Thursday, 31 May 2012

What did you say?! I can buy a whole edinburgh Tenement for only £24.50!

Woo hoo! Your dreams may be slightly squashed now but we are super excited about the ace new Finch and Fouracre model kit! It's of  an Edinburgh Old Town tenement and they even include a couple o' wee shops on the ground floor! Being in the old town ourselves we can appreciate the attention to detail that has gone into this curious wee thing! Such an amazing memento of Edinburgh, we'd much rather have this sitting in our house than a crappy loch ness tea towel, wouldn't you?!

Looky here, it's the Colouring In Competition Winner chosen by @robbieporter #rbsmuseumlates #artwonderland

Tonnes of you put pencil to paper to finish these Robbie Porter designs off in a hotly contested bid to win our fabulous prize - a £50 voucher for The Red Door Gallery - Ooohhh!!!  

Robbie himself popped round one very sunny day last week to sift through the (rather daunting) stack of colouring in entries.  It has to be said how much restraint he showed by not looking at the names on the reverse before choosing the winners - so this decision was based purely on the colour work carried out, and some of your designs had us in stitches, who new the very lovely Alice could be so rude! 

The original intention was to have a winner and 2 runners up, but that soon went out the window!  Above is a montage of a special 6 which made choosing the top 3 particularly troublesome.

Left to right, large then small
Liza Vietze, Cameron Duguid, Elizabeth Bernstein, Matthew Swan, Sarah Beatie and... Anonymous.  

As with some great artworks, the mastermind behind the fire-breathing frog neglected to sign their artwork, do you know whose this was?  If so, let us know!

So, without further delay, on to our Runners Up, followed by the winner...

 2nd Runner Up...  The Pool of Tears by Matthew Swan

1st Runner Up We Are All Mad Here By Elizabeth Bernstein


Congratulations Kirstin!  Robbie was very taken with your Radio Active Dinosaur and additions to the blank spaces within the page.  We hope you enjoy your prize of a £50 for The Red Door Gallery.

If your wondering what Robbie's version of these black and white prints are like in their rendered state, we will be publishing them tomorrow.

If you'd like to have a go we still have some copies left - waste not want not eh! Some of our Red Door  regulars already have!  The top prize has gone, but you might be in time to win a code for a mystery 10% discount date as all our other entrants received... just so you know...

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Were you at #rbsmuseumlates #artwonderland? Have a peep @robbieporter's murals by ‏@AJLAphotostudio


Oh what a night we had!  There really was just too much to pack into a blog post, so we'll let the photos speak for themselves.  Over the coming weeks we'll post up images of the works custom made for the event, but for now feast your eyes and drop a wee email if there is something you can't live without!

It's *thank you* time!  Firstly to Andrew JL Ansell for the fine photo's featured above, have a peep at his website to find out a little more about his hotly in-demand studio.  Secondly to everyone... quite literally it would seem... who participated.  Our artists and makers, everyone working at event or those who took part in our coloring in competition and beat the clock Jigsaw (winners will be announced publicly tomorrow) it was a true group project and wouldn't have been the same without y'all.

EVEN MORE photos of the awesome night are available on our facebook page, so please have a peep.  It was such a pleasure to work with the National Museum of Scotland team and no, can't stop gushing!  Can you imagine walking in to the museum at night, in minimal lighting, hanging an exhibition around the exhibits and then BAM a party starts?!  Just magical!  We were all waiting for Mr T-Rex to suddenly wake up and pass us the spirit level!  Museum Lates events are packed to the rafters with incredible live music, brilliantly thought out craft events and the chance to have a wee glass of wine - don't worry, we'll give you heaps of warning to pick up tickets for their September event.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Cor' blimey guvna that collar's tip top!

Cleo Ferin Mercury has just sent us some beautiful Pearly Queen themed collars, bowties, and 'kerchiefs in the spirit of all things Great British! 100% silk they are lush to touch and are a much more elegant and chic way to show your love for London this year with the Jubillee celebrations looming and the Olympics too! Our favourite is the wee dicky bow, it's just too cute!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Wash or dry?

Voted Top 10 teatowels in the UK by The Guardian, Wash or Dry's playful teatowels make washing up just that little bit more fun. Each teatowel doubles up as game to decide who washes and who drys, couldn't ask fairer than that! Designed by two London based creatives and printed in the UK they are well deserving of such an accolade. Get yours in Red Door for £10.50, bargain!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

We've been spotted...

A great wee write up about us on Spotted by Locals. Lovely to get such great comments, it sure put a smile on all our faces.. thanks!! Check it out here:
And while I'm about it, have you seen these fantastic paper and ceramic goodies by Rebecca Wilson? Come and get your picnic kit and make the most of this glorious weather. Finest Paperware cups 12 for £15, ceramic plates and dishes from £32-£48.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Wonderful Wonderland scarfs by Clo

White rabbits are a jumping and a tumbling in the latest Clo design. Just couldn't resist posting images of these beautifully playful limited edition Alice in Wonderland scarfs made by Clo - the label for Scottish creative duo Sharon Pringle and Wendy Murray. Digitally printed on silk these fabulous scarfs were especially created for our show at Museum Lates last Friday. A limited edition of 3 these scarfs are truly a unique addition to any outfit and they're available in Red Door for £95.

Friday, 18 May 2012

He's late, for an important #rbsmuseumlates date! Beat the clock & win @emily_hogarth print #artwonderland

This Silk Screen print by Emily Hogarth is a firm favourite at The Red Door Gallery!
And you could win a copy if you are at the RBS Museum Late Event.
We are collecting times on assembling our jigsaw and the fastest time, wins!

Emily is a paper cut artist based in Coberg Studio's, Edinburgh.  This print started life as a delicately, hand cut piece of paper, which has been translated into a 2 colour, hand pulled, limited edition screenprint, available in red or blue colourways.

@Robbie_Porter's competition for #rbsmuseumlates, £50 prize voucher for @reddoor_gallery!

We are so pleased with Robbie Porter's Mural design, we have extended this into a colouring-in competition, which will be judged by Robbie himself.

If your at the event come and pick up your colouring in form from us in the
Animal World Gallery (level 1), if not, why not pop in to The Red Door Gallery tomorrow and pick up a form there... the prize is £50 voucher for The Red Door Gallery and you'll receive a password offering 10% discount in our gallery for 3 shopping days in June - JUST for entering!

MORE #rbsmuseumlates news @robbie_porter has created 4 murals & for you to finish, @NtlMuseumsScot #artwonderland

Well, well, well, Robbie Porter's been busy working on his 4 secret illustrations, which double as a who's who of the Animal World Gallery (level 1) and depict a re-imagined version of Lewis Carroll's Alice as she falls through the Rabbit hole... to Art Wonderland....

The Red Door Gallery and The National Museum of Scotland comissioned Robbie Porter (who has shown works with us for around a year now) to design a show stopping, interactive mosaic which the lucky ticket holders for Museum Lates - An Night in Wonderland, can join in with. 

We will be tweeting out snaps of the mural as it progresses tonight!

*Drum roll* On Friday @NtlMuseumsScot #ArtWonderland at #rbsmuseumlates we will be premiering a brand new animation from Cameron Duguid!

So, we can't reveal Cameron's Alice in Wonderland inspired animation JUST yet, but here's a sample of his work and a wee bitty about the chap behind the animation.

Cameron Duguid is an Edinburgh based animator, whose work The Red Door Gallery have been enamoured with for quite some time!  His degree film TYPE was winner of The Royal Television Society- Best Student Animation Award in 2001.  Since graduating from Edinburgh Colledge of Art, he has worked on a diverse range of films which have repedadly caught our eye - including an award winning BBC4 documentary about quantum theory and Oliver Sacks: Tales of Music and the Brain which was part of the Imagine series.
More recently he has created a series of music videos, including FOUND's Johnny, I Can't Walk the Line.  This Edinburgh based band also played at the first RBS Museum Lates event last year.

Cameron's individual style of traditional animation techniques results in novel and interesting ways to illustrate complex ideas. Blending a mixture of hands on techniques including paper cutting, 3d models, multiplane and, a first for this piece- a little bit of marquetry. 
If your lucky enough to have a ticket for the RBS Museum Lates event on Friday, head to The Animal World Exhibit (Level 1) between 19.00 and 20.30 to hear Corner Sound present Curios - their layered live analogue and digital sounds which will create a spontaneous soundscape to Cameron's silent animation - and meet Cameron himself, hope to see you there!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Hand crafted collages at there best!

If you are in the Brighton area or heading down there next weekend, check out John Dilnot's work and have a wee peek arond his studio too! Prepare to see some sensational 3D paper works and some amazing paintings and screen prints depicting vintage style birds and insects of all sorts in wonderfully crafty ways. We have quite a bit of his work here at The Red Door too, including two beautiful and completely hand crafted, collaged boxes!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Oh Comely Issue 10.. sneak preview!

Excited to see that the new issue of Oh Comely has just arrived in Red Door and is on the shelves! Some real treats inside icluding a wee interview by Franki Finch, aka Finch and Fouracre, whose architectural models are firm favourite among Red Door customers, as well as all the usual great articles and beautiful art features that you would expect to find in this great publication. We are also chuffed to see Eleni Kalorkoti illustration accompanying 'the comfort of cake' (above) a lovely short story about cake in Swaziland.. we've got a wide range of Eleni's striking prints in the gallery so if you feel inspired why not come in for a peek? We're not giving anymore away, so come in and get your own Oh Comely Issue 10 for £4, perfect for a lazy weekend!

Monday, 7 May 2012

The sweetest paper cut!

One of us here at the gallery spotted the work of Helen Musselwhite in a recent copy of Elle decoration. Check out the rest of her amazing 3D papercuts and collages on her website Totally ace!