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.

 
Screen Printing Special

Screen Printing Special

We have a Screen Printing Special for you this week. We are focusing on our Red Door artists with a passion for the printing process, and in particular screen printing! Screen printing actually originated in China and Japan way back around 220 AD and was initially...

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Meet The Maker- Let’s Meet Helen of Mister Peebles

Meet The Maker- Let’s Meet Helen of Mister Peebles

It's Meet The Maker. Our newly revamped feature where we speak to the artists behind your favourite prints and design goodies. What they studied, what they love about what they do, their favourite coffee spots and much more. As The Degree Shows come to a close and all...

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Edinburgh Alumni Showcase

Edinburgh Alumni Showcase

It's an Edinburgh Alumni Showcase - we are gathering together all our Edinburgh College of Art artists and showing off their incredible creativity!  As a way to mark the end of the Degree Shows in Scotland and to celebrate all the new graduates on the verge of taking...

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Father’s Day 2019

Father’s Day 2019

It's Father's Day 2019 - the 16th June is a day to celebrate Dads of all kinds with a special something that says 'Thanks Da, you're great and I love ya!' All fabulous Da's deserve something fun and fantastic on Father's Day and we have plenty of things big and small...

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Degree Show Diamonds – Glasgow

Degree Show Diamonds – Glasgow

It’s Degree Show Diamonds time, take three! Time to see what the Glasgow School of Art students have been up to! The GSA doors are open for their 2019 Degree Show which kicked off on 1st June and continues until the 9th. There will be bundles of super work and...

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Degree Show Diamonds – Edinburgh

Degree Show Diamonds – Edinburgh

It's Degree Show Diamonds time, take two! The Edinburgh College of Art will be opening its doors for their Degree Show 2019 on Saturday 1st June. We are very excited and can't wait to see what all the amazing ECA kids have been up to during their time as dedicated and...

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Silly ‘n Scottish!

Silly ‘n Scottish!

Have fun with something Silly 'n Scottish! It's always good to laugh and it's always nice to smile - we have gathered some bits and bobs from about the shop that we think will make you chuckle. They're charming, playful and a wee bit silly, all the best things are!...

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Degree Show Diamonds – Dundee

Degree Show Diamonds – Dundee

It's Degree Show Diamonds time! Dundee art college, the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art will be opening its doors for their 2019 Degree Show on Saturday 18th May. A celebration of their creative and talented students who have worked exceptionally hard. and now...

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#Maker Monday – Let’s Meet Lauren Morsley

#Maker Monday – Let’s Meet Lauren Morsley

It's #Maker Monday. Our newly revamped feature where we speak to the artists behind your favourite prints and design goodies. What inspired them to become artists, where they look for inspiration, their favourite coffee spots and much, much more. This week sees the...

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Perfect Patterns

Perfect Patterns

A kaleidoscope of Perfect Patterns has filled our Red Door Gallery windows, shelves and nifty corners with colour, shape and style! From mesmerising prints to transfixing tables our artists are the best at abstract, contemporary design. Find something to transform...

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Movie Madness

Movie Madness

A little bit of Movie Madness this week - gather round for these film inspired prints premiering at The Red Door Gallery. If you're a fan of film then you'll be thrilled by these design marvels - from cult classics to Scottish staples, and golden oldies there is...

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Animal Easter

Animal Easter

We all enjoy a good Animal Easter with our animal pals like the Easter Bunny. Animal themed treats in the form of tasty chocolates and delicious sweets and animal orientated activities like walking amongst the spring Lambs and watching the birds busying themselves in...

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Easter Kids Special

Easter Kids Special

We have an Easter Kids Special full of fun things to keep those crazy kids occupied! Here are some creatively charged activities for the whole family to get stuck into whilst the kids kick back from school. Also we have some simply fab finds to share that'll keep...

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The Map Project by ECA Illustrators 2019

The Map Project by ECA Illustrators 2019

The Map Project by ECA Illustrators 2019 is our current collaboration with The Edinburgh College of Art! We love to showcase the up and coming talent Edinburgh has to offer - so we invited the Final Year Illustrators to exhibit their imaginative magic at The Red Door...

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Making Your Day

Making Your Day

We're Making Your Day with Craft Kit coolness, super-duper DIY Packs and beautiful things to get those hands making and creating! With Mother's Day just around the corner these crafty creations would be time wonderfully spent on Sunday 31st! Relax with something...

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Quali -Tea Mums

Quali -Tea Mums

We're treating all those Quali -Tea Mums to a delicious selection of afternoon tea delights! A choice of scrumptious jewellery, delectable prints and delightful trifles - It's nearly Mother's day so whether it's with a nice cup of tea or a grand High Tea remember to...

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Let’s Entertain You

Let’s Entertain You

Let's Entertain You with these fabulously fun things by creative masterminds DOIY Design and Claire Barclay Draws - never a dull moment with a piece of DOIY in your life, they have a knack for the interactive and usefully bizarre. Claire Barclay delights us with her...

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#Maker Monday – Kirsty Baynham

#Maker Monday – Kirsty Baynham

It's #Maker Monday. Our newly revamped feature where we speak to the artists behind your favourite prints and design goodies. What inspired them to become artists, where they look for inspiration, there favourite coffee spots and much, much more. You’ll know Kirsty...

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Ladies We Got This

Ladies We Got This

Ladies We Got This - let's all celebrate the power of womanhood and join in the moves towards positive change with the upcoming, worldwide International Women's Day event 2019. A day for us girls of the world and our friends to unite and do our part for female kind!...

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Be Abstract

Be Abstract

Time to Be Abstract - We have some brand spanking new work from Swedish maker Isa Form. Her print creations are all about shape, line and strong colour. Meanwhile newcomer Jennifer Lemon is ever so marvellously monochrome, making bold B&W jewels!    ...

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Chunki Chilli Chums

Chunki Chilli Chums

Meet our Chunki Chilli Chums - these new members have joined our hand knitted toy and puppet collection and everyone's falling in love with their sweet faces, funky outfits and charming colours. So many quirky creatures make up the Chunki Chilli family, why not become...

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Island Nation Knitwear

Island Nation Knitwear

Introducing Island Nation Knitwear - the coolest way to keep warm. Their ultra stylish and unique designs are bright and colourful and made from lovely lambswool. Island Nation Studio also make a huge effort  to reduce, recycle, reuse, and give something back to the...

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Love Struck

Love Struck

It's February and Cupid's in town so we feel a little Love Struck! Here are our latest art and design crushes that will capture your heart's. You won't be able to resist these beauties...     Some tender leather loving by ARK Colour Design has given us the...

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Fun & Fierce February

Fun & Fierce February

It's a  Fun & Fierce February with the arrival of new artist Tom Hardwick - he's making pieces inspired by the animal kingdoms of home and abroad. Check out his collection of small and mighty creatures!     Stickers come in all shapes and sizes - these...

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A Nice Cup of…

A Nice Cup of…

On cold days like these, there's nothing like A Nice Cup of... whatever you like! So long as it's hot stuff. We've put a little collection of marvellous mug related goodies together to warm your cockles! The Coffee Pot Enamel Pin by Chase and Wonder is a very...

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January Gems

January Gems

Here are our January Gems, in case you missed them - The month is almost over and so will be those January Blues - so start February right with something bright and colourful, we have lots to choose from! This is the beautiful Noise and Chaos print by Catherine Anne...

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New Year Resolutions 2019

New Year Resolutions 2019

Time to take on our New Year Resolutions - make January the start of a brilliant year to come and let's all give 2019 our best shot! Here are some pieces inspired by the ambitious, the creative and the unusual resolutions we love to attempt when the New Year begins!...

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A Tangerine Xmas Dream

A Tangerine Xmas Dream

A Tangerine Xmas Dream for all those who want to brighten up these dreich, wintry days with a burst of Orange - some visual Vitamin C! We have a bunch of juicy, new products in the form of various Orange critters for you to enjoy! Gustav the Cat Cushion Cover is...

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Squids and Pears

Squids and Pears

It's all about those Squids and Pears - Brand new designs by our lovely designers Squid Ink Company and Son Of Pear - with their unique materials and funky shapes, these guys are continually surprising us with their latest products! So check out our new Concrete...

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Fantastic Feasts

Fantastic Feasts

  It's the season for Fantastic Feasts - so here is a scrumptious collection of tasty products we have simmering nicely at The Red Door Gallery - to get your mouth's watering and belly's rumbling!     The Be Good To Yourself Burger - A mouth-watering...

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Fleck & Freya Fever

Fleck & Freya Fever

The Red Door Gallery has a case of Fleck & Freya Fever! A brand new batch of prints by Edinburgh favourite David Fleck and Freya Designs have arrived - and everybody wants some! So catch the Fleck & Freya Fever while you can! This beautiful print is Trail by...

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Autumn Tones

Autumn Tones

  We simply love Autumn Tones - The burnt reds, golden yellows, coppery orange and rusty browns! It is certainly a beautiful time of year to be out and about - if you can stand the cold! Here's a selection of pieces that share the colours of the Autumnal paint...

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Halloween Hullaba-BOO!

Halloween Hullaba-BOO!

Halloween Hullaba-BOO! Did we scare you? Well of course we did! Halloween is on its way to haunt us and The Red Door Gallery is ready with some wickedly wonderful treats for all the art and design devils. Let's have some Halloween fun this week you super-fine fiends!...

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Destination Edinburgh

Destination Edinburgh

  You have reached Destination Edinburgh - time for a whistle stop tour of the city through the eyes of one of our newest artist arrivals Adrian McMurchie. Beautiful studies of top town destinations created by an Edinburgh enthusiast with excellent illustration...

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Tom Pigeon Temptations

Tom Pigeon Temptations

  Wonderful, new Tom Pigeon Temptations have arrived- a  beautiful abundance of Mix and Match Earring sets along with some superb new screenprints that'll have your artsy heartstrings fluttering! Seaweed 1 and Seaweed 2 are two superb screen prints inspired by...

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A World Of Fun

A World Of Fun

  The Lindstrom Effect has created some super-duper new prints and they are a World Of Fun alongside our newest pin badges from Ohh Deer!     They Come From The Future pops with colour and features a bunch of very friendly and futuristic faces. Judging...

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Behold – Magda Boreysza!

Behold – Magda Boreysza!

  It is time to Behold - Magda Boreyza! An illustrator with a fantastically wild imagination. A creator of wonderfully, feral children, wise animals and dark dreams. We have her latest illustration adventures for you to explore! Love is a Flower by Magda charms...

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