A new initiative for June, beginning on Wednesday 15 June, is late night opening with an event!
We are delighted to welcome a selection of our artists to the gallery to demonstrate a technique and chat with customers.
We will be open until 8 pm and between 6.30 and closing, our artists will be here. Our friends next door at August 21 Cafe will also be open until 9.30 pm so you can wander through and buy a coffee and maybe a cake!
Delighted to be beginning with one of our original Collectivists, Rona Innes. Rona will be working on a mixed media drawing on a wood panel, which is one of her signature techniques.
Rona, in her own words:
“My passion is wild, untamed creatures and places, and I am especially fond of corvids. Using drawing as a starting point, I combine multiple processes in a style that captures the personality and individual nuances of the subject. Based on observation, memory and imagination my style is intricately detailed while retaining a playful exploration of materials.
To bring my art ‘to life’ I use semi-chaotic processes such as flooding the surface with liquids, blasting powder over them or wearing away parts of the drawing with air or corrosive materials. The studio is full of of feathers, bones, lichen, pieces of bark and interesting textures collected or photographed on walks.
Growing up in North East Scotland introduced me to flora and fauna. The extreme weather, geology and wilderness have had a lasting impact on my work.”
The event is free of charge and we do hope that you will come along.