Friday 24 June 2011

Embassy Annuale independent art festival - starts tonight!

Edinburgh Anualle


ANNUALE is a festival of independent art practice in Edinburgh


SunBear present 'Interspaces'
Patriothall Gallery
off Hamilton Place

Annuale event 26 June 2-5pm
Ongoing-5 July Saturday -Sunday 1-5pm or by appointment at

Superclub present 'Of Form and Growth'
11a Gayfield Square
EH1 3NT 

Ongoing-3 July Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm

2 4 J U N E

Such and Such
105 Brunswick Street

Opening 24 June 6-8pm
25-26 June 12-6pm

Jambon present 'New Stuff'
11 Gayfield Square

Opening 24 June 6-8pm
25-30 June 10am-5pm

Embassy present 'Joy Axe'
10b Broughton Street Lane

Opening 24 June 7-9pm
24 June-17July Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm

Superclub present 'Yuck'n'Yum Zine Launch'
11a Gayfield Square

24 June 7-10pm

Annuale Launch Party
The Wee Red Bar
74 Lauriston Place

24 June from 10pm

2 5 J U N E

Total Kunst present 'Black Matter'
Total Kunst
3 Bristo Place

25 June 12-6pm

Collective present 'Trilogy of Dust'
Teviot Row House (Debating Hall, top floor)
13 Bristo Square

25 June 2pm

'Two shy dwarves pair up and take on the world'
Upstairs at The Store
37 Guthrie Street

Opening 25 June 6-9pm
26-27 June 12-6pm

2 6 J U N E

SunBear Annuale event
Patriothall Gallery
off Hamilton Place

26 June 2-5pm

2 7 J U N E

Total Kunst present 'Diluting Orange'
Total Kunst
3 Bristo Place

Opening 27 June 7pm
28 June-24 July

'Blunderbuss' supported by New Media Scotland
1 Crichton Street

27 June 8pm

1 J U L Y

Go Reborn present '#GR5-RMX'
Studio 128
128 Pitt Street

Opening 1 July 6-9pm
2 July 10am-8pm

Rhubaba present 'New Work by Tom Nolan and Frances Stacey'
25 Arthur Street

Opening 1 July 7-9pm
2-11 July Thursday-Sunday 12-5pm

Superclub present 'Whatyoubuilding?' PET single launch
11a Gayfield Square

1 July 9-10.30pm

2 J U L Y

'Young London'
Water of Leith
From 2 July

'Kitchen Lectures'
By booking at

2 July 7pm
8 July 7pm
10 July 7pm
15 July 7pm

Polarcap present 'Steep Trail'
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
25 Hawthornvale

2-3 July 10am-4pm
Booking essential at

7 J U L Y

Superclub present a film screening by Diane Edwards
11a Gayfield Square


8 J U L Y

'Sight/Site: To see further, Platform One'
Hillend Country Park

8-17 July
Guide available from Embassy from 4 July 

1 2 J U L Y

Embassy present 'Anticlock: Utopian Disillusion in London's Late Counterculture'
10b Broughton Street Lane

12 July 7pm

1 3 J U L Y

Embassy present 'Psykick Dancehall' performance
10b Broughton Street Lane

13 July 7pm

1 4 J U L Y

'Slow Wave Through the City'
Prince's Street Gardens

14 July Afternoon

Coup Red present 'Select'
6a Nicolson Street

14 July 7pm

1 6 J U L Y

'Dialogues with Polish Art'
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
25 Hawthornvale

16 July 7pm

P U B L I C A T I O N 

'Perplex' will be available at Embassy and other Annuale locations


'In Cars' will take place at various times and locations around Edinburgh
See for details

'One Over Another' posters at various locations around Edinburgh

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Wednesday 22 June 2011

Summer Issue Launch /// Friday 24 June /// Edinburgh, Superclub!

Yuck 'n Yum
Come join us for our Summer Issue Launch /// Friday 24 June /// Edinburgh, Superclub!

Friday 24th June 7pm. Got that? Good. Because that's when Yuck 'n Yum will be heading out of town. See, we've met these nice people at top Edinburgh art venue Superclub and they'll be hosting our summer 2011 launch. We're presenting our hot-off-the-press-ink-barely-dry brand new issue, and there'll be the usual fantastic entertainments all courtesy of your favourite art zine.

Allow us to bring you a unique melange of art, poetry and performance art... jetting in is DJ Ben 'Jack Your Body' Robinson ready to rock the box, alongside the visionary Alex Tobin and Superclub resident Callum Monteith. See you then, and last one there's a square.

Also, the AGK is approaching. The euphoric Annual General Karaoke will be returning in September ... so you'd better have your video submitted by August 15.  You know that you'll never forgive yourself if you don't submit a video.

Lots of love,

Yuck 'n Yum

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Tuesday 21 June 2011

Institute français d'Ecosse / Cinéconcerts programme


The Prisoner (P. MacGoohan, 1967)

By NeirdA & Z3ro (50 mins)
Mon 20 June 8:00 pm / Tue 21 June 6:00 pm
The Prisoner
'I'm not a number! I'm a free man!' The resourceful duo NeirdA & Z3ro reinvents the first episode of this cult British TV show. Read More >>


Desperado (R. Rodriguez, 1995)

By Bikini Machine (97 mins)
Tue 21 June 8:00 pm / Wed 22 June 6:00 pm
Heat and dust, cold sweats, sombreros, pitiless killers, femme fatale ... The electro-sixties touch of Bikini Machine turns 'Desperado' into a modern western.


Duel (S. Spielberg, 1971)

By Olivier Mellano (70 mins)
Wed 22 June 8:00 pm / Fri 24 June 6:00 pmDuel
'Olivier Mellano is an alchemist' wrote French magazine Les Inrockuptibles. His interpretation of Spielberg's first masterpiece proves them right. Read More >>


Lord of the Flies (P. Brook, 1963)

By Laëtitia Sheriff (91 mins)
Thu 23 June 6:00 pm
Laëtitia Sheriff
Brilliant solo interpretation of 'Lord of the flies' by one of French new talents. A cinéconcert created last December for Vendôme Film Festival. Read More >>


Mad Max (G. Miller, 1979)

By Montgomery (93 mins)
Thu 23 June 8:00 pm
Mad Max
A very cult 70's film + one of the most exciting current French bands = dynamite. Only one date, not to be missed! Read More >>



The Institut français takes part in the Edinburgh International Film Festival and becomes the hub for fans of music and films.
Five bands from Rennes, Brittany will perform in the Institut's theatre an exciting programme of 'cinéconcerts' - live new tailor-made soundtracks for cult films - creating a dialogue between their music and the images screened.
Vincent Guérin, Director


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Interspaces; the new exhibition at Patriothall


SunBear Gallery, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburg
Open: 18th June until 5th July
Preview: 17th June 7-9pm; Annuale event: 26th June 2-5pm
SunBear Gal
lery presents INTERSPACES, a group show of painting, drawing and video by artists whose work re-imagines familiar genres such as landscape, still life and the figure. Each of the exhibiting artists reinvigorates these genres, incorporating their individual fantasies, symbolism and imagination. Process plays an important role in expressing a multi-layered perception, where painted/drawn marks shift between being illusive, representational and abstract. The combination of recognised and imagined, real and unreal, draws ones attention to the existence of a liminal border, or interspace, between external and internal.
Featured arti
Ville Kylätask
u's paintings depict human forms acting out physiological impulses and their highly charged, painterly execution expresses an angst ridden feeling of self dislocation.
Michael Lawton uses paintings as a way of revisiting and rethinking ideas, thoughts and memories. The 'artwork' starts here, with this thinking process. This will often lead onto to the construction of models and still life that he then paints from. His paintings resist an instant understanding but remain accurate enough to make understanding seem possible, tangibly reinterpreting their initial stim
Losq's paintings and drawings reference the notion of 'The Clearing' - where wilderness and chaos oppose civilization and order. The work uses shifts in scale to evoke an uncertain world in which the uncanny can coexist with the mundane, and where the possibility of confronting what has been repressed may generate at once feelings of creeping malevolence or whimsical curiosity.
Phoebe Mitchell's paintings are informed by found images of formal gardens and mythological imagery torn from magazines, manuals and family albums. The compulsion to visualize this internal image making is combined with a concern for process, allowing the painting to take its own cou
Rory Middleton's experimental fi
lm, Lessonlands, featuring a dog, a house and the landscape, w
filmed on the East Coast of Scotland. It is a journey concerned with mood and atmosphere more than narrative and uses a cinematic language and a painterly quality to tell its tale, while having enough ambiguity to allow the viewer to form their own st
Mimei Thompson's painting sh
ows an awareness of the impossibility of pure nature, exposing a longing for it and a desire, knowingly unattainable, for a direct connection to origin and authenticity. Caves are the subject for the investigation of an internal world, where images function metaphorically and symbolically.
Further information:
SunBear Gallery is an artist run space temporarily situated at Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh. Started in 2008, it has exhibited artists from Edinburgh and further afield. As well as its founders Thomas Aitchison, Tim Dodds and Tim Le Breuilly other artists include: Spartacus Chetwynd, Luke Collins, Adham Faramawy, Levi Hanes, Ursula Llewelyn, Conor Kelly, Rob Kennedy, Brian Moran, Steven Murray, Dr Neupop, Katie Orton, Norman Shaw, Liesel Thomas, Emmett Walsh. It has also launched a publication co-curated by experimental cartoonist, Malcy Du

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Alistair Frost & Gerda Scheepers | 25 June - 6 August 2011 | Preview: 24 June 7 - 9pm

Alistair Frost & Gerda Scheepers

25 June – 6 August 2011

Preview: 24 June 7 – 9pm

Mary Mary
Suite 2/1 6 Dixon Street Glasgow G1 4AX Scotland UK · Tel/Fax +44 ( 0 )141 226 2257 · info@/ · Tuesday–Saturday 12 – 6pm & by appointment · GI Festival hours: 11 - 6pm

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Thursday 9 June 2011

Judy Chicago dialogue


Wednesday 15 June, 6-7.30pm. £5 (£4). Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh
Judy Chicago in Conversation
Judy Chicago is best known for her seminal installation, The Dinner Party (1979), a landmark of feminist art that symbolically presents a world history of famous women, and now in the Brooklyn Museum. In this special evening talk, the artist discusses her new book Frida Kahlo: Face to Face (Prestel), co-authored with Frances Borzello, and her career with Patrick Elliott, Senior Curator at the Gallery of Modern Art. Judy will be signing copies of this publication and the definitive book about The Dinner Party (Merrell).

Advance booking recommended. Tickets cost £5 (£4) and are available from the Information Desk in the Gardens Entrance of the Scottish National Gallery or by calling 0131 624 6560 between 9.30am-4.30pm with debit/credit card details.


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Wednesday 8 June 2011

VAGA Behind The Scenes event for Curatorial Students & Graduates

Part of the VAGA Starting Out programme, these events are aimed at early career arts professionals as well as anyone considering a career in the visual arts and galleries sector. Attendees will be able to put their questions to senior curators and gallery staff, examine some of the roles and career routes in the gallery sector, and debate the challenges for the future arts workforce.

Event 1: Behind the Scenes: Career Routes in the Visual Arts, London, Friday 24 June - 12.30 – 18.00 Start at the Serpentine Gallery & finish at the Lisson Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery is one of London's best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. Its Exhibition, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes attract up to 800,000 visitors a year. Over the past forty years the Lisson Gallery has supported succeeding generations of artists, each with a radical and distinctive approach to the artistic possibilities of their times. This visit will also allow the opportunity to see the current show by artist Ai Weiwei.

Booking via eventbrite:

Event 2: Behind the Scenes: Career Routes in the Visual Arts, Manchester, 1st July - 12.30 – 18.00 Start at Cornerhouse & finish at Castlefield Gallery

Cornerhouse is Manchester's international centre for contemporary visual arts and film and have 3 floors of contemporary art galleries alongside 3 screens showing the best of independent cinema. Castlefield Gallery is a gallery and resource for contemporary visual artists and their work and was founded in 1984 by the Manchester Artists Studio Association (MASA).

Booking via eventbrite:

About Starting Out

Starting Out is aimed at those in their final year of college, or who have recently graduated or retrained. Whether interests lie in curating, production, engaging the public or any aspect of project or gallery management, Starting Out membership of VAGA is the ideal launch pad for a career in the visual arts.  Starting Out offers all the benefits of VAGA's standard membership at a fraction of the normal cost. Starting Out membership starts at £18

Please visit the VAGA website for more information about Starting Out and our other member services at the

Visual Arts and Galleries Association, The Old Village School. Witcham, Ely, CB62LQ, Tel 01353 776356; Fax 01353 775411.

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Thursday 2 June 2011

LEITH LATE - Thursday 16th June

LEITH LATE - Thursday 16th June

 LeithLate is a free Leith-based art event happening on Thursday 16th June, co-inciding with the Leith Festival. LeithLate is one huge art opening, with a strong emphasis on visual art and music, but encompassing film, poetry and dance, across 10 venues situated on and around the top half of Leith Walk, most of whom are staying open late in order to participate. LeithLate is spread across 5 art venues and 5 local businesses, with 3 brand new exhibition openings taking place during the course of the event. The event itself runs between 6pm and 8pm, during which time participants are invited to move around the route, partaking in some of Leith's finest creative offerings, and then culminates in the LeithLate afterparty at Pilrig St Pauls Church, lasting from 8pm to 11pm (entrance fee to the afterparty is £4). The Skinny is printing a route map that reflects all participating venues, designed by local artist David Lemm, plus a preview of the event in the June edition of the magazine. LeithLate: 10 venues, 2 hours, 1 afterparty! All the venues taking part in LeithLate, and their corresponding events are as follows:

Whitespace Gallery, 11 Gayfield Square. Whitespace is a new venue in Edinburgh that provides a space for various classes and exhibitions organised by artist Leigh Chorlton. The venue will host a new exhibition by Keith Farquhar, whose flat-pack paintings of nudes have been recently shown at Studio Voltaire in London, Tramway in Glasgow, and Gio Marconi in Milan.

Superclub, 11a Gayfield Square. Superclub is an artist-run collective based in Edinburgh Scotland, whose headquarters at 11a Gayfield Square are home to Superclub studios, gallery and shop. Superclub is proud to present Of Form And Growth, an exhibition of paintings by Alex Gibbs, showcasing his continually growing series of small scale, semi fictional paintings, developed most recently during a residency in Beijing.

Windsor Buffet, 45 Elm Row. Recently under new management, the Windsor Buffet is a welcome addition to Leith Walk's ever expanding list of good boozeries. There will be live music and DJs performing on the night of LeithLate.

Such and Such, 105 Brunswick Street. Such and Such is an independent, artist run studio and exhibition space. As part of LeithLate they present Anomal, an exhibition exploring hypnagogic autonomous landscapes by recent Duncan of Jordanstone Illustration graduates Al White and Jamie Johnson.

The Old Ambulance Depot, 77 Brunswick Street. The Old Ambulance Depot is a unique space that regularly hosts exhibitions and events. As part of LeithLate, HUNTED PROJECTS present a solo exhibition by Charlie Anderson, a painter whose work is reminiscent of the weathered, layered effect of street advertising and billboards.

Word of Mouth Café, 3A Albert Street. Since 2007, Word of Mouth has been serving good food at excellent prices. The café regularly hosts special events and during LeithLate is showcasing a poetry-music-film performance by Zorras, plus breakdancing by Edinburgh Mela project Shared Territories followed by an Artachat discussion.

Pilrig St Pauls Church, 1A Pilrig Street. Pilrig St Pauls is home to the LeithLate afterparty running from 8pm till 11pm on the night of the event. The lineup is as follows: Sara and the Snakes, PET, HRH and The John Knox Sex Club. There will be a donations bar available. Entrance is £4, all proceeds go to the bands, artists and people who made LeithLate happen. Come along and show your support!

Tourmalet, 25 Buchanan Street. The Tourmalet, named after a section of the Tour de France, is an eccentric friendly local that specializes in German wheat beer. The Tourmalet will be putting on a special exhibition of Shaver's Weekly covers for LeithLate. Pick up your Royal Wedding Commemorative Edition of Shaver's Weekly while you're in!

Brass Monkey Leith, 362 Leith Walk. The newly opened Brass Monkey Leith is roomy yet cosy, and has a great selection of beers and ales (& monkey pizzas!). It will be screening a selection of short films curated by Future Shorts Edinburgh during LeithLate.

Elvis Shakespeare, 347 Leith Walk. Elvis Shakespeare are specialist dealers in rare vinyl and quality literature, and committed to the promotion of writers and musicians. They regularly host live performances in the shop at weekends, all free of charge. For LeithLate, there will be an exhibition installation, plus live performances from Wounded Knee, Little Pebble, Blueflint and Withered Hand.

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street. Out of the Blue provide studio and production space with 73 artists/creative industries in 68 studios, a licensed café and regular artistic events all housed in this converted building. As part of LeithLate, OOTB will be extending their opening hours to 7.30pm to allow entry to their latest exhibition, showcasing the work of artists working from studios at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall and Portobello Powerhouse.

LeithLate is a celebration of Leith's vibrant cultural community. It is hoped that, if successful, LeithLate will become a regular annual event, so please support this project by talking about it in print and to your friends, coming along on the night, and of course, attending the LeithLate afterparty. In the meantime, many thanks to all the great folk who have contributed the realisation of this event, I hope everyone enjoys themselves on the 16th June – see you there! Morvern Cunningham Event Organiser T: 07786186945 E:

Tessa Lynch

SRC Office Manager

Edinburgh College of art

Lauriston Place



0131 229 1442

0131 221 6020

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