Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Everything Must Go! at Forest, Edinburgh

The Forest Cafe and Exibition Space, Bristo Place in Edinburgh is struggling to support its exhibition and event programme that has offered very interesting showcases and opportunities for emerging artists for over ten years.  When I was living in Edinburgh, and as a student on holiday from Dundee, I always enjoyed visiting the exhibition space and having a coffee or sandwich in the relaxed cafe populated by artistic types and students.

Amongst many activities to raise funds to continue to keep the space open, Forest art holding an Art Auction on the 11th-12th December 2010.  I have donated an etching 'Message Screen', from 2006, to the sale, so if you are in the area pop in to see what else they have in store! Wishing them all the best of luck with their endeavours.

'Message Screen', 2006, Etching on Fabriano, 22cm x 12cm

The last time I was in Edinburgh, I also visited the fantastic workshop, Edinburgh Printmakers, and caught their current exhibition 'Myths and Legends: From Ancient to the Modern'.  A more curated approach to their annual members show which I had taken part in in the past; it features prints focusing on more personal approaches to the historical and mythical narratives from a range of geographical locations.

Another recent addition to Printmaking resources in Edinburgh, is the opening of a Printmaking studio at Amber Arts.  The workshop is available to hire, and also offers bespoke classes in Relief, Monoprinting, Etching and Screenprinting.  It is great to see many artists I knew from my time working at the Printmakers Workshop still thriving!

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