What’s On

Have They Taken Us Now?

Saturday 6 August - Sunday 28 August
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Opening Night Saturday 6th August, 18.30 – 22.00
Closing Night Saturday 27th August, 18.30 – 22.00

Have They Taken Us Now? is a performance-based exhibition by Saras Feijóo. An exploratory journey into our food addictions, our society and the extermination of the human race

Processed food has caused a degeneration of our bodies and created addictions that over the centuries have “ruled” our society. We have been sharing our bodies with many parasites and viruses which have led us to develop degenerative diseases and conditions that are unnatural.

As these addictions have been pushing us forward to always want more …and more …and more of the unnatural… they have then become the “norm” and many “businesses” have been built up around them creating our society as it is.

A-I-R 15/16

Saturday 6 August - Saturday 27 August
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Private View Saturday 6th August, 19.00 – 21.00 | Sponsored by Blue Moon
Events Thursday 11th & 18th August,
19.00 – 21.00
Closing Event Saturday 27th August, 19.00 – 21.00

‘Thirteen’ artists showcase their most recent works created during their artist-in-residence roles at the Edinburgh College of Art & Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

A-I-R 15/16 are excited to present their inter-disciplinary exhibition showcasing their most recent works from thirteen contemporary emerging artists and designers based in Scotland who have been undergoing an artist-in-residence program since September 2015. This exhibition will showcase a diverse range of artistic approaches within this group of artists: bringing their passion of art & design that is expressed through their creative practices together for this one-off end of residence exhibition.

The Oak Year

Saturday 27 August - Sunday 28 August
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Preview evening Friday 26 August 2016, 6.00 – 8.00pm
During which Anne will paint The Last Leaf 

24 panels painted by Anne Gilchrist
The whole of this large work will be exhibited, together with related paintings, drawings and installations for the first time.

Each leaf in The Oak Year is painted from a real specimen, all from one oak wood on the shore of Loch Tay. From the withered brown leaves that had spent the winter lying on the woodland floor, through the bud-burst of spring, to the fresh bright green of May, to the dark, tough green of high summer, through the riot of autumn colours, I came eventually back to brown. And so the oak year turns full circle.

Hatha restorative Yoga workshop

Sunday 28 August
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Restorative yoga shifts you out of the stress response into the relaxation response so that you can deeply rest and rejuvenate.

Poses practiced during this class will include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends, usually held for five minutes or more, allowing you to focus on savoring each moment of stillness by tracing the steady rhythm of your breath and enjoying the pleasure of simply being.

Brigid is passionate about sharing her experience of this very nurturing approach to the practice of yoga. While some experience of yoga would be helpful, it is not essential.

Please contact Brigid directly with any queries you may have about your suitability for this class, or to book your place:

mail@brigidcollins.co.uk

Portfolio Building | Mono-printing & Bookmaking

Saturday 3 September
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

A busy and messy day of expressive mark making this workshop will allow students to have fun exploring the possibilities to be had preparing paper for use in other projects. Using a wide selection of papers and card a variety of bookmaking techniques will be explored to create new books for recording work. In G5 we have room for large-scale expression and experimentation.

African Movie

Saturday 10 September - Sunday 25 September
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
New work by Vittoria Grant
I have focused on re-creating a narrative of African life as I experienced it as a child and later on as an adult revisiting the places of my early years. I have portrayed the east African coast through a series of black and white sketches that make the African people come to life like in a film an intimate and lively movie of my mind.

Inspired

Saturday 10 September - Sunday 25 September
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

An exhibition of Felted Wool Design

INSPIRED is a selling showcase of contemporary felted wool craft and design. Visitors will explore a colourful mix of felt artworks, wearables and homewares by our selected textile artists and makers.

This group exhibition combines art and couture with everyday living to create a delightful explosion of colour and creativity in felted wool.

Many visitors will be surprised to discover that felted wool is soft and strong, abstract and pictorial, practical and imaginative. This new exhibition aims to bring together, for the first time, a collection of beautiful and thought-provoking felted art and design, create new conversations about felt making amongst the creative community and public, and introduce this increasingly popular creative skill to new audiences and participants.

Together

Saturday 10 September - Sunday 25 September
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Opening event – details TBC.

‘Together’ – a retro-inspective  – bringing the past, the present and the future together in a collection of works by Deb Ball and connected artists, celebrating a passion for life and the world we live in.

Painting, photography, drawings, ceramics, prints, projections and poetry.

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One Day Basketmaking Course

Saturday 17 September
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Course Description:
Traditional willow basketry course covering all the techniques needed to produce your own first basket, which you can take home at the end of the day.

Skills taught will include: pairing, staking up, upsetting, waling, randing, and trac border.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners or as a refresher.

Please book 10 days in advance to allow me time to sort and soak the right amount of material.

Tea, herbal tea, and coffee provided. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Portfolio Building | 50 Drawings in 4 Hours

Saturday 1 October
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

This is an intense experience! Students will be encouraged to react, respond and be immersed in the challenge working instinctively and at speed. Expect unexpected results.

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