The Plaza

Peel Eezy, MUTUAL, MISS WORLD, Joseph Revans, The MacKay Brothers, Rhythm Machine, Eden Hawkins & Phoebe Miller, Andy Ethereal, Ian Goncharov, Pauric Courtney, Francesca Hawker, Aled Haywood, Mary Hartley, Um Boys, George Douglas, SANKT, Lily Pugh, CRISPS, EPOCH 8, SUEDE, Jamie Watt, ECAD, Monomatic, Katie Dibb, Amelia Tan, Sisi Wang, Josie Grant Pyett, Cath Keay, Sarah Calmus, Isaac Moss, Rachael Simpson, RIB, Joe Ruesmann, Andy Grace Hayes, Irineu Destourelles, DAN, Vinebox, Matthew Poland, Chlamydia Collective, Luke Thomas Edwards & Cora Ogborn James, Fiona Berry, Harry Whitelock, Supermodel, Keith MacIsaac, Lachlan Bold & Sam Adamson, STASIS, Ben Callaghan, Stef Blum, Bargain Spot, Basic Mountain, Place & Platform, Becky Tucker, Izzy Williams, Serafima Mehhovits, Kata & Mich
November 18th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017

PEEL EEZY and EMBASSY would like to invite you to participate in The Plaza. The project aims to contribute to the evolving conversation surrounding artist-run activity, and the growing need to be self-organised, both as individual artists and as a wider creative community.

The Plaza is a temporary space (18 Nov – 1 Dec, Thurs – Sun) developed by collaborative duo PEEL EEZY and EMBASSY Gallery. Together we have built a structured framework for workshopping and discussion.

Questions to consider in The Plaza:

– What do we want the Edinburgh Artist-Run Iniative network to look like?

– What uses do/could ARIs serve the artistic community and the wider public?

– What challenges do we face in getting there?

You are invited to occupy an hour-long slot where you will generate content (artwork, writing, scribbles etc) for 1-2 sides of A3 that will then be printed live on an in-house risograph printer by technicians from Mutual (artist-run studio co-operative based in Craigmillar) and added to a ‘living archive’. Some of these pages will be available to the public (on a first-come-first-served basis) for no charge on the day of printing, while all the pages will be collated in a loose-leaf publication that will be available at the end of the project for a suggested donation.

The Plaza will pay an in-kind token of £8.45 per double-sided A3 page. Each hour-long slot will produce a double-sided A3 page. The content and payment for a said page will be split between the participants occupying each hour-long slot. The work produced in their hour slot does not need to directly relate to themes of self-organisation. Basic materials will be provided and technicians will be present to ensure that the work produced each hour translates into Riso print. Participants can have work in mind / prepared before they arrive for their slot.

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17.11.17 (7pm): Opening Event – drinks and inaugural page print.

23.11.17 (from 7pm) : Open Discussion – facilitated by Deborah Jackson.

1.12.17 (7pm): Closing Event – drinks and launch of the collated loose-leaf publication.

Photo Credit: Eden Hawkins