A Glimpse Of Talent From EP Spaces!

Long time friends of ours, Edinburgh Printmakers, are a centre for
printmaking and the visual arts in Fountainbridge. As EP Spaces, they
also help to offer a national network of affordable meanwhile spaces for
artists and creative communities, bringing old units back to life with
new purpose and vitality by creating buzzing creative hubs in the heart
of towns and cities that can have limited workspaces for creative
people.

A whole host of talented individuals have crossed paths with EP
Spaces while on their creative journeys, and when just a handful of
artwork was showcased to us, we just couldn’t resist sharing it with you
all!

So, here’s a tiny chunk of the incredible talent oozing from EP Space’s doors!

Libby Odai

Libby Odai is a bright, young creative technologist based in Glasgow.

Her work focuses on bringing digital concepts into the physical world, taking inspiration from traditional arts such as dance and crochet.

With a keen interest in increasing access to technology, she also delivers technical digital workshops for groups in a variety of contexts.

Here is a snippet of her work while with Edinburgh Printmakers, creating captivating, moody images through light play and dance.

Julie Gibbons

Cyclical rhythms such as the Scottish seasonal eight-fold-year are explored within the context of the current socio-economic and political climate, personal psychology, and oft-hidden mythology of her homeland Scotland.

Julie Gibbons Creative is a small contemporary creative studio making symbolic art, workshops, and events.

Working in the round, inspired by nature and human ancestry, Julie’s work investigates relationships from soil to soul.

Her practice sees her concentrate on cycles, circles and symbols – the relationships between centre and container, and the symbolism therein as it relates to being fully human in these particular times, in this particular place.

Kathryn Johnson

Kathryn Johnson is a Scottish oil painter whose atmospheric paintings strive to create a conversation about our emotions and experiences in nature.

A graduate of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, she has also exhibited in Dundee, Edinburgh, London, Berlin and Como, Italy. 

In September of 2019 she embarked on a three week residency living with an indigenous community in Armila, Panama, with La Wayaka Current. In January 2020, she was selected for FBA Futures at the Mall Galleries in London, the UK’s largest annual survey of emerging contemporary figurative art.

This led her to being selected for Glyndebourne’s Forces of Nature 2020 show, featuring ten female painters. The show was postponed due to Covid-19 and she has spent the year continuing to evolve her process and style during lockdown in rural Aberdeenshire.

Bruce Swanson

Bruce is an artist and maker inspired by nature’s textures, shapes and forms. He is a painter, print-maker and jewellery maker with a practice based in Aberdeen.

Bruce graduated with a Masters degree from Gray’s School of Art in 2018 and was the President of Aberdeen Artists Society (AAS) for two years.

EP Spaces has been a recent creative home for Bruce while he forms beautiful pieces of art from the weird and wonderful materials on offer.

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