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.

 

Stationery Week – Write on time ✏️

It's National Stationery Week. A celebration of all things pen,pencil and paper related. With the advances in modern technologies we're venturing further away from good old pen and paper. But nothing beats the feel of a new pen or pencil or the smell of a crisp fresh...

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Play that funky Music on Record Store Day🎸🎷

It's National Record Store Day. You can't beat the smell and feel of a brand new vinyl record. Especially when it's bought from your favourite local record store. We love that there's been a resurgence in vinyl record sales, especially at a time where more and more...

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Bunnies on Holiday 🐰🐰🏖

We're so close to cracking open the chocolate eggs that the Easter Bunny will hopefully be bringing us this week. There are many folklore tales on the origin of the Easter Bunny, many believe he has German origins and dates back to early 19th century. He is thought to...

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Wedding Ideas

Love is most definitely in the air today, every hour or so we have seen a flurry of Brides running past the gallery windows and there have been sightings of Grooms Men dressed in broccoli!  It can only mean one thing, the return of the Greater Grassmarket Walking...

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Creative Easter 🐣🐰

The Easter break is in full swing, time to recharge the batteries, have fun with your family and get creative. We've got some great craft kids for adults and kids alike. From paper craft to weaving, we've got you covered. Our window is awash with pastel colours and...

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Abstract Notions

This week sees the arrival of lots of bold and colourful new work.  If you're a big fan of colour and shape then you're going to love what we've got behind our Red Doors. New Jewellery has arrived from Inca Starzinsky. It's a beautiful collection made up from layered...

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Flower Power! 🌼

It's a dull rainy day outside. (photo taken on a much more spring like day, earlier this week 🌞) But behind our red doors, our flower game is strong🌺. After the hugely successful workshop at the Monkey Business Themed Museum Lates . We're still buzzing from seeing all...

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We Got This Ladies!

It's International Women's Day. A day that has been celebrated since 1911. Let's stand tall with all those inspiring ladies in our lives both past and present. Let's be roll models for the little ladies of the future and let them see they can go out and achieve...

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It’s Cocktail Hour

The weekend is in sight and what better way to toast it than with a cheeky cocktail. 😉 The arrival of new artist Crispin Finn and their fabulous Cocktail Tea Towels and Cards, has got us all in the mood for cocktails. The Martini- Make like Mad Men and have a round...

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Stars Are Braw at The Red Door Gallery

This week is  your last chance to see our current window exhibition " Stars Are Braw at The Red Door ".  We have worked with the tallented Jon Bishop - the man behind the Stars Are Braw collection to produce this display, and while we are delighted with the results,...

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Dynamic Duos and Perfect Partners

With Valentines Day only a few days away, we've got some pretty strong couple inspiration in the gallery at the moment. Maybe some of these dynamic duos remind you of just how special your other half is.👩❤️👨 The ever popular Ah Love Ye by The Grey Earl has been flying...

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Say it with Flowers

You know Spring is on the horizon when you start to see daffodils popping up in the shops. Any glimpse of spring is welcome in these dark days. Flowers are a lovely way to show just how much you love that special someone on Valentines Day or any day of the week you...

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For the love of Animals

The big V.Day is on the horizon and prefering not to take too lovely dovey a route,  We've got loads of great humourous cards to give that special person this year. Especially if they're a little bit of an animal lover too. We do love our furry friends here, but we...

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Roll up…..Roll up – grab the last of our Sale bargains

We're coming to the end of what's meant to be the most depressing week on the year 🙁 What would be a better way to start next week off with a bang?  A little bit of retail therapy of course. Nothing feels better than finding that item you've had your eye on for...

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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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