Saturday, 17 May 2014

First photos from #NMSlates #RetroFuture #NMSlatesDRAW

Oh what a night!  Retro-Future time travelling at the National Museum of Scotland’s Lates event last night saw The Red Door Gallery hosting 5 different events, collaborating with 4 designers, across 3 separate locations with 2 free to all and 1 for lucky ticket holders!  It certainly was ambitious, entertaining and extravagant!

1. Illustration Battle – I-Pad Illustration – you tweet Rosie Draws!


Rosemary Cunningham’s inspirational I-Pad drawings were created and projected behind her and this event gave an privileged glimpse of life behind the scenes of a practicing illustrator.  Elegant lines transformed into striking patterns and representations of objects found within the museum before the captive audience’s eyes.  Rosemary made the whole process look so easy – the true mark of a talented professional!  We have both Edinburgh and Glasgow Alphabet Prints and Tea Towels by Rosemary.  Available here on our website and in our gallery

2. Illustration Battle – chalk board illustration – you tweet Eilidh Draws!


Eilidh Muldoon was also live drawing but this time using chalk and blackboard.  With her carefully chosen 2 colours of chalk pen, Eilidh’s unique line and imaginative take on the collection’s objects produced 3 striking boards packed with styalized illustrations which will go on show, for sale in The Red Door Gallery windows from Sunday 18/05/2014.  We have a collection of Eilidh’s print works available both here online and in the gallery.

3. RetroFuture Moustache Reflector Workshop


Rebecca Kaye’s Reflective handlebar moustaches for your bike went down a storm!  We believe around 300 of the Edinburgh public is now the proud owner of a tweed / reflective moustache! Perfect for the bike enthusiast, disco diva or tweed fanatic! We have a range of Rebecca’s prints and Accessories available online and in the gallery .  A huge thanks goes to our Victoria Street Neighbours, Walker Slater for providing the tweed for this event.

4.  RetroPhone Workshop


Lady Muck’s Retro Phone Necklace workshop was totally sold out, and it could not have brought more smiles to people’s faces!  Each participant chose their colours and added their choice of charms creating a truly unique piece.   You can buy your very own Lady Muck Necklace and Earrings online here and in the gallery

5. #SpokeCardComp


A competition, inspired by Rebecca J Kaye’s Visual Compendium print.  We have already had so many entrants to this competition, and the results will be posted on our facebook page this week.  If you weren’t at the Lates event, you can enter the second round of this competition, click here to see more details!

We hope you all had a fantastic night!  For information on the night as it unfolded, have a peep on twitter at the #nmsLATESdraw and #NMSlates.

And here’s a sneaky heads up!  Will Gompertz will be presenting an amazing show on BBC2 tonight covering last night’s events at the NMS Lates RetroFuture event and other museum late events across the country.  Tune in tonight, 17/05/2014 BBC2, 7pm.

First photos from #NMSlates #RetroFuture #NMSlatesDRAW

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