Saturday, 30 June 2012

Get off the beaten track

There's so much to do in the city at this time of year it's hard to know where to start, so here's a couple of little gems to be found this weekend away from the well beaten tracks.

First on the list is Gallery on the Corner's exhibition HOPE featuring new works by ASHA, an art projct supporting people who's lives have been affected by violence. Tucked away down a flight of stairs on Northumberland Street, Gallery on the Corner is a beautiful space promoting inclusive art - it was originally set up to show work by artists who have disability, mental health problems as well as from disadvantaged backgrounds. A great space, ethic and with some unique artwork - HOPE is on until July 14th

Second, and something a bit different The Bon Bon Box is the first of a series of unqiue happenings from Dream Out Loud events and will be popping up underneath Bon Vivant on Thistle Street Sunday 1st July 11am-6pm.  Mostly for the ladies (although men welcome to join too!) The Bon Bon Box will offer a 'magical social shopping event' with everything from vintage clothes to jewellery and plenty of other fabulous curiosities. Word is there's going to be some vintage hair do's and planty of chat... sounds perfect! Check out their blog and get on over there for a wee treat.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

New jewellery by Lucie Ellen!

We are loving these bright and fabulous creations by Suffolk based designer Lucie Ellen. New to the Red Door Gallery Lucie's jewellery features balloons, books, pencils, aztec patterns and much much more using a variety of reused and recycled materials. Each piece is a colourful and unique accessory to any outfit and with prices ranging from £7 - £14 they're a steal!! 

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Leith Late 2012 is coming soon!

Thought we would throw this your way.....'LeithLate, Leith’s annual multi-arts event is back, returning to a variety of different venues up and down Leith Walk on the evening of Thursday 28th June, and now it’s even bigger, better and LATER than before! Newly extended to a three-hour event running between 6-9pm, and taking on an extra seven venues on top of last year, bringing the quota to a whopping sixteen, plus a new afterparty venue with another great line-up of some of the most exciting emerging talent, this year’s LeithLate is set to blow your socks off !'There are also a number of new and exciting developments at this year’s event, including the introduction of a trio of site-specific installations in three local businesses, a mobile ‘white-van gallery’ touring the rest of the LeithLate venues and the launch of a shutter-art project, in collaboration with iloveleith.

LeithLate is essentially one huge art opening, with numerous free exhibitions and events taking place across a plethora of Leith venues in the space of just one night, many of which are opening their doors later than usual in order to take part. The event is directly proceeded by an afterparty at Henderson Halls, where Scottish Album of the Year-shortlisted Remember Rememberare headlining, with proceeds from ticket sales feeding back into the event, supporting the people that make LeithLate happen. Media Partners The Skinny will be printing a LeithLate route map reflecting all participating venues designed by artist David Lemm (, plus a preview of the event in the June edition of the magazine'
 Leith late official press release

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Advance afterparty tickets:

Recent Graduate Joni Langdale pours out tea time treats @reddoor_gallery and @dandad

Our new water feature is causing quite a stir (boom boom!)  Created as part of Joni Langdale's degree show for Edinburgh Napier University's Graphic Design Department, Joni is a newly graduated Graphic Designer living in Edinburgh, who has an interest in typography and illustration. Her work is focussed on finding creative solutions to all kinds of problems, and bringing fun back into design. She is interested in finding work in a creative agency, but also willing to work on individual freelance projects, and can be contacted via her website

If you made it along to Joni's degree show last month then you might recognise this soloution to the much coveted bottomless cup of tea.  Joni's  show piece is will be on display in the gallery for a few weeks so pop in to have peep.  Joni is embarking upon a carrear in the design industry and has alerady recieved attention for her work which will also be appearing with Edinburgh Napier University at D&AD New Blood exhibition in London, from June 25th until June 29th (Reserve free tickets here).  Of course if your in Edinburgh... just pop in to The Red Door Gallery... but please, bring your own cup!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

#Father'sDay Last minute gift ideas!

Here you go, a last minute gift for  yer pa!  From the top we have Alison Hardcastle's DAD card, £3 a screen printed treat handmade by the font queen herself), moving onto the King of Slogans - Andy Smith's 'I Pretend To Work' a £50, limited edition screenprint which has been varnished to create a stunning finish.

If your father's a foodie, perhaps he would enjoy our our Fish Recipe post card pack from Wit Shop at £8 or a tea-towel which beautifully and clearly explains which fish to eat in which month as designed by Stuart Gardiner, £11.50.

And the literary chappie might fancy a wee peep at Ammo Magazine's latest edition - a look at the Monochrome illustrations for £8, while the techno-geek pa would be pleased as punch with his Susiemaroon hand made, eco friendly Kindle Case £40.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Roll Up! Roll up! Come see Love Fran's printed ladies!

We have been long time fans of Love Frans suspicious Kitty plushes and other assorted stitched together goodies, but this time we wanted to give you a sneak peak of her new Gocco printed ladies that have just arrived in store! We even have a picture of the lady at work on her Gocco machine! The prints are £14 and rather delightfully dark and beautifully decorative we thinks!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

All About Ewan John, our current exhibition.

The Red Door Gallery


“A collection of new works of importance by a distinguished artist” - Ewan John

Thursday June 7th to Saturday July 7th

Ewan John resides in Linlithgow, Scotland where he works in a multitude of mediums, all conducive to illustrative narratives, with printmaking and drawing techniques amongst his specialisms.  This exhibition will showcase his most recent works – a viewing of his exemplary watercolour on gesso paintings, black ink lithographs which expand upon his well loved Regency Birds screenprint print folio.  All exhibited along side his finest selection of freshly created badges, totes, notebooks and cards.

Ewan John works as a lecturer of Art and Design, teaching a variety of art classes including life drawing. He also assists the department of Access and Progression as a practising artist, encouraging young people to undertake further education as a positive life choice. Ewan is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art.

The Red Door Gallery, 42 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW

@AJLAphotostudio documents distinguished artist - Ewan John's exhibition @RedDoor_Gallery @InnisandGunnUK


Well, we all had a jolly evening here on Thusday celebrating "A collection of new works by distinguished artist - Ewan John" with bottels of Innis and Gunn.

For those of you who can't make it into the gallery to see Ewan's fantastic array of Hand Tinted Etchings, Limited Edition Etchings, Mixed Media works and stunning Watercolour on Gesso paintings, this should give you a wee taster of Ewan John's refined, charming exhibition.

If you are in Edinburgh, we hope to see you here soon - his works are attracting quite an audience!

A huge thanks to Andrew JL Ansell for his super snaps.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Oh My Guard.... #Jubilee Temporary Tattoos £3.50 and Queen Liz Jelly Moulds £10 from @lydialeith? NOW I've seen everything!

OK, you think you are all ready for the Jubilee party's this weekend, but the big question is, do you have your Temporary Tattoo kits (£3.50) and Elizabeth II shaped jelly mould (£10) at the ready?  If not, you better hot foot it round here ( 0131 477 3255)  to grab your favourite selection, they are going fast!  As featured in The Guardian, The Scotsman and The Red Door Gallery - Three cheers for Lydia Leith - Hip Hip - Horray!