Out of the Blue currently houses over 200 artists, arts organisations and other creative businesses at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Abbeymount Studios, NMR Studios (Niddrie Mains), Meanwhile in Leith and Out of the Blue Music Studios. The list below is a selection illustrating the range and quality.
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Dr Felicity Inkpen (PhD, MPhys) is a neuroscientist and artist presently based in Edinburgh. Her Wellcome Trust funded PhD work, as part of the Neural Dynamics Programme at the University of Bristol, utilised both experimental and computational approaches to investigate the biophysical development of cortical neurons, looking at the physical phenomena and mechanisms that allow neurons to reach mature states of communication and begin to form functional networks in the developing brain.
She presently works at the University of Edinburgh as a postdoctoral researcher, looking at the development of neural circuits in neurodivergent brains.
Outside of the laboratory, Felicity produces work as a visual artist, working to commission or distraction, and exhibiting in group and solo shows. Her work communicates multi-layered concepts in figurative images that draw on science, nature, mythology and personal experience as points of reference. A self-taught artist, she works in primarily in pen and ink, collage, and oils, though she has recently been dabbling in watercolours.
Fi Fraser Production Management
Fi Fraser Production Management is a limited company ran by multi-award winning production manager Fi. She has extensive experience managing all technical and production aspects of a wide range of live performances. With the expertise to turn almost any venue into a performance space.
Fi has significant experience of production managing multiple, simultaneous projects and shows.
Finlay Cramb Art
Finlay Cramb is an award winning Scottish artist, traditionally trained in Printmaking with a 1st Class Hons Degree in Painting from ECA. His fine art prints have been featured in national press and he’s worked in fields as diverse as storyboard artist for Bafta nominated short film ‘The Island’, corporate branding and product design for ‘AICR’ international cancer charity and provided artwork for heavy metal band ‘Firebrand SuperRock’ as featured in ‘Metal Hammer’ and ‘Powerplay’ magazines, to name a few. Fin continues to exhibit his printwork and is currently enjoying fulfilling a lifetime ambition to work in the comic book industry.
My current work explores and interprets languages of ornament from different cultures, places and periods in history. From my Edinburgh studio I create intricate and colourful ceramic objects that celebrate this fascination for ornament and pattern, using clay as a canvas on which to build richly drawn and layered surfaces of inlaid line, glaze colour and enamel decals.
Beyond the studio I develop projects and commissions that respond to people and places, using my interests as a platform from which to engage with new environments. This approach has lead to work in varied and sometimes unexpected settings, from an English Tudor banqueting room in Sheffield, to a country home on the Scottish Island of Raasay.