Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Anne Forte/ Joyce Gunn Cairns/ Leena Nammari at Edinburgh Printmakers
17 January to 07 March 2009
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Anne Forte, ‘Feels Like Forever’: An exhibition exploring the cognitive processing of memories and the unconscious re-writing of personal histories.
Joyce Gunn Cairns, ‘Bodily Traces’: An exhibition of etchings and drawings reflecting the artist's fascination with all sentient life, whether it be literary figures or crows.
Leena Nammari, ‘Space to Breathe’: An exhibition of photography, printmaking and film reflecting her constant search for what she considers as home in all its manifestations.
Location: 23 Union Street, Edinburgh Call: 0131 557 2479
For more information visit: www.edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Visual Arts Scotland’s next Annual Open Exhibition will be held in The City Art Centre, Edinburgh, from Saturday 31 January – Thursday 19 March 2009.
Submissions are sought from contemporary artists and makers in all fine art, applied art and craft disciplines.
Hand in: Saturday 9 January 11am–4 pm & Sunday 10 January 2009 10am–7pm
NOTE: IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING A "HAND IN" OF ARTWORKS THEN PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I WOULD HAVE TO HAVE SOMEONES ASSISTANCE IN GETTING MY WORK THERE OTHERWISE I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO IT.(AINE)
For an entry form and labels send an A4 SAE to:
6/8 Newhaven Road,
To download a form online visit: www.visualartsscotland.org
Image above is by the artist Elizabeth Shepherd, found on the Visual Arts Scotland Website. To see more of her work check her website
DEADLINE: MONDAY 26 JANUARY 2009
A three-month residency for a professional artist running from 4 May - 31 July 2009. The artist will receive a fee of £5,200, materials allowance of £750, accommodation and private studio.
For further information
Cove Park, Peaton Hill, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
"In the Deep MidWinter Winter" continues at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum, in Stirling.
NOTE: If yours is here please identify/ post in comments (Aine S.)
15 November to 11 January 2009
as stated on the Stirling Smiths website:
"This is the first time artists from the Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop have exhibited their fine art original prints within Stirling.
The works on show are created using a huge range of printmaking techniques. Small delicate etchings of landscapes, medium sized screen prints evoking images of autumn and winter, mixed media prints through to large scale works of landscape and human figures reflect the plethora of styles held by the FDPW members.
There are 19 artists taking part in the exhibition including Clare Yarrington, from Rumbling Bridge in Kinross-shire, an artist who exhibits throughout Scotland. She displays her beautifully controlled use of colour in her large collages in contrast to her subtle hand coloured collographs. She is a geologist and rock climber and these references feature regularly in her work.
Stephen Ratomski from Dunfermline had his prints included in the SSA and RSA annual exhibitions in Edinburgh this year. His artworks are powerful screen prints with rich combinations of vivid colour and shape. They evoke understated references to the changing mood of landscape and nature.
Sheila Carnduff from Aberdour also exhibited at the SSA this year as well as other group shows. Her prints are colourful collographs and etchings inspired by recent visits to the Middle East and Japan.
Lynne Rickard from Thornhill has been a member for a number of years and is exhibiting etchings inspired by nature.
Catherine King from Larbert, lectures at Forth Valley College and is exhibiting large collographs of human figures and landscapes.
On Saturday 15 November at 2.30pm artists Catherine King and Alison Leeper will be giving a short talk about printmaking.
Admission is free and opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am - 5.00pm and Sunday 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Closed Mondays. All works are for sale. "
A BIG THANK YOU TO MARY FAIRGRIEVE FOR SUPPLYING PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PRIVATE VIEW.
Star Wheel Press Information
An etching press in good condition with two sets of blankets
( one set nearly new )
Bed size: 63.5 x 136 cm
The press is in good working condition and is a very robust press.
It has been used regularly for 20+ years by many members of Fife Dunfermline
Printmakers Workshop until it was recently replaced by a geared etching press.
Diameter of wheel: 1775 mm
Height of frame to centre of wheel: 1105 mm
Floor to ceiling Height just under 2300 mm.
Bed size is 63.5 x 1.36 cm.
We have two sets of blankets with the press, one of which is almost new. These may be sold with the press but the press can also be sold minus one/both sets of blankets.
The press is available now and has been stripped down ready for transportation.
We have no idea of the weight of the press, apart from very very heavy. very heavy