Out of the Blue currently houses over 100 artists, arts organisations and other creative businesses at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Arts Factory2, Leith Walk Studios, Abbeymount Studios and Out of the Blue Music Studios. The list below is a selection illustrating the range and quality.
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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.
Award winning designer Judy R Clark is famed for her exquisite hand tailored womenswear designs comprising of Harris Tweeds, Scottish lace and antique fabric.
Tipped by British Vogue as one to watch, Clark has carved a credible name for herself in the fashion industry designing womenswear pieces with an eccentric edge in her signature tailoring. The designer has created installations, exhibitions and bespoke ranges for several companies resulting in a series of prestigious accolades for her innovative and creative approach to fashion design.
Kate is a TV writer and playwright based in Edinburgh whose work has been produced at the Almeida and Pleasance theatres.
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.
Learñ en el Patio is a unique space to socialise with other students and tutors in a Spanish environment in the heart of Edinburgh. Our philosophy is based on the idea of becoming a place where people can taste a piece of Spain through courses, activities and events, escaping from their daily routine or just meeting with friends while enjoying a tasty coffee or Spanish brunch.
LifeMosaic produces and co-ordinates the distribution of educational resources for indigenous peoples. Resources are primarily based on community testimonies; they present complex issues in an accessible and engaging way; and support indigenous peoples right to free, prior and informed consent. – See more at: http://www.lifemosaic.net/eng/about/
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.
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.
I create sumptuous garments & accessories using free machine embroidery & teach a wide range of specialist sewing classes.
Design and create handmade greetings cards and bespoke wedding stationery which incorporate my own photography and illustration.