The Art's Complex had an open day today, so I went along to see how this ugly old office block has been transformed into a magical and vibrant arts community space.
I really wanted to visit Katherine Sola's studio (Katherine is the wife of Howard of Belvedere Mountain Express with whom I've collaborated on musical versions of some of my poetry).Katherine has a lovely wee studio with views over Arthur's Seat and full of ceramics and mixed media art (including ceramic rabbits!) - a much greater variety than is shown on her website!
I also wanted to see the Re:See It exhibition of recycled visual art and craft. It is definitely worth going along to, there's a wonderful range of work, including 'stained glass windows' made from sea glass and found materials and a wonderful hanging mobile made from recycled plastic milk bottles. I didn't take notes of who the artists were (though many of them are based in the Art's Complex and can be found via links on the website). The exhibition is organised by the Art's Complex Green Team and runs until Friday 28 April. So if you get the chance, pop along and enjoy!