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.
Taking place along side the fabulous weekly Farmer’s Market, The Grassmarket Fun Foodie Day includes a Crepe Art event. This is your chance to create your own edible art works from humble crepe batter. Above are a few suggestions of Crepe Art provided by the Grassmarket team. If you are looking for your own inspiration, pop in to The Red Door Gallery on Victoria Street on your way there.
Artist Jo Robinson of HAM is expert at modifying a silouette to portray an action. A quick study of her line will help any budding crepe artist. See her full collection here to investigate how she tweeks her silouettes.
As part of Edinburgh Restaurant Festival, the mouth watering Mamma’s Pizza will also be hosting a Pizza Bar this Saturday in the Grassmarket. Famalies of all ages are invited to create [and eat!] their own pizza. Oh we do love a cheesey pizza packed with fresh, seasonal vegetables and maybe a little meat… For fab flavour combinations to feature on your pizza, have a peep at the Wit Shop recipe collection. Thoughtfully arranged into catagories [including: meat; fish; vegetables and herbs] these recipe cards are a design hybrid where greetings-card meets recipe-card with beautifull presentation.
The Pizza Bar and Crepe Art run from 11.30 – 3.30 pm on Saturday October 10th, look for the cheery yellow and white stripey tents in the Grassmarket. We will be there with our families as we’ve got to fill ‘The Great Brittish Bake Off’ void with something tasty and this sounds like the perfect foodie treat! Hope to see you there.
We’ve curated a little collection of our favourite little #pink #pig coloured pieces for your amusement as this weeks #Friday Favourites. There has been a lot of chatter about pigs these past few weeks, can’t imagine why….New into the online shop this week are Rich Fairhead’s collection of imagined beer brands, we love the hand written fonts and naughty humour of his Mock Bock Beer brand and the greedy little piglet below.The print folio covers a range of sizes, from A5 up to A2 and include a screen print showcasing the whole series for you beer lovers out there. Click here to see this piece and Rich Fairheads full collection of beer labels.
Little Harry Styles is in the pink with his very own colouring book by I Love Mel. Get your colouring pens out and help bring some colour back in to Harry’s life.
The sun might be shining but it’s still a little cold out there. Wrap up warm in this cute mini snood from Kirsteen Stewart.
Kristen will donate 15% of the sale from these snoods to Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity.
We love this cute little sausage dog print by Freya Cummings. Who doesn’t love a wee sausage dog? They’re so mini. Available in Bright Pink, Mint and Mustard.
Why not send your favourite piggy loving friend one of these cute cards from Witshops Meat Postcard Collection. Each come with a great recipe to try out.
Or send that Babe in your life this cute card from Oh MY Gee.
Hope you’ve enjoyed our tongue in cheek pink pig collection this week.
This weeks #fridayfavourites are all about the beautiful new geometric goodies that have arrived from Prism of Starlings by the lovely Kirsty Baynham.
Kirsty is one hardworking lady, constantly bringing us new pieces to her range. This month sees her work grace our windows to launch her new homewares and jewellery ranges.
A close up is a MUST to see the beautiful geometric details in these pieces.
Kirsty has added a new range of cushions in a variety of shapes and prints. These are all hand screen printed and made in her studio on the East Coast of Scotland. Kirsty has an eye for colour and detail and has chosen the perfect colour combinations for this new homewares range.
With a love for Stationery, this range is constantly evolving as she adds new and exciting pieces. The introduction of a letter writing set has been super popular with our Red Door customers, keen to have a break from technology and get back to pen and paper!
This dancing hares set is one of our favourites!
You can never have too many notebooks as many of our customers tell us, with a collection like this there is always a beautiful geometric delight to add to your collection.
We simply can’t choose which is our favourite from these new designs!
So much detail in one print! Raincloud Bears is a beautiful print full of bright geometric details.
Metallic Forestry features a colourful theatre box with clouds, diamonds, a deer and rabbit suspended in motion behind a intricately decorated running fox.
New jewellery range laser etched and handprinted.
Kirsty’s work evokes a fairytale like feeling, mixing beautiful woodland creatures and precise geometric details; her mix of textiles, paper-based works and etched wood pieces allow you to carry her charming characters with you in your day to day life.
Closeup details of her new Phenocryst Print.
If you’re drawn to Kirsty’s work and would love to find out more about her work and what makes her tick, check out her Artist Feature Blog from a few months back.
Here’s Kirsty amidst the making process, making her popular raincloud bears necklace.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks #fridayfavourites.
There’s something quite nice about the change in the seasons, a new bag to go with your autumn wardrobe, a new pencil case for heading back to school and who doesn’t love a crisp new sketch book or note book for planning the months ahead?
Here is a snap shot of some of our #fridayfavourites now September is in full swing, It’s time for some new season treats!
A/W 2015 collection has arrived from Kate Sheridan. A beautiful collection of bags and purse. Screen printed in the perfect autumnal abstract puzzle print and featuring sturdy black leather handles.A gorgeous range of purses also available to match. We love this Georgie Wallet.
Another perfect wardrobe update, Ding Ding’s Screen Printed Sausage Bag. They would make a great everyday bag or for going to the gym, Wouldn’t it be great for your Yoga Mat? Available it a choice of 4 colours. We can’t quite decide what our favourite colour way is.
Ding Ding has you covered for heading back to work/school is true geometric style. These ScreenPrinted Clipboards are available in two sizes and perfect to keeping all our notes together.
Complete the set with her rulers and your sure to ‘keep everything in line’ on your first week back.
I don’t know about you all, but I LOVE a crisp new Sketch Book! These new designs from Katie Leamon are perfect. Available in a variety of Geometric Designs as well as some pretty cool Marbled ones too. Foil embossed with exactly what you use them for so there’s no chance of a mix up!
If you’re mind tends to wander whilst in class and you catch yourself drawing mini sketches on your notes. Why not treat yourself to this super pencil case from eat sleep doodle. It comes with a set of fabric pens so you can doodle until your hearts content. Get fed up with your design? Pop it in the washing machine and start again!
Lastly if you’re needing a little bit of new season motivation, This is the perfect print for you from Oh My Gee!
Have a great weekend and fight for those dreams!
#EdinburghFestival draws to a close today, but we have one huge fireworks display left to look forward to, tonight at 9.30pm and it looks like there are some tickets left here for Princess Street Gardens. So get your chairs, picknick blankets, brolly’s and radio’s at the ready!
It’s a world reknown display, which anticipates an audience of over a quarter of a million viewers! It’s no wonder Susie Wright was inspired to create this above screen print, celebrating the occasion.
The display is an a epic 45 minute pyrotechnic delight over Edinburgh Castle and it is carefully choreographed to music. This year’s theme is “Dance” so we are pretty excited to see how the theme is interpreted by Pyrovision, who have produced the displays for many years.
For those of you not heading into Princes Street (Above), there are many other excellent vantage points to see the display from including Calton Hill, Blackford Hill, The Bridges and Craiglockhart hill:
It is true that the further you are from the castle, the less of the detail you pick up on, the famous waterfall cascade for example is not visable from a distance so here’s a quick snapshot for ya.
For those of you who can’t be here at all, here’s a wee video of last year’s event and a list of all the song’s for tonight’s performance:
E Strauss Steam Powered polka (fast, op. 70)
Brahms Hungarian Dances nos. 1,3 & 5
Mozart Contradances from K603 and K609
Lumbye Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
Dvorak Slavonic Dances from op. 46
J Strauss II Emperor Waltz, op. 437
J Strauss II Thunder and Lightning Polka (expect some firew work comedy here… your guess is as good as ours!)
We hope you’ve enjoyed your Edinburgh Festival and look forward to it all happening again next year! xx
Benedict Cumberbatch AKA Sherlock Holmes is taking in the view from our windows at the moment, and asking the world ”Dear God, what’s it like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring”. Complimentary as ever, Sherlock Holmes’ wry wit sits beautifully in this typographic screenprint, from artist Barry D Bulsara. We are also overjoyed to re-introduce another pop icon from Barry, in the form of ‘The Dude’ below: Perfect for any home, it will really tie the room together man!
Other celebrities watching the festival from our window include Frida Kahlo, Bill Murray [as the charming Steve Zissou], John Lenon and Yoko Ono in print, brooch and earring form from illustrator And Smile. Along side Ryan Gossling, Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Taylor Swift as colouring in books ready for you to finish off.Film fans will love this most excellent Bromance print by Rich Fairhead. Bill and Ted / Turner and Hooch / Buch and Sundance…
…it seems only righ it should set up home next to The Royal Tennenbams…The sharp eyed amongst you many have already noticed that we have a ”Wee Man” and a few ‘‘Lads” in the window too. We are loving the new clip of the upcoming Star Wars film released recently, check out the wee treat below if you’ve not see it yet…
So now you understand why our pop window would not be complete without a nod to Star Wars!Barry D Bulsara’s interest in art culture and all things sci-fi combines in the above three colour screenprint. Taking reference from world reknown pop artist Roy Litchenstein, this comic strip version of ”The Kiss” features Hans Solo and Princess Leia.
Lastly, some of our favourite Star Wars character’s like to express themselves in Scottish slang, well, when in
Rome Edinburgh… speak like Cornish artist, The Grey Earl who has moved north and loves the Glasgow ways.
That’s all from my tiny brain today, have a great bank holiday weekend, hope to see you through our windows soon
We’re around half way through the festival and it can sometimes feel like a month long holiday. It seems ok to go out for a drink or pick up some local street food any night of the week. We’re a little bit spoilt for choice with the abundance of pop up bars and food places.
We got to experience a few of our favourites at Summerhall. Rost for their mean courgette fritter amongst many other delights. We’re sure you’ve ‘Aaahhh’d’ at the cutest little grey van Florence, selling none other than Creme Brulee. It’s a treat and ‘burnt to order’.
Let’s not forget the onsite gin by Pickerings; served from a supercool Airstream Camper.
Standing in line for our G&T’s
With all the delightful food and drink on offer; we’ve picked out a selection of our favourite food and drink inspired works to tempt you in this weeks #fridayfavourites.
First up is the new beer collection by Rich Fairhead. If you’re a big craft beer fan then these are sure to be a hit. With a range of sizes from limited edition A2 Screen Print right through to small A5 Risographs. They look great together as a collection with varying sizes. Our favourite has to be The Burnt Beak Flamingo Beer.
There have been lots of ‘Greedy Gulls’ about Edinburgh these past few weeks and just as many customers with stories of those ‘pesky birds’. Emily MacKenzies print has been super popular, as people recall the last time they had their chips stolen.
Have lots of foodie fanatic friends? These new notecards from Witshop are the perfect gift. Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Wild Flowers, Nuts, there’s something for everyone. Send them a cheery note and recipe to boot!
New artist to the gallery is Busy Beeing. They have a fab range of tea towels and fridge magnets featuring your favourite tipple and lots of fun typography inspired tea towels featuring Edinburgh, Baking and The Great Outdoors. They make the perfect ‘New Home’ gifts.
What better print to evoke Warm Holidays? Summer by Essi Kimpimaki. Keep summer with you all year round with this beautiful print. Sangria anyone
Bums, Farts, Poo, Wee, You’ve got to love Immature Cheddar. Yay for Cheese Jokes. Fab pencil cases from Ohh Deer by the talented Gemma Correll.
Cheese and Pineapple Anyone? Classic Party Food from our youth, so lets round up this weeks #fridayfavourites with this Pineapple Wash Bag from Rosa and Clara Designs. Pineapples definitely seem to be having their moment in the spotlight.
These cute pineapple earrings would make the perfect pair with this cute bag.Hope this weeks #fridayfavourites has given you ‘food for thought’ check out all our foodie themed gifts on the website.
Happy Weekend, Get out there and enjoy the best street food your city has to offer.
This weeks #fridayfavourites features lots of our favourite musical themed prints and accessories.
Music has changed a lot over the years with so many people streaming music online now. We’re glad that vinyl still has staying power after all these years and is a great source of inspiration for many artists. Many album sleeves are artwork in their own right. There’s something a little bit special about buying a new record. New in from Woah There Pickle is new linocut print ‘Dance Like There’s Nobody Watching’
If you don’t feel like venturing out in the rain today then grab some pens and a selection of colouring books by I Love Mel. We have everything from Classic Album Covers to this weeks favourite Colour me Swiftly.
Taylor Swift is definitely having her moment right now. With over 42million Instagram Followers.
Hope you have a great Weekend ahead whether you’re heading out to see a show or staying dry in doors!
The International Edinburgh Festival has now officially begun!! If you’re a local you’ll have felt the frenzy building over the last few weeks as performers descend on the city to prepare for their shows.
The List Party at SummerHall last night marked the official start to the festival with snippets of shows to see during the month ahead. We were lucky enough to be invited along and enjoyed checking out Colin Cloud’s magic skills amongst many other acts.
Local drink sponsors on the night came from Pickerings Gin who have their distillery based in Summerhall. We certainly enjoyed our Gin And Tonics! 😉
As all eyes are on our fair city this month we though it only be right that we share some of our favourite Edinburgh Prints in this weeks #fridayfavourites.
You can’t deny, Edinburgh is a beautiful city from so many angles.
Another piece from Susie Wrights Exhibition Here And There is Obscure View. The view through the buildings down to Princes Street from the Camera Obscura. We love the detailed reflections of the chimneys and buildings against the rooftops.
Popular Edinburgh print with our red door customers is Kate McLelland of Finch & Robins Edinburgh Skyline. Available as an A3 Print, Postcard pack featuring London and Paris too. Also now as a single postcard so that you can send your loved ones news from your holidays in style. Also available in Kate’s Skyline collection is London, Paris, New York and Glasgow.
We have a few prints in stock for you Greyfriars Bobby Fans.
Who could resist this little Bobby print from Emily MacKenzie. The poor little guy has had an unfortunate accident with a pesky little pigeon! Och No! indeed! I’m sure he’s going to be tired out with all his visitors this festival.
You all might remember our ‘Look What I Saw In Edinburgh‘ exhibition back in April. The talented students in their 3rd Year at ECA graced our window with all of their alternative views in Edinburgh. We love Valpuri Karinen Edinburgh Unicorn. Could that be a famous comedian riding the Unicorn??
Another favourite was the pastel colours of Victoria Street by Victoria Ball. Victoria also painstaikingly drew her beautiful Edinburgh drawings in our window for the exhibition.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks #fridayfavourites and the beautiful views of Edinburgh through the eyes of the many talented artists that we work with. We would love to hear what your favourite view is.
A wee festival inspired print to end this weeks friday favourites with Seymours Highland Games.
Have fun out there at the festival and we’d love to here your recommendations on what to see and do. We’ll be sure to blog about any of our favourite shows too.
It’s August in Edinburgh so naturally it’s raining outside, if you are curled up with a cup of cocoa and a feline friend or cainine chum perhaps you’re wishing it was raining cats and dogs outside too? There are certainly plenty of kitties and pooches to inspire this weeks #fridayfavourites here in The Red Door and we couldn’t be happier!
Lindsey Brown’s collection of Cat portraits focus upon capturing identifiable breeds of cats. Above you can meet the Silver Tabby and here, the Main Coon Cat. They are digital prints taken from original pen and ink drawings, and as is her usual style, Lindsey has made the most of the beautiful textures and patternation in the cats fur. Each eye shade and little pink nose is hand tinted, giving a real catty quality to the prints.We have been delighted to welcome in this handsome pack of dog portraits from Ros Shiers. They are so beautifully detailed that I reccomend having a peep at the larger images in her page, here. Each dog is drawn from a pup that Ros meets whilst out for a walk with her own puggle, Baily [presumably on sunnier days]. They are originally drawn with a trusty pencil, then converted into high quality digital prints.
Ros has also captured portraits of other animals, including the odd cheeky cat, [this one is called ‘Cooper’] and a selection of animals which are reduced at the moment too, see the Deer, Fox, Owl and Hare on sale here.
Charlotte Farmer loves cats, dogs, screenprints and speach bubbles, so if you can tell the difference between a ‘mew’ and a ‘miaw’ or a ‘woof’ and a ‘wooooof’ then this is the lady for you. And if you like dogs and speak their language, why not show it through your choice of pencil case? Designed by Gemma Correll to make you smile.
If you’d like to wear your cat close to your heart, we have some beaufitul kitty jewellery by Hello Sunshine. And for the ‘crazy cat lady’ in your life, we have some wool brooches by Scottish textile designer, Wee Beauties which should appear online soon.These beautiful, styalised black kitties have arrived in recently from Magda Boreysza and Pleased to Meet. Magda has a great selection of prints, new in this very day.
We hope you’ve enjoyed a little tour of our favourite cats and dogs, and we look forwrad to the sunny days kicking in again, keep your eyes on the weather forecast…
Have a great weekend.xx
We’ve also had a bumper month of beautiful ceramics & leafy inspired prints arriving. It’s getting us all a little bit green fingered & has inspired this weeks #fridayfavourites.
Everyone’s favourite spikey friend, The Cacti. This prickly little guy seems to be booming in the fashion stakes at the moment & is adorned across clothing, homewares & prints.
Hello Marines new collection is inspired by this little guy & we’re all a little bit in love with her new venture into home furnishings with the introduction of her hand screen printed monochrome Cacti Cushions.
If you’re a plant lover but not very green fingered then this is the perfect way to bring plants into your life, as is her gorgeous new print Leafy Goodness. A beautiful print in lush greens & black. We love the grid pattern on the vase too.
This also ties in perfectly with the arrival of new ceramic vases from Jeff Josephine. A lovely collection featuring hand painted grid & leaf patterns. They come in 3 different sizes, Large navy/red, Small – navy/mustard & my absolute favorite Medium – grey/mustard. It’s a beaut! 😍
They would look amazing with a collection of Craspedia. A care free way to fill your vase as they’re dried flowers and fun little spherical buds.
We’ve come to the end of Susie Wrights exhibition this week. Susie’s collection featured beautiful Flora & Fauna from her Australian Trip.
One of my personal favourites from her collection was ‘Surveying The Daintree’. Susie’s full collection of limited edition screen prints & hand made ceramics will continue to be available through the gallery & online shop.
Last but most certainly not least is Essi Kimpimaki. Her Coyote print fits perfectly with this weeks collection, lots of spikey Cacti in this one.
We’re also super excited to share with you that we’ve just taken delivery of her new collection. Essi’s new Bergen print is stunning. Featuring the coloured buildings synonymous with Bergen.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks #fridayfavourites & it’s inspired you to get a little bit green fingered. Failing that a wee trip to The Botanics is sure to satisfy your flora and fauna needs! 😀
Fresh off the Screen Printers table are these beautiful new prints from Emily Hogarth. The range of 8 limited edition screen prints feature beautiful Scottish Folk Songs and Poetry. Speed Bonnie Boat is one of our favourites.
The full collection is now up on our website, displaying all the colours of the sea and sky. If you’re interested in any of them, get in touch. They would look fantastic as a collection.
Emily has also graced us with a lovely collection of cards featuring British birds; all following a simple colour palate of muted blue, dark navy, grey and mustard.
Each pot is hand made and painted by Susie and they all feature beautiful blue, mint and lilac glazes inside.
We also can’t get enough of her cute little owl pals! Each one is unique with their hand painted expressions. We are all coveting a set!
Keeping the ceramic theme going we have So many new ceramics in the gallery at the moment.
New leather accessories alert! SodaKitsch recently stopped by with their new range of screen printed leather accessories.
Made from Natural vegetable tanned leather and hand screen printed with a cool geometric design. The new collection features a Tri Coin Purse, Small Keyrings, Card Purse and Trinket Bowl. The new collection will be online very soon.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks #fridayfavourites and it’s beautiful blues, mint and seafoam colours!
A hip ship-shape collection for your summer holidays with this weeks #SaturdaySuperstars, inspired by Geometry, the sea and the sky! We have lots of new works in to share with you, from ceramics and prints for your staycation, to jewellery and summery accessories for your adventurers!
The “Geo” theme is a nod to the geometric lines explored by Kate Sheridan in her Spring Summer collection of “Geo Palm” bags, wallets and purses, just the perfect accessory for stepping out on the boardwalk!
As this season has already started, we have put some styles on sale, but Kate’s products are such great designs, that they will stand the test of time. A wee hint from this collection would be the “Bucket Bag” as shown above, very versatile with long and short strap options, the bucket bag was the go to bag of the 90’s and has been making a steady comeback for the last few seasons.The “Harbour” theme is a direct response to our delight at the arrival of Harbour 1, 2 & 3 foiled screen prints from Tom Pigeon. Number 3 is shown above and a wee detail of Number 1 is below, we just can’t stop looking at these perfectly balanced compositions! Have a peep at all 3 here, along with their new Luna & Sol folio.
As if by magic, we have also welcomed in new jewellery from maker Alice Bosc this week, whose pieces titled “Land” (below)and “Coast” (below again) are featured in the Saturday Superstars collection along with the slightly less thematically titled “Lemon Incest” who made it into the edit on the strength of it’s angular shape. The whole collection is a geometric delight and is available in Gold, Silver and Bronze so you can award yourself or your pal a wee medal. Alice is based in London where she designs and makes her range with great care and attention to detail. She strives to keep her work clean, sophisticated, affordable and unisex, so we think they’d make a great option for a gift for a style conscious gent.What walk along the boardwalk or harbour would be complete without a scarf to keep the cill away or protect from the sunshine rays? Kirsteen Stewart’s beautful sunset scarves captures the summer evening feel perfectly!
All of us here at Red Door HQ have been going a little weak at the knees for our new, hand made collection of ceramics. The “Seal Bowl” is a particular charmer, as are his friends “Hedgehog” and “Sloth” bowls. Keep an eye on our “What’s New” section and our “Instagram” pages to meet even more of their palls over the coming weeks.
We hope you have enjoyed our Saturday Superstars Geo Harbour and that your summer travels, wherever they take you, bring you joy!
The Tour de France kicks off tomorrow in Utrecht in the Netherlands. So this weeks #fridayfavourites is colours of the tour de France. Featuring all our favourite bike and yellow and black themed goodies behind our red doors.
Great Minds Ride A Bike in the perfect yellow and black colours. (also available in green and black) We love this limited edition screen print by Rebecca Kaye. The perfect gift for cycling mad pals or great for couples that love a wee cycle together.
Keeping the theme going is ‘1 Good Turn Deserves Another’ from Rebecca’s cycling screen print collection. These guys would look great together.
I’m sure the sun is going to be out in France for the races this year and it’s been quite nice to get a small glimpse of sunshine this week in Edinburgh (In between the grey clouds and thunder!). We love this ‘Day’ Screen Print by Tom Pigeon. A beautiful screen print featuring gold foil blocked detail to represent the sun.
We’ve all got our eye on this beauty! Screen Printed Sausage Bag by Ding Ding. Available in 4 colours and the perfect gym bag. Show your love for The Tour on your next trip to your spin class with this super yellow version.
This Kate Sheridan Geo Palm Clutch is geometric loveliness in colours of mustard, black, cream and grey. Digitally printed fabric with soft leather details. The perfect going out bag or cute cover for your iPad.
We’ve had so many new cards recently. You’ve all been fans of the arrival of Stormy Knight cards. This is the perfect card for that special someone that’s achieved one of their ‘life goals’.
Get out there and enjoy the sunshine today. It’s looking like a pretty wet weekend. No excuses for staying in to watch the bike racing now!
Check out Ronde Bike Cafe in Stockbridge if you want to watch some of the series whilst drinking some great coffee and eating delicious cake!
Happy Weekend Everyone!
With the launch of Susie Wright’s Here and There Exhibition last night, it seemed only right to feature her beautiful collection of works in this weeks #fridayfavourites.
The exhibition features beautiful differing skylines of Edinburgh, her favourite feathered friend and the beautiful flora and fauna she discovered on her year out in Australia in 2014.
Susie joined us early in the week to paint an intricate leafy window. Check out Nicky’s blog from Thursday to see her in action.
We thought it best to start this week’s collection with our very own Victoria Street. This has been a popular print by Susie with both locals and tourists wishing to remember their favourite street, on their trip to Edinburgh (We have some pretty good company here on the street!)
Mineral Stag has been Susie’s biggest stand out piece to date in the gallery. A beautiful 14 colour screen print. she has since added a beautiful smaller A3 version.
Pink Owl is a two colour screen print featuring neon pink details (got our eye on this one!)
New Eagle Owl peering out the corner of the paper, a new edition of the popular two colour screen print eagle owl. now with some neon pink eyes!
Flamingo has been a popular print by Susie. The A4 version is a beautiful pale coral colour. She’s super sized it for the exhibition and it’s in a cool neon pink.
Looks amazing in a black frame
Castle Fountain is a new colourful view of the stunning Edinburgh Castle, We never tire of the view of the iconic building. This new Screen Print features striking blues; and yellow to highlight the ‘Ross Fountain’ in Princes Street gardens.
This is just a small collection of the beautiful new works by Susie Wright. The rest of the collection can be seen online or if you’re in the area it’s a must to stop by and see them in all their glory.
Susie has also produced a range of ceramics for her exhibition. We can’t get enough of her army of cute ceramic owls!
Have a great weekend everyone and if you get the chance, do pop in to see the exhibition.
Here’s our photo diary of Susie Wright installing her window exhibition framework yesterday – an incomplete masterpiece untill all the ceramics arrive! Her exhibition launches online tomorrow titled “Here & There”.
We are delighted iwth the final presentation and cannot believe how beautiful the window frame artwork looks, Susie is a fluid draftsman with an amazing eye for composition. We hope you can join us and Top Out Brewery in raising a glass of well crafted beer to toast Susie’s achievement. Please join us from 6.30pm tommorow (Thursday June 25th) eve.
Top Out Brewery will be providing some tasty beer for the opening of Susie Wright’s print exhibition this Thursday! You are very welcome to join us and preview Susie’s stunning collection of prints and much anticipated ceramics, we will be here between 6.30 pm and 8 pm this Thursday June 25th. Hope to see you here, then.
Happy Father’s Day! We’d like to spend a little time considering families accross the world today, in particular, famalies living in the poor area of of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. This summer, illustrator and architect David Fleck is heading to Cambodia with Orkidstudio, which is a humanitarian design organisation. Together, they will build new facilities for the Goodwill Centre, a local charity who work with children and women of Sihanoukville.
Raised up on stilts, the innovative new buildings will maximise the amount of play space on the small urban site. Above will be bright and airy classrooms, a small library, IT room, and a soap making workshop to help local women earn extra income.
David has printed these 2 beautiful new prints “Cambodia Stilts” and “Cambodia Town” to assist with their fundrasing. The Red Door Gallery is delighted to support this project, and is offering these 2 prints for sale at £25 each, with 100% of monnies raised going directly towards construction costs. Orkistudio is now very close to their target of £40 000, why not buy a print to help them out and add a momento to your home?
Orkidstudio is a humanitarian design organisation whose focus is to benefit children and communities worldwide through innovative architecture and construction.
We believe that creativity has the power to inspire and instil pride within people and our aim is to explore the potential of architecture as a tool for relieving poverty, transforming lives, and promoting long term social and economic development.
Building alongside volunteers and local builders we hope to complete the building in two months during July and August. We have fundraised all of the project costs, and are now very close to our target of £40 000. All profits from every ‘Cambodia’ print that is bought will go directly towards our construction costs.
Nicky has turned our windows in to a fun array of prints and accessories to make us think of the summer days ahead. It may not be sunny outside but we can fill our homes with summer in the hope that the weather might follow suit!
Hanna Melin’s Ice Cream Print is sure to brighten your home with thoughts of summer. Lots of illustrated ice creams in all shapes in sizes. All in beautiful pastel pinks and mint. Can you spot your favourite? This is also available as a placemat too! serve your dessert in style.
Hello Marine’s colourful ice cream van prints remind us of our childhood! Unfortunately the ice cream van that came round my street, wasn’t quite this cool! A great print to evoke memories of going to the van for ice cream and treats on a summers day! Available in two colour versions. Great for kids rooms.
Trips to the seaside, can mean only one thing. Fish and Chips! I’m sure many of our locals have made the trip to the world famous Anstruther Fish and Chips! Now don’t let those pesky gulls get them. Emily Mackenzie’s Greedy Gulls print touches many of our customers who have had their own encounters with those sneaky birds.
We’re excited to share with you, our new stockist Rosa & Clara Designs. Creators of beautiful stationary, homewares and accessories featuring fun illustrative designs. Their new collection that’s arrived behind our red doors feature fun pineapples and flamingoes. The perfect accessories for your summer holiday. We’re all lusting after their Pineapple Wash Bag!
Why not keep all your holiday notes in these cute ice cream coloured note books from Ohh Deer? They feature 3 different cute creatures in all their pastel coloured glory!
Can’t make it to the seaside this weekend? This beautiful engraved Wooden Art Board by local brother and sister duo Joy Collection is sure to remind you of those calm days by the ocean!
The summer solstice is also upon us this weekend, We hope the sun is shining so you can all make the most of the extra daylight! There are lots of activities on around the country to make the most of. We hope you have fun whatever you get up to.
With all this talk of sunshine and ice cream, we’re off to local gem Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket. Now what do we choose? Malted Milk Milkshakes of course. (that’s quite a mouthful!)
This weeks Artist Feature is Barry D Bulsara. Barry hails from Leicester and is a relatively new artist to the gallery, having started working with us at the end of 2014. His work has been a resounding success with our customers all eager to get their hands on his ‘pop culture’ inspired screen prints, all are limited edition and hand pulled by Barry himself.
Barry works full – time as a Graphic Designer and in his spare time designs and makes his fun prints for us all to enjoy. He took the time out of his busy schedule to give us a little insight to his world and what inspires him as an artist.
Hit pause on your favourite Big Bang episode and find out a little bit more about what makes Barry tick!
You studied at Glasgow School of Art, What did you study, Why Glasgow and what did you enjoy about the city?
I studied Visual Communication, specialising in Graphic design. My reason for choosing Glasgow was a bit random, I had just returned from a year of travelling abroad and realised that I had never been to Scotland so thought why not do my degree there! Although I didn’t particularly like the course I was on, I loved the city, it’s night life and atmosphere. Glasgow is known for it’s excellent Nightlife! We can see why Barry enjoyed his time through the West!
What do you like to do when you need to get away from work?
I love what I do so it very rarely feels like work but when I want to switch off I just watch the latest TV box set or film, which is kind of research for me, but enjoyable all the same.
We all like a good coffee in the gallery, Where’s your favourite place to go and why?
I like to get out of the studio every day and go for a coffee to my local bar the Orange Tree. I tend to sit at the bar with my laptop catching up on admin work or with my sketchpad working on ideas. It’s a great little independent place with a very chilled out vibe and as well as displaying my work they make great mochas!
As your work is inspired by pop culture, what is your all time favourite tv series and movie? This is a difficult one, feel free to name your top 3!
This is a very difficult one! But off the top of my head I would say The West Wing, Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory. As far as movies; Star Wars (the original 3 of course) and the Lord of the Ring trilogy.
What’s the most enjoyable part of designing and making your own prints?
This might sound a bit cheesy but I design all my prints with me as the ‘client’ so when someone else likes one of my prints enough to part with their hard earned cash, it’s a great endorsement and confidence boost.
Lastly, You’ve taken part in a few Comic Con festivals,You’ve met quite a few of your favourite Actor/Characters. Who’s been your favourite?
I’ve always been a bit hesitant about meeting my TV & film ‘heroes’ incase they’re having a bad day and are rude or mean. But I’ve met Josef Altin who played Pypar in Game Of Thrones, he was lovely and we chatted for quite a while over coffee. I would have to say my highlight would be meeting the actors who played Helga and Herflick from ‘Allo ‘Allo, I have very fond memories of watching that show growing up.
We’d like to thank Barry for giving us a little insight in to his practice and look forward to seeing what movies and cult classics he’s inspired by next. Do you have a favourite you’d love to be given the Barry treatment?
Now where did we leave Sheldon, Howard and the gang?……………………………….