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.
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.
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.
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.
Jenna Corcoran is an artist from Melbourne, Australia, currently based in Edinburgh. She works across a range of media including video, installation, performance, photography, painting and drawing. Corcoran graduated with a PhD in Visual Art from Victoria University in 2011 and continued to lecture there in Creative Arts Industries and Visual Art until she relocated to Edinburgh in August 2014. She has been a committee member of Brunswick Arts Space and is currently working with Scottish artist and poet Alec Finlay as his Studio Director.
I am inspired by evolution: my aim is to reflect the potential positives I see from our progress as a species, which has taken one step further on the evolutionary ladder. We shape the world and our future with the technology born from our natural creativity. With my project ‘The Laser Garden’ I aim to capture a glimpse of that positivity through sculpture and performance.
The project centres around wearable laser sculptures.
I design and build mosaic for all types of solid surfaces, including floors, walls and wall panels.
I am an Edinburgh based furniture maker and designer specialising in custom made pieces. Originally from Glasgow, I moved to Edinburgh 6 years ago and established my studio in 2015.
My passion is for clean, simple designs incorporating subtle, yet intricate, detail. I am inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian pieces due to the simplicity of their design but the high level of skill involved in the creative process. I love to incorporate contrasting details, such as different timbers within the same piece or complementary details such as metal or leather work to lift the simple design to something personal and unique.
Josephine M creates magnificent bespoke furniture, leather goods and objets d’art. All original pieces designed and hand crafted in Scotland, available for shipping worldwide. Commissions welcome.
I’m the director of Key To Music, and I founded it to share my passion for music. I set up a music education service in London in 2005 before relocating to Edinburgh and founding another, and it gives me huge satisfaction to see the students I began teaching when they were not yet in their teens now performing their own compositions in pubs and clubs a few years later. I teach guitar, singing and composition.
My approach to teaching can be distilled to three key ideas: firstly, a student needs to feel comfortable in their environment in order to learn most effectively and express themselves most freely. Secondly, new information or skills become embedded and mastered most effectively when they are actively applied. Thirdly, music is composite of many different skills and aptitudes, and these all need to be developed in tandem in order to be able to express yourself musically. A traditional model of tuition whereby a student learns some new content, reviews it in the next lesson and then gets more content works for some types of student but not everybody, and can result in an unbalanced skill set, where a student is able to play some pieces but has no real understanding of how use and combine musical elements themselves. I address this by presenting content in such a way that students are apply to use new information in various different musical contexts and integrate it into what they are already able to do.
I aim to find out what results and goals a student is looking for, and to help advise on setting goals where applicable, and then match the student with the lesson format that is going to deliver those results in the best way. Opportunities for ensemble music are very enjoyable and can really fast track a student’s development, and I make sure these are available to students on a regular basis when they are part of the Key To Music community.
I am a member of an international network of music educators working to continually improve and refine all parts of our education practice and my students benefit from my access to this resource. I look forward to helping you set your own musical goals and reach them.
Contemporary Silversmithing & Jewellery.
Kirsty Eaglesfield’s contemporary silverware and jewellery is inspired by the way the sea weathers and erodes objects changing their form, colour and texture. Tumbled piles of fish crates, old buoys, pieces of sea-washed glass, driftwood and the construction and shapes of boats are all central to her work as a silversmith. Used, worn objects and the way they have been patched-up and repaired, often modified for a use different to the object’s original purpose also inspire her.
Licketyspit is a specialist early years theatre company, dedicated to creating meaningful theatre to engage the imaginations of early years children, to empower them and inspire their play. Licketyspit has been creating original work through practical artistic research, consultation and developmental practice with children since 2001. The company works across Scotland from its base at North Edinburgh Arts and has a repertoire of eight critically acclaimed theatre productions : Hare & Tortoise; Molly Whuppie; Wee Witches; The Quangle Wangle (& The Christmas Quangle Wangle); Magic Spaghetti; Green Whale; Heelie-go-Leerie; A Piece of Cake. Licketyspit is also pioneering immersive theatre for early years children through it’s project, LicketyLeap. Licketyspit delivers popular CPD to nursery and primary teachers in the use of drama, imaginative play, songs, rhymes, games and stories.