Rhubaba Artists’ Market
At Old Tolbooth Market
Saturday 7 September 2019, 11am—5pm
Join us at the Old Tolbooth Market for Rhubaba’s first ever Artists’ Market.
We are proud to be hosting a market featuring work by ten of our studio holders. Each of our participating artists will be selling their work throughout the day.
If you didn’t know already, Rhubaba not only runs an annual programme of exhibitions and events but also provides studios to 21 artists. Please come along and support our studio holders, listen to some great tunes and pick-up a one-off piece of artwork.
Alesandro Di Massimo
+ Music from local talent EH-FM
+ Make your own tote bag workshop
Join artist Jennie Temple for a heat press printing workshop. Make your own tote bag to keep, using a block vinyl printing method, or create a more experimental fabric piece (a wall hanging or a scarf) using disperse dye paper printing on crepe de chine fabrics.
Places are limited so to avoid disappointment please email email@example.com to book a space in any of the following time slots: 12 noon, 1:30pm and 3pm.
Please note the workshop costs £10 to cover the costs of the materials used and will be payable on arrival (cash only).
+ Screening of Lace; Rope; and Thread, a sequence of short films by Roberta Jean.
Rhubaba is delighted to present three short films by Roberta Jean, a choreographer, director, singer and teacher. Jean synthesises these roles and works collaboratively with artists and makers from across disciplines to produce dances for performance and film. This film series is a poetic response to historical and contemporary notions of craft and physical work. Born out of a desire to explore the alchemy that occurs when movement and sound are combined, this work arose from a period of experimentation and practice, with an ensemble of female contemporary dancers and sound-based practitioners
Lace; Rope; and Thread are a sequence of films that form a screen version of Roberta’s critically acclaimed live work, Brocade. Lace was shot on location at MYB Textiles in Ayrshire, the only producer in the world to still manufacture patterned lace with original Nottingham Lace Looms. Here, human movements align and juxtapose with the choreography and soundtrack of the machines and voice. Rope features Welsh violinist Angharad Davies, her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploration beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation. Thread features long term collaborator, Stephanie McMann, Helka Kaski and Kirsty Arnold and incorporates Roberta Jean’s work as a vocalist.
*The screening will be on loop throughout the market*
179a Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN
The Old Tolbooth Market is ideally located just off of the Canongate. It has a bar where refreshments and food will be available.
This event is open to everyone.
There is level access through the main gate, please note the ground is cobbled. There is ramp access to the ‘Bottom’ performance space. ‘Top’ and ‘Bothy’ have stepped access only. The ground floor is wheelchair accessible with 2 wheelchair spaces. Top level is accessed by 14 stairs up and the screening room is accessed by 10 stairs down.
Location of accessible toilet facilities to be confirmed.