Alongside our featured artists we show ever changing collections of Moy Mackay’s most recent works along with some of our other regular artists including Helen Tabor, Fiona Millar, Basia Roszak, Ron Lawson, Catherine Rayner, Dorte Pape, Jane Charles, Lois Parker, Alison Bell, Belinda Glennon, Ludmilla Kosmina, Dave Cohen & Ronnie Fulton.
Exhibition 1 | 23rd January – 11th March
Featured Artists: Basia Roszak, Alan Richmond & Janet Cleghorn.
Featured Jewellers :Rachel Newman, Catherine Thomas & Michal Aloni
Basia Roszak – Basia Roszak left her roots in Poland and emigrated to Canada. She has been residing in Glasgow, Scotland since 1998. She attempts to bring this multicultural experience to life in her work. Basia is a full-time artist, working in both traditional media (oils, watercolors/ink) and new media (computer animation, computer graphic design.) Academically, she has HND in Graphic Design, and BSC (with Distinction) in Media Technology, Digital Art.
Rachel Brown – Rachel is a senior design lecturer at Huddersfield University and teaches the BA Hons Interdisciplinary Art & design Course based in Barnsley. Her current work focuses on going back to the basics, keeping the designs simple and elegant using minimal techniques.
Janet Cleghorn’s still-lifes, unusually portrayed from an aerial perspective, provoke a closer look and an appreciation of the colours and texture contained therein. By subverting the usual view of a still-life she invites us to examine her work through the magnifying glass of our own perspective. The “treasures” she depicts are rendered warmly and connect us to our own relationship with textiles and nature.
Catherine Thomas – Catherine is a Dorset-based jeweller, working from a small studio and exhibiting through various galleries and fairs. Her inspiration comes from the environment (both natural and urban) and uses techniques such as etching and pressing on precious metals to create her work, which reflects her love of both the metal and her surroundings.
Exhibition 2 | 13th March – 18th May
Featured Artists: Sally Anne Fitter, Jane Blair, Ritchie Collins and Pauline Montgomery
After a degree in Ceramics and a career running a successful textile design company in London ,Sally is now a professional painter and exhibits her work in several galleries throughout the UK. Working mainly in Acrylic on canvas ,occasionally incorporating collage and gold and silver leaf ,she is inspired by still life primarily flowers and her design and textile background is evident in her bold use of colour and pattern
Jane Blair – Jane’s work is inspired by her immediate surroundings. Jane is fascinated by those fleeting moments when changes of light or movement of form transform the everyday to the remarkable.
Ritchie Collins – Ritchie was born on the west coast of Scotland and studied painting and illustration in Glasgow before settling in Edinburgh. His work is influenced by the Scottish coast and wild countryside. Celtic art, myths and Scottish folklore are a constant source of inspiration. Vibrant colour simple form and a creative use of texture are woven together to give the original paintings their unique magical quality.
Exhibition 3 | 15th May – 8th July
Featured Artists: Andrew Crummy & Allison Young
Andrew was born in Craigmillar, Edinburgh which is often seen as a poor area. In fact, his introduction to art was through the Craigmillar Festival Society, so childhood memories are full of Community Arts events that involved festivals, drama, music, clowns, colour and laughter. Andrew trained as an illustrator at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, then on a MA Design course at Glasgow School of Art. His professional life started off in London working for Everything But The Girl, New Musical Express, The Observer, Timeout, Goodhousekeeping. Through Design Agencies developed into large scale murals in busy High Streets across the UK for Midland Bank around building sites. These murals were often the history of cities, towns or places. This then developed into more artworks in public and community settings, the longest being around The Spindles Shopping Centre in Oldham which was a quarter of mile. Since then he has been fortunate to have been involved with many mural projects around the world. He has become involved with a range of book publications, multimedia events, festivals and educational programmes. He was the mural Convenor for The Prestonpans Murals Programme which now has over 50 public arts. Andrew was the designer behind the The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry, The Great Tapestry of Scotland and The Scottish Diaspora tapestry. Since the launch of The Great Tapestry of Scotland in 2013 he has completed over 50 talks. Andrew continues to illustrate the occassional book, paint skyscapes, murals, portraits and of course draw with a 2B pencil.
Allison graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1988, with first class honours, then went on to do a postgraduate diploma. In 1991 she studied in Lodz, Poland, for a year, under the British Council Scholarship Scheme.
Exhibition 4 | 10th July – 9th September
Featured Artists: John Berry & Lesley Mclaren
Exhibition 5 | 11th September -5th November
Featured Artists: Patricia Sadler and Deborah Philips
Exhibition 6 | 6th November – 14th January 2018
Mixed winter Exhibition including most of our regular artists along with some others.