Tag Archives: Edinburgh.

Edinburgh’s India Buildings

25 Jul
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Rotunda

A look inside Edinburgh’s A-listed India Buildings. Summer 2016 presented an opportunity to performers from around the art spectrum to converge at the Buildings. Wave after Wave curated a mixed media group show in the Rotunda’s gallery that showcased local and international artists.

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WAW presents Film Night


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The Atrium Floor


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Jacqueline Burnett’s paper collage Skulll, Wave after Wave


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Radoslaw Liwen, Wave after Wave


Bear

The Bear


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main entrance detail

the gateway to the stair’s tower was intended for carts

Ancient discoveries

Cowgatehead Gap Site Excavation Discovery

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Events

10 Dec

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Machrihanish

Video Art appeals on many different levels and can draw a crowd when projected at live events. Early last Autumn I curated a moving image party at the Berwick Film Festival Fringe w/ help from the talented Andy McGregor. He beamed his motion art, strewn w/ my own digitised artworks, directly onto a whitewashed courtyard wall. The [BYOB] event ran late into the night when many festival attendees had gathered to party to a neuro hop soundtrack.

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On return to Edinburgh in 2015, I directed a collaborative mixed media show called Wave after Wave. It was here at the Whitespace gallery that the artworks were noticed by video artist Roddy McNeil who collectively w/ Shaun Taylor goes by the name Second Space. A collaboration enabled the two video artists to remix my exhibition artworks for projection at Second Space events where literary themes merge w/ modern trends to create a new frontier in the Visual Arts.

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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.

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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

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Tools – Carpentry

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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 have we found the other 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

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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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Cyanotype Prints

6 Mar

Cyanotype Prints

Created in a darkroom environment in a wine cellar, these images were blazed onto the wood when the photo emulsion coating reacted to the UV light beam.

Grangemouth

2 Jan

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A landscape that shows Grangemouth consumed by the wilderness in a future when Scotland no longer relies on fossil fuels. My new body of work explores abandonment, in the same way that ancient Mayan settlements were eventually reclaimed by the rainforest, and the deindustrialisation that caused Detroit’s urban decay, only in a Northern setting.

Stockfest ’13

12 Sep

flyer1Hey peeps, its Stockfest next week, and we have an exhibition at an award winning contemporary architect’s studio in Stockbridge.

10 Deanhaugh Street,
Edinburgh, EH4 1LY.

http://www.davidblaikiearchitects.com/

exhibition extended until 22/3/2014

Quay Walls

16 Jul

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