Out of the Blue Open Studios

Saturday 1st December 2018
11am - 5pm, £1.50 entry to Arts Market + Open Studios

Go behind the scenes and into the studios of the artists and makers based in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall.
Artists will have a diverse range of work available to enjoy and purchase.

This event runs alongside the Xmas Arts Market

Artists opening their doors for Open Studios include:

Mairi Brown
Mairi Brown paints with thread. From an initial sketch to layering silk chiffon and the build-up of stitch, she creates unique pieces. Inspired by animal and botanical imagery, the colours and shapes, Mairi free machine embroiders on accessories and garments.

Megan Chapman
Megan Chapman is an abstract painter. Chapman’s work has evolved into an intuitive, visual diary of her interior language. The foundation of her work is in the balancing of shape and line with colour, texture, and atmosphere.

Precious Metals Workshop
The Precious Metals Workshop provides benches and workshop space for professional jewellers, silversmiths and the general public in Edinburgh, as well as a wide range of weekly classes and workshops. 

Kate George
Kate George is a freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator specialising in Identity & Branding, Design for Print, Websites, Book layout, Illustration and wall art.

Beehive is a boutique salon based at the drill hall featuring award winning hair stylists and make-up artists. 

Polly Thelwall
Polly Thelwall creates sculpture and drawings. After growing up in Northern Ireland, she studied Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art. Working the seam where magic collides with the visible world, Polly explores the intensity and fragility of human experience.

Emily Ingrey-Counter
Emily creates fresh and energetic drawings of the natural world through intuitive and and immediate mark making.

Remode Collective
Remode Collective is a Community Interest Company (CIC) set up to celebrate multicultural diversity, build new skills and explore ways to reuse textiles.


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  • Covid-19 restrictions

    From 2nd April The Scottish Government has lifted the ‘Stay at Home’ requirement and replaced it with a ‘Stay Local’ message. From 26th April there is easing of restrictions in relation to education, hospitality, galleries, retail, services- but indoor numbers are restricted.

    Out of the Blue are consequently re-opening for appropriately social distanced conviviality and activity from Monday 26th April.

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