We were delighted that, post Art in Action parliamentary event, Daniel Johnson MSP (Edinburgh Southern) was able to arrange a visit to SCAN members Edinburgh Printmakers on 15th October. This visit provided the perfect opportunity for Daniel to see this important new creative facility in the region that he represents.
Mr Johnson met with the team and workshop members at their new base in Castle Mills, a beautifully restored historic building in Fountainbridge that used to be a rubber factory and brewery.
Studio Director Alastair Clark hosted a tour, giving Daniel a brief introduction to the organisation and all of the additional projects they are currently running alongside the print workshop and gallery. These include EP Spaces, on-site studios, visiting artist facilities and the courtyard and community garden.
During his tour, Daniel was given the opportunity to talk to several artist members and creative industry studio holders and found out more about the work that they do on a day to day basis within the city and beyond.
Workshop members showed & talked him through some of their practices in printmaking, also highlighting the benefits of having access to a large printmaking studio (one of the largest in Europe) and being a part of the Edinburgh Printmakers community.
The tour completed at the Creative Industries part of the building, where Daniel was able to have a chat with author and illustrator Catherine Rayner and interior designers Rebecca & Alix from Georgia Victoria.
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