Neuk Gift Guide 2023
It’s that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re looking for gifts for friends, or family, or want to treat yourself, why not support neurodivergent artists and creative businesses?
To make it easy, we’ve created a round-up of some of the amazing, out-of-the-box gifts you can buy directly from Neuk Collective artists.
Lindsay Dudley Art
To start us off – why not buy a one of a kind, hand-painted Christmas ornament? Lindsay Dudley Art sells original paintings and small gifts. Lindsay’s work is available on her website, www.lindsaydudleyart.co.uk, or you can email her directly if you see something you want to buy.
Buoy Oh Buoy
Run by Sophie Demery, Buoy Oh Buoy specialises in colourful jewellery and beautiful riso printed paper goods
You can buy online at: https://buoyobuoy.square.site/s/shop
Or at the following winter markets;
Saturday 25th November ~ Your Space, Kirkcaldy
Saturday 2nd December ~ Out of The Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh
Sunday 3rd December ~ Portobello Town Hall, Edinburgh
Sunday 17th December ~ Edinburgh Printmakers
(The next one is a bit NSFW so if you’re sensitive, scroll past now… )
Megan Devenny makes art wank – hand stitched, studded, knitted & hand painted clothing items. They have items throughout their social media, Etsy shop, and Vinted, and they are also open to commissions. You can find their work at their linktree: http://linktr.ee/megandevenny
Abbie Gladwin is a mixed media artist, whose work is inspired by nature, animals, landscapes & pop culture. You can add one of her vibrant oil pastels or evocative monotype prints to your collection by visiting her etsy shop – Uniquely Abbie
The Foraging Gardener
Run by Johanna Koen, The Foraging Gardener offers queer nature prints and zines about queer mycology, foraging, witchcraft and fungi. Check out her beautiful selection of wares at The Foraging Gardener.
The Starving Artist
There are plenty of thoughtful gifts for the artists in your life at The Starving Artist, run by Ally Zlatar. As well as publications showcasing the work of artists with lived experience of marginalisation, The Starving Artist offers reflection cards – sets of thought-provoking art cards specifically designed to address the topics of climate anxiety and eco-mental health, men’s mental health, experiences of migration, and disordered eating.
Buy online at https://starvingartist.cargo.site/publications
Cathy Phillips Brady
What do you get for the person who has everything? How about a unique, musical experience?
Cathy Phillips Brady is a professional choir fixer. Need a group of amazing professional singers for an event or special occasion? Contact Cathy to fix singers suitable to your event needs from opera to carolling, from jazz to pop! Her singers work across Scotland, the UK and beyond.
Prices vary depending on the engagement, please contact to enquire
Narture CIC is a social enterprise co-founded by Neuk member Saskia Jae Singer. Based in Ayr, they bake bread to earn the dough to fund arts projects.
As well as selling delicious artisanal bread from their cafe at 22 Sandgate and at Ayreshire Farmers Market, they have MAKE, with an exhibition space, ceramics studio, riso printer, and events by local makers. Upcoming workshops include
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop on Thursday 23rd November 6pm-8pm
Book here: Wreath Workshop
Parent and child Ceramic workshop making Christmas tree decorations with Creadh Ceramics, Saturday 2nd of December 10:30am-12:30pm
Book here: Ceramic Workshop
For a full list of events, check out their website.
Their online shop sells a range of quirky gifts including prints, zines, keyrings, pins, bags, homeware and cards. Every one is a limited edition and only available whilst stocks last. Every artist gets 50% on profits + Gaada reinvests in artist support
You can also book onto a screen-printing workshop at their Toogs Artist Workshop – a great gift, or even a treat for yourself. Their special Yül-themed Screen Printing workshop is already sold out, so act fast to book your place on their next workshop here: Gaada Screenprinting Workshop – January.
Neuk Collective Gift Donations
How about a gift that gives to others? Make a gift donation to Neuk Collective and support our work with neurodivergent artists.
Your donation goes towards running Neuk Collective programmes and events and providing 1:1 access support for artists who need it.
It makes a great, eco-friendly, socially-conscious gift!
You can choose to receive a physical card that you can give to the recipient, or download an electronic version to email or print at home.
Find out more and donate here: Online Shop