Linlithgow art show is a success

"The first annual exhibition by the Linlithgow Art Collective showcasing the talents of local artists was a smash hit with art fans.

The Line Gallery has been home to a variety of paintings and art work since the exhibition opened on February 26 and chairman of the collective Peter Scott painted the night as a success.

He said: “The exhibition was fantastic and we had lots of visitors on the opening evening including MSP Fiona Hyslop and councillors David Tait and Tom Conn. “A big thank you to them for their support. We managed to make a few sales, but there are still plenty of bargains to be had.”

The aim of the art collective is to generate enough money to buy a warehouse for future generations of art students in Linlithgow to get creative in.

Peter said: “The town has so much creative talent and we need to support that and ensure it has an opportunity to be sustained locally. All 15 members of the collective are former graduates of art classes at Linlithgow Academy and consider the town to be their creative base." 

- Linlithgow Gazette

Linlithgow Art Collective created

 

"Former Linlithgow Academy art students are trying to paint a bright future for local talent with the creation of an arts collective.

Art teacher Peter Scott, chairman of the group, explained the plans for the Linlithgow Arts Collective. He said: “All 15 members are former graduates of art classes at Linlithgow Academy and consider the town to be their creative base. Once finished their education at university, the collective want to return home to something positive. Our aim is to raise public interest in our work and our talent, and from that raise funds in order to rent premises in the town. This would act as a project space for the students to use and develop into a workshop and gallery space over time.”

Local businesses have been quick to show their support for the collective, with the Line Gallery offering space for the group to host their first annual show. Due to open at the end of February, the exhibition will showcase the work of the group.

Linlithgow’s new boutique hotel, the Court Residence, has also offered its court room space for future shows.

The art collective hope to sustain creative talent for future generations and ask anyone who can help their cause in any way to contact linlithgowartcollective@outlook.com."

- Linlithgow Gazette

New Business Cards

I haven't posted anything in a wee while simply because everything has been so busy preparing for my degree show. However everything is starting to fall into place.

Finally ordered my new business cards and personally I think they look great! Can't wait to start handing them out to everyone who comes along to see my work at my Degree show exhibition. 

Business cards give just a snippet of one of my final screenprints that will feature in the show. Make sure to get along between the 01 and 12 June!  

Experimenting with metal work

I have recently been given the opportunity to experiment with a range of metal work based at an engineering construction workshop. It is the first time I have never cut, bent or welded metal so it has been great learning some new practical skills. The images above show my first attempt and final constructions from my first day there! 

Remarket Edinburgh

My work is now on display as part of Remarket's Christmas exhibition, taking place at Royal Bank of Scotland on St Andrews Square, Edinburgh from the 11th to the 18th of December 2014. 

Stole this picture from Saltmarket's facebook page today announcing the start of their latest show. You can see two of my four prints in the background! I'm so glad to finally be getting my work out there - fingers crossed! 

"Saltmarket are back and comfortable at RBS, St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh with Recoat for install no.2 of our collaborative Remarket Christmas program! We will be there for a week, or so, so go, to enjoy new works and another successful installation." - Saltmarket 

Screenprinting @ GPS

 

My classes at GPS seem to have flown in so fast! Only have two to go: Wed 3rd and an all day class on Sun 7th! 

This is how my print sits so far, didn't think I would like it but seems to be working really well, but definitely have a long way to go!

I decided to make two prints when I started this course, however after three layers I decided to split them making them completely different to one another. 

Keep a look out for how they develop.

N2NW take Instagram

N2NW (Group of BA Hons Visual Arts students at Glasgow Kelvin College/Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) have set up an Instagram account to give information on upcoming events and a look into 'what artists do all day'. 

Visit us for daily updates about life in our studios leading to our Degree Show! (Opening 29th May 2015). See new work, hear our thoughts and stay tuned for information on upcoming shows and event. 

Also find us on our blog:

N2NW-ART.TUMBLR.COM

Screenprinting @ Glasgow Print Studio

I was awarded a Glasgow Print Studio Prize at the 'N2NW' End of Year Show for the work I had on display (see home page). The prize was a place on a printmaking course of my choosing at GPS. I have been given an amazing opportunity to do a screenprinting class with contemporary artist Ros Lawless. 

Above are pictures of my first two layer of my print which were done using newsprint stencils.

Screenprinting

Advanced
Evening
Wed 5th Nov -3rd Dec 2014

5 weeks (plus Sun 7th Dec 10am- 5pm)
6-9pm

Gain a more in depth understanding of techniques and processes including screen coating, wash out methods, colour mixing, registration procedures and the possibilities of photo exposure and hand drawn stencils.
 

GAGGLE

Glasgow Kelvin College West Campus is pleased to invite you to an art exhibition showcasing some of the newest art talent in Glasgow. The exhibition will be running from Mon 24th - Friday 28th of November from 9am -5pm. The opening event will be held on Wed 26th, 5-8pm and will also include Degree open studios. 

We are very excited to open up the degree studios to allow the public to see "what artists do all day". Students will be available for any questions that you may have and a selection of original works will be available for sale with a percentage of the proceeds made going towards the end of year show. 

 

SEE EXHIBITION PAGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS