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.
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.
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.
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.
Through her work, Jennie investigates how humans perceive and interact with the world around us; most of her work relates to truth and the manipulation of the truth. Recently she has focused on unusual belief systems, particularly Flat Earth Theory, and constructed environments, real or imagined. She enjoys repeating tropes in her work – for example using grids as a device to delineate space or hands to represent humanity. She mainly uses collage and screen-printing to express her ideas and finds that these layered processes reflect the layers of meaning in her work.
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.
From our studio based in Edinburgh, we handcraft beautiful, intricate jewellery from acrylic and resin, creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are truly unique.
We create contemporary pieces that express a love of colour and abstract form, believing in the power of colour and art to express who we are and as a mark of our individuality.
From geometric statement pieces that call to mind a sandy beach on a summer’s day to versatile necklaces that mimic the wings of fireflies, JoJo Blue Design’s pieces encapsulate the beauty of nature, paying tribute to the freedom of the unexpected.
I design and build mosaic for all types of solid surfaces, including floors, walls and wall panels.