What's on in Leith?

What's on in Leith?: May 2018

Greta McMillan Eyegaze:

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Greta McMillan is a teenage Edinburgh artist and wheelchair user who has been recognised by the Scottish Parliament and has had an art film exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy. She uses sophisticated Tobii ‘eye gaze’ technology as a communicator. The pioneering software tracks the movement of her eyes allowing her to paint digitally. It records and tracks movement, duration gaze and focus of the eye, which Greta uses to create digital images.

The works exhibitied are primarily from a visit to Fiskavaig in Skye in the early 2018 and relate to the weather, sound, movement, space and colour of the rugged rural landscape. The larger works on show are based on a series of observations spatial descriptions and perceived colours of dance.

The exhibition has been brought to being by Kestin Hare with the support of Bare Branding and Custom Lane.

All proceeds from sales throughout the exhibition will go toward software that will better support Greta in her development as an artist.

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Meet your maker!

The city libraries held ‘Dazzle workshops’
during the Easter holidays, when more than 150 people took part across the city.

What is a Dazzle? It is in fact a Dazzle Ship. Turner Prize nominee Ciara Phillips will launch the latest Dazzle Ship as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival from May 2016.

Ciara Phillips, a long-term resident of Scotland, will ‘dazzle’ the MV Fingal, which is berthed at the Prince of Wales Dock in the historic port of Leith. As an artist with a longstanding interest in the history of signs and symbols as they relate to print media, Phillips will put her own unique spin on the astonishing camouflage patterns that adorned battle-ready ships in the Port  of Leith one hundred years ago.

You can read more about the Dazzle designs on the libraries website.

This information from: Edinburgh Reporter

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