Here's a little taster of some of Pop Up! Scotland's projects and collaborations both past and present. Whether you're an artist, event or festival organiser or simply interested in what we get up to here at Pop Up! Scotland, have an explore below and see what sparks your interest...
Pub Craft Club
Pub Craft Club brings art to the unexpected place of... the pub. With a different programme of craft workshops each week, you're bound to find something that floats your boat.
Every Tuesday – 18:30-20:30pm – Paradise Palms, Edinburgh 41 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB
Previous workshops include: Book Binding, Screen Print Making, Silver Ring Making, 'Make Your Own Monster', Wonderful World of Watercolour, Rubber Stamp Making, Origami Gift Boxes...
unDependence Film Festival
unDependence film festival was born out of the creative spirit that arose all over Scotland during the autumn of 2014. By showcasing films which explore ideas of dependency and what it means to be an individual in a dynamic society, we aim to keep the unDependent spirit alive and trigger (e)motions in our audience...
You Me Mory
You Me Mory is a series of thematically linked creative workshops aimed at fostering community and support networks for immigrants and refugees in Scotland. Encompassing puppetry, storytelling, theatre and other creative practices, You Me Mory's workshops explore questions about identity, home and integration.
Epic Chalk Day
Epic Chalk Day is free fun and creativity for families and children of all ages. Held on sunny-Sundays approximately every second month (depending on the season), Epic Chalk Day is a pop-up event currently held at Inverleith Park with a pleasantly relaxed vibe. At Epic Chalk Day, you can try your hand at chalking on the main paths of the park, painting in the 'Artzone', jamming with our musicians in the 'Music Zone', or you can do your face up (or someone else's!) with the make-up provided at our Do-It-Yourself Face Painting' station. A tea and coffee station is also set up to keep your creative energy flowing through the afternoon!
The Great Scottish Make Off
The Great Scottish Make Off is an interactive art event unlike any other. We are exploring how artists work within limitations. Restrictions include: time, material, and tools, but the ultimate product is limited only by their imagination.
Open Studio offers a relaxed, inclusive space to those looking to tap into their creative expression. We provide easels, drawing boards, art supplies on tap, books, Open Studio playlists... This is a place where professionals and amateurs, artists and audiences unite to provide fresh insights, energy and perspectives to one another. Come along to create, consume and communicate.
Pop Up Scotland delivered a day of linocut printmaking to celebrate the spirit of Hogmanay! We met with the Insider team and local artists to design the perfect experience for Insiderland visitors. We designed and cut a series of linoprint blocks highlighting Insider's Strathspey Safari. with interchangeable pieces featuring different animal prints, images, and of course the Strathspey Safari logo itself. Visitors got to experiment with lino in an easy and memorable way, selecting their own unique pattern combination, colour: in the end taking home their own handmade print at the end of the festival!