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Wave On

14 Jun


Wave after Wave sets about to visualize the movement and colour you find in the elements, the cosmos, great music and architecture.” The List, Edinburgh.


our venue of choice: Whitespace, a former tyre depot in EH1

Experiments begin mid Autumn ’14 when Graphter Jim puts his customised app and spirograph through their paces. Gradient colour washes get applied to the undulating grids.

Languishing in a basement kitchen during the dark cold months, Mister Jules rediscovers an idea that he dreamt up some 15 years ago – to print ltd. ed. t-shirts like nobody else. The body of work grew week upon week as more sketch books appeared. The key to unlocking the print production happened when Jules donated a fairly decent epson scanner to Jim Grapht. Repro and scanning are really not bad ways to pass the time when its pishin down sleet.

Tools - Mechanics

Tools – Mechanics

Another key link along the print production chain was Dougie in the Cowgate who heat transferred the artwork onto tees. He says the next batch might be produced on a digital screenprint when the lad’s new machine arrives.

Tipper – Gulch

2 artists, Cassandra Harrison & Samantha Cary both received the show’s call and were each asked to submit a body of work to present at the surprise guest wall. Back in Edinburgh, a video editor took stock. A prevailing feeling was noted that all artists involved were carving a path on their own wavy terms.

Various friends were loitering in the area giving encouragement and then the friends who appear when you say “Opening night – free wine” ..they arrived, then several more visitors bringing cheese crackers and beer Smiling Face on HTC Sense 8

Smiling Face on emojidex 1.0.34

Roddy opened the gallery the very next day to invigilate our show and never missed a day in 4 weeks. That included the weekends. His chosen fuel: cheese and ham sandwiches w salad. They could have created a mild storm on instagram.


mister jules’ flying tees


Tools – Carpentry

Favourite comment from the show has to be “Not too scrappy!” One day our A-board blew over twice when Edinburgh was thrown deep into an baltic tundra. Bookmark flyers were put into circulation, we felt like an antidote to the rubbish weather.

bookmark reverse

bookmark reverse

Gordon Thomson dropboxed us a body of work that we hoped could fill half the surprise guest wall when the Berwickers left the building. Due to weather related travel complications, Tommy & Jules were unable to collect Gordon’s wonderful photos, nor had we found the other surprise guest artist.

Enter Ursula Cheng

We had a good feeling about the synergy here as we knew Ursula’s work from the Hidden Door, a happening urban festival in the very middle of our hometown at the old street lighting depot. We made haste to collect Ursula’s work at the festival site then onto the Fruitmarket Gallery to collect the third piece before installing at Whitespace.


Ursula Cheng’s screenprints – Roddy on the ladder

machrihanish by graphter jim


The invigilator breezed about the gallery capturing colourful reflections on his camcorder. Then from nowhere – heatwave. The sliding doors were opened and we baked in the sun all the way through ’til exit – we seem to get a little prequel to Summer around mid to late May. The endless Summer of 1976 is all but a distant urban legend these days..


[it should be noted that 2018 saw that Summer heat return – HOT!]




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