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Wave On

14 Jun

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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.

Whitespace

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

Autumn ’14 – Graphter Jim puts the spirograph into action, combining gradient washes, and scanned infills to create the core body of work.

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 grows week upon week as more sketch books appear. The key to unlocking the print production happens when Jules donates a fairly decent Epson scanner to Jim. 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 is Dougie in the Cowgate who heat transfers the artworks onto tees.

2 artists, Cassandra Harrison & Samantha Cary both receive the show’s call and get invited to submit a body of work to present at the surprise guest wall. Back in Edinburgh, a video editor takes stock. A prevailing feeling is noted that all artists involved are carving a path on their own wavy terms.

 “Opening night – free party,  fizz”

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Roddy opens the gallery the very next morning to invigilate our show and never misses a day in 4 weeks. That includes the weekends. He has a cheese and ham sandwich (w salad) for lunch every day. They could have created a mild storm on instagram (millennial joke)

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mister jules’ flying tees

carpentry

Tools – Carpentry

bookmark reverse

bookmark reverse

Gordon Thomson dropboxes a body of work that we hope can fill half the surprise guest wall when the Berwickers leave the building. Due to weather related travel complications, Tommy & Jules cannot collect Gordon’s wonderful photos, nor can we find the next surprise guest artist.

Enter Ursula Cheng

We have a good feeling about the synergy here as we know 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 make haste to collect Ursula’s work at the festival site then on to the Fruitmarket Gallery to collect the third piece before installing at Whitespace.

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Ursula Cheng’s screenprints – Roddy on the ladder

machrihanish by graphter jim

glowin’

The invigilator breezes about the gallery capturing colourful reflections on his camcorder. Then from nowhere – heatwave. The sliding doors open and we bake in the sun all the way through ’til exit – we seem to get a taste or 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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