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Maker Library Network programme by GRAS at Gayfield Creative Spaces

Maker Library Network programme by GRAS at Gayfield Creative Spaces

12 August 2015
by Ella Reynolds

Maker Library: GRAS present a Maker Library Network exhibition and events programme at Gayfield Creative Space in Edinburgh, running from 13-20 August 2015. Visitors will be invited to read, observe and participate in the process of making during a lively programme of collaborative, open workshops facilitated by GRAS and members of the Network. Drop in to take part.


Exhibition | Draw-ing(s) by Felicity Bristow 

Artists statement: Following the site specific work made for the Hidden Door Festival 2015, Edinburgh, I am developing the theme of transformation and abstraction of the book form and working off the secondary meaning of the word ‘Draw’ (as in to draw water from a well). I am also interested in how the local environment can affect everyday materials (e.g. paper and books) within the supposed ‘shelter’ of a building. 


Workshop | Saturday 15 August | 12:00- 16:00

Jennie Fagerstrom from Maker Library: Machines Room hosts an electronic creature making workshop. Particpants will learn how to incorporate LED lights and conductive thread to bring their own characters to life with vibrant colour, textures, shapes and light.

Suitable for adults and children aged 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Basic sewing helpful. All materials are supplied, however material contributions are very welcome (fabric, card, string, thread etc) 


Workshop | Tuesday 18 August | 12:00 – 15:00

Join Tim Taylor for a matchstick investigation of the Pennsylvanian coal mine tipple. These rough-hewn structures represent the essence of form following function. Their elemental beauty is rooted in their utilitarian form. Take a break from the world of high design and join Tim Taylor in a workshop celebrating these historic tools of mineral extraction.

Free tipple. 


Workshop | Sunday 16 August | 12:00-16:00

Gunnar Groves-Raines of GRAS will be running a workshop with tensile structures formed with copper pipes and cord. Inspired by the traditional Finnish Himmeli craft of making decorative mobiles, we intend to explore the potential for this technique to be used to build stool, tables and pendant lights.

The workshop will also include the making of ‘Bend’, a copper pipe floor or desk lamp. Participants are invited to take back the manufacturing process by becoming the maker and build their own lamp with the option to take it away with them for a discounted price of the ones on sale.


Opening Times

13 - 20th August 1015, 10am - 6pm

Gayfield Creative Spaces, 11 Gayfield SquareEH1 3NT


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