12:00 am - 2:30 pm
An ONLINE exhibition of drawings and prints exploring wood and woodland by Tansy Lee Moir and Margaret Pitt.
‘Out of the Wood’ brings together two artists whose contrasting work shares themes of time, history natural processes. Wood also unites them, as a material to create images from and as a living subject to make images of.
Margaret Pitt uses plywood to create her bold woodcut plates, producing richly textured, layered prints. Her colourful imagery is suffused with symbols and archaeological influences, both mysterious and timeless.
Tansy Lee Moir hunts through woodlands for the ancient and unusual trees which are the source of her work. Her dramatic charcoal works conjure light falling on time-ravaged tree forms, whilst her dynamic drawings and oils convey a sense of movement and vibrancy.
7th – 21st August 2020.
Nobility Pursuit is a developmental ONLINE exhibition in which St Margaret’s House tenant and artist James Alexander McKenzie showcases some paintings which are part of an ongoing body of work. McKenzie’s allegorical painting’s principle interest is Being. Influenced by different philosophical attitudes, his whimsical paintings meditate joyfully on its different manifestations, drawing largely from personal experience. His work’s chief motivations are humility, compassion and simplicity.
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
This ONLINE exhibition showcases the work of four artists who have worked throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and responded to it in different ways. The last four months have left some of us with a sense of severance from our connection with everyday activities and a break from our usual practice. However, our need to reconnect and communicate with each other and audiences remains strong. The work we show is our attempt to overcome the disconnect imposed by the viral pandemic and respond to our precious world.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Does your home dressmaking look a bit – well – ‘homemade’? This 1-day session that will help you obtain a better fit and professional ‘handmade’ finish to your home-sewn garments.
Do you enjoy dressmaking but aren’t happy with the finish? Do you have bumps at the bottom of your zips. Or do your facings just refuse to lie flat? Would you like to improve your dressmaking but don’t have the time to commit to a course? In this class, I’ll share a few techniques you can use to improve the look of your dressmaking. Instead of wrestling with making a whole garment, we’ll concentrate on learning some foundation dressmaking techniques by making samples of each technique. There are yours to take home for future reference.