Wasps Dundee Designers + Artists Christmas Market today! #dundeewestend

Wasps Dundee Designers + Artists Christmas Market
Today – Sunday 1st December – 11am-5pm
Wasps Meadow Mill, West Henderson’s Wynd
The much anticipated Wasps Dundee Christmas Designers and Artists market at Meadow Mill Studios is back and now in it’s 6th year! 
A wonderfully festive event with original art and sparkly handmade items by Meadow Mill’s talented tenants and a few of Dundee’s well known creative guests to boot. 
Join and get merry with Meadow Mill tenants: a cosy glass of mulled wine in one hand and all your handmade gifts in the other! 

Wasps Open Studios – 19th and 20th October 2013

Across the month of October Wasps Open Studios are opening their studio doors and inviting the public into their spaces to see the tools of a working artistic trade. Wasps Open Studios 2013 gives you a rare opportunity to see inside an artists studio space and talk to them directly about what inspires them.
Meadow Mill Studios will be open to the public on the 19th and 20th October, 12noon – 5pm both days as part of Wasps Open Studios 2013. Alongside artists’ open studios, we will be hosting the following activities in the project spaces: 
Saturday 19th:
12 noon – 13:00: Creative writing with author Zoe Venditozzi
(maximum of 8 people)
13:15 – 15:15: Reading session with poet Dawn Wood
Dawn Wood grew up in Omagh, Co. Tyrone and now lives in Perthshire, working as a science lecturer at the University of Abertay, Dundee. Her poetry publications include Ingathering (forthcoming, Nov 2013) and Quarry (2008) with Templar Poetry, and Hermes With Gift (UAD Press 2011)
15:30 – 17:00: Best bits of Pecha Kucha Dundee
Sunday 20th:
12:30 – 13:30: Meet the Inkers – Vanilla Ink.
Vanilla Ink is a jewellery workshop which offers a suportive, collaborative and affordable studio environment to silversmithing and jewellery graduates in Dundee for the period of one year. This years designers have just moved in and this is a great opportunity to meet them and learn more about their work.
14:00 – 17:00: TRiGGER presents Connectivity 2013.
TRiGGER is one of the ArtWorks Scotland/Paul Hamlyn Foundation research networks and explores developing practice within participatory settings. This drop-in activity will allow visitors and studio artists to contribute to an informal reflective visual response to the open studios event.
Both Days 12noon – 5pm:
Ms Battenberg’s Travelling Tea Room
A vertiable cornocupia of delectable treats. Sit back and relax with some homemade treats and a cuppa.
Lovely Things at Wasps
For the weekend studio 316 will be transformed into a pop up shop selling items made by artists and makers, curated by Lynne Duffus of Lovely Things. Cash or cheque only.

Wasps Studios – Vitamin D : Meadow Mill Projects’ Summer Call for Proposals

This is a call for proposals from Meadow Mill Studios for a fantastic new project space at the recently developed Meadow Mill studios in West Hendersons Wynd.
Meadow Mill Projects cordially invites you to submit proposals for Vitamin D, an open call for events and exhibitions to be staged on and offsite at Meadow Mill Projects between 26th July and 17th of August 2013. Submissions are welcomed from all manner of creative practitioners whose work is linked to or informed by visual arts practice.
Vitamin D: helps regulate calcium and phosphate levels in our bodies; these nutrients are essential for healthy teeth and bones. We synthesize vitamin D through the agency of the sun – simply by being outside.
Vitamin D can synthesize all forms of work outdoors. This includes performance and placed objects, visuals in the public environs of the city and gallery based concepts for proposed public works whose imaginary budgets and relationship with reality may be limitless.
Proposed works may be situated outdoors or could be installed in Meadow Mill Projects One, our newly redeveloped gallery space. There is a small materials budget available to support some projects, exhibitions and events and up to four projects will be selected. Please indicate on your application if you need financial support to realise your proposal.
For more details about Meadow Mill Projects, technical advice and guidance on how to make a submission for Vitamin D please read over our Meadow Mill Projects Proposal Guidelines and Wasps Studios Exhibitors Guidelines.
Please submit your proposal no later than Monday 24th June. All proposals will be reviewed by the Meadow Mill Projects Panel and successful proposals will be notified by Thursday 27th June.

Wasps Creative Pop Up Weekend

Kirsty Joanna Doig of Tissywu Sculptural Art & Design writes :
“This Weekend (1st and 2nd October from 12pm – 5pm – both days) local artists are having a Wasps Creative Pop Up Weekend event, held in 3 different locations.
One of them is in my lovely new studio, which is located on the ground floor of Meadow Mill, West Henderson Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY.
This is an opportunity for you to experience what goes on inside artists studios and of course to buy art directly from us or have a privately created commission.
The other two locations are in Douglas Court … just around the corner from my studio and also at 18 Airlie Place, Dundee.
They’ll be plenty of exciting art for you to see, and remember …  Art goes fast so don’t leave it until the last minute!” 

Dundee Wasps Artists’ Open Studios

Dundee Wasps Artists’ Open Studios take place on 2nd and 3rd October.

This is an opportunity to meet different artists, designers and makers working within their own studio spaces. Dundee’s Wasps Studios can be found at Meadow Mill in West Hendersons Wynd :

Saturday 2nd October 2010 11am to 5pm

Sunday 3rd October 2010 12 noon to 5pm

Read more at http://tiny.cc/waspsdundee.   This event is taking place in studios all over Scotland.