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.
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.
Mark Barnett was born in Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1995. He is currently studying at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting.
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.
After graduating in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and completing a Masters in Computers in Design at Middlesex University I worked as a Special Effects Artist on Hollywood feature films. The digital techniques have proved invaluable when combining hand drawn artwork with multiple layers of photographic textures or doing prep work for printmaking.
While living ‘down south’ I freelanced as a commercial artist. My work appeared in national museums including The Churchill War Rooms, on digital billboards around the world and as stage projections in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, The Southbank Centre and on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.
I also worked with bands including The Who and Julian Cope and had work in window displays and interiors of leading high street retailers including Selfridges and DicksonCyberExpress in Hong Kong.
During this period I also lectured in several universities including Glasgow School of Art and the London College of Music & Media.
Rory Middleton lives and works in Portobello, Scotland. He studied at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh and Falmouth School of Art and received his MFA at the Glasgow School of Art in 2006.
In his work he uses a collage of elements from architecture, nature, speech and sound depicting subtly shifting and morphing landscapes and wildlife creating space in which to contemplate the world around us.
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.