Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Noir! also features new collections from Rowanjoy at Godiva, Totty Rocks, Arkangel, Boudiche and Millenrey by James Robert Faulkner. They'll be screening Daniel Warren's 'Breakwater' all night and there'll be a live acoustic set from David Donelly. DJ Eoin 'Wee Man' will be blasting out sonic soundscapes thereafter. Jono Freemantle's artwork will be on view.
Quite a treat, I think you'll agree. Fashion feet forward, people!
Don't forget you can see the marvel that is Xmas go-reborn at the Princes Street Mall all day every day until the end of the month so get on down and pop-up, you bunch of misfits.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Down at the space again after a long weekend. Elph continues to work wonders on his azure and turquoise dreamscape, the centre-point a wizard-like long-limbed Bigfoot resplendent in the midst of a gaggle of imps, beauties and freaks. He is accompanied in a nearby corner by artist Ross Christie (a recent graduate of the ECA), whose ‘Bad Dudes: Here They Come’ is all neon pink and shocking blue with his trademark scowling semi-tribal masks and drunk-vision faces glaring out of the canvas.
Despite Elph’s status as graff royalty in Edinburgh and beyond, his totally humble and witty presence has been a delight and it has been so great to see a long-term, established artist enjoying his work and sharing it with the ‘go reborn’ revellers. He’s been keeping us entertained with weird and wonderful tales of late-night madness and cataloguing the graff culture of Edinburgh and beyond for us.
Ross is a pro-active and industrious man who has showered the space with his flyers and booklets that show off his artwork and also give great advice to folk wanting to set up small places. His ‘MilkTeeth/Bloodfeathers: guide to running you own artshows’ pamphlet is on sale at ‘go reborn’ and is a good intro. We like these self-publications that are also art leaflets – just the kind of thing that does well at ‘go reborn’.
Catch Ross Christie's 'Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja' at the Pageant store, Edinburgh from 20th October
Catch Elph @ Recoat in Glasgow this September
Monday, 24 August 2009
The word “hello” is less than two centuries old, my friends – but it might as well have been brand new at the weekend, so oft was it uttered in a kind of post-ironic shock (and weak-voiced wonder) at the fun we all had at the ‘go reborn’ party.
This two-hundred-year-old greeting is fitting, an archaic welcome to something so totally fresh as ‘go reborn’. We’ve taken the old, you see, putting stuff under one roof for your delectation, but we’ve infused it with the new – live on-site happenings constantly going on 7 days a week for that elusive pop-up feel. We’ll be sorry to disappoint when we have to close our doors and start on the next venture, but for now you have time left to pop-in and appreciate the lovely vibe that ‘go reborn’ has created on Calton Road.
The party, on Saturday 22nd, was to celebrate another week of busy times down at ‘go reborn’ HQ. With tunes and visuals from M.O.C & White Chocolate (from DoIt!), we cleared back the Godiva rails to make a dance floor and there were soon various dancing loons shimmying across the space. After various excellent artists having created some wonderful canvas work over the previous days, on the night we were wowed by the legendary Elph – his artwork verged on performance as revellers crowded round the canvas to egg on the genius.
As always, Auld Reekie did its bit by providing volcanic landscapes and dramatic Old Town horizons – and the Tattoo put on a free firework display and it might as well have been just for us.
Thanks to all our friends and faithful ‘go reborn’ crew for making it such a special night – we continue to receive a gaggle of visitors every day and urge you all to make ‘go reborn’ part of your Festival. The beauty of the project is that each day there is something different to see and do – it is a truly interactive experience and the perfect place to mop up art during the day, hang out in the mini-lounge, soak up rays in the hot room, watch our designers at work in the workshop or see our artists mid-opus on the canvases.