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Reflections – Willowbrae Window Wanderland

We are delighted to be bringing this fantastic event to our neighbourhood and with your help we will transform our streets into a magical outdoor gallery for all to enjoy!

An opportunity to remember and reflect on family and friends who have died.

On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November between 6pm and 9pm.

All are invited to participate in decorating their windows or wandering, or both!

The process of making and sharing an artwork or doing something creative to honour someone who has died is an opportunity to spend time reflecting on that person, starting conversations, remembering details and sharing stories.

Displaying and sharing that creativity with our local community in our windows gives us the opportunity to share stories further, and to brighten people’s evening in celebration of lives lived and remembered.

Our ambition is to turn the windows in our neighbourhood into an outdoor gallery at night, giving people the choice to view it in their own time, alone or with friends or family in small groups adhering to the government guidelines.

Our aspiration is that this event will inspire people to make time and space to think more about those who have died and are special to us, to learn new skills, to feel pride in art made, and to connect with local people in a safe way.

A couple of optional free online art tutorials will be organised thanks to local artist and neighbour Sam Rutherford (more details to follow), and these will be intended to inspire local people to make a portrait or image to describe their loved one/s.

Fancy taking part?

Taking part as a Windowmaker is FREE and everyone is welcome. You can make a display in the windows of your flat, house, business, school, nursery, car, campervan, shop – or in your front garden!

Please don’t feel intimidated. Your display could be as simple as a lamp, book, cut out silhouette or fairy-lights in a window.  Anything goes … as long as it’s family friendly.

What to do next:

Click on the orange ‘Take part in this event’ button to add your location to our map.

You’ll get a ‘Welcome Pack’ when you sign in and access to lots of inspiration for windows too

Tell your friends and neighbours and ask them to get involved!

RSVP to our Facebook event to get inspiration and ideas, and to share your stories if you wish to.

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor, promote or volunteer to help with this event, please contact heywillowbrae@gmail.com

With thanks to ‘Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief’ for making this event possible as part of the ‘To Absent Friends Festival’ held across Scotland from 1st – 7th November each year – a people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance. “Because dead ordinary people live on in the memories and stories we share”. For more information please visit: www.toabsentfriends.org.uk 

Keep checking back to this page to watch our map grow!

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Pop-Up Exhibition: Sculptures, Ceramics and Glass Work

We are looking for artists to participate in our next online pop-up exhibition which will include sculptures, ceramics and glass work.

The exhibition will run from the 25th of September – 9th of October and be online only.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Carly and she will give you more information on how to submit work.

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Online Gallery Bookings

We have NO online gallery bookings available this year. Thank you for the support, it has been incredible!

Here is a reminder of our pop-up exhibition calendar too:

  • Sculptures/ceramics/glass: 25th September – 9th October
  • City/Land/Seascapes: 16th October – 30th October

To register your interest in the pop-up events, please email Carly.

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Untold Postcard Art Exhibition and Auction 2020

Rock Trust are warmly inviting artists to donate (A6) postcard-sized artworks to Rock Trust;s eighth biennial Postcard Art Exhibition and Auction!

100% of the proceeds of this exhibition and auction will go directly to support Rock Trust;s work helping young people to avoid and move on from homelessness in Scotland.

Alongside professional artists, this year we will also be asking young people (16-25) from the local community to submit entries to the exhibition, with the top 50 entries by young people (as decided by our professional judge) being selected for the exhibition and auction!

Previous exhibitions have included works by Norman Ackroyd, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Alison Watt and Stephen Mangan, among others. These events draw significant attention on social media (10,000 people reached via Facebook posts, 60,000 people reached via Twitter) and in the press, with coverage in both The Times and The Scotsman.

If you would like to support this event, then please kindly email andrew.marks@rocktrust.org  for more information and to receive your artist’s pack. 

From all of us at Rock Trust, thank you for your support!

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#AUGUST Exhibition

The online group art exhibition entitled: “#AUGUST”, will be launched on the densely populated – social media – Facebook site (curator profile), via video projection, on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 8 pm.

The exhibition is curated by the Art Historian, MA Journalist and member of AICA Greece, Nikolena Kalaitzaki.

The exhibition is sponsored by the online art magazine Pause as well as MyArtist.

Our very own, Constantine will have work featured alongside 54 other artists. 

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