Our proposed theme and vision was for the creation of a home studio. A creative living and working environment for the development of the arts, complementary health and movement that would serve our needs as artists to continue to create but also be of service to others in both the community and professional fields.
I originally trained as a dancer in the 1970’s and since then have continued with extensive study and teaching in the combined fields of movement, health and the arts. My studies have taken me to the Far East, Europe and the US.
Finding Ormiston Church Hall in early 2005 re-ignited a creative vision, that of creating a dedicated space for the practice, research and development of the arts.
A place for the learning and sharing of ideas, of bringing together artists and the community in an aesthetically orientated environment to share and be mutually inspired.
It was immediately apparent that the building could very well house this vision with its large open plan structure.
It is also easily accessable from Edinburgh, being serviced by public transport with a bus stop directly outside and access to more extensive bus and rail services from nearby Tranent and Wallyford.
Health of the building
To enhance the principles of health we worked closely with an architect and advisor who between them have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of old buildings and the principles of the health of a building in terms of its breathability and energetics (Feng Shui).
Along with an ecological awareness we hoped to renovate the building sensitively, imaginatively and aesthetically in order to create an inspired place to live, work and open to the public.
Audicia Lynne Morley