Category Archives: Art

The artist, the studio & the cat

    Jenny with Rosie the Ragdoll cat – a frequent visitor to her studio                                             To See The … Continue reading

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5000 Doonhamers turn the tide in Dumfries

First Minister Alex Salmond joined over 5000 spectators on the banks of the River Nith in Dumfries on Saturday 13 September to watch an annual sailing race which only takes place on the highest tide of the year. The ‘Nithraid’ … Continue reading

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The Highest Tide of the Year

         NITHRAID – PUBLIC ART EVENT CELEBRATES THE RIVER NITH        Rare opportunity to see river used as a navigational space for craft On 13 September, the highest tide of the year, over 2000 spectators, up to … Continue reading

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The wind cries Caithness – international artists flock to Far North conference

   Eight-year-old Aran Moss O’Brien of Lybster in Caithness, tunes into artist Trish Roan’s wind instrument inspired by the landscape surrounding North Lands Creative Glass.  Photo by David Moss       North Lands Creative Glass Conference 2014: The Place … Continue reading

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The Sea The Sails and the White White Blades

Timespan’s Artist in Residence Stephen Hurrel  hitched a ride on a lobster boat as well as  one of Dounreay Nuclear Power Station’s Hill Cats. Exhibition exploring northern seascapes premieres at Timespan  Running from 2 to 31 August at Timespan Gallery … Continue reading

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The Samson Sisters and Joan Eardley

Here’s a link to the piece I wrote for the Daily Record. Only getting round to posting it now. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/slums-songs-two-sisters-made-3489325 When I went along to interview the performers taking part in Scottish Opera’s community opera, I was astonished and delighted … Continue reading

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Alison’s aim is true as Edinburgh’s cool wee gallery takes the fifth

          Alison strikes a pose It’s five years since a 31-year old artist took a leap of faith and decided to open a gallery on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street, just when the country was in the grip … Continue reading

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Afternoons with Elizabeth Blackadder

“I was so fortunate that my two year elective at ECA provided me with the opportunity to spend time with Elizabeth Blackadder who passed on her great love of watercolour.” artist Jenny Matthews Friday afternoons spent in the company of … Continue reading

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Daily Record reviewer picks best show of 2013

Open For Everything:Constanza Macras/Dorky Park Glasgow Tramway 27.4.13 I confess that my only motive for turning up at this show in Glasgow Tramway was to review it –  but I’d jumped a bullet train that took me through the most … Continue reading

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Helmsdale shortlisted for 2014 Creative Place Award

Welcome the Winter Salon Claudia – ink and gouache by Angela J Simpson (£85) I’m beyond delighted that the north east Sutherland village of Helmsdale is on the shortlist for a Creative Place Awards 2014.  I’ve been back for almost … Continue reading

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