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EDI T I O N N o . 6       FR EE CO P Y               S UMM ER 2008

featuring artists Pam Carter & David Body
and sculptor Lotte Glob Lots more inside, including:
                                           Art Exhibitions
                       Premier     National Galleries of Scotland, RGI
                      On Guide              Open Studios
                      for Art &     Pittenween, Perthshire, Argyll,
                        Crafts      Kirkcudbright, Out of the Fire

                                          Feature Articles
                                      The Birth of an Art Centre,
                                    Water Gilding, Hi-Tech Sculpture,
                                    Lasting Impressions, Glasgow
   Covering                          Group, RSW Award Winners
 July, August                      Plus: Event Quick-Search Page
 & September                         Listings of events on one page
Welcome to the sixth edition of ‘Art News Scotland’, now well into its second year of
bringing you news and features on the art and artists of Scotland. We must be one of
the most fortunate of nations to have, in this country, such a rich variety of excellent
art and so many talented and influential artists. We should never miss the opportunity
to visit the numerous exhibitions, open studios and galleries throughout the land.

As many tourists head for this beautiful country which is Scotland, this magazine is a
must for information on exhibitions, events, galleries and art material suppliers. If you
need to find out what is on - at a glance - turn to our inside back page, which lists many
events in city and county order. This service is entirely free to organisers to publish up
to 20 words to describe their event - what, where, when and who - just email us!

Art News Scotland is without doubt the premier magazine for Scotland’s art and art-
ists, having expanded from 15,000 to 30,000 print run, per quarter, in just one year and
shows no sign of slowing down! It is supplied totally free to you, from over 700 outlets,
as it is paid for by the advertisers; therefore, please give them your full support.

Andrew Macdonald, Editor.

                   This Edition Contains...
There are so many events on this summer it is always difficult to list them all, but this edition contains
articles and information on the National Galleries of Scotland and RGI events, as well as the National
Trust for Scotland’s ‘Lasting Impressions’ exhibition, Kirkcudbright, Pittenweem, Perthshire, Artmap
Argyll and the Scottish Potters Association’s ‘Out of the Fire’ events.

This Edition’s ‘Featured Artists’ are Pam Carter from Glasgow and David Body from John O’Groats, plus
Highland’s sculptor Lotte Glob. In addition there are articles on ‘The Birth of an Art Centre’ at Moray,
The Glasgow Group 50th year celebration events, ‘A High-Tech View on Sculpture’, a full page special on
the ‘Art of Water Gilding’ and the RSW prize winners of 2008.

This contains a full glossary of art galleries and art and craft centres for the true art lover to browse and
venture out to. The huge variety of original art, crafts and prints serve only to remind us of the richness
and quality of Scottish art.

Read about art materials, bespoke picture framers and art printers, as well as a number of art courses.

All our featured exhibitions and many more are on one quick-search page, listed by city and county for
ease of identification. Advertising Scottish Art Events in this guide (up to 20 words) is free to all.

ART NEWS SCOTLAND is published by Andrew Macdonald, 10 Dunbar Avenue, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4HD
Tel: 01557 332413 (24 hrs) • E-mail: • Website:
        The Birth of an Art Centre
        This is an amazing story of the creation of the Moray Art Centre.
Ten years ago an individual by the name of Randy Klinger had a vision of a creative art centre
for the visual arts in Moray. Its purpose would be to promote arts, education and exhibitions
drawn from the world’s greatest collections. At the outset Randy had no land, no money and no
help, but by the end of May this year (and £950,000 later) the Centre’s main gallery space was
officially opened.

Probably the UK’s first carbon-neutral, purpose built art centre, it is a service-based social enter-
prise, with the aims to question, explore and find the highest beauty of our time. As Randy says:
 “Through exhibitions of great works of art, to which many people would never otherwise have
  access, and through lectures, seminars and workshops in this innovative and inspiring Centre,
  the public will be able to engage with art in its many forms. The aim being to raise their
  curiosity and inspire them to appreciation of art and the significance of beauty in their own
  lives - art as an ‘anti-depressant’.”

The construction was completed on-time, on-spec and exactly on-budget, and incorporated geo-
thermal heat pumps and solar photovoltaic roof panels to produce and store enough electricity
for its own use and export some of it back to the national grid!

The Centre’s main gallery space is completed to such a level that it is now able to borrow works
of art from the National Collections. Its first exhibition, entitled ‘John Byrne’ includes works
from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, Paisley Museum & Galleries, Glasgow
Museums and from the private collections of Billy Connolly and the Earl of Moray.

Since July last year, more than 10,000 people have visited the Centre and the art classes are
growing, employing more and more local artists and now those of international acclaim.
It is now hoping to strengthen its position as an innovative art centre by creating more
programmes and working with over 20 educational partnership groups to provide tailored
courses and outreach programmes for clients. It has already won many awards and received
critical acclaim for its outstanding vision and work.

Moray Art Centre has achieved a great deal in a very short time and one man’s dream will now
secure Moray’s first visual art centre as a legacy for Moray and beyond.

To find out more about all aspects of the Art Centre visit: www.morayar
The Glasgow Group 1958-2008
In 1957 three young Glasgow painters, Anda Paterson, James
Spence and James Morrison, frustrated by the lack of exhibit-
ing opportunities, reacted in the time honoured fashion of art-
ists and did something about it themselves. The following year,
they invited ten other artists, seven of them still students, to join
them in an exhibition in the McLellan Galleries, and the Young
Glasgow Group was born. To the present day this policy has
persisted of inviting artists from outside the core group to fulfil
its aim of promoting the visual arts in the West of Scotland.

Fifty years on, to mark this anniversary, major exhibitions are
being held throughout the year. A highly successful series of six
shows were held in galleries across Glasgow during the month of
June including a major retrospective at Glasgow Royal Concert
Hall, which featured a sparkling variety of work by current and
former group members, including Alasdair Gray, Philip Reeves,
Ian McKenzie Smith, George Wyllie, Willie Rodger and many
others. In keeping with group policy of inviting foreign artists,
there were also representations from France, Ukraine, Poland,
Germany, Norway, Sweden and Spain. During September further
exhibitions will be held concurrently in Edinburgh, at DiRollo
Gallery, Edinburgh Gallery, Randolph Gallery and Hanover
Gallery, and in November there will be an exhibition at The
House for an Art Lover in Glasgow.

A commemorative book ‘The Glasgow Group 1958-2008’,
featuring an introduction by Alasdair Gray, has been published.
It includes an illustration with a statement by each of the sixty
exhibitors, a history of the group by Dr John Morrison, art histo-
rian, and an analysis by Jan Patience, journalist and art critic.

The group recognised at an early stage the importance that the
internet was going to have in the marketing and publicising of
the visual arts in the twenty-first century, and a well-established
and ever growing website now contains a fascinating range of
information and images, including a newly set up virtual gallery
with the intention of displaying the work of all the artists who
have ever shown with the group - a target of about 400!

For further information see:
                                                                                                                                                                     Emma S Davis RSW, white cottage - perthshire
                                                                                                                   Summer exhibition
                                                                                                                           Sat 21st june - 18th july
                                                                                                                                 monday - friday 9am - 5pm
                                                                                                                               saturday & sunday 10am - 4pm
                                                                                                                         a mixed exhibition of original art
                                                                                                                       by some of scotland’s leading artists
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  John Byrne Exhibition
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                                                             MIXED EXHIBITION - 21st June to 23rd August
                                                          LIL NEILSON SOLO – 30th August to 27th September
                                                           GEORGIE YOUNG “Green Apples”, Mixed media, 60 x 60 cm

   The Park, Findhorn, Forres, IV36 3TA
         from Saturday 31st May                                                                                      Open Monday to Saturday from 10am
      to Saturday 2nd August 2008                                                                                    24 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD
   Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm                                                                               T 01224 625629 E
   Sundays 1pm-5pm • Admission Free                                                                                

Pam was born in Tanganyika, East Africa to an Austrian mother
and a Scottish father. At the age of thirteen she came to Scotland
where she was schooled at Bearsden Academy. She graduated from
Glasgow School of Art in the 70’s and began her teaching career.

Now a full time painter she has had numerous solo shows through-
out Britain and the USA and has returned every summer since 1991
to exhibit at Gallery An Talla Dearg, at Isle Ornsay. This year her
dates are from the 19th July until the 12th August. This intimate
location allows her to ‘man’ her own exhibition and use the gallery
as a studio at the same time. The gallery has an idyllic setting with
spectacular views of the lighthouse and across the Sound of Sleat.

The magic of Isle Ornsay has not only kept Pam returning for the
past seventeen years but has acted as a springboard, both
geographically and artistically, into the subject matter for which
she is now best known- the rugged Western Isles of Scotland with
its isolated cottages, wild colours of the machair, sweeping golden
sands, turquoise waters, craggy rocks and beautiful headlands.
These views have become her “hunting ground”.

 “A sense of a place is important in my work but for me it’s not
  about capturing a scene with complete accuracy. Sometimes it
  is the elements and the untamed force of nature that inspire, but
  more than anything it is the essential quality of light which can
  be found in the Scottish land and seascape”.

The ethereal light quality and strong use of colour are her strength
and her trademark. She interprets the scene with abstract elements
and broad brushstrokes. She translates this light in terms of contrast
and colour- often bold, but always with subtlety and balance.

In her paintings you can feel the presence of man but rarely see him-
the washing is hung, the lum is reeking and the telegraph poles are
talking. She pays tribute to the cultural past through the ancient
dyke wall, the little harbours and the quaint crofts, which are happily
standing side by side with the grazing sheep.

During late summer this year she will also be exhibiting at the
Braemar Gallery where her work will include views of the East Coast
and, new to her portfolio, Royal Deeside.
                               Just Art                                               The
                      Fine and Applied Arts
64 High Street, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7DH
          01343 820500,                                        Scottish

                                                       Contemporary Art

                                              ʻThe Gornedal Glacier, Switzerlandʼ Oil by Peter Goodfellow

                                              Summer Show
                                              starts 22nd June
                                              Telephone for your free brochure
                                              The Lost Gallery
                                              Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8UJ
                                              Tel/Fax: 019756 51287
     28th June to 2nd August                  Open 6 days 11am - 5pm closed Tuesdays
           Francis Boag                       By appointment at other times
                                              Website: e-mail:

                                                 THE JERDAN GALLERY

                                                Lillies by Jackie Philip            Harbour by Hazel Nagl

                                                           SPARKLING SPRING
                                                                featuri ng
                                                       JACKIE PHILIP & HAZ EL N AGL
                                                          27th June - 28th July

                                                          SUMMER SCORCHER
                                                                f ea turi ng
                                                            PH ILIP RASKIN
                                                      2nd August - 14th September
                                                Sculpture Garden, Jewellery, Ceramics
                                               Woodwork, Glass & 19/20th Century Art
                                               42 Marketgate South, Crail, Fife, KY10 3TL
                                                       Telephone: 01333 450797
                                                      Open daily 10.30am-5pm
                                              View works at:
National Galleries of Scotland - Summer Shows
Modernity in Central Europe, 1918 - 1945
Dean Gallery, 7th June - 31st August 2008
Admission £6, concessions £4
Organised by the National Gallery of Art, Washington,
this exhibition explores the breathtaking success of
modern photography in Germany, Hungary,
Czechoslovakia, Poland and Austria, during a time of
tremendous social and political upheaval.
The exhibition is unprecedented in scope, comprising
more than 150 works by internationally recognised
masters such as László Moholy-Nagy, Hannah Hoch               Dreams, gelatin silver print, 1928-1929
and El Lissitzky as well as important contemporaries
such as Karel Teige and Martin Munkacsi. This is the
only European showing of this magnificent exhibition
and it includes many stunning works that are shown in
Britain for the first time.

Vanity Fair Portraits : Photography 1913 - 2008
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 14th June - 21st Sept.
Admission £6, concessions £4
Some of the greatest portrait photographs of the 20th
century were taken for, or published in, Vanity Fair.
This remarkable selection of 150 classic images features
works from the magazines first period (1913-1936),
displayed for the first time with works from the              Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Joan Crawford
contemporary Vanity Fair (1983-present).                      by Nickolar Muray, 1929

Bringing together vintage prints and contemporary
classics from Vanity Fair and the legendary Condé Nast
Archive, it offers an incredible photographic history of
celebrity portraiture by many of the greatest names in
photography, from Edward Steichen to Cecil Beaton.

Impressionism & Scotland
National Gallery Complex, 19th July - 12th October 2008
Admission £8, concessions £6
This major international exhibition explores the Scottish
taste for Impressionism in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries and the impact of this art on two generations
of artists in Scotland.
The label ‘Impressionist’ was applied to artists as diverse
as Whistler, Corot, McTaggart and the Glasgow Boys.
This exhibition includes sensational paintings, pastels
and watercolours by these artists, as well as masterpieces
by Monet, Manet, Degas, Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir, Van
Gogh, Seurat, Cézanne, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and
the Scottish Colourists.                                      The Big Trees, by Cezanne, 1904
                                                                                                                                                  Art Map Argyll
                          Pittenweem Arts Festival                                                2008
                                           August 2 - 10 2008
                                                                                                OPEN STUDIOS
River Bank by Adrian Wiszniewski

                                                   Invited Artists
 Adrian Wiszniewski Dave Cohen Anna S King
      Yoshihito Kawabata Maggie Moffat
                                                                                              Saturday & Sunday
                                   100 Artists Exhibiting                                              2ND-3RDAugust
                                                                                                          10AM - 5PM
                                      fireworks smusic s children s drama

                                                                                               WATERMILL GALLERY
                                   CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY

                   Summer Collection

                                                                                                                 Lotte Glob
                                                                                                             A major exhibition of new works,
                                                                                                         also featuring some retrospective pieces.
                                                                                                                  2 August - 8 September

                                                                                                  Just published by Watermill Books.........
                                                                                                        Floating Stones by ceramic artist Lotte Glob.
                                                                                                            A stunning art book of photographs,
                                                                                                          artist’s diary and sketches £25 + £5 p&p
30 SOUTH TAY STREET, DUNDEE, DD1 1PD                                                                            Signed copies available
 TEL: 01382 228701 FAX: 01382 228801
                                                                                       Mon - Sat: 10am - 5.30pm, Sun: 11am - 5.30pm
                                   Open: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm                   The Watermill, Mill Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BG
                                     Satur day and Sunday 12 - 5pm                     Tel: 01887 822896

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                   Lasting Impressions
           The National Trust for Scotland and the Printed Word

  1st August - 31st October 2008, at 28 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Admission Free

On 15th September 1507, Andrew Myllar and Walter Chepman were granted a licence
by King James IV to set up Scotland’s first printing press in Edinburgh. Nearly seven
months later, on 4th April 1508, a small leather-bound book emerged from their newly
established press - The Complaint of the Black Knight was the first book known to
have been printed in Scotland.

The Trust owns Robert Smail’s Printing Works,
in the Border town of Innerleithen, which is a
fully operational letterpress printers, restored
to full operation just as it was a century ago.
To mark the 500th anniversary of the printed
word in Scotland the National Trust for Scotland
will bring some of the fascinating contents from
this printing works to their Edinburgh gallery.
The exhibition will tell the unique story of the
Smail family, who owned and ran the printing
works for generations, and explain the process
of traditional letterpress printing.

To complement the items, a selection of literary
treasures and printed materials from the Trust’s

Kirkcudbright - Art & Craft Trail
This summer, from 1st - 4th August, artists and craft workers will be opening their
doors to all those wishing to take this interesting trail around the friendly artist’s town
of Kirkcudbright, on the scenic Dumfries & Galloway south west coast. Now in its
fifth year, and one of the highlights of the town’s Summer Festivities programme, the
trail is becoming a must see and do event on people’s calendars. Growing in popularity
there is something for everyone with over 40 venues ranging from paintings, crafts,
printmaking and demonstrations including woodturning and lacemaking.

An information booklet with trail map is
available free through several outlets and
at venues during the trail, which are open
Friday - Monday, from 11am - 5pm daily.

In addition, their are several art galleries,
craft shops, museums and heritage houses
open in the town, all well worth a visit!
                                       SUMMER ART SEASON

        3RD JUNE - 3RD AUGUST
                            The Story of Art in South West Scotland.
                            Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright.
                            Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 2pm - 5pm.
                            Free admission
                            t: 01557 331643 w:

        5TH JULY - 25TH AUGUST

                            The Scottish National Portrait Gallery at Kirkcudbright.
                            Town Hall, St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright.
                            Open daily from 10am - 6pm
                            Free admission
                            t: 01557 331643 w:

        ART AND CRAFTS TRAIL                            1ST - 3RD AUGUST
                            Behind the scenes with local artists in Kirkcudbright.
                            Visit places not normally open to the public.
                            Trail guides available from local outlets.
                            t: 01557 331895 w:

                  For details of all Kirkcudbright’s summer events visit

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David was born in Middlesex,
England in 1947 and studied
illustration at Twickenham
College after which he worked
in various London advertising
agencies and design studios for
ten years before his move to
Caithness with his wife Sally to
set up Scarfskerry Pottery in 1977.

In 1987 the pottery was moved to John O’Groats and renamed John
O’Groats Pottery & Gallery where he now has his studio. Since 2004
David has devoted most of his time to painting, which has always run
concurrent with his ceramics, although in a limited way.

 “I don’t consider myself to have a singular style as I paint naturalis-
  tically and in more colourist and abstract styles. A bi-product of
  my work as an illustrator where I would do whatever was required.
  Working as a graphic designer has probably had the biggest
  influence on my work as a painter, resulting in flattening of the
  subject matter and introducing a stronger and more graphic
  element to the compositions.

  The local highland landscape is my main source of inspiration and
  I regularly paint the sheep and hooded crows that surround our
  house at John O’Groats... although recently I have been looking to
  the Puglia region of Italy for different subject matter, as I have
  been visiting there regularly.

  Over the last few years I have been producing and exhibiting
  portraits of our English Bull Terrier ‘Chalkie’. These have taken on
  a life of their own and have resulted in numerous commissions of
  other dogs, and now cats, which I enjoy doing as they are a
  completely different sort of challenge to my landscape paintings”.

David’s work is in many private collections in the UK and he sells his
paintings from the Gallery at John O’Groats as well as exhibiting
regularly in Scotland and England.

Further examples of David’s paintings can be seen at:


                                                           ACRYLIC PAINT!
                                       01795 666613

                                                Where can you view works by many of the
                                                 most talented and influential artists from
                                                    all over Scotland and the Isles?

                                                    S H O W C A S E
                                                       G A L L E R Y
                                                  RIVERSIDE MILLS, BEACONSFIELD PLACE
                                                KIRKCUDBRIGHT, DG6 4DP Tel: 01557 339400

                                                  With over 300 original works by over 80
                                                  painters, craftmakers and printmakers,
                                                  permenantly exhibiting under one roof,
                                                   together with prints, gifts and cards.

                                                PICTURE FRAMING • ARTISTʼS MATERIALS

                                                         OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
                                                    Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12 - 4pm

                                                         Visit our virtual gallery at:
The Royal Burgh of Pittenweem Arts Festival
Since 1982 the village of Pittenweem in the
East Neuk of Fife has held a 9-day celebration
of the visual arts. This fishing village of pan-tiled
and crow-stepped gables slopes down steep and
narrow wynds from High Street to harbour with
stunning views of the Firth of Forth, the Isle of
May and the East Lothian hills. Cradled between
two bays looking out to sea, Pittenweem is a
beautiful and historic setting for one of Scotland’s
best-loved festivals and only an hour’s drive from
Edinburgh. It is an art enthusiast’s paradise.

The village and its surrounding area are well-known for being home to a large number
of practising artists. There are several galleries to visit throughout the year and stu-
dios open at Easter and pre-Christmas, but during the first week in August Pittenweem
becomes a ‘village for the arts’, with over 100 artists - residential and invited - exhibiting
and selling their work in houses, halls, garages, churches and even the fish market itself.
Over 20,000 visitors come to enjoy the relaxed and inspiring atmosphere while they
wander between venues, talk to the artists or enjoy a coffee, al fresco, at the Festival
Café marquee on the harbour.

The famous opening night fireworks are held at dusk on Saturday 2nd above the bay.
Throughout the week there are artists’ talks, demonstrations, children’s events and work-
shops with music and drama in the evenings. Parking is easy and free in the designated
car park, with the free Festival minibus looping around the village.

The Festival Box Office opens on 1st July at 47 High Street, Pittenweem, Tel: 01333 313 903.
You can preview the event and find out more at:

    Perthshire Open Studios Event
          Saturday 27th September - Sunday 5th October 2008
   Local artists and makers open their doors to all at this exciting new initiative
   by a large group of Perth and Kinross artists, designers, makers and galleries.

 The group is holding a nine-day Open Studios event, which is free to the public, and
 where artists and makers will be displaying, selling and often demonstrating their
 work. Exhibitions from groups and individuals will also take place as part of the event.

 This is a chance for you to meet the artists and makers, often see them work and talk
 to them about their work, as well as buy or commission work directly from them.

 A brochure will be published with information and directions to each studio location.
 These will be available from libraries, museums, galleries, Tourist Information Centres
 and other locations throughout the region or visit:
 grove gallery                        Tom Davidson                     Merchant Gate                                       The Adam Pottery
17 Grove Street, Edinburgh                                                                                                 GALLERY & STUDIOS
                                      G A L L E R Y
    Tel: 0131 229 7117
                                      High Street, Earlston,                                                                  76 Henderson Row,
                                        Scottish Borders                              Showing                                     Edinburgh
                                                                                                                               Tel: 0131 557 3978
                                                                       Peter Howson &
                                                                                                                           Contemporary, Innovative
                                                                       Frank McFadden
                                                                                                                             & Traditional Ceramics
                                                                       111 Saltmarket, Glasgow                               Open: 11am - 6pm
Original art, prints & cards          Tel: 01896 848898                   Tel: 0141 552 5847                                                    

                               JKW Fine Art
                               PICTURE FRAMING
                               STUD IO & GAL L ERY
                                                                          COFFEE HOUSE & GALLERY
                               Originals & Scottish Art
                                Limited Edition Prints                                     32 St. Cuthbert Street
                                                                                          Kirkcudbright, DG6 4HZ
Comrie Building, Drummond Street, Comrie, PH6 2DS
                  Tel: 01764 671011
                                                                                             Tel: 01557 332322

                               MILTON ART                                                                                    TORE
                                 GALLERY                                                                                     art gallery
                                     art for everyone
                                                                                                                             Contemporary & diverse
                               Original Art, Ceramics, Jewellery                                                                Exciting & eclectic
                                Regular Exhibitions                                                                           uplifting & honest ART

                         Milton of Crathes, Banchory (A93) AB31 5QH
                                                                                                                             Welcome to the largest
Cottages at Glencoe                    Tel: 013308 44664                                                                     gallery in the Highlands
by Kanita Sim           e-mail:                                                        10 mins north of Inverness
                        Open: Mon.- Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. 11am - 5pm                                               

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   A wide selection of original paintings
       and prints by Duncan Currie
                                          Old Pier Road
                                            Isle of Skye                                                  
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                                   Fabulous Frames & Desirable Gifts
                                                                       Clience Studio
                                                                        Clock Tower, King Street,
                                                                             Castle Douglas
                                                                        Gallery & Working Studio
                                                                          of Angela Lawrence
                                    Art • Picture Framing               Paintings and Prints
                                   Jewellery • Cards • Gifts               Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
                                                                            Sun 12noon - 4pm
                                   1 Kings Road, Grangemouth              Tel: 01556 504318
                                   FK3 9BB Tel: 01324 482500             Mobile: 07902 301883
The iconic artist Lotte Glob celebrates fifty years of working in
ceramics this year. More than forty of those years have been
based in the far north west highlands. In April, The Watermill
celebrated this remarkable milestone by publishing the book
‘Floating Stones’, based on her land-art project of the same
name. This is now being followed up with a major exhibition
of her new work.

Lotte’s work involves an intimate and continuing relationship
with the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands. Having exhibited
nationally and internationally since 1964, she is renowned for
her long hikes into the mountains, from which she brings back
rocks and sediments to work with in her studio. Combining
these materials with different clays, she creates sculptural forms
in a direct response to the physical nature of the materials with
which she works. Fired in a kiln at 1300 C white heat, physical
alterations occur, reflecting the landscape’s volcanic origins.

Heating rocks, glass, clay and sediment to temperatures at
which they melt holds very real dangers, and despite her
experiments over years of artistic investigation, the power of
nature is ever-present, and ever threatening.

 “The landscape is my studio. I’ve spent so much time out there,
  you just get absorbed in it. The more you are in the landscape
  the more you see and I find a lot of things echoing each other-
  like the shape of a rock and a shape in the sky, or a shape of a
  snow pattern in the roadside, so many things like that.”

Lotte’s new pieces succeed in combining earthy browns and
greys with vivid blue glazes to create forms, colours and textures
that echo the interaction of rock, bog, sea and open skies of the
north west highlands.

The book ‘Floating Stones’ can be obtained from The Watermill,
price £25 (P&P £5), Tel: 01887 822896.

For further information about the exhibition, which runs from
2nd August - 8th September, at The Watermill, Aberfeldy, visit:
A Hi-tech View on Sculpture
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museum quality replicas of their finest artworks. “For this purpose
we have specifically developed a process that recreates sculptural
artwork with absolute accuracy, directly from the original, while
leaving the priceless subject matter completely untouched.”

Replicartes method involves capturing a sculptures dimensions
and surface information using precision laser scanning. This data
is then used directly to reproduce the subject in foundry-cast
bronze, retaining with faultless accuracy its integrity of
proportion and every fine detail.

Replicarte is working with the Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum to
create art replicas from their outstanding collection, and would
like to offer art buyers the opportunity to commission a bespoke
recreation of a specific artwork or purchase a piece from limited
editions, chosen by the collections experts for both their beauty
and importance. Every replica is ‘signed-off’ by the collections
curator and the gallery receives a royalty from every sale.

In addition, Replicarte offers a unique and cost effective option
for sculptors who cast in bronze. Our innovative process is
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Artmap Argyll, Open Studio Event, 2nd-3rd August, 10am-5pm
Artmap Argyll is the brainchild of a number of practicing artists and makers in Argyll.
The initiative was to create a network to help the artists and their work while also rais-
ing the profile of art in the area. The idea took hold and some twenty-odd artists have
become involved in this first open weekend, with more committing for next year.

The range of work on show from the artist’s private studios include: glass, woodturning,
sculpture, etching, weaving and all types of painting. All this coupled with the pleasure
of travelling through some of the finest landscape and earliest history in Scotland!

The chance to meet these excellent artists in their studios is an event not to be missed.

A brochure and map of the studios is available from: tmapar
          The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
 Free enry to an exhibition of paintings at the Crinan Hotel by Lochgilphead, Argyll
                  Friday 1st August until Sunday 31st August 2008
                         Opening Hours: 9am until 5pm daily
The third Annual Exhibition of paintings at the luxurious Crinan Hotel has become one
of the highlights of the RGI’s calendar of events - as popular with local residents as
with artists and art lovers alike.
The event is hosted by successful artist and RGI Council member Frances Macdonald.
Together with her husband Nick Ryan, Frances runs the hotel when not creating
beautiful works inspired by stunning views of Iona, Tiree and Mull, or exhibiting in
London, Edinburgh or Glasgow.
The exhibition features a mix of affordable work from locally based artists, through
to paintings from some of the 50 RGI’s - ‘custodians’ of the Royal Glasgow Institute of
the Fine Arts, selected for their outstanding work and contribution to contemporary
Scottish painting.
Argyll has attracted a large community of professional artists, several of whom sold
works at the March 2007 Crinan exhibition and young artists will also be represented.
For further information, visit: &

‘Out of the Fire’ Scottish Potters Association Exhibition
The SPA is holding its Annual Open Exhibition at the Stirling Smith Gallery
            from Saturday 3rd May - Saturday 13th July 2008
The Association holds regular exhibitions and demonstrations by and for its members
and plays a key role in keeping alive ceramics in Scotland at a time when it is being lost
from further education. For more details go to:

Twenty-seven members of the SPA demonstrate the variety and vitality that the medium
of clay presents. Many will also be around to talk to visitors about their work.
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Gilding is the application of a thin layer of precious metal, usually
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This technique has remained unchanged for centuries, indeed the
artisans who prepared the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun would see
little difference in the process used today. Gold is used because it
can be beaten thinner than any metal, down to 1/250,000 of an inch!

The first stage of preparation is applying gesso, a mixture of
whiting (or chalk) and glue (usually rabbitskin) to the bare wooden
frame. The gesso not only disguises the wooden material under-
neath, but this material is what absorbs the water when you gild,
making the gold adhere. There are between 8 to 16 coats of gesso
applied to the wood, depending on the profile, and then it is sanded
to a very smooth finish. The surface is key to the process as it is the
base for all the beautiful finishes that can be achieved.

The next stage is applying bole, a very fine grade of clay mixed with
rabbitskin glue, which comes in many colours with red, yellow or
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effect. Usually about 5 or 6 coats of bole are applied.

The gold comes in sizes 80mm, 100mm or 120mm square, which
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the water re-activates the glue in the bole mixture, allowing the gold
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After drying (usually overnight) and if everything went well, you are
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Young Artist Wins £3,500 RSW Travel Award
Artist Leo du Feu, 23, who lives in Linlithgow,
has won the £3,500 Alexander Graham Munro
Travel Award at the 128th Annual Exhibition
of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in
Watercolour at the RSA building in Edinburgh
on 21st March this year.

He won the award, which is given for the best
painting submitted by an artist under the age
of 30, for his painting “A Walk at St. Abbs’.
Talking about the painting he said
“It was painted after a walk at St. Abbs Head, a beautiful and rugged area of Scotland’s
south east coast. It is natural landscape that inspires me; I spend as much time as
possible out of doors absorbing the huge drama and variety that nature in Scotland
and Britain has to offer us.”

Leo graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006 and paints full time from a
studio in Linlithgow. He was commissioned to paint a four metre high depiction of
land, sky and space for the entrance of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre at the
Royal Observatory Edinburgh and regularly exhibits in Aberdeen and Linlithgow.

He has still to decide where he wants to visit but already has a few ideas...
“A long term ambition is to make a thorough exploration of the islands of Scotland.
I have stayed on Rum and Jura and know how inspiring such places are. That would
tie in well with my interest in birdlife. St. Kilda perhaps, or maybe somewhere further
afield. I would love to sketch in the areas of Canadian wilderness which the ‘Group
of Seven’ painted in the 1920’s. Wherever I do end up travelling to, the emphasis will
very definitely be on nature - landscape, birdlife, wildlife and plantlife.”

This award, which has enabled many young artists to experience and be inspired by
new cultures, is given by the late Alexander Graham Munro, one of Scotland’s finest
artists, who travelled extensively during his lifetime painting in France, Holland, Italy,
Tunisia, Algiers and Morocco.

Other award winners are:
       RSW Council Award £2,500        ...   ...        Kirkland Main
       Alexander Graham Munro Award £1,000              Jackqueline Orr
       Sir William Gillies Award £500 ...    ...        Ian McKenzie Smith
       May Marshall Brown Award £500         ...        Simon Laurie
       John Gray Award £500            ...   ...        Gary Anderson
       Winsor & Newton Award £500 materials             Liz Myhill
       RSW/Riverside Gallery Exhibition Award           Ann Wegmuller
       RSW Small Painting Award        ...   ...        David Provan
       Scottish Arts Club Award        ...   ...        Jenny Martin
       Glasgow Art Club Award          ...   ...        Jessica Wolfson

The exhibition featured over 170 paintings by both established and emerging artists
from across Scotland. For further information visit:
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National Galleries of Scotland - Summer Shows                Scottish Showcase Gallery, Art, Crafts & Printmaking
Modernity in Central Europe, Dean Gallery, until 31 Aug.     from all over Scotland, Riverside Mills, Kirkcudbright,
Vanity Fair Portraits, Scottish National Portrait Gallery,   Open Mon-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 12-4pm
until 21st Sept. Impressionism & Scotland, National          Freida Dyson, Sam Mullen & Sheila Mullen, Arts of Alba
Gallery Complex, 19 July - 12 Oct. (Admission Charges).      39/40 Threave Ter, Castle Douglas (by appointment)
West End Fair 25th Anniversary, craft, design & art fair,    Kirkcudbright Art & Craft Trail, 40+ Open Studios,
over 90 exhibitors, Sat. 2nd August - Sun. 24th August.      1 - 4 Augusts, 11am - 5pm daily.
Summer Exhibitions, Just Scottish, 4-6 North Bank St.        ‘Freedom of Expression’, Denise Cook, Andrew Madeley
The Mound, Open 10am-5.30pm, Mon-Sat.                        & Isobel Ellis, Castle Douglas Art Gallery, 2 - 12 July.
‘Remembering Richard’, Stained Glass and paintings by
the late Richard Green, Gladstone Gallery, Gladstone’s       FIFE
Land, 477b Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, 3-13 July, 10am-7pm.       Pittenweem Arts Festival, 2-10 August, Pitenweem
                                                             Summer Exhibition, The Ceres Gallery, 19 Main Street,
GLASGOW                                                      Ceres, Fife, 10am-5pm, Mon-Sat.
RGI Annual Exhibition at the Crinan Hotel, Lochgilphead,     ‘Sparkling Spring’, Jackie Philip & Hazel Nagl, 27 June -
1 - 31 August, Open 9am-5pm Daily.                           28 July, ‘Summer Scorcher’ Philip Raskin, 2 Aug - 14 Sept
                                                             The Jerdan Gallery, 42 Marketgate South, Crail, Fife,
‘Art Off the Square’ Exhibition, Kilbarchan East Church
                                                             Open Daily 10.30am-5pm.
Hall, Steeple Square, Kilbarchan, 21 & 22 August 2-9pm,
23 August 10am-4pm.                                          HIGHLAND
Summer Exhibition, Wilson Davis Fine Art Gallery,            Summer Exhibition, Inchmore Gallery, by Inverness,
Quarriers Village, nr. Bridge of Weir, until 18 July,        Open 10am-5pm Mon-Sun (closed Tuesdays).
Open 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm.
                                                             ‘Oil And Water’, major exhibition of contrasting work
                                                             by Clare Blois And Christine O’Keeffe, Tore Art Gallery,
ABERDEENSHIRE                                                24 August - end of September.
Mixed Summer Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, 24 Thistle St,     John Byrne Exhibition, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn,
Aberdeen, July & August, Mon-Sat, from 10am.                 until 2 August, Open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm.
Pam Carter Exhibition, The Braemar Gallery, Mar Road,        Francis Boag Exhibition, Just Art, 64 High St,
Braemar, 23 Aug. - 21 Sept, Open Thur-Mon, 10am-5pm.         Fochabers, Moray, until 2 August.
Summer Show, Losty Gallery, Strathdon, starts 22 June .      Art Society of Inverness, Annual Exhibition, Eastgate
Milton Art Gallery, Milton of Crathes, Banchory (A93),       Shopping Centre, Inverness, 29 July - 9 August.
Summer Exhibition, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm.           Kirsty Cohen & Mary Batchelor, at Inverness Airport,
                                                             Rotating two monthly from July - September.
ANGUS                                                        ‘We Dare Not Weep’, Exhibition of WWI poetry & art,
The Meffan, West High St, Forfar, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm          Invergordon Art Centre, Highlands, 2-4 Aug, 10am-6pm.
Malcolm McCoig, 5 July - 2 Aug. Peter Flynn, 9 Aug - 6
Sept. Liz Douglas, 13 September - 11 October.                ORKNEY & SHETLAND
                                                             ‘Images’ Dawn Collins & Sharyn Crossley, until 22 July,
Montrose Museum, Panmure St, Montrose, 10am-5pm
                                                             Summer Mixed Exhibition, 26 July - 16 September,
Jenny Smith, 5 July - 2 Aug. Malcolm McCoig, 9 August
                                                             The Loft Gallery, St. Margaret’s Hope, Orkney,
- 6 September. Peter Flynn, 13 September - 11 October.
Arbroath Library Gallery, Hill Terrace, Arbroath,            PERTH & KINROSS
Jenny Smith, 9 - 30 August, Peter Flynn, 18 Oct - 15 Nov.    Perthshire Open Studios, Sat 27 Sept - Sun 5 Oct.
Brechin Town House Museum, ‘Portrait of Angus’               ‘Changing Seasons’, an environmental art exhibition,
High Street, Brechin, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm,                     unil the 16 July, then from 18 July - 10 September
                                                             ‘Summer Exhibition’, featuring Robert Newton,
ARGYLL & BUTE                                                The Ruthven Gallery, 136a High Street, Auchterarder.
Art Map, Argyll, Open Studios, 2 - 3 August, 10am - 5pm.     ‘Floating Stones’ ,The Watermill, Mill St., Aberfeldy.
Troon Art Club Summer Exhibition, St. Meddan’s Church        2 Aug - 8 Sept, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12-5pm Sun.
Hall, Troon, 5 - 16 August, 10am - 4pm
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