The Great Art Quest Exhibition 12th - 29th June
A temporary exhibition of work by Edinburgh primary school children will be on display between the 12th and 29th June at North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh, as part of The Great Art Quest – a national initiative run by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. This follows the exhibiton’s launch in February 2013 at the Interpretation Centre in the Palace Mews, Palace of Holyroodhouse,
The 110 works on display is the culmination of a 5 month project involving children from 4 local Edinburgh primary schools. Inspired by visits to the Treasures from The Queen’s Palaces exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, the children worked with Edinburgh based artist Lisa Fleming and storyteller Marion Kenny to create works around the theme of treasure. The pupils now have the opportunity to exhibit their work to their local community at the arts venue located next to their schools.
Alison Campbell, Learning Manager at the Palace of Holyroodhouse said “Since visiting The Queen’s Gallery in October the children have spent a lot of time creating artwork and stories inspired by what they saw, and it has been really exciting for us to see the different directions they have taken. We are so impressed by the work the children have produced and are delighted to be able to show the work again at North Edinburgh Arts.”.
The display includes:
Sculptures by Pirniehall Primary School including those of the children’s hands and feet, painted and decorated with beads and inspired by the Faberge eggs, carved animals and carved furniture and picture frames.
Miniatures by Forthview Primary School made using a range of media and focussing on how pose and costume were used by artists to portray identity.
The Book of Magical Treasures by St. David’s RC Primary School entirely hand-made and inspired by key illustrated manuscripts from the Royal Collection.
Paintings on canvas by Craigroyston Primary School inspired by a number of key Royal Collection paintings, including Sir Edwin Landseer’s Eos and Rembrandts’ Agatha Bas.
The Great Art Quest is a UK-wide visual art and storytelling project designed by The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts and supported by GAM. Running since 2008, the initiative seeks to introduce young children to professional visual arts by partnering galleries and professional artists and storytellers with local schools.
Jeremy Newton, Chief Executive of Children & the Arts said, “We designed Great Art Quest to help to inspire children’s creativity, increase their confidence, and transform their aspirations. ’
The Great Art Quest display runs at North Edinburgh Arts from Wednesday 12th June to Saturday 29th June 2013 and is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm, Entry to the display is free.
we dance: aerial on Thursday 16th May
Licketyspit Exhibition 29th April - 28th May
Zoo Arts installation in Muirhouse Shopping Centre this Wednesday at 5pm
Zoo Arts, a creative project led by artist Alice Betts, here at North Edinburgh Arts is installing another piece of exciting contemporary public art in Muirhouse Shopping Centre on Wednesday 15th May at 5pm. Please see images from previous projects attached.
Light will shine through recycled plastic bottles filled with coloured water turning a grey space into a playful symphony of colour. This eyecatching peice of work has been created by local young people who have participated in creative outreach sessions supported by Muirhouse Library and Muirhouse Youth Development Group.
Zoo Arts aims to encourage and support young people to develop their contemporary art skills, install temporary public art and undertake professional art commissions. The project works with local young people (9 - 14 years) who have an interest in visual art and are keen to develop their creativity. This project hopes to inspire future creative collaborations, locally and city-wide.
G-Force Dance Project with The Edinburgh Mela starts Tue 14th May
Try out circus, urban dance, parkour and performance skills and get the chance to join a 12 week training program with the opportunity to perform onstage at Dance Feste, part of the Edinburgh Mela.
Participation is free and will be open to 16 - 25 year olds.
To book a place visit www.brightnightinternational.com
FREE TASTER SESSIONS: North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh, EH4 4TZ
Tuesday 14th May 5 - 8pm
Saturday 25th May 11am - 2pm
Join in Edinburgh
View upcoming activities on the CLD website.
North Edinburgh Adult Theatre Project every Friday 6 - 8pm
The North Edinburgh Adult Theatre Project meets at North Edinburgh Arts every Friday 6 - 8pm. This is a great opportunity for adults interested in theatre and drama, and who would like to meet some like minded people and have a good giggle. The group are planning to put on yet another drama production in the summer and are looking for people to get involved.
There is no cost to join this group. A creche is available but creche places must be booked in advance by calling 0131 315 2151
Imaginate Festival presents Chalk about.... starts 8th May
Chalk About is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for…
Join Christine and Leandro on their journey as they ask some BIG questions about identity and the meaning of life.
What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? Or how we talk? Is it the way we dance? Our pasts or our futures? And most importantly, doesn’t everyone like pizza?
You will be able to see this show at North Edinburgh Arts on the dates below however tickets should be purchased through the Traverse Box Office on 0131 228 1404 or online at www.traverse.co.uk.
See Good Neighbours Special Offer below
Wednesday 8 May 13.45
Thursday 9 May 10.30 & 13.30
Friday 10 May 10.45
Saturday 11 May 15.00
Monday 13 May 10.30 & 13.30
Duration 50 minutes
SPECIAL OFFER To encourage local families to take part Imaginate will be offering Good Neighbour (GN) Members* a reduced price tickets. On Saturday 12th May GN members will be able to purchase tickets for £3. These can be booked and paid for by contacting our Box Office on 0131 315 2151 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
* The Good Neighbours Scheme offers local residents discounted activities at North Edinburgh Arts. Please contact Box Office for further information.
Devised and performed by Christine Devaney and Leandro Kees.
Commissioned by Imaginate, supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. Produced by Catalyst Dance Management and co-produced in association with Tanzhaus NRW[Dusseldorf] and TheWork Room [Glasgow]. Supported by Fresh Tracks Europe and Artspace.
We Dance every Wednesday and Thursday
Funded by Creative Scotland, and as part of the pARTners scheme our dance artist in residence Skye Reynolds, has developed some dynamic work with professional dancers and local young people.
The times have changed slightly to accomodate the many young dancers who would like to take part in dance. The sessions run weekly and have started with the days and ages for dance activity as follows;
Wednesdays 10.30 - 11.15am (Age 3 - 5 years)
Thursday 3.45 - 4.30pm (Age 7 - 9 years)
Thursday 4.45 - 5.30pm (Age 10 - 12 years)
If you would like further information on classes or the work of Skye please contact Box Office on 0131 315 2151.
PCHP Use your loaf Cookery Group every Tuesday
NEA Demo Fund project is working with 5 local young musicians
NORTH EDINBURGH ARTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH CREATIVE SCOTLAND IS OFFERING YOUNG MUSICIANS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO RECORD A PROFESSIONAL DEMO
Five local young people are working with Paddy Findlay (our music studio technician/producer) to record their own professional demos. This year we have been delighted to hear a range different sounds coming from the recording studio including rappers, an indie band, and soul divas. Their tracks will be available soon so keep your ear to the ground - if you don't hear them coming first.
North Edinburgh Arts received investment through Creative Scotland’s CashBack from Creativity programme, which re-invests the monies seized from criminals back into cultural activities for young people across Scotland, the programme is supported by the Scottish Governments CashBack for Communities Initiative.
Lyceum Youth Discover starts again on Tuesday 15th Jan
Tuesdays 4 – 5.30pm
Lyceum sessions begin again on Tuesday 15th January
For more information please contact Box office on 0131 315 2151