Saturday 7 March, 2015 - Sunday 22 March, 2015
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Opening night | Friday 6 March
For her latest exhibition, Tansy Lee Moir is joined by two other artists who share her passion for woodlands and who also spend much of their time around trees. The exhibition will feature drawings, paintings, carvings and prints which celebrate trees, wood and woodlands.
This exhibition examines woodland at different scales, from the powerful presence of a veteran tree, to the intimate surfaces of trees and the plants and organisms that inhabit them. All the works are made as a direct response to an aspect of woodland; the dynamic curve of a twisted trunk, the texture and structure of a sheet of bark, the delicate detail in a damp tangle of lichen. Together, they invite us to look with fresh eyes at the trees and woodlands around us.
Tansy Lee Moir is based in St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. Her drawings and prints are inspired by trees, their forms, their history and the influence that humans, animals and natural processes have in shaping them.She is known for her dramatic and sensual charcoals and the fluid energy of her line drawings, which often note the strange similarities between tree and human forms, hinting at the ancient links between wood and flesh.
Eoin Cox is a well known woodland activist, furniture maker and artist based in the Scottish Borders. His sensitive carvings and bark paintings demonstrate a deep understanding of wood as a material and a powerful connection to our native woodlands. Many of his works have echoes of indigenous art, his background in Archaeology having led him to wonder how our ancestors may have decorated their wooden structures and artefacts.
Teacher, artist and Forest Schools practitioner Catherine Lilley is fascinated by the lush temperate rainforest around Scotland’s West Coast where she lives and her work focuses on the intricate beauty of the very small scale. Her carefully observed paintings of moss, lichen and fungi are like tiny landscapes in themselves, fragile but enduring and an integral part of the whole woodland ecosystem.
St Margaret's House, 151 London Road