Angie Lewin, exhibition

Scottish nature drawings – Angie Lewin

There will be a new Angie Lewin exhibition: Wednesday 2nd May – 2nd June 2018 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh “Spey Path and Strandline”.   Circles, feathers and feather-like leaves abound in this collection of watercolours.  Also known for her strong graphic images as a printer, Angie recently exhibited at City Art Centre, in a group show with a few friends, “A Fine Line”. Previously written … Continue reading Scottish nature drawings – Angie Lewin

Ceramics craft and Fine art: Fiona Byrne-Sutton

What do you see in this featured photo of one set of Fiona’s ceramic works?  (My answers at bottom of this post). Here’s a brief taster of an article in Craft Scotland – full version here. she’d like her work to be on show at the new V&A in Dundee, Scotland (currently being built) she makes freestanding ceramic assemblages very influenced by medieval art in … Continue reading Ceramics craft and Fine art: Fiona Byrne-Sutton

stained glass, Arran

Stained Glass and Making films – Richard Leclerc and Make Works

Having had so many posts last week about collage – here are 2 similar in a much more expensive media – stained glass and video.

  1.  Stained Glass

    A brief, one and a half minute film about Richard Leclerc, who lives and works on Arran Island, with a stained glass making practice.

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Poetry Pilgrimage: Little Sparta

Two days ago, I went to Little Sparta, Scottish home of poet Ian Hamilton Finlay – whose garden contains words set in stone, playful and very often anti-war symbols – a place of imagination with 300 word/art works.

“The garden functions as a political statement…. it suggests that as it is possible to transform this hillside into a garden, so it is possible for man to transform the world or society.  It is an example of action and that’s very important to me.”

Ian Hamilton Finlay (in conversation with Melvyn Bragg, 1983

A theme which Ian brings into the conversation is how gardens have become a place for Continue reading “Poetry Pilgrimage: Little Sparta”

14 tips for new TV comedy/drama writers

The tone of this seminar at Xponorth2017 was very positive – some advice specifically for Scotland but generally useful for UK writers. Main advice for new writers: Look at the website BBC Writersroom for writing opportunities in BBC but also theatres When there’s an open call for submissions, send in your scripts. Keep sending them your work so they get a sense of your writing … Continue reading 14 tips for new TV comedy/drama writers

Highland Photographer: Iain Sarjeant

Professional photographer Iain Sarjeant takes wonderful photos of a range of life in the Highlands of Scotland: trees, winter abstracts, land and light, colour and form, a sense of time, human places… worth popping over to his website for a look.  You may just find yourself buying a photo directly…. http://www.iainsarjeant.com/ Continue reading Highland Photographer: Iain Sarjeant