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April 25 2019

Edinburgh Printmakers rubber stamp creative hub launch

Arts charity Edinburgh Printmakers have welcomed artists to their £11m creative hub at Castle Mills in Fountainbridge, for the first time, ahead of a formal public opening this weekend.

Overseen by Page\Park the project saw a C-listed rubber factory credited with creating the first wellington boot converted to provide 2,194sq/m of space which now houses a print studio, learning space, accommodation, café, shop and archive.

Architect Suzy O'Leary commented: “It is critical we conserve, occupy and reimagine our built heritage to ensure it remains in use for many generations to come. Edinburgh Printmakers ambition for this project has been an inspiration from the start. It has been our privilege to work with them on such a fascinating, unique and important building which will provide a key cultural anchor for Edinburgh and Scotland.”

Accommodating both visitors and artists the project brings a former industrial space into public use for the first time in its 160-year history, welcoming people with three public realm commissions; a new set of steel entrance gates, a catalogue wall in glass fibre reinforced concrete and a ‘kaleidoscopic intervention’ called the EPScope.

New entrance gates have been fashioned from powder coated galvanised steel by Rachel Duckhouse
New entrance gates have been fashioned from powder coated galvanised steel by Rachel Duckhouse
One of the inaugural exhibits is Thomas Kilpper's The Politics of Heritage
One of the inaugural exhibits is Thomas Kilpper's The Politics of Heritage

2 Comments

Stephen
#1 Posted by Stephen on 28 Apr 2019 at 14:29 PM
A lovely conversion. And a garden!
Terra
#2 Posted by Terra on 7 May 2019 at 12:34 PM
lovely!

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