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NEWS 2017

Posted on 26th February, 2017

I currently have works for sale in...

The Scottish Design Exchange, Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre (first floor), Ocean Drive,

Edinburgh. EH6 6JJ

Tel: 07702 274033

 

Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

 

The Scottish Design Exchange is a unique concept store and non-profit creative community, bringing up to 150 artists and designers together to share a new contemporary retail space in Edinburgh that benefits both the makers and customers.

 

For further information: www.scottishdesignexchange.com

 

EXHIBITIONS 2016

Posted on 8th February, 2016

Forth Valley ArtBeat 2016

(Venue 28 on the Pink Route)

West Moss-side Organic Farm & Centre, Thornhill, Stirling. FK8 3QJ

Tel: 01786 850428  Mob: 07870 156502

 

Saturday 11th June - Sunday 19th June 2016

Wednesday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Monday/ Tuesday 10am-5pm

Admission free

 

West Moss-side Centre is celebrating 10 years of evolution and creative growth. Work is displayed in the steading and hayloft plus the hall, and new for 2016 - the studio/ basketry in the farmhouse.

 

The West Moss-side Collective is a group of artists - Georgia Crook, Jill Dow, Jo McDonald and Kate Sankey, whose varied work will complement the main artists' exhibition - Charmian Pollok, Darren Rees, Graham Tristram and Gillie Welstead.

Mixed media, Weaving, Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking.

Works for sale. Light refreshments.

 

For further information: www.westmossside.com

                                     www.forthvalleyopenstudios.com

 

Directions: The West Moss-side Farm road is located 1/4 mile west of Thornhill village on the road to Aberfoyle (A873), directly after the de-restriction speed sign on the left. Turn left, then follow the road to the right for a full mile until the road end.

 

 

 

Converge 2016

Scottish National Galleries, Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh. EH2 2EL

 

Friday 29th January - Saturday 20th February 2016

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm

Admission free

 

Visual Arts Scotland presents their annual exhibition of fine art, design and applied art.

1300 entries by 600 artists, over 150 of which were selected.

Highlights include: three invited artists, showcase of 6 invited graduates and The Cordis Prize for Tapestry.

 

For further information: www.visualartsscotland.org

 

Read a review of the show in:

The Scotsman by Duncan Macmillan

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/art/art-review-visual-arts-scotland-converge-edinburgh-1-4024003

The Times by Giles Sutherland

www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article4684531.ece

The Skinny

www.theskinny.co.uk/art/emerging-artists/converge-visual-arts-scotland

 

EVENTS:

VAS Hands On Day

Sunday 14th February. 3pm

A fun day for all the family! See some of our artists at work and try creating your own piece of art!

Admission free

 

Movers and Makers Wrap Party

Thursday 18th February. 6.30-9pm

Celebrate the end of another great show with an evening of music, drinking and dancing.

Tickets £6, available from www.visualartsscotland.org/blog-article/movers-and-makers

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS/ ARTICLES

Posted on 30th May, 2015

Scottish Art Scene Online Magazine, Issue 46, April 2015

http://scottish-art-scene.com/Derek_Robertson__Phil_McLoughlin__Jo_McDonald.pdf

 

 

EXHIBITIONS 2015

Posted on 2nd February, 2015

Society of Scottish Artists - The 118th Annual Open Exhibition

Scottish National Gallery, The Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh. EH2 2EL

 

Monday 21st December 2015 - Monday 18th January 2016

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm

Admission free

 

1254 artworks submitted for consideration, and of these, 236 works have been selected.

 

For further information: www.s-s-a.org

                                     www.ssaexhibition.co.uk/

 

Read a review of the show in:

The Times by Giles Sutherland

www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/article4650767.ece

The Scotsman by Duncan Macmillan

www.scotsman.com/.../art-review-ssa-annual-exhibition-royal-scottishacademy-1-3996258

 

EVENTS:

Saturday Social

Saturday 9th January. 12noon-4pm

Royal Scottish Academy Upper Galleries

Admission free

Join the SSA for a festive celebration of this year's 118th Annual Exhibition.

All ages are invited to participate in a range of creative drop-in activities and artist-led pop-up tours devised and delivered by featured artists throughout the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries and Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award 2015

Australian Tapestry Workshop, 266 Park Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

 

The Australian Tapestry Workshop Kate Derum Award has been established to honour Kate's memory and her significant contribution to tapestry.

The award is open to all professional Australian and international tapestry artists.

This year's exhibition includes 53 finalists - 41 for the Kate Derum Award, and 12 for the Irene Davies Award.

 

Thursday 20th August - Friday 25th September 2015

 

For further information: www.austapestry.com.au

 

 

 

The 9th International Biennial of Textile Miniatures "Out of The Box"

Art Gallery ARKA, Ausros Vartu str 7, Vilnius 01129, Lithuania

 

The concept of the exhibition is based on a metaphor meaning a creative, non-standard thinking, based on new ideas rejecting the old rules, allowed limits and practice; expanding beyond constructed space, as if from the box, the broader field of ideas, thoughts and associations.

A box is a symbol of regulations, limitations and set rules. In English language it also has a figurative idiomatic meaning - "to develop ideas that are different and unusual."

Getting out of the box means an ability to see the world in a different light, in contrast to cliche and routine.

A box for the Lithuanian people has a direct meaning - it is a chest of drawers where fabrics, garments and handicrafts were kept. If a girl had no dowry in the chest of drawers, it was considered a great infamy to the girl and her family.

Therefore, harmonising direct and metaphorical meanings of the box, artists are encouraged to open their creation/ chests of drawers to expose their self-expression treasures long hidden from the eyes of strangers.

 

Friday 19th June - Saturday 11th July 2015

 

For further information: www.arkagalerija.lt

 

 

 

7th Amateras Annual Mini Paper Art Exhibition 2015

Art Alley Gallery, 51a William Gladstone, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

 

56 participants from 22 countries.

The main aim of the exhibition is to create a tradition in the presentation of contemporary 2D and 3D small-size paper art, created by artists from all over the world without restrictions of techniques, styles or kind of paper. The purpose of the exhibition is to stimulate the development of creativity and innovations and to exceed the ordinary imagination of using paper and to promote the exchange of ideas and sharing of original experiments.

The exhibition, established in 2009 by The Amateras Foundation, marks the beginning of The Sofia Paper Art Fest 2015.

Also showing are the winning works from previous years and all other works from The Amateras Collection.

 

Thursday 7th May - Saturday 6th June 2015

 

For further information: www.amateras.eu

 

 

 

VAS:T 2015

National Galleries of Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy, Upper Galleries, The Mound, Edinburgh. EH2 2EL

 

Visual Arts Scotland will present VAS:T 2015, taking full advantage of having the entire upper gallery at the RSA to address their refocused mission to consider the relationship between applied art and contemporary arts.

The selection panel have sought out contemporary art and design works which consider and challenge the boundaries between fine art, design and applied arts.

VAS:T 2015 will showcase how traditional media, techniques and skills, along with new and emeging technologies, inform visual ideas and contexts, and extend practices to make a distinctive eclectic show with a sense of drama, mischief and vitality.

As part of the exhibition VAS will be presenting the short-listed entries for the inaugural Cordis Prize for Woven Tapestry. The winner of the £5000 award will be selected from this eclectic and wide-ranging selection of large scale tapestries from around the world.

 

Saturday 7th February - Saturday 28th February 2015

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm

Admission free

 

For further information: www.visualartsscotland.org

 

Part of ART 3: CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ART

                        THREE MONTHS. THREE SOCIETIES. THREE OPEN EXHIBITIONS

                        Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour and

                        Visual Arts Scotland

 

For further information: www.essa-scottishart.com

EXHIBITIONS 2014

Posted on 10th January, 2014

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition 2014 - The 117th Annual Open Exhibition

National Galleries of Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy, Upper Galleries, The Mound,

Edinburgh. EH2 2EL

 

Friday 5th December - Saturday 20th December 2014

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm

Admission free

 

For further information: www.s-s-a.org

 

Read a review of the show in:

The Herald by Jan Patience

http://www.heraldscotland.com/mobile/arts-ents/visual/scottish-society-of-arts-annual-exhibition-rsa-edinburgh.114252583

The Times by Giles Sutherland

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/article4293914.ece

The Scotsman by Duncan Macmillan 

http://bit.ly/12YHJtb

 

EVENTS:

SSA 2014 Winter Social

Get Christmassy, Get creative

Saturday 13th December - 12noon-4pm

Royal Scottish Academy Upper Galleries

Admission free

 

Festive Frolic

Thursday 18th December - 5.30-7.30

Royal Scottish Academy Upper Galleries

Tickets - £10, includes a glass of wine

              Available from SSA Sales Desk in the upper galleries

              or book online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festive-frolic-tickets

               or buy on the door on the night

 

Part of ART 3: CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ART

           THREE MONTHS, THREE SOCIETIES, THREE OPEN EXHIBITIONS

           Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and

           Visual Arts Scotland

For further information: www.essa-scottishart.com

 

 

 

The Collection

McNaughtan's Bookshop, 3a & 4a Haddington Place, Edinburgh. EH7 4AE

Tel: 0131 556 5897

 

Solo exhibition, running for the duration of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (venue 102).

On the themes of history and storytelling, the exhibition brings together a collection of recent sculptural works made from second-hand books, aptly showing in McNaughtan's Bookshop. 

Some of the works have been included in global exhibitions, some are still in the initial stages of development. This is a good opportunity to bring and view all the works together.

Works are for sale.

 

Tuesday 29th July - Saturday 15th November 2014

Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm (closed Sunday and Monday)

Admission free

 

For further information: www.mcnaughtansbookshop.com

                                     http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014COLLECY_5H 

 

To read a review of the exhibition:

http://www.broughtonspurtle.org.uk/news/wonders-woven-word

 

 

 

Amateras Annual Mini Paper Art Exhibition 2014

Art Alley Gallery, 51a William Gladstone, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Works are shown by 64 artists from 22 countries.

The main aim of the exhibition is to create a tradition in the presentation of contemporary 2D and 3D small-size paper art, created by artists from all over the world without restrictions of techniques, styles or kind of paper. The purpose of the exhibition is to stimulate the development of creativity and innovations, to exceed the ordinary imagination of using paper and to promote the exchange of ideas and sharing of original experiments.

The exhibition is part of Sofia Paper Art Fest 2014.

 

30th April - 30th May 2014

 

For further information: www.amateras.eu 

 

 

In a Jiffy

Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, 20 West High Street, Forfar. DD8 1BB

Tel: 01307 464123

 

'A relationship between distance and time.'

 

Jiffy: time taken for light to travel; a unit of time; time taken to travel a specific distance.

 

Professional and Honorary Members of the Society of Scottish Artists have been invited to create works on or of paper that specifically respond to the given theme embedded in the title 'In a Jiffy.' 

Works explore notions of time, distance, travel, perception and process as well as the practical considerations of transportation and delivery. Artists were also asked to consider the journey that their work would make to reach its destination and asked to send their work directly to the gallery in a 'jiffy' bag or any other postal envelope or packaging.

 

Saturday 18th January - Saturday 15th February 2014

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm (closed Monday)

Admission free

 

For more information: www.angus.gov.uk/history/museums/meffan/

                                   www.s-s-a.org

 

 

EXHIBITIONS 2013

Posted on 1st July, 2013

Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts - 152nd Annual Open Exhibition

McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. G2 3EH

 

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts will open the McLellan Galleries to the public for the first time in 7 years for the biggest contemporary art exhibition in Scotland.

The exhibition will feature artworks by the UK's best-known artists showing alongside an impressive array of selected entries by established and emerging artists from across the UK.

And, for the first time in its history, the exhibition will feature fine art photography.

 

Sunday 10th November - Sunday 8th December 2013

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm

Thursday 10am-7.30pm

Sunday 12noon-6pm

Admission free

 

For more information: www.royalglasgowinstitute.org

 

 

 

In Perspextive

RSA Finlay Room, RSA Lower Galleries, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh. EH2 2EL

Tel: 0131 225 6671/ 0131 624 6556

 

A unique exhibition presenting an intriguing selection of works from RSA academicians and STAR Tapestry artists.

As the title suggests, the exhibition will focus on works in perspex boxes, giving a uniformity to the layout and allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the works on display.

45 artists are invited to participate in this exciting exhibition.

An accompanying publication is available to purchase.

 

Saturday 12th October - Thursday 7th November 2013

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday - 12-5pm

Admission free

 

For more information: www.inperspextive.co.uk

                                      www.royalscottishacademy.org

 

Publication available to order http://blur.by/1bSy8Wc

 

 

 

Visual Arts Scotland Members Exhibition 2013

Gallery 1, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries. DG1 1JG

Tel: 01387 262084

 

Following the success of their exhibition there in 2010, Gracefield Arts Centre invited Visual Arts Scotland to present an exhibition of members work in their gallery in October 2013.

There are over 80 artworks on show available to purchase.

 

Saturday 5th October - Saturday 9th November 2013

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Admission free

 

For more information: www.visualartsscotland.org

                                      www.dumgal.gov.uk/gracefield

 

 

 

International Handmade Paper Art Exhibition

Paper - Tradition and Experiment

Art Gallery ARKA, Ausros Vartu str 7, LT-01304 Vilnius, Lithuania      

Tel: (+370 5) 2121319

 

Over 50 artists aim to highlight the role of paper in art, to trace the way and traditions of paper producing, to unite professional artists working in the sphere of handmade paper from Lithuania and abroad, to promote paper art between artists of various professions, to stimulate the development of creativity and innovation, the exchanging of ideas and sharing of original experiments, to emphasise the aspect of ecology, recycling of paper leftovers with addition of various organic materials and creating the new artistic value.

 

Wednesday 2nd October - Tuesday 22nd October 2013              

Tuesday - Friday 12noon-7pm

Saturday 12noon-4pm

 

For more information: www.arkagalerija.lt    

Browse the show: http://www.lrt.lt/mediateka/laidos/L/1911/linija.spalva.forma 

                             (episode dated 2013-11-01)

 

 

                                                               

 

 

 

'Another Show' - Society of Scottish Artists Members Exhibition

BP Atrium Gallery, BP Headquarters, Aberdeen

 

SMART Consultants is delighted to be working with the Scottish Society of Artists to bring to Aberdeen a group show of SSA members.

The BP Atrium Gallery is a private gallery within the headquarters of BP, with a weekly audience of over 2000 staff and visitors to the building.

SMART Consultants are specifically interested in looking at the beauty of the everyday, the relationship that artists draw from, the way in which the artists set out a visual language through a variety of art forms and educating an audience with a variety of accesible but challenging mediums and content.

Artists are Katherine Aarrestend-Alan Bond-Alastair Clark-Julia Douglas-David Faithfull-David Forster-Lorna Fraser-Ian Healy-Fiona R Hutchison-Ruth Maxwell-David McCulloch-Jo McDonald-Phil McLoughlin-Janet Melrose-Nan Mulder-Leena Nammari-Gayle Nelson-Charmian Pollok-Sharon Quigley-Louise Ritchie

 

Friday 19th July - Thursday 10th October 2013

 

For more information: www.wearesmartconsultants.co.uk

                                      www.s-s-a.org

 

 

 

Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries 2013

Australian Tapestry Workshop, 266 Park Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

 

Awarded every two years, The Kate Derum Award was created in honour of the Workshop's former Deputy Director, who passed away in 2008. It has been established to honour Kate's memory and her contribution to tapestry.

This year's exhibition includes 42 finalists, representing 14 countries.

A catalogue of the finalists work is available through the Australian Tapestry Worshop website.

 

Thursday 29th August - Friday 27th September 2013

Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm

 

For more information: www.austapestry.com.au

 

 

 

The 8th International Biennial of Textil Miniatures "Thoughts - that is..."

Art Gallery ARKA, Ausros Vartu str 7, LT-01304 Vilnius, Lithuania

Tel: (+370 5) 2121319

 

This exhibition aims to tackle the urgent problem of human existence. Who and what are we? What settles our environment? The concept is based on the metaphysical statement, that material and spiritual worlds are interrelated, that thoughts can materialise. The invisible processes which are taking place in our mind create reality - real things, phenomena, emotions. Every object from our reality is the embodiment of the ideas, which have ever existed. Everything that surrounds us is the result of the human mind. Human thoughts form not only objects, but also one's activity, creativity and personality.

 

Tuesday 9th July - Saturday 27th July 2013

Tuesday - Friday 12noon-7pm

Saturday 12noon-4pm

 

For further information: www.arkagalerija.lt 

 

 

 

Sofia International Paper Art Biennial 2013

various venues throughout Sofia, Bulgaria

 

This exhibition is part of the larger Sofia Paper Art Fest 2013, which includes 149 artists from 33 countries, located in 25 venues throughout Sofia.

The Art Fest is the only one of its kind in Europe, as recognised by foreign specialised editions on contemporary art and culture in a number of other countries.

It is multi-dimensional and allows the co-existence of tradition and innovation, classical style and experiment, challenge and high achievements.

The most representative section of the Art Fest is The Biennial of Paper Art.

120 artists, from 30 countries are represented.

The main objective of The Biennial 2013 is to present the enormous diversity of authors from across the world and to unite human differences through art.

 

24th April - 2nd June 2013

 

For further information: www.amateras.eu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amateras Annual Mini Paper Art Exhibition 2013

Art Alley Gallery, 51a William Gladstone, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Over 100 artworks are shown by 57 artists, from 23 countries.

All works are either 2D (maximum size of A4) or 3D (maximum size of 15cm x 15cm x 20cm).

The main aim of the exhibition is to create a tradition in the presentation of contemporary 2D and 3D small-size paper art, created by artists from all over the world without restrictions of techniques, styles or kinds of paper.

The purpose of the exhibition is to stimulate the development of creativity and innovations, to exceed the ordinary imagination of using paper and to promote the exchange of ideas and sharing of original experiments.

This exhibition is part of the larger Sofia Paper Art Fest 2013, which includes 149 artists from 33 countries, located in 25 venues throughout Sofia.

 

Wednesday 24th April - Friday 24th May 2013

 

For further information: www.amateras.eu 

 

 

 

The Art and Soul of Paper Open Exhibition

Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, England. NR3 1LJ

Tel. 01603 766129

Mandells Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich, England. NR3 1HN

Tel. 01603 626892

artshoproject, Earlham Road, Norwich, England. NR2 3PD

Tel. 01603 505066

 

The Art & Soul of Paper is the largest international exhibition of paper art works ever staged in the region. It is part of a unique series of exhibitions and events showcasing paper artwork from international papermakers and artists, and includes artist talks and papermaking events organised with the support of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA).

 

Monday 11th March - Saturday 20th april 2013

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

 

For more information: www.artandsoulofpaper.com

                                      www.anterosfoundation.com

                                      www.mandellsgallery.co.uk

                                      www.artshoproject.com 

 

 

 

Society of Scottish Artists - 116th Annual Exhibition 2013

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH2 2EL

 

Friday 1st March - Sunday 24th March 2013

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

 

For more information: www.s-s-a.org 

 

 

 

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition 2013

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH2 2EL

 

Friday 1st March - Sunday 24th March 2013

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

 

For more information: www.visualartsscotland.org 

 

 

 

Parcours off Miniartextil Montrouge

Galerie Atelier du Genie, 28 Passage du Genie, 75012 Paris, France

 

This exhibition is an extension of Agora 2012 Miniartextil Como.

The theme is 'Agora' - a greek word that indicates the heart of the polis, where people gather to exchange and compare ideas. 

Participating artists are Miruna Hasegan, Maja Gecic, Sabine Zeiler, Jo McDonald and Gyongy Laky

 

Saturday 2nd February - Saturday 23rd February 2013

Tuesday - Saturday 3-7pm

 

For more information: www.galerie-atelierdugenie.com 

 

 

 

Agora - Miniartextil a Montrouge

Le Beffroi, Salle Nicole Ginoux, 2 Place Emile Cresp - 92120 Montrouge, Paris, France

 

After Como and Venice before, the city of Montrouge receives this international exhibtion, organised by Miniartextil.

There are 54 works of mini-textiles, maximum size of 20cm x 20cm x 20cm.

A different theme each year allows the artists to renew their creations. For this new edition, the theme is 'Agora': the gathering place of the cities of ancient Greece and by extension the meeting point of political, religious, commercial and sometimes also topographic that will unite textile artists from all the continents.

Miniartextil also extends to Paris for the duration of the exhibition through partner galleries.

 

Saturday 2nd February - Sunday 24th February 2013

Daily 10am-7pm (9pm on Thursday)

 

For more information: www.miniartextil.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS 2012

Posted on 25th February, 2012

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts - 151st Annual Exhibition

The Mitchell, North Street, Charing Cross, Glasgow, Scotland. G3 7DN

 

16th September - 6th October 2012

Monday - Saturday 10.30am-5pm

Thursday 10.30am-7pm

Sunday 12-5pm

 

For more information: www.royalglasgowinstitute.org 

 

 

 

Inspired Editions

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone, Alloway, Ayr, Scotland. KA7 4PQ

Tel. 01292 443700/ 0844 493 2601

 

Prints and multiples from 14 of the very best artists today: Rob & Nick Carter - Calum Colvin - Graham Fagen - Euan Heng - Kenny Hunter - Whyn Lewis - David Mach - Jo McDonald - Harland Miller - Robert Powell - Jephson Robb - Catherine Sargeant - Fiona Watson

All of the sculptures and prints on show are 'editions' - that means there are a small number of versions available for purchase - a move which makes them much more affordable to the general public.

 

7th September - 24th December 2012

Daily 10am-5pm

 

For more information: www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

 

 

 

Agora 2012 Miniartextil Como (22nd edition)

Villa Olmo, Via Cantoni 1, Como, Italy

 

The theme of the exhibition is 'Agora' - a greek word that indicates the heart of the polis, where people meet to exchange and compare ideas. The concept of Agora refers to a symbolic context in which different experiences and interpretations of social life merge together.

There are 54 works of mini-textiles by international artists, each with a maximum size of 20cm x 20cm x 20cm.

 

6th October - 18th November 2012

 

For more information: www.miniartextil.it 

 

 

 

Vive la tapisserie! 3 - STAR*

Institut Francais d'Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH3 7TT

Tel. 0131 225 5366

 

Miniature tapestries by STAR* and friends.

For the third year running STAR* returns to the Institute Francais with an exhibition of miniature tapestries. This follows on from their successful retrospective That was Then: This is Now at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh, at the turn of the year.

 

4th May - 2nd June 2012

Monday - Friday 9.30am-8.30pm (6.30pm on Fridays)

Sat 9.30am -1pm

 

For more Information: www.ifecosse.org.uk

                                      http://www.ifecosse.org.uk/Vive-la-tapisserie-3.html?lang=en 

                                      http://www.ifecosse.org.uk/Weave-a-portrait-Tapestry.html

 

 

 

Amateras Annual Mini Paper Art Exhibition 2012

Art Alley Gallery, 51a William Gladstone, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Over 300 artworks are presented by 102 artists from 29 countries.

All works are either 2D (maximum size of A4), or 3D (maximum size of 15cm x 15cm x 20cm).

This exhibition is part of the larger Sofia Paper Art Fest 2012, which includes over 200 artists from 29 countries, located in 10 galleries and museums throughout Sofia.

This year accent is focused on the attraction of visitors from all age groups through education, exhibitions and improvisations following its motto - Paper Inventions.

This unique art event includes visual arts, theatre, movies, cartoons, photography and experimental music.

 

2nd May- 2nd June 2012

 

For more information: www.amateras.eu 

 

 

 

Woven From Nature

Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House, Bowness on Windermere. LA23 3JT

Tel. 01539 446139

 

This exhibition brings together four contemporary artist-craftswomen whose work is either entirely or partially woven and which has the 'common thread' of being made from natural materials: wool, cotton, willow, paper and even seaweed! This is a show that combines traditional and contemporary practice in the most exciting ways. Participating artists are Mary Butcher, Jilly Edwards, Jo McDonald and Maggie Smith.

 

Friday 2nd March - Sunday 29th April 2012

Daily 10.30am-5pm

 

For more information:  www.blackwell.org.uk 

 

 

 

Society of Scottish Artists - 115th Annual Exhibition 2012

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH2 2EL

 

Saturday 4th February - Thursday 1st March 2012

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

 

For more information: www.s-s-a.org 

 

 

 

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition 2012

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH2 2EL

 

Saturday 4th February - Thursday 1st March 2012 

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

 

 

For more information: www.visualartsscotland.org

  

 

STAR*

Posted on 3rd January, 2012

That was Then: This is NOW!

City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH1 1DE

Tel. 0131 529 3993 

 

Jo Barker * Archie Brennan * Sara Brennan * Amanda Gizzi * Linda Green * Alice Hannigan * Maureen Hodge * Fiona R Hutchison William Jefferies * * Ellen Lenvik * Birgitta MacDonald * Jo McDonald *Susan Mowat * Paul Penrice * Anna Ray * Joanne Soroka

Sixteen of the most prominent Scottish tapestry artists working today present the best of current practice in an ambitious, visually exciting experience, which revels in the meticulously crafted.

This retrospective exhibition by Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped (S.T.A.R.*) includes work from the 1960s up to the present day, showing the diversity of Scottish tapestry over the last 50 years, with work that embraces strong colour and a multiplicity of themes.

The exhibition also features works from the small but impressive City Art Centre tapestry collection. An exciting education programme and artist talks accompanies the exhibition.

 

Saturday 12th November 2011 - Saturday 8th January 2012

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

 

For more information: www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/City-Art-Centre/Events/Events-Coming-Soon

Browse the show www.annaray.co.uk/star.html 

 

 

 

Vive la Tapisserie

Galerie Associative La Tour Montsalles, Aveyron, France

 

52 tapestries from 13 artists.

Artists are Sara Brennan - Amanda Gizzi - Linda Green - Fiona R Hutchison - William Jefferies - Jo McDonald - Susan Mowatt - Paul R Penrice - Elizabeth Radcliffe - Anna Ray - Joanne Soroka - Lesley Stothers - Meabh Warburton

 

16th July - 18th August 2011

Daily 3-7pm

 

For more information: www.galerielatourmontsales.com

 

 

 

Vive la Tapisserie ! 2 - STAR*

Institute Francais d'Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH3 7TT

Tel. 0131 225 5366

 

Miniature tapestries by the Collective STAR*.

Vive la Tapisseries ! 2 pays homage, in miniature, to the French Gobelin heritage, while also showing the breadth of creativity in current practice in Scotland.

 

Friday 1st April - Saturday 30th April 2011

Monday - Friday 9.30am-6.30pm (8.30pm on Thursdays)

Saturdays 9.30am-1pm

 

For more information: www.ifecosse.org.uk

 

 

 

Hidden Histories

Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, Scotland. DG1 1JQ

Tel. 01387 262084

 

Seven artists, all members of Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped (STAR), exhibit tapestries or textile works of art. The exhibition as a whole, and each work in it, is the cumulative result of the artists' personal Hidden Histories - their experience of life, art and the process of creativity.

Participating artists are Amanda Gizzi, Fiona R Hutchison, William Jefferies, Birgitta MacDonald, Jo McDonald, Anna Ray and Joanne Soroka.

 

Saturday 7th August - Saturday 25th September 2010

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm

 

For more information: www.dumgal.gov.uk/gracefield

 

 

 

Hidden Histories

Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, Scotland. KY7 5NX

Tel. 01592 611101

 

67 miniature tapestries and textiles by 17 members of STAR*. Large-scale tapestries and textiles by 7 of the STAR* artists.

Participating artists are Archie Brennan, Sara Brennan, Amanda Gizzi, Linda Green, Alice Hannigan, Maureen Hodge, Stephen Hunter, Fiona R Hutchison, William Jefferies, Ellen Lenvik, Birgitta MacDonald, Jo McDonald, Susan Mowatt, Colin Parker, Paul R Penrice, Anna Ray and Joanne Soroka.

Larger work is by Amanda Gizzi, Fiona R Hutchison, William Jefferies, Birgitta MacDonald, Jo McDonald, Anna Ray and Joanne Soroka.

 

15th March - 22nd April 2010

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

 

For more information: www.attfife.org.uk

 

 

 

Hidden Histories/ Partial Paradise

Morley College Gallery, King Edward Walk, off Westminster Bridge Road, London. SE1 7HT

 

The group was set up last year by a group of textile artists all of whom are associated with tapestry department at Edinburgh College of Art and/ or the Dovecot Studios. The interesting thing about the group is that they all define their practice by the process of weaving.

Archie Brennan, Sara Brennan, Amanda Gizzi, Linda Green, Alice Hannigan, Maureen Hodge, Stephen Hunter, Fiona R Hutchison, William Jefferies, Ellen Lenvik, Birgitta MacDonald, Jo McDonald, Susan Mowatt, Colin Parker, Paul R Penrice, anna Ray, Joanne Soroka

 

11th - 25th February 2010

Monday - Friday 11am-6pm (Thursday 7pm)

 

 

 

This is NOW: from Drawing to Contexture

Edinburgh Art Festival, Patriothall Gallery, WASPS Studios,off 48 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH3 5AY

 

15 artists reveal the diverse and hidden creative processes behind their resulting works of art.

 

Saturday 1st - Saturday 29th August 2009

Monday - Saturday 11am-5pm (Thursday 7pm)

Sunday 12-5pm

 

For more information: www.patriothallgallery.co.uk

 

 

 

Suas Leis an Oir-Ghreus/ Long Live Tapestry !

An Lanntair Arts Centre, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. HS1 2DS

Tel. 01851 703307

 

Tapestry has never gone away, but the new exhibition at An Lanntair is still pitched as something of a revival.

Suas Leis an Oir-Ghreus or Long Live Tapestry! was in fact first shown as Vive le Tapisserie! at the French Institute at the beginning of 2009, which proves in its own way that tapestry is something of an international language.

The exhibition comprises 4 miniatures each by 17 of Scotland's leading tapestry artists. All are members of the newly formed group STAR* (Scottish Tapestry Artists Re-Grouped) and graduates of the tapestry department of Edinburgh College of Art.

The artists are: Archie Brennan, Sara Brennan, Amanda Gizzi, Linda Green, Alice Hannigan, Maureen Hodge, Stephen Hunter, Fiona R Hutchison, William Jeffries, Ellen Lenvik, Birgitta MacDonald, Jo McDonald, Susan Mowatt, Colin Parker, Paul R Penrice, Anna Ray and Joanne Soroka.

 

6th July - 15th August 2009

Monday - Saturday 10am-8.30pm

 

For more information: www.lanntair.com 

 

 

Vive la Tapisserie!

Institute Francais d'Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH3 7TT

Tel. 0131 225 5366

 

Tapestry in edinburgh has been greatly influenced by the French Gobelin tradition, its revival instigated by Jean Lurcat. This exhibtion of 72 miniature pieces by Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped (STAR) pays homage to the French weaving heritage, while also showing the breadth of creativity in current practice in Scotland. All graduates from Edinburgh College of Art, these 18 weavers are the most prominent Scottish tapestry artists, notably Archie Brennan and Maureen Hodge.

 

27th February - 9th April 2009

Monday - Friday 9.30am-6.30pm

Saturday 9.30am-1pm

 

For more information: www.ifecosse.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS 2011

Posted on 23rd March, 2011

That was Then: This is NOW

City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH1 1DE

Tel. 0131 529 3993 

 

Jo Barker * Archie Brennan * Sara Brennan * Amanda Gizzi * Linda Green * Alice Hannigan * Maureen Hodge * Fiona R Hutchison William Jefferies * * Ellen Lenvik * Birgitta MacDonald * Jo McDonald *Susan Mowat * Paul Penrice * Anna Ray * Joanne Soroka

Sixteen of the most prominent Scottish tapestry artists working today present the best of current practice in an ambitious, visually exciting experience, which revels in the meticulously crafted.

This retrospective exhibition by Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped (S.T.A.R.*) includes work from the 1960s up to the present day, showing the diversity of Scottish tapestry over the last 50 years, with work that embraces strong colour and a multiplicity of themes.

The exhibition also features works from the small but impressive City Art Centre tapestry collection. An exciting education programme and artist talks accompanies the exhibition.

 

Saturday 12th November 2011 - Saturday 8th January 2012

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

 

For more information: www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/City-Art-Centre/Events/Events-Coming-Soon

Browse the show www.annaray.co.uk/star.html

 

 

 

Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries 2011

Australian Tapestry Workshop, 266 Park Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

 

The 2011 Kate Derum Award captured the attention of some of the world's most accomplished tapestry artists. 43 works were selected as finalists with 17 coming from Australia and 26 from overseas.

 

Thursday 20th October - Friday 18th November 2011

Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm

 

For more information: www.austapestry.com.au

 

 

 

Vive la Tapisserie

Galerie Associative La Tour Montsalles, Aveyron, France

 

52 tapestries from 13 artists, all of whom are members of STAR* (Scottish Tapestry Artists Re-grouped). 

Artists are Sara Brennan - Amanda Gizzi - Linda Green - Fiona R Hutchison - William Jefferies - Jo McDonald - Susan Mowatt - Paul R Penrice - Elizabeth Radcliffe - Anna Ray - Joanne Soroka - Lesley Stothers - Meabh Warburton

 

16th July - 18th August 2011

Daily 3-7pm

 

For more information: www.galerielatourmontsales.com 

 

 

 

Vive la Tapisserie ! 2 - STAR*

Institute Francais d'Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH3 7TT

Tel. 0131 225 5366

 

Miniature tapestries by the Collective STAR*.

Vive la Tapisseries ! 2 pays homage, in miniature, to the French Gobelin heritage, while also showing the breadth of creativity in current practice in Scotland.

 

Friday 1st April - Saturday 30th April 2011

Monday - Friday 9.30am-6.30pm (8.30pm on Thursdays)

Saturdays 9.30am-1pm

 

For more information: www.ifecosse.org.uk 

 

 

 

Society of Scottish Artists - 114th Annual Exhibition 2011

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH2 2EL

 

Saturday 5th February - 3rd March 2011

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

 

For more information: www.s-s-a.org 

 

 

 

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition 2011

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland. EH2 2EL

 

Saturday 5th February - 3rd March 2011

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

 

For more information: www.visualartsscotland.org

 

 

  

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