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4by8 G A L L E R Y presents ZOSIA JASINSKA
MARCH 2014 zosiajasinska.tumblr.com

4by8 G A L L E R Y presents ZOSIA JASINSKA

MARCH 2014

zosiajasinska.tumblr.com

4by8 G A L L E R Y presents MARINA TSELEPI
MARCH 2014
"Shoe Dreams", inspired by Giannis Patsakas’ poem "the shoe", depicting the angst of dealing with norms and forced reality as you grow up, choosing to conform or not.
http://marinatselepi8.500px.com/

4by8 G A L L E R Y presents MARINA TSELEPI

MARCH 2014

"Shoe Dreams", inspired by Giannis Patsakas’ poem "the shoe", depicting the angst of dealing with norms and forced reality as you grow up, choosing to conform or not.

http://marinatselepi8.500px.com/

Each of the tables at Forest Cafe hosts a piece of Alice’s writing.  Take a read and respond, her words will be here until 15th February.

Alice lives in Edinburgh, and is currently studying for a PhD in contemporary poetry.

FEBRUARY

4BY8 G A L L E R Y presents
ALESSANDRO DI MASSIMO 

Tomorrow I don’t Have anything to do

installation, variable dimension, 2013.

The images that compose the installation investigate on different 

aspects of the repetition: pattern,daily actions, addictions. 

All the images as well as to transform recurring behaviors

in something different, are focused on the investigation of

sociological and political aspects of our life.

http://alessandrodimassimo.blogspot.co.uk/

FEBRUARY

4BY8 G A L L E R Y presents

ALESSANDRO DI MASSIMO

Tomorrow I don’t Have anything to do

installation, variable dimension, 2013.

The images that compose the installation investigate on different

aspects of the repetition: pattern,daily actions, addictions.

All the images as well as to transform recurring behaviors

in something different, are focused on the investigation of

sociological and political aspects of our life.

http://alessandrodimassimo.blogspot.co.uk/

FEBRUARY
4BY8 G A L L E R Y presents
SUSIE DALTON
This exhibition revolves around a fascination with the form and representation of the human body. Using simple, clean colours and shapes in combination with scratchy, energetic lines, this body of work aims to celebrate the eccentricities and beauty of human shape and movement. The work concentrates on depictions purely based from movement and light, and aims to steer clear of sexualisation while still celebrating the human form.
 All of the pieces are unplanned and occur as a result of messing around with different mediums and shapes, working from a combination of models and memory.

FEBRUARY

4BY8 G A L L E R Y presents

SUSIE DALTON

This exhibition revolves around a fascination with the form and representation of the human body. Using simple, clean colours and shapes in combination with scratchy, energetic lines, this body of work aims to celebrate the eccentricities and beauty of human shape and movement. The work concentrates on depictions purely based from movement and light, and aims to steer clear of sexualisation while still celebrating the human form.

 All of the pieces are unplanned and occur as a result of messing around with different mediums and shapes, working from a combination of models and memory.

4by8 G A L L E R Y presents TABLETOP ART // MAX SCRATCHMANN

JAN 13th - 19th

Max Scratchmann is an illustrator, writer and performer.

He was recently a Take-Away Poet at Portobello Library; an Inky Fingers’ Poet on a Bus on the Lothian Buses’ Edinburgh Tour; and he has just won Third Place for his poem, Snow Globes, in the Dear Scotland 2013 Writing Contest this winter.

His many books include The Last Burrah Sahibs and Scotland for Beginners, which are autobiographical tales of his childhood in colonial India; and his earlier account of downshifting to the isles, Chucking It All, became unintentionally controversial in 2009 when the Lib-Dem MP for Orkney tried to have it banned. The book prevailed, however, despite the defection of its original publisher, and went on to become a Kindle bestseller.

http://www.maxscratchmann.com

http://comicpoems.wordpress.com

4by8 G A L L E R Y presents TABLETOP ART // ROBYN HAMBROOK

JAN 6 - 12th

Dear Stranger,

Would you like to get entangled in my quest to understand the quantum world? Let me introduce myself, I’m an artist and theatre maker working in street arts, circus, physical theatre, large scale outdoor events, film, installations and visual art. 

I am currently participating in a project called Fieldwork, in which artists and scientists come together in an enquiry about process and practice. I have been partnered with a particle physicist! 

On the table tops of the Forest I am sharing some creative responses, part of processing my explorations into the world of quantum mechanics, and while understanding the tiniest, most elementary building blocks of matter I am learning about my practice.

May they provoke thoughts, pictures, ideas that you can in turn share with me. I look forward to hearing from you,

Robyn

robyn.weebly.com

JANUARY
4BY8 G A L L E R Y presents
Suki Goodfellow
Specialising in psychedelic portraiture, I also create townscapes in the same style. My work has a heightened colour scheme and finds the hidden shapes in things.
www.sukygoodfellow.com

JANUARY

4BY8 G A L L E R Y presents

Suki Goodfellow

Specialising in psychedelic portraiture, I also create townscapes in the same style. My work has a heightened colour scheme and finds the hidden shapes in things.

www.sukygoodfellow.com

JANUARY 
4BY8 G A L L E R Y presents
Isaac Rose
The focus of the work that I will be showing at the Forrest concerns our relationship with the built environment, and how that brings aspects of the human condition into focus.
Specifically I’ve been drawn to places that are hubs of activity such as train stations, bus stations, airports - even service stations, locations that are inherently transitory. They have a sense of ‘non-locationness’ about them in my mind, they’re places that we go to to go somewhere else, built for anonymous crowds- but encountered by individuals. I offer up a brief foray into the cogs and wheels this sets spinning in my mind by this juxtaposition, the result of which I’m excited to see myself. 
My work is primarily drawn, with a lot of large scale continuous line work, however I’ve also been known to dabble in spray paint/charcoal experiments, comics, illustration and a whole variety of other things and whatnots.
If you’d like to see more of what I do please do plod along to idledoodle.com where I can be found sporadically posting what I’m up to, or drop me an email – isaac.rose@idledoodle.com

JANUARY

4BY8 G A L L E R Y presents

Isaac Rose

The focus of the work that I will be showing at the Forrest concerns our relationship with the built environment, and how that brings aspects of the human condition into focus.

Specifically I’ve been drawn to places that are hubs of activity such as train stations, bus stations, airports - even service stations, locations that are inherently transitory. They have a sense of ‘non-locationness’ about them in my mind, they’re places that we go to to go somewhere else, built for anonymous crowds- but encountered by individuals. I offer up a brief foray into the cogs and wheels this sets spinning in my mind by this juxtaposition, the result of which I’m excited to see myself.

My work is primarily drawn, with a lot of large scale continuous line work, however I’ve also been known to dabble in spray paint/charcoal experiments, comics, illustration and a whole variety of other things and whatnots.

If you’d like to see more of what I do please do plod along to idledoodle.com where I can be found sporadically posting what I’m up to, or drop me an email – isaac.rose@idledoodle.com

A TOY FOR EVERYONE

A Play Fair Exhibition

Ever walked into a toy store and noticed how the shelves are stacked? Often there will be one very pink aisle and one very blue aisle, telling us which toys are for boys and which are for girls.

These colours, toys, and their associated attitudes can become quickly engrained on our minds and have a lasting effect. Girls are put off buying things that are categorised as “boyish” and boys are made fun of for liking things perceived as “girly”.

At Play Fair we think that toys should be fun, educational and gender neutral, rather than a tug of war between blues & pinks, action toys & baking sets. Children have an active imagination, and we reckon therefore that the best people to design new and innovative toys are kids themselves.

That’s why we ran a competition where we asked primary school children in the Edinburgh area to draw a picture of a toy they thought would be fun for everyone. We were impressed with the ideas they came up with and think you will be too, so come along to The Forest Café to see our exhibition featuring all the entries alongside information about our campaign.

NEW WORK NOVEMBER 2013Irvine & Noble
4 by 8 Gallery

The surrealists referred to the term Exquisite Corpse and it is this term that best defines the nature of Irvine and Nobles practice. Each artist begins a drawing, the works are then exchanged over a period time to evolve the image until a satisfactory level of completion has been reached. Their drawn styles share a symbiotic relationship on paper, each artist bringing his own style and crucial reaction to the visual challenges set by the other, creating an organic and ever evolving narrative. Irvine and Noble have continued their practice over the years by air mailing drawings between Taiwan, Hong Kong and Scotland.

NEW WORK NOVEMBER 2013
Irvine & Noble
4 by 8 Gallery

The surrealists referred to the term Exquisite Corpse and it is this term that best defines the nature of Irvine and Nobles practice. Each artist begins a drawing, the works are then exchanged over a period time to evolve the image until a satisfactory level of completion has been reached. Their drawn styles share a symbiotic relationship on paper, each artist bringing his own style and crucial reaction to the visual challenges set by the other, creating an organic and ever evolving narrative. Irvine and Noble have continued their practice over the years by air mailing drawings between Taiwan, Hong Kong and Scotland.

4by8 G A L L E R Y at Forest, 141 Lauriston Place - call outs for visual art / written word / sculptures.  See posters for further details

Suited and Booted RED
4 b y 8 G a l l e r ySeptember 2013

'Suited & Booted' is a series of car boot sales with a (same) difference.
Each sale will be confined to items of a single colour.
The first colour was RED and the first sale was Sunday 18th Aug.
Future sales will rotate around the hue cycle.

Feel free to dress in accord, lounge in the RED corner at 4by8 gallery.

Suited and Booted RED
4 b y 8 G a l l e r y
September 2013

'Suited & Booted' is a series of car boot sales with a (same) difference. Each sale will be confined to items of a single colour. The first colour was RED and the first sale was Sunday 18th Aug. Future sales will rotate around the hue cycle.

Feel free to dress in accord, lounge in the RED corner at 4by8 gallery.

Faith Elliott
4 b y 8 G a l l e r ySeptember 2013

www.faitheliott.blogspot.co.uk/

Faith Elliott
4 b y 8 G a l l e r y
September 2013

www.faitheliott.blogspot.co.uk/