@edinburghcoll #CAPalumni pals win fellowship to Venice Biennale

HND Contemporary Art Practice graduates Lauren Wilson and Aimee McCallum have beaten off strong competition form across the country to  spend a month living and working in Venice at the worlds largest and most prestigious  contemporary art expo the Venice Biennale. 

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The pair who first met here at Edinburgh College while studying on the foundation course went on to join us on CAPetc… Graduating in summer 2017 they then took up their guaranteed places on the BAhons Fine Art course at the University of Cumbria as part of our articulation agreement.

Although they are currently working hard on their respective degree shows, both are looking forward to spending the month of July immersing themselves in this fantastic opportunity.

Find out more about what Aimee and Lauren will be doing and how they and their current lecturers feel about their achievement by clicking the link:

https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/news/articles/articles/fine-art-friends-win-prestigious-british-council-fellowships-for-world-famous-venice-biennale.php#

#2D Practice: Screen Printing Workshop

Yesterday was our first screen print workshop in some time. It has been a while but the new bigger space means we can get our screens and squeegees out again. Thanks to print supremo Kirstie Burn for all her expert help. We will post up some of the results soon!

Looking forward to block printing with Jennie on Wednesday!

CAPetc… go HAWFERS with Lewis Bissett

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Preview: Friday 28th September 7:30pm
Dates: 29th – 30th September 12 – 4pm

An exhibition that brings together 20 Scottish-based artists including 12 former and current, Edinburgh College HND Contemporary Art Practice graduates, artist and residence and staff,  of different disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate in the creation of ten “Hawf ‘n’ Hawf” football scarfs. This project curated by artist Lewis Bissett, invites artists to revisit the medium used in his piece “K.W.A.M (ken wit a mean?)” from his solo show “BOAIS ANE”. Those involved were encouraged to represent their own artistic identity and practice, while considering the concept of football scarfs. It’s a pal’s act, ken wit a mean?

Exhibiting Artists:

Andrew Bell
Fiona Beveridge- CAPetc…
Lewis Bissett – CAPetc…
Lora Caffery – CAPetc…
Joe Coghill ​
Niamh Cullen-Dunphy – CAPetc…
Kieran Curran
Joel Davidson – CAPetc…
Alessandro Di Massimo
Scott Dowson
Alan Holligan – CAPetc…
James Howden – CAPetc…
Lynne McBride – CAPetc…
Gloria Oyster
Scott Pearce –  CAPetc…
Joe Raffles – CAPetc…
Jamie Watt
Alex Weir/SMEX
Charlie Wilkie-Sullivan – CAPetc…
Boab Winton – CAPetc…

Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery

Visiting Artist: Dr Jacqueline Donachie

It was an enormous pleasure to welcome Dr Jacqueline Donachie to the Granton Campus of Edinburgh College today where she gave a fantastic talk about her approach to research practice, public art, social engagement, Sculpture, drawing and her current exhibition ‘Right here among them’ at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. After the talk Jacqueline took time to visit student run EPOCH8 gallery where she discussed her time on the Transmission Gallery committee and shared some great tips on artist run spaces. There was also time for a few tutorials with CAP1&2 students.

‘Right here among them is on at the Fruitmarket Gallery until 11th February 2018.

BOAIS ANE: lewis Bissett AIRetc…

We are delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by Lewis Bissett produced during his AIRetc.. residency at Edinburgh College Granton:  

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Opening 29th September 7pm
30th – 2nd October open 12 – 4pm

S ymbolism
H istory
I nstitutions
T he Scottish language…
E mphasis on the small detail and
S chool boy humour

BYOB (donations tae DOK welcome)

Thur will be a bar and might be munchie boaxies…if yer good