Fly into a career in the arts with free event at Wasps

Artists at Wasp Studios St.Mary,s Mill, Selkirk prepare for Saturday's start of the  Open Studios Weekend 2008. From left, Jim Douglas, Viv Wade, Rob Hain, Moy Mackay and Liz Douglas.
Artists at Wasp Studios St.Mary,s Mill, Selkirk prepare for Saturday's start of the Open Studios Weekend 2008. From left, Jim Douglas, Viv Wade, Rob Hain, Moy Mackay and Liz Douglas.
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Wasps Artists are hosting a free event to interest 13 to 25-year-olds in a career in the arts tomorrow (October 24), from 1.30pm till 4.30pm.

The Creative Futures event, at the Wasps Artists’ studios on Level Crossing Road in Selkirk, is aimed at engaging young people with a variety of visual art practices as a way of thinking about their own journeys into the creative industries and professional artistic practice.

Kerry Jones of Wasps told us: “The afternoon’s aim is to show routes taken by artists from a wide range of disciplines: printmaking, film, painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, photography, CAD design, puppet making, fashion and animation. There will be Flash Talks – Pecha Kucha presentation style – showing work by artists from Wasps and other art studios, and short films showing artists from around Scotland and from different disciplines talking about their work and lives.”

Representatives will also be on hand from Heriot-Watt print department, Borders Studios, Borders Arts Festival, a successful Prince’s Trust awardee, plus Voice of my Own (VOMO) film-makers.

Kerry added: “We feel that this would be an important input to young people to help them discover opportunities in the creative arts.”

For more information, email ruffledfeatherspuppets@gmail.com or call Kerry on 07905293798.

Free car parking is available, however, visitors with disability will require some assistance due to ramp and steps.