June 19, 2016
Between 27 May and 4 June, for 9 glorious sunny days, thousands of people visited our Electric City in the heart of Edinburgh to experience art, music, theatre, cinema, spoken word, poetry and a whole host of other delights.
We’re now pleased to announce that the official Hidden Door Auction will take place on Tuesday 28 June from 6pm at Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge. It’s an annual tradition, and a vital part of our fundraising…
Here are 7 artists from the festival whose work you could be taking home! We have dozens others too so don’t forget to check out the full catalogue.
Based in Scotland, Northern Irish/Chinese visual artist and illustrator Ursula Kam – Ling Cheng has been working freelance on installations, community art projects and collaborative artworks for the past 5 years. Her work explores a mix of mediums often combining digital and traditional image making. Cloths of Heaven was her stunning centrepiece in the Electric City Courtyard.
Oana’s quirky, innovative and playful self-portraits were a memorable highlight this year as well as last year. Bid on the The Buffalo right now, with more pieces in the Live Auction
Heather Lander is an emerging talent whose work is dominating the Scottish art scene this year. Previous exhibits at the CCA, Glasgow and Glasgow International, and of course this years Hidden Door Festival, demonstrate the powerful energy imbued within Lander’s practice. ‘Final Descent’ is part of a series of paintings that retains the same iridescent quality that is a specific characteristic of Lander’s hypnotic installations.
Meticulously constructed, this elegant ‘3rd December 2015’ graphite on paper by Daniella Turbin is testament to the artist’s ability to effortlessly combine a sense of delicate physicality in a defined work. Committed to durational processes, Turbin’s dynamic piece impresses in its boldness of methodically detailed technique and would be a special addition for any bidders collection.
There is something truly ethereal about Fiona Scroggie’s work, and ‘Lunatopia’, a celebration of multimedia at its best, is no exception. Unearthing questions that lay beneath the surface, this work takes on a life of its own with its strong physical presence pathing way for the viewer to probe, question and respond accordingly. A charming unique piece for any prospective bidder.
It is easy to see with Chris Dobson’s electrifying light installation, Suspension 01, how the merging of technical skill born of studying architecture combined with a passion for creative arts can provide an ambitious atmosphere in which to create something truly stunning. Dobson’s suspended light sculpture with acutely considered angled beams of light turned heads at this years Hidden Door Festival and would be a powerful statement piece for any bidder wishing to impress.
Last but not least, Hidden Door’s Creative Director David Martin has contributed four wonderful and highly collectible pieces to the auction, including School Dinners Java Style, a rich and bright oil on canvas piece.
Come bid on amazing original artworks live against others in the room! Plus live music, bar and Hidden Door entertainment. Tues 28 June, 6-10pm, Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge. If you can’t make it, we can take absentee bids – email firstname.lastname@example.org.