Monday, 20 December 2010

Hong Kong - Urban Art

Here at Framed we are always on the look out for interesting things happening in the global arts scene.

Hong Kong has been on our radar for a while now and with new galleries focussing on high end urban art opening across the city, we think it definitely deserves a mention.

There are organisations like ST/ART who are a collective of urban artists who are collaborating with clothes giants Reebok and Evisu and Graphic Airlines a pair of urban artists doing quirky and kitsch designs on everthing from public spaces to bags.

So keep an eye on the East because things are happening... cool things.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Featured Artist - Fernando Martins

Fernando Martins is a Portuguese painter and sculptor living near Coimbra. His pictorial work features cultural icons and his use of a dark colour palette adds a depth and richness to his work that reflects the work of the artists and musicians he paints. He will be one of the artists exhibiting in Letters from Iberia, May 2011.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Jonathan Freemantle - Divina Proportione

Exciting things are happening in the old ambulance depot on Brunswick Street in Edinburgh...

Next week celebrated South African artist Jonathan Freemantle unveils his latest exhibition Divina Proportione. Running from the 17th - 23rd of November it is set to a feast for the eyes and we at Framed are delighted to be supplying the wine for the launch.

For more information visit Jonathan's website!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Noir! 8 - Photographs

A selection of photographs from Noir! 8

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Noir! 8 - Friday the 5th of November

Our partner organisation Noir! are throwing another feast for the eyes with their collaboration with the African Film Festival.

Noir!'s latest event will focus on all thing African tomorrow with work by the Nigerian designer Nkwo Onwuka, Johari and students from the Edinburgh College of Art. 

We will be going along and so should you if you want to see the best art/film/fashion party in the city!


Sunday, 31 October 2010

Featured Artist: Eduardo Ortun

Eduardo Ortun lives in Galicia where he started his activity as a water colour painter in the late 60s. His work has evolved over the last four decades into very colourful and absolutely personal imagined landscapes. Ortun is an established artist and his work can be found in private collections and museums around the world. We are delighted to be exhibiting his work in May 2011 in Letters from Iberia.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Featured Artist: Xico Lucena

Born on the 14th of October 1966 in Olsberg, Germany. Lucena is a sculptor with work in private collections around the globe. He has also produced a range of public monuments in Spain and Portugal.

Lucena began sculpting in 1983. He primarilly works in granite which he frequently combines with steel, wood and other materials. His work is striking and beautifully crafted and we are delighted to be showcasing his work in Letters from Iberia, 6 - 23 of May 2011 in Edinburgh.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Africa in Motion Launch

Framed were at the Africa in Motion launch on Thursday last week where we are sponsoring the photography exhibition in the Filmhouse bar.

There was a selection of stunning photographs by Fiona Macalister, taken at a Maasai wedding in the foothills of Mount Meru in Northern Tanzania called A Maasai Wedding Celebration and Faces of Africa, Moragh Reid's photographs capturing the faces of the men, women and children - and even some animals – Moragh encountered during her work and travels in Africa.

All proceeds of the exhibition will be donated to the Genocide Memorial Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.

Go and check it out!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

James Hugonin - Ingleby Gallery
1 October - 20 November 2010
A major exhibition is on at the Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh of James Hugonin, an artist who has made a significant contribution to British abstract painting. 

We are going along this week and so should you! Review to follow shortly.

For more details visit the Ingleby Gallery website:

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Edinburgh Could Say Farewell to Established Arts Venues

An article in the Evening News today exposes the plans to sell off two of Edinburghs well established underground arts venues. 

In a move that will leave a large gap in the Edinburgh scene, The Edinburgh University Settlement stands to make around £2 million from the properties which include GRV and The Forest Cafe.

Framed Sponsor Africa in Motion Exhibition

Framed are delighted to announce will be sponsoring the exhibition for the Africa in Motion film festival at the Edinburgh Film House on Lothian Road.

Edinburgh is a cultural centre of Europe with an international arts scene. Africa in Motion doesn't just add to this, it adds a unique element by showcasing a culture which is rich and colourful but often not well represented. The ethos of Africa in Motion very much reflects our own and we not only look forward to working together but also to seeing what gems they have in store for us this year.

see for more details.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Grupo Ângulo Escultores
Framed is happy to announce the main exhibitors for Letters from Iberia will be Grupo Ângulo Escultores, a Spanish and Portuguese group of sculptors exhibited across Europe, the exhibition will be a chance to see some of the most impressive sculptural work from Europe.

To have a look at some of the work they are doing check out their facebook page
New Website
Framed are pleased to finally annouce the launch of the website! Featuring new content and regular updates soon.