Saturday 14 May, 2016 - Saturday 28 May, 2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Preview Friday 13 May, 6:30pm
‘No Woman Is An Island’ is an annual exhibition which is now in its fourth year, featuring work by Rona MacLean, Aileen Grant and other female artists and makers. The artists are in an informal Edinburgh-based network of women artists and makers who meet regularly to go sketching and discuss the development of their work.
The main focus of the exhibition will be new and recent work by Rona and Aileen, who are both members at Edinburgh Printmakers. Aspects of nature are at the heart of their practice: Rona has recently completed a series of colourful screen prints celebrating the vibrancy of different trees and Aileen will be showing all of her ‘Natural Selection’ series of photo-etchings as well as new landscape aquatints.
The guest artists and makers include painters and printmakers plus award-winning sculptor Elaine Allison, established tapestry artists Fiona Hutchison and Jane Binks, accomplished basket-maker Janice Hall and East Lothian cabinet-maker Michaela Huber. The exhibition will showcase a wide range of new work, all for sale.
[Picture credits (Top): ‘Stacks’ aquatint by Aileen Grant; (L to R) : ‘Moorish Garden’ etching by Cat Outram; Tree screen print by Rona MacLean.]
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Information about the artists: Rona MacLean grew up on Loch Lomond side. She graduated with an Honours degree in History from the University of Edinburgh, taking early retirement from teaching in order to concentrate on painting and printmaking. She has completed courses at Edinburgh College of Art, Advanced Drawing and Painting at Leith School of Art and a four year painting course with the Open College of the Arts. She has been a member of Edinburgh Printmakers for more than a decade and has a studio at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh. She has exhibited in a number of exhibitions including the RSA, SSA and PAI.
Aileen Grant studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and worked for a number of years as a town planner. She gave up planning to become a full-time artist in 2013 and joined Edinburgh Printmakers the same year. She recently moved from Musselburgh to Lochcarron where she sketches, drawing inspiration from the sea and the hills. She has exhibited in the RSA , RSW, VAS and the Scottish Drawing Competition. Her studio base is also at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh.
The other artists and makers are
Mhairi MacDonald Greig
For more information please contact either Aileen or Rona. Details below.
St Margaret's House, 151 London Road