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natural curiosityworks by PloterreExhibition 16-28 May—Open Tues–Sun 10am–2pm or by appointment—Closing event Sun 28 May...
17/05/2023

natural curiosity
works by Ploterre

Exhibition 16-28 May

Open Tues–Sun 10am–2pm or by appointment

Closing event Sun 28 May
10am-12pm, all welcome

An exhibition of prints, exploring the natural world using data by ploterre.

Based in Edinburgh, ploterre is the moniker of Rebecca Kaye. After studying Mathematics at The University of Manchester, she then undertook a research masters in visual communication at Napier.

Each piece of work starts with a curiosity. What colours fly into our green spaces more than any other? How does wave height change by month, year after year? Can you predict tree ring growth from weather data? Using existing observations alongside personal field notes, Ploterre sets out to answer these questions using a variety of information. After a long journey of research, insights are unearthed and stories are ready to be shared through the art of design.

Combining these two fields with a love of the outdoors and a natural curiosity, she now creates limited edition artworks based on her explorations of the natural world, in pursuit of a deeper understanding of the environment and the species that call it home.

Armed with data in place of a map, the journey shapes every step of the creative process from the materials and tools used to the overall design of each new piece of work.

This journey and its creations endeavour to tread as lightly as possible. The final pieces are made locally in small batches using human powered, traditional processes and local, natural materials.

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Looking great 👍🏻
06/05/2023

Looking great 👍🏻

Exhibition extended until Sunday 27 NovPREVIEW this Friday 18 Nov 6-8pmSend Nudes is the showcase of a collective online...
16/11/2022

Exhibition extended until Sunday 27 Nov

PREVIEW this Friday 18 Nov 6-8pm

Send Nudes is the showcase of a collective online digital care project including a new version of Keith Farquhar's Cycling Shorts series live in the Gallery on the opening night and a collaborative text organised by Kirsten Lloyd.

Exhibition: 18 - 27 November 2022
Gallery: Open daily 10am–2pm or by appointment

After party on Friday 18 Nov at The Strathmore Bar with sexy tunes by DJ Lycra plus Nick and Cozy. All welcome

Our associate programme continues this week with ‘Heavy Without it,’ an exhibition by Rory Dixon aka DJ Dynamite.Opening...
26/10/2022

Our associate programme continues this week with ‘Heavy Without it,’ an exhibition by Rory Dixon aka DJ Dynamite.

Opening Friday the 28th of October 6-8pm at Sierra Metro.

Rory Dixon wears his art on his sleeves. From a young age Rory has been DJing, making his own music, recording, drawing, collecting, designing and wearing his work. When Rory says ‘Art is a process not a product,’ he is living proof of that.

Combining vibrant colour schemes derived from his interest in all things Vegas and counterculture – Rory’s artwork, in all its flamboyance and wildness poses a pertinent question: What is style?

Style is a decision: How you cut your hair, how you wear your socks – style is how we show ourselves – whether you conform or perform. When Rory says ‘fashion gives me my sense of myself’ he means it. Rory is a living, breathing artwork.

Hope to see you there!

PREVIEW: Friday 30 September 6-9pmErgo, new works by Jack Sheahan“Furniture is for people, and necessarily follows the h...
29/09/2022

PREVIEW: Friday 30 September 6-9pm
Ergo, new works by Jack Sheahan

“Furniture is for people, and necessarily follows the human form. All creation is an approximation. There are no neutral processes. Everything that is made tells witness to the process of its creation.”

Following on from his Jorum Craft Award, Jack Sheahan further explores the concept of the ‘ergonomic engine’ and different construction methods to explore chair building, how they feel to sit in, and the interplay between creation as a verb and noun.

Jack Sheahan is a furniture maker specialising in traditional woodworking techniques, inspired by Japanese philosophies of making and Scandinavian aesthetics.

Open 1 – 16 October 2022 / 10am–2pm or by appointment

22.2.22 SALVE Preview at Sierra MetroExhibition of new works by David James GrinlyPhotography by Ross Fraser McLean
09/03/2022

22.2.22 SALVE Preview at Sierra Metro
Exhibition of new works by David James Grinly
Photography by Ross Fraser McLean

09/03/2022
The coffee bar is finally open at Sierra Metro, catch the current exhibition whilst you wait. Open 8:30-2pm weekdays and...
04/03/2022

The coffee bar is finally open at Sierra Metro, catch the current exhibition whilst you wait. Open 8:30-2pm weekdays and 10-2pm weekends ☕️❤️

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25/02/2022
21/12/2021

It’s been a long while since we’ve been active…..a new iteration of Sierra Metro will be opening early next year. More details to follow.

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13-15 Ferry Road, Leith
Edinburgh
EH64AD

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Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
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