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 am an award winning short film director based in Edinburgh, Scotland, currently developing a slate of short films and writing a feature film, Goodbye Eli.
I was born and raised in Taiwan in 1984 and moved to U.K in 2000, and after graduating from a BSc degree in Pharmacology at University of Edinburgh, I decided to pursue Photography which later leads to Filmmaking.
I learned filmmaker by making, through taking professional screenwriting and directing workshop, working on friend’s project, reading, writing, and watching lots of films. I am inspired by a lot of European filmmakers, Claire Denis, Lynn Ramsay, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Theo Angelopoulos, Carl Dreyer, the list goes on and on.
Professional graphic designer, with over 18 years experience in the design arena. With a background working in busy design and publishing agencies, I specialise in magazine design, corporate literature, and marketing material, but can turn my hand to most things design-related – delivering your work on brief, on time and on budget.
Lynsey May lives, loves and writes in Edinburgh. She writes web copy, blogs and lots and lots of fiction. Lynsey won a New Writers Award from Scottish Book Trust in 2013, a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2015 and her short fiction has found its way into various journals and anthologies, including The Stinging Fly, Gutter and New Writing Scotland.
Magnetic North is an award-winning theatre company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was formed in 1999 by theatre and opera director Nicholas Bone to create and develop new work.
Working with actors, playwrights, designers, composers and other artists and through a coordinated programme of creative research & development, artist support and production, we have created a distinctive body of cross-artform performance work that is stylish, articulate and individual.
Janie is a designer and maker of furniture and wooden crafts.
Morris of Portobello’s creative vision is to make beautifully functional well-made pieces of wooden furniture with both practical purpose and artistic merit. Janie’s work is based on strong design features, executed in high quality and sustainably sourced (locally when possible) wood.
PyroCeltica is an Edinburgh based crew of Fire performers, Musicians and Technicians. We tailor make special performances unique to every event we attend. Our versatile crew always put on an exciting show, engaging audiences with mesmerizing sounds and displays of Fiery delights. This years main show is ‘Clash of the Clans’, coming to a festival near you. Watch us Play.
During my 15 years in the industry I have created designs for print and screen for all manner of clients, from a sole trader about to launch a business to an established multinational with a turnover of billions.
Sally Fisher is a painter and printmaker based in Leith, Edinburgh. She became a full time artist in 2013, when she set-up Salgallery.
Sally works on her collagraph prints at home, designing and creating the “plates” using mount card. She cuts lines with a craft knife and sometimes adds texture before printing with an etching press at Edinburgh Printmakers.
Born 1987, Glasgow.
Based in Edinburgh.
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I’m fascinated by the physicality and spirit of a body and it’s potential for pleasure, pain and expression. Idiosyncratic character is intrinsically important in my work but an anatomical, pulsing, critical view is also there. The image is an accurate representation but the close detail is an expressive pattern describing minute features. It’s a record of my examination of the subject and my relationship with them rather than a slavish copy of their every pore. I like using body paint and projectors to give my subjects something to interact with which often leads to an image which articulates the anatomy of the body or lets them be part of the process in deciding which pose or composition works best. It’s interesting to watch how people react with these tools and whether they use them self consciously or instinctively. The potential ambiguity and tension in the eye contact of a still image is something I find enormously compelling and I have tried to appeal for a reaction in the viewer. The quality of flesh, its contrasting textures and tensions, the density and potential of muscle and the irregularity and dimples in fatty tissue are important in the way I want to describe any given subject. I want the bodies I paint to be a strange mixture of lurid, glistening attraction and true empathic realism avoiding elegant cliches. They reflect private selves and acknowledge my inescapable role as a voyeur in observing and recreating them. A period of serious illness has detached my idea of personality from physicality – I want to paint the two back together again.
I’m a writer, performer and producer who loves the story in everything. Part of Debasers Filums, and available to go outside for MC work or happy to stay inside for copywriting, script writing and development work.