Very much enjoying the halloween inspired windows of greyfriars art shop at the moment, particularly enjoying the fact that the names mentioned do not consist entirely of dead white men!
Went en masse to Dundee to see some theatre…perhaps the oddest double bill imaginable…double bill in that we saw 2 performances in the same day, not that anyone actually curated these 2 works to run together! But i digress, we went to see White a performance for 2-4 year olds, which was sweet, weird, wonderful, white and (spoiler) ultimately full of colour and later we saw the very adult themed Crude: an exploration of oil performed in situ at Dundee Port (had to take our passports or other photo id to get in). But back to White, the other members of this creative residence have all made work for wider age ranges than i, having worked more with older children and teenagers, so its very daunting to watch performers make such sweet and gently subversive work for such a tiny audience. Very inspirational though, and gorgeous visuals.
After the performance when colour reigns supreme…
Ahem…we are older than the average audience for White but we did sit at the back for the performance, honest.
So our discussions continue apace…(see this post) so interesting to hear about other peoples experiences within art for young people and to share links for works, music films…and we even have an idea what we want to to as a group…but i cant tell you yet cos its still an idea, floating in the ether…but i will do soon and in the meantime :
Samuel Burns and Co – second hand dealer and minor legend in Edinburgh for folks who like that sort of thing, their tagline is “we sell anything from a needle to an anchor” one persons scrap is another persons treasure…
there is treasure inside those sheds too!!
We went for a root about in search of inspiration and ephemera…you truly never know what you are going to get.
I think this one looks like a Constable…maybe one of the corners where he cut off the painting…
Here is another side to contemporary Indian music you might not normally come across, keep on listening to it, it gets better and better as it builds…been used quite a lot in sound tracks apparently, like it A LOT!