Red Door Gallery Weekly Blog

Welcome to The Red Door Gallery art blog!  We hope you enjoy reading our regular updates of art news, featuring our artists, inspirations and all other creative happenings from our wee Edinburgh Gallery. We like to ‘blether’ here in Scotland, so sometimes we just blog about whatever is on our mind, hopefully, mildly entertaining! Thanks for reading and please do sign up to our ‘Mailing List’ for all other Red Door Gallery updates.

 

Gifts and Treats for your Nearest and Dearest

Once December hits, it kind of feels like we're on the fast train to Christmas Day! It always seems to sneak up on us and it's a little frantic making sure we have just the right gifts for our nearest and dearest. This year, we're making it our goal to shop with as...

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Rachel’s Christmas Gift Guide

*******SPOILER ALERT RACHEL'S FRIENDS AND FAMILY LOOK AWAY NOW ******* It's December and festive cheer is in the air. Christmas is one of our favourite times of year, Christmas Lights, Mulled Wine and some festive treats are some of our favourite things about this...

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Shop Independent This Black Friday

So many quirky independents to support this Christmas in the Grassmarket area. You'd have to be living under a rock not to notice Black Friday. The American bargain shopping day that's slowly infiltrating the UK, offering bargains galore across big retailers. We all...

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Our Pin Game Is Strong!

Like Queen B says "If you liked it then you should have put a pin on it" Without giving away our age, we remember the first enamel pin craze. Its return is bringing back our childhood memories of pinning them to our bags, denim jackets, lapels, you name it, it had a...

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Have Your Portrait Painted for £20!

We are *DELIGHTED* to announce that "And Smile Studio" is taking over our window as her "Live Portrait Painting" booth for 1 day only!  Sunday, November 20th is the date and £20 is the price, which is a total bargain.For your £20, you will walk away with one bright n...

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The feeling of Hygge

Gallery looking Cosy The Danish word Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) is currently the hip word of the moment as we head in to the winter months ahead. The closest definition in the english language is warmth and cosiness. Denmark was voted the Happiest country in the world...

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Happy Halloween – Cats, Skulls and Spooky Delights

It's almost Halloween, one of our favourite times of year for dressing up and Pumpkins Galore. We're not out for the shock value this year with our Halloween goodies.  Just lots of subtle spooky and slightly sinister prints and accessories in the gallery, with the odd...

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Friday Feeling – Dazzle of Zebras

This Dazzle of Zebra's are definitely rocking that Friday feeling and has got us in the party mood. A busy weekend beacons. It's going to be a fun one, so much wonderful new work has arrived these past few weeks in the gallery. It's an animal affair in our new window...

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How Rude!

Have we got some rubbish news for you?  We are down to our last copies of these bright, cheery, colourful prints and we've only just uploaded them online for ya.. how Rude?  Yes presicely, they are by London based design duo, Rude! Abi and Rupert are the folks behind...

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Be Prepared – Stationery for the lazy!

Monday marks the official start of Uni here in Edinburgh, make sure you're prepared for the semester ahead with our great range of stationery and note books. Release your inner child with our humour range from Gemma Correll for Ohh Deer. 🙂 Even the most serious...

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Sunday Sale Treats

It's September and most of us are back to work/school/Uni (delete where applicable) and wondering where the summer has gone? We've not had many glorious summer days up here in Scotland and so we thought we're all maybe due a treat........ To make way for the exciting...

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Edinburgh Festival Highlights

So, what has your highlight of Edinburgh Festival 2016 been?  With the end of the festival now in sight, surely it's time to make the best of this last weekend.  Here's a round up of some of our favourite events! David O'Doherty was in a big venue this year and we...

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Edinburgh City Guide

Visiting Edinburgh?  Looking for some local top tips?  Check out stand-up comic Damian Clark's Edinburgh City Guide!Together with Eastpak, Damien is here to help you explore new horizons. Discover new places and create new possibilities. "Eastpak City Guides take you...

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Edinburgh Festival Fun

The Red Door Gallery and Peter Carrington were out in Festival style last night, for Edinburgh Festival Fun at The National Museum of Scotland After Hours event!  We had a brilliant time meeting international visitors all of whom had one thing in common... a love for...

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Just Arrived – New David Fleck

It's been a busy week on Victoria Street as everyone arrives for the festival, and we've been treated to lots of parcels from our lovely artists making sure we're fully stocked up on their wonderful works in time for the busy month ahead. We've got lots treats in...

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Print and Pattern

The City is awash with colour as everyone prepares for the launch of the festival next week. Poster everywhere building the excitement for the festival shows and all the colourful performers arriving as we speak. It's inspired this weekends blog theme of Print and...

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Pots of Pins

We do love a pin badge and so we were pretty excited about the resurgence of the enamel pin badges. They were very of the moment back in our day and we loved to pin a collection on our favourite denim jackets or on our school bags. You can now relive your youth with...

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ECA Graduate Showcase

The degree shows seem but a distant memory now. This means we now get to showcase all the great work from the most recent graduates. If you're a regular visitor to the gallery and our blog, you'll remember the 'Look What I Saw Exhibition' we did with 3rd Year Students...

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Holiday DIY Fun

Schools out for Summer and in true British style, our weather is somewhat unpredictable. We're here to make sure you're not caught out on those rainy days, with lots of DIY kits to keep the kids and yourselves occupied when it's raining outside. Everything from...

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Party Animals!

It's July! Schools out for summer and we're all hoping that the sun might get his hat back on for little more than a day here and there. We love any excuse to party and July seems as good a time as any! 🙂 It's probably because we're surrounded by lots of 'Party...

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At The Movies

The Edinburgh Film Festival is in full swing. with another 5 days to go, there are still loads of great movies to catch. Best get in there quick as some of the hotly tipped shows have already sold out. For those of you unaware of the festival, it's been going since...

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Circus In Town

What could be better to bring a bit of colour to this dreary week we've been having? Why a circus of course!:) This weekend we're all in for a treat in The Grassmarket as 'Let's Circus' rolls in to town. The perfect family friendly show full of acrobatics. The...

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Activity Books Bringing In The Colour

We all love a bit of Monochrome be it Clothing, Homewares or Prints. In the gallery we have an extensive range of prints in all their Monochrome glory. They make the perfect gift and can fit in to pretty much everyone's lifestyle. We're pretty sure your good ol' Dad...

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Wedding Fair in I-On Magazine!

"After the initial euphoria of putting a ring on it, the stressful reality of planning a wedding soon dawns on many couples. But it doesn’t have to be that way. What if planning your wedding was as stress-free as a walk in the park? …Or a walk in the Grassmarket?!"...

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Edinburgh’s Walking Wedding Fair

Nestled beneath Edinburgh Castle, boutiques in the stunning picturesque streets of Victoria Street and the Grassmarket, are gearing up to host Edinburgh’s first Walking Wedding Fair, on Saturday, 11th and 12th June! This FREE wedding event is tailored to suit couples...

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The Great Outdoors

What a scorcher of a week we've been having and it's only set to get better over the weekend. There's nothing like a bit of sunny weather to get you out and exploring the countryside and seaside surrounding us. It's been the inspiration for our blog this week as we've...

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The Colours of Correll

If you're familiar with Gemma Correll (which we're sure most of you are 🙂 ) then you'll know she uses a simple but effective colour palette of Red, Black and White for all of her humorous illustrative work featuring funny dogs (inspired by her own little pugs) and...

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New Summer Pastels

Last week we brought you all our beautiful new pieces in bright sunshine yellows! This week we're continuing to showcase all the lovely new work that's coming in but this time in lovely bright pastel colours. This weeks stand out new pieces have to be the new digital...

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TONIGHT! NMSLates Celts

Don't be a bore, be a boar!  Tonight at the National Museum of Scotland (NMS) you can create your own Mythical Celts Animal thanks to illustrator, Peter Carrington and the innovative team behind NMSLates Celts event. If you are heading to the Museum on Chamber Street,...

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Shiny, Happy And New

What a difference it makes when the Sun has got his hat on! 🙂 It's been a beautiful week so far here in Edinburgh and we're all hoping it stays around for a while. It makes for an even happier week when we have so many new bright shiny products to share with you...

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Great Minds Ride A Bike

Looks like the sun might be on the horizon for next week. The perfect time to get out on two wheels. We've been a little bit inspired by the arrival of our new window display by bike mad Rebecca Kaye and her Middle of Nowhere label. Grab one of her water bottles to...

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May the fourth be with you!

Every May 4th we go a little Star Wars-tastic here in The Red Door, and this year has been no different!  We have a lot of great new Star Wars inspired goodies in for Adults and Kids of all ages!These "Wee Man" BB8 baby grows are all over the baby cat walk this...

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It’s Stationery Week – Pens at the ready!

It's National Stationery Week, so any excuse to buy ourselves new notebooks, writing sets, pens and pencils are good in our book. You've got to love a brand new pen and a crisp new notebook. With so many different styles of Papergoods to choose from in the gallery,...

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Spring has Sprung!

It feels like Spring may have finally sprung! What a lovely week we've been treated to here in Edinburgh. We know it won't last for long so lets grab the sunshine whilst we can. Claire Fleck's Summer Print collection is giving us that summer feeling. Her beautiful...

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Royal Portraiture

Today is The Queen's Birthday, and monarch or not, we think any 90th Birthday is worth celabrating, so we'd like to wish Her Majesty a very Happy Birthday! The above print of Queen Elizabeth II is by Edinburgh based artist, Patrizio Belcampo and is part of his study...

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Record Store Day

Today is Record Store Day. A celebration of all the great record stores around the UK. In celebration of this great day of music. Today Artists release exclusive music not usually available, so if you're confused as to the queues of people outside your local record...

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Edinburgh – Our Fair City

https://youtu.be/MB-2Gz7T8-E We can't deny,Our fair city of  Edinburgh is a great city to live in. We have an abundance of outdoor space, beautiful views, historic buildings, a buzzing art & design scene and an ever expanding collection of coffee shops, bars and...

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Cacti-Things are getting Prickly!

We're loving being surrounded by lots of greenery in the gallery at the moment. both real and man-made! It makes it feel like summer might just be round the corner in between all the rain showers 🙂 We have a few cheeky wee Cati that we're trying to keep alive....

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Cambridge Satchels

We are delighted to welcome our new neighbours to the street!  The Cambridge Satchel Company boasts an incredible range of 100% leather bags, all make right here in the UK.This brilliant design shop, makes a welcome addition to the ecclectic mix of design shops, fine...

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Distracted Easter Bunnies

It's almost Easter Weekend, I'm sure most of you are looking forward to the mini holiday, with lots of Chocolatey Treats to indulge in . Hopefully the Easter Bunny hasn't gotten too distracted like these HAM Bunnies have. The lovely Jo of Ham, captures cute bunnies in...

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