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) and Out of the Blue Music Studios. The list below is a selection illustrating the range and quality.
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Moody Monday debuted to critical acclaim in 2014, led by designer and creative director Eliza Kesuma.
After graduating with a degree in Textiles & Design from Heriot-Watt University, Eliza undertook multiple freelance projects and work experience opportunities with notable design companies. In 2008, a major interiors company recruited her as part of their communication and design team.
Noticing a niche in the interiors market for distinctive designs that challenged traditional creative concepts, Eliza began developing a signature style that was innovative, stylish and luxurious. By embracing individuality, she strives to subvert people’s expectations of interior design with her highly original and provocative collections.
Moody Monday’s core philosophy that beauty can come from the unlikeliest of places underpins each design, product and project Eliza creates. Her ‘Secret Music Collection’, inspired by the hidden inner workings of an abandoned musical organ, produced exquisitely compelling designs that received widespread praise at exhibitions across the UK.
Along with a bespoke service that tailors design concepts to fit the specific needs of clients, Moody Monday welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with innovative interior companies, global brands and businesses.
We are a team of passionate and dedicated Sound Designers and Audio Software Engineers.
We have extensive experience in the games and interactive audio industries. Whatever your project we can help make sure you stand out and connect with your audience emotionally, and in a fun and interesting way.
We are based in the cultural capital city of Edinburgh, and we can also work on location with your in-house teams.
Orla is an independent Casting Director based in Edinburgh. She has worked in the industry since 2000, developing a strong, comprehensive knowledge of the finest acting talent in the UK and Ireland.
Out of the Blueprint is a new RISO print studio at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, offering affordable, eco-friendly print services.
About my work
I distill unconscious thought, blending dreams with substance. Working the seam where magic collides with the visible world I explore the intensity and fragility of human experience. This is the space where corporeality and spirit blend into something unknown but remembered.
About the process
The starting point can be the feel of a material. Sometimes I begin with plasticene, or it could be wire, paper or fabric that my hands reach for first. The beginning of form coming out of nowhere, out of formlessness. From how hands feel and twist, press, squash, pull. From something as much body as mind.
Other pieces begin by thinking, or they start with a feeling, a sense, an idea; then take on their own sense of selves to become something utterly other than what some part of me expected. Nothing I make as sculpture now goes with a concrete idea from beginning to end. Sideways thoughts, caught by the focus of making, weave themselves into the pieces. Undercurrents from deepest darkest human fears and realities bubble up into the physical multidimensional act of making.
Sometimes I know what I think I have made but usually I am left with more questions, more possibilities, than answers. I want to leave all this open for the viewer to perhaps find something they recognise in a piece. I number my sculptures rather than title them as, even if I do have a sense of a name, to name a piece would be to restrict it, tie it up, reduce it into one literality. I wish to leave the space for many perspectives that I could never dream of on my own.
The Precious Metals Workshop is Edinburgh’s educational and resource workshop for jewellers and silversmiths.
Video production services for film, tv, documentary, live events and promotion.
Ray is a professional editor/camera op who has worked in broadcast and corporate environments and is always looking to connect with the audience through engaging storytelling.
He has won a prestigious Royal Television Society Award and was Awards’ Shortlisted for two documentaries he was commissioned for, produced, shot and cut. In addition to that, he is an experienced editor on FCP, Adobe Premiere, After Effects and more. He has shot with broadcast cameras as well as DSLRs to produce a diverse catalogue of work to which he is always looking to add.
The single most important attribute a professional photographer has and a client needs, is a point of view.
It’s the product of hard graft, experience and years of passion for creating high quality, relevant, memorable and cost effective images.
I work documenting people, finished pieces and projects through photography or film, working either in my studio or on location with whatever format is appropriate.
I take attention to detail and accurate colour reproduction; clients can rest assured that their project is handled with enthusiasm and an understanding of time and budgetary constraints.
Established in 2010, SilverHub Jewellery School is a professional contemporary jewellery studio. Located in Leith, Edinburgh’s creative quarter, we offer a broad range of day and evening classes and weekend workshops for aspiring jewellers.
At SilverHub Jewellery School and Studios we welcome and support emerging jewellery students with our programme of classes and courses.
Skerry Press produce prints, drawings and Artist books in various forms by the artist Drew Catlow. The press is based in Edinburgh and material is produced from a garden print studio in the city and The Edinburgh Printmakers where Drew is a member.
Stephanie designs and creates distinctive designer pieces of jewellery using traditional techniques in Sterling and Argentium Silver. Flora and geometric shapes are her inspiration. Stephanie likes to create different textures for her pieces. Touches of Gold; be it 18ct or 24ct Keum-Boo, Gem stones and cold enamel add a touch of colour. Each piece is unique and can be worn as an individual piece of jewellery or as part of a set.
Stewart has a wide range of skills, honed during his fourteen years as a professional graphic designer. He has had a great deal of experience in magazine design, creating and working on titles across the publishing spectrum. He also has a good eye for branding, photography and illustration.
Strange Town is a performing arts company for 5-25 year olds that aims to foster creativity, nurture talent and increase access to opportunities in the industry to young people across Edinburgh.
Based at Out of the Blue in Leith, Strange Town strives to create work of the highest quality; to provide access to children and young adults of all backgrounds; and to provide training and mentoring, whether as part of a pathway into the arts as a career or simply to improve life skills.
The company offers weekly youth theatre classes and holiday courses at Out of the Blue and drama projects to schools throughout Edinburgh. It runs a young actors’ agency and stages regular performances of new writing by young, emerging writers in Edinburgh’s leading arts venues. Strange Town currently works with 370 young people every week in term time. The company also offers paid and voluntary work to young writers, directors, performers, stage managers and administrators.
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