Breakfast, lunch and dinner. The inspirational Lee Miller

When #CAPetcAlumni Julie Duffy and Hayley Mathers developed a common interest in the life and work of, artist, photographer, model, muse, cook and host Lee Miller neither had imagined that within a couple of years they would be giving a talk on their collaborative practice to a packed out Hawthornden Lecture Theatre at the Scottish National Gallery, but this week that’s exactly what they did. 

Although the collaboration started just 2 years ago the artists have known each other since studying with us on the HND course at the former Edinburgh’s Telford College from 2005-2008 before heading on to Duncan of Jordanstone College or Art & Design (DJCAD). Post-graduation Hayley took a role as chair of the acclaimed Generator Projects in Dundee and Artist in Residence at SWG3 in Glasgow. Julie returned to Edinburgh taking up a studio at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW) as well as role curating the organisations TANK gallery/project space.

In Sept 2013 and Sept 2014 in what became something of a full circle both Hayley and Julie respectively joined us once again at Edinburgh College Granton as resident Artists on our #AIRetc… programme. During their time they developed both their individual and collaborative practice which you can view on the AIRetc… website:

The collaboration has spawned a number of object based works, themed culinary events and workshops including a birthday party for Lee Miller, featuring party hats which have become something of an emblem for the project, and childrens workshops at local primary schools.

The presentation this week at the Scottish National Gallery was excellent and stimulated great responses, ideas and very high praise from the audience. Despite being something of a punctuation mark for the project we are all hoping for a next chapter.

The exhibition Lee Miller and Picasso runs until 6th September at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Julie Duffy: ‘Rhythmic Structure’ Limited Edition prints

Former AIR Julie Duffy has produced 2 limited edition prints based on her most recent project ‘Rhythmic Structure’ in the Bothy at the Scottish National of Modern Art in Edinburgh.

The prints, one pink and one grey and measuring 56.5cm x 76cm are signed by the artists and limited to an edition of 5 in each colour £65 each.

If you would like to purchase a print please contact Julie directly via her Facebook page:

Julie Duffy: Limited Edition Prints

Julie Duffy: Limited Edition Prints.

Au revoir Julie Duffy AIRetc

Goodbye is so very hard to say so as its au revoir to artist in residence Julie Duffy whose tenure in the AIRetc studio came to an end last friday. It has been a fabulous 5 months working alongside Julie and we are all extremely grateful for the contribution she has made to the CAP course so far. Although Julie will be around the college now and again as we prepare for her exhibition at the Bothy at the National Gallery of Modern Art next month it seemed appropriate to mark the end of her residency on Friday when she moved out of the studio. So it was juice & custard creams all-round courtesy of the students.

Further info on Julie’s exhibition will be posted soon but in the meantime you can take a look at her blog postings made during the residency here:

Collaboration: New Post by AIRetc Julie Duffy

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Just before the end of the autumn term Julie worked with CAP1 & 2 looking at collaborative practice. You can see Julie’s post about the project on the AIRetc website here: