11:00 am - 6:00 pm
A selection of works by Katie Beth Avey.
Opening night: 20th September 7-9pm
21st – 30th September
Open Daily 11am – 6pm
Informed by a collective of memories from one family home, my practice is an exploration of how I can translate specific personal moments through the process of painting.
“Memories of pleasure, pain, sadness and joy, are the common thread that unites all human beings. Memories are our existence, and art is their system of replication.” (Farr 2012)
A chosen memory is always the stimulus. Developing shapes and forms from initial drawings, my paintings reflect the sensations felt while unpacking the memory, through a specific texture, a precise colour or a particular noise. The drawings vary from memory to memory; sometimes they require a different type of mark or restraint for me to develop the outcome. Shape is an extremely important element in my work. I believe that developing specific shapes, relating to individual objects and spaces (which are often suppressed beneath layers in the painting) harmonises with the mysterious workings of our minds.
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
re: birth is Spilt Milk’s second annual showcase of work by our national and international artist members. This years exhibition comprises over forty artists hailing from around the world and includes artists from Valencia, Australia, America, Canada, Malaysia and Denmark as well as several local artists based in Edinburgh and the UK.
This year’s theme; (‘rebirth’ or ‘regarding birth’) has resulted in a diverse collection of work across all media forms exploring representations of birth and the maternal body, contemporary narratives of the mother and child relationship, postnatal anxiety, abstractions of domesticity as well as loss, grief and the cycle of life.
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
An exhibition of new figurative paintings by Owen Normand, exploring themes of nostalgia and the passing of time.
Opening Saturday 28th September 2 – 5pm
Continues Sunday 29th 12 – 6pm
Owen Normand is a contemporary figurative painter who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. He was winner of the prestigious BP Portrait Young Artist Award in 2013 and was named as one of 15 emerging artists of great promise by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator in 2014. He has had solo exhibitions in Berlin and Lisbon, and has exhibited in group shows in London, New York, Berlin, Edinburgh and Glasgow. His work is held in private collections in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.