Come along to Gallery One at St Margaret’s House (3rd Floor, St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE) from 6.30pm for the opening of the Mad World art exhibition and a series of short presentations. Exhibition then open every day until 8pm from 30th September to 15th October
This exhibition, which sees its launch on Saturday 22 October 2016 in Gallery Two at Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, affords an opportunity for the public to see some truly unique artwork.
The artist, Aileen A. Paton, transforms yesterday’s newspapers into remarkable paintings which are on a huge scale: indeed, as well as including framed pieces measuring six feet by four feet, the show features two works covering entire walls eighteen feet, and fifteen feet wide, respectively. The “wow factor” when you enter the gallery has to be experienced by the individual visiting the gallery – words cannot do justice to the impact of seeing this for the first time. Read more
When my husband died, I thought my life was over. I certainly didn’t envisage that in less than three years I’d be having my own art exhibition! I didn’t even see myself as an artist at that time! I hadn’t picked up a paintbrush and painted since my A Levels, 22 years previously!
My journey back into art was via Art Journaling, which I learned from a lovely lady called Dyan Reavely (check out her videos on YouTube) in Harrogate. Art Journaling gave me the means to express my grief. It showed me that art didn’t have to be like what I learned at school but could be expressive and emotional. Read more
In a World that is more and more focussed on perfection, where every flaw is concealed (or annihilated) until any inkling of authenticity or realism has been swept away, then the following question arises: “Won’t we be devaluing our essence? Won’t we be dangerously sliding towards a tragic idealism, which distances us further from Nature, and thus, from ourselves?”. Read more
I was born in Glasgow, but spent most of my life in Thurso, Caithness on the north coast of Scotland. I graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2014, where I studied painting as a mature student. Just after graduating, I moved to Edinburgh, where I was very lucky in securing studio space at St. Margaret’s House. Read more
Since the beginning, Edinburgh Palette has offered space and support for a diverse cross-section of artists, designers and charities, and an equally varied range of projects. We were therefore delighted when The Ragged University selected us as the venue for the Mad World exhibition. The University has a long-standing tradition of openness and inclusion, which has parallels with the core values of Edinburgh Palette. Read more