Valentino for their S/S ‘17 collection.
I now focus solely on my freelance work and continue to develop commercial projects as well as private commissions.
Erin Fraser is an interdisciplinary artist that works primarily in photography, the moving image and installation art. Her practice explores the ephemerality of contemporary life and examines social, political and cultural issues in a purely critical way. By reflecting on these issues she hopes to open up a dialogue with people and to challenge their preconceived views!
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.
Studio of independent graphic designer Anna Chapman. Specialising in print, identity and book design for cultural and voluntary sector organisations.
Full Cirqle is a space dedicated to classes, training, creation and play across the huge range of arts and sports that make up contemporary circus.
The building includes a dance studio, two rehearsal areas, office space for circus business and a barn for aerial training and acrobatics.
Full Cirqle is home to dozens of performers with facilities to run public classes and rehearsal space for shows. Affordable space is available for productions and training.
Hannah is an Edinburgh Jeweller who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2010. She has since been an Artist in Residence at the Glasgow School of Art and has been working towards exhibitions in the UK and abroad. She is consistently developing new ideas and collections.
At Happy Retro we love colour and we love retro. There is nothing more satisfying than saving a sad piece of furniture and transforming it into a unique, colourful piece that will brighten up your interior.
Based in Edinburgh, we source mostly mid-century furniture, as it satisfies our love of minimal design and curves. We then get to work by handpainting unique, contemporary designs onto the furniture, creating bright happy pieces we hope you will love.
HODA use creativity and outdoors activities to bring out the best in young people of all abilities and from all backgrounds. Developing an awareness of the environment through projects that offer a space to respond, using visual art-forms and music to reflect.
By running workshops which integrate animation, music we have built up our reputation for delivering exciting site-specific events across the length and breadth of Scotland.
My name is Robert Hunter a ceramicist/Maker from Ayr, Scotland. My love for creating began from a young age, I was always trying to make something from things lying around. My creative drive led me to attend Gray’s School of Art Aberdeen, to study Three-Dimensional Design, and so my passion for ceramics began.
My designs and creations can be described as simple but strong forms that consist of textural surface detail. I have a passion of using local organic materials that I self-source and using my surroundings to influence my work. Creating work that I believe truly reflects on where I am in life.
Iron-Oxide was born in 2006 from Chloë Dear’s passion for vertiginous outdoor performance. Since its formation the company has specialized in producing daring outdoor shows and has established itself as one of Scotland’s leading large-scale companies. The company also produces the work of a number of artists including Ramesh Meyyappan, Oceanallover, Adura Onashile and Strange Bird Zirkus. Iron-Oxide mixes aerial work, original live music, highly physical choreography and intricate imagery to create spectacular performances that stretch the imaginations of its creators and audiences. The company has a strong commitment to supporting the growing Scottish physical theatre, outdoor performance and circus community.