Tag Archives: Jimmy Steel

Edinburgh’s Buildings

25 Jul
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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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Atrium

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

Ancient discoveries

©Wave After Wave

Events

10 Dec

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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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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

Sea Blaze

9 Jul

Sea Blaze

Once in a while you get to spectate blazing sunsets along the Berwickshire coast. Pink sky at night… I find the best ones are those looking up the rocky shoreline towards Eyemouth. The district is steeped in folklore and legend. Grey seal colonies provide the strange soundtrack at dusk. These quick, colourful, creations are the antidote to the geometric Townscapes I create at the Garret.

Riddle’s Court Nocturne

18 Apr

Riddle's Court

by JW Steel

“The Goodliest House” in Edinburgh’s Old Town has a wonderful, colourful history, although its original owner, Baillie John McMorran, met an untimely death when he was shot dead by 15 year old William Sinclair in a riot.

The gentleman’s mansion originally came w gardens whose footprint encompassed the area we now know as Victoria Street and Terrace.

Hidden behind the irregular and characterful facade, the rooms flow magnificently, revealing rare and beautiful features. The green dining room’s ceiling, as well as telling the building’s narrative, depicts many leaves, plants, and flowers. A Patrick Geddes quote solves the mystery “This is a green world, with animals comparatively few and small, and all dependent on the leaves. By leaves we live. Some people have strange ideas that they live by money. They think energy is generated by the circulation of coins. Wheras the world is a vast leaf colony… and we live not by the jingling of our coins, but by the fullness of our harvests.”

Riddle’s Court is a unique building, it’s survival remarkable. Today it stands at a crossroads – the SHBT have taken a long lease to try and secure it’s future.

Riddle’s Court

322 Lawnmarket

Edinburgh EH1 2PQ

Opening Times : Thursdays, 2-4pm

Free admission.

SHBT  http://www.shbt.org.uk//index.php?cID=151

Print available to buy in the Geddes Room.

40% will be donated to the SHBT’s fundraising

Burt’s Close

12 Feb
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.. an eastwards extension known as Burt’s Close ran towards Candlemaker’s Row. Jimmy has reintroduced this forgotten Close giving it a mixed media rework w signature cosmic skies.           The Garret, Stockbridge 2004 – 2013

Northern Hemisphere

30 Jan

northernhemisphereHuddled up on a cold rockface for company and warmth, these penguins r collectively known as a ‘parcel’.