Naked Aye – Creep Me Oot – Press Release

Naked Aye Art – Creep Me Oot. Multi-Arts Exhibition

Sat 2 – Sat 16 April 2016 – Gallery 1, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh

Opening Night: Saturday 2 April, 7-10pm + after party (10pm till late)

The Naked Aye Art Collective announces a two-week exhibition and
events programme exploring the figure in art.

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You are warmly invited to join us for a drink on Saturday, 2nd April 7-10pm, on our exhibition Opening Night.

What’s the colour of your shadow, the form of your fear? What are the juicy qualities of nightmares and dark fantasies?

Naked Aye Art are returning this spring to present ‘Creep Me Oot’, a free multi-arts exhibition that runs daily at Gallery 1, St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh, from 2nd to 16th April.

The not for profit collective has invited 35 emerging and established artists from a diverse range of creative paths to showcase works that include painting, performance, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, installation, video art and soundscape.

Visual artists include Alan McGowan, Fee Scroggie, Leigh Chorlton, Mary Trodden, Alan Chapman, Mel Roy and Marcin Krupa amongst others.

The show will also be accompanied by a sparkling programme of events. The free opening night on Saturday, 2nd April (7 – 10pm) involves physical theatre, contemporary dance (Nerea Gurrutxaga), interactive live art experiments, micro-cinema and a live music set by Glasgow’s celebrated newcomer garage rock band Future Glue. The after party will take place at Leith bar Woodland Creatures with Glasgow based DJ collective, The Mojotronics Funk Machine, bringing funk to the dance floor from 10pm to 1am (free entry).

All the Young Nudes are hosting two theatrical life drawing sessions at the gallery on Thursday evenings, 7th and 14th April (7-9pm). These are open to all, at any level and you can book your place online via EventBrite or turn up on the night.

Shivers is a free night event on Saturday 9th April (7-10pm), co-curated by poet Kevin Cadwallendar, film maker Paul Maguire and Naked Aye, featuring spoken word acts, short films, live music and performance.

The theme of the overall programme is focused around the human figure and invites people to explore creative ventures into the realms of the eerie and unsettling, the weird and wonderful dynamics of the abject. At a time of growing populism, uprooting migration and international tension, the show’s aim is to tune in and playfully bring to the fore the darkness inside each of us – all too often projected outward onto otherness, unquestioned.

Naked Aye aim to provide a platform for the vibrant resurgence in figurative art and warmly invite audiences to turn into participants, bringing them into creative dialogue with exhibiting and performing artists.


The show runs from 2nd – 16th April at St Margaret’s House, Gallery 1, 3rd floor, 151 London Road, Edinburgh. For more information please contact


Events programme

  • Sat 2nd Apr – Opening Night: An eclectic night of deliciously unsettling live performances (7-10pm at Gallery 1, St Margaret’s House), and After-Party with Mojotronics Funk Machine (10pm till late at Woodland Creatures)
  • Sat 9th Apr – Shivers, 7-10pm 
A night of spine-tingling creative short films, spoken word acts and . Curated by Paul Maguire.