Out of the Blue Open Studios

Saturday 9th June 2018
11am - 5pm, free entry

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 Exposed 18 Edinburgh College Photography exhibition, Bruncheon live music event and is part of this year’s Leith Festival.


Artists opening their doors for Open Studios include:

Trevor Jones Art
Trevor Jones graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art in 2008. He is a visual artist playing with paint, augmented reality and other technology and is fascinated with exploring how new technology can more actively engage the viewer.

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.

Claire Williamson 
Claire Williamson loves landscapes and nature and strives to capture the essence and mood of what she paints.

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.

Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson is an abstract oil painter and apprentice tapestry weaver, who occasionally dabbles in textiles and ceramics. Her work is primarily concerned with the formal qualities of painting, with a particular interest in colour and mark making.

Vicky Murray
Vicky Murray is an experienced event and /magazine photographer, who and has recently opened a studio for portraits, headshots and model portfolios. Vicky also offers lifestyle shoots on location.

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.

Rosaly Johnston
Rosaly Johnston is a painter, who studied History of Art at Edinburgh University and Painting at Leith School of Art. She is interested in the ephemeral nature of light and shadow and how such ethereal qualities can be translated into paint.

Out of the Blueprint
Out of the Blueprint is a social enterprise offering beautiful, affordable, eco-friendly risograph printing for the local community – perfect for posters, flyers, artwork, and booklets.

Learñ en el Patio
Learn en al Patio offer a new way to learn Spanish in Edinburgh, where people can get together and experience a little piece of Spain through our courses, activities, and events.

Kirsten Welsh
Scottish artist Kirsten Welsh BA (Hons) fuses ink and paint to create vibrant abstract paintings inspired by her travels. Her mixed media techniques create subtle surfaces and textures.

Emily Ingrey-Counter  
Emily Ingrey-Counter creates drawings and paintings inspired by the natural world. She says “the things I see are often moving, changing, appearing and disappearing. It is the beauty of these fleeting moments that I want to capture in my work, expressed through immediate and intuitive mark making.”

Jenny Proudfoot 
Jenny Proudfoot is an illustrator who works in ink, pencil and splashy watercolour, with swirly bits. She specialises in maps and crams them with figures, flowers, bottles, beasties, hand lettering and handsome architecture.

Remode Collective
Remode Collective is a new social enterprise that works to celebrate multicultural diversity, build new skills and explore ways to reuse unwanted and leftover textiles.



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