Over 25 different artists living at the Abbeyhill Colonies in Edinburgh open their houses over the weekend to create a unique exhibition in 13 venues.
The Abbeyhill Colonies are situated at the junction of Easter Road and London Road, in the east of the capital. We'd recommend you arrive by foot or by bus (Lothian Bus services 1, 4, 5, 15, 19, 26, 34, 35 and 44 all stop at the Colonies). Parking is limited in the area.
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Frances's jewellery is inspired from her travels and people she has met from around the world. All handmade using macrame with gemstones, wire, bits and bobs.
Paul Rodger has been doing stencil art and clothing for the last 5 years. His influences include pop culture, 60's magazines, old textile designs and whatever takes his fancy.back to top
Lisa and Denis have collaborated to create a brand new animated short film, "Fashionably Late". Premiering at the 2012 Colony Of Artists exhibition, the film is a playful blend of stop-motion and hand-drawn artwork, suitable for the whole family.
As well as the opportunity to see Fashionably Late on our cinema screen, you can get a unique insight into the film making process.
Over the weekend, we’ll be exhibiting our sets, character models, props, costumes, and answering questions about what went into the production.
We will also have limited edition artwork prints for sale.back to top
Chloe has been living in the Abbeyhill colonies for about 16 years. She has just completed a year's foundation course at Leith School of Art, and much of the work exhibited here comes out of that. There are some sculptural felt pieces, as well as some 2-dimensional work in mixed media including pastels, ash, sand, printing.
Jasmin has a BA (hons) and an MFA from ECA.
The images exhibited here are the result of a diary of photographs taken between November 2011 and May 2012 in which the same object – a piece of bright orange industrial tape – was photographed every day in a variety of contexts. This show is about the impact of bringing these images together.back to top
A series of mixed media, exploring the themes, "busy Lines", "remnants", and "urban nature"
Gill is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and has lived in the Abbeyhill colonies since 1988. Gill had exhibited throughout the UK and her paintings have been reproduced by international card companies. The use of rich colour and the interplay of shapes are the main focus of Gill's paintings.back to top
A display of original "Maisie of Morningside" Artwork. There will also be a book reading at 2:30 in the garden.
William has resided in the Abbeyhill Colonies since 1996. Painting primarily in watercolour and acrylic, nature is at the heart of William's work. The changing moods, light, and seasons, and how it effects the landscape, are a continual inspiration.
Based in the Out of The Blue Studios, this collective of four designers work in a variety of disciplines to create photography, handmade cards, resin jewellery, handcrafted bags and fashion accessories.back to top