Art & Design

Open Studios North Fife starts 29 April

This video is an interesting peek into some of the studios ahead of Open Studios North Fife at the end of April. Studios in locations such as Cupar, Auchtermuchty and Falkland are open 10am until 6pm on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 1st of May 2017. More details can be found on their website. In Above, Jan Hendry, Falkland and below Irene Blair, near Leslie Below, photography by Mark

Dunfermline architecture inspires textile exhibition

From 5-30 April, Fire Station Creative’s own in house textile designer, Claire Christie, will display her latest work in their cafe in celebration of local architecture. ‘My studio here at the Fire Station Creative looks out over the rooftops of Dunfermline and it has been this skyline, its patterns, shapes and rhythms that have inspired this new collection of printed textiles.’ says Claire who studied printed textiles and surface pattern

My Dunfermline: Alan Grieve and Vic MacRae expo opens this Saturday

This Saturday 8 April, if you fancy having a drink and seeing some excellent Dunfermline-inspired artworks from Vic MacRae and Alan Grieve, pop along to Workspace in Wellwood at 7pm.  The exhibition is a collaboration between the two locally based artists and is inspired by their experiences of living in Dunfermline. In MacRae’s case often being, ‘drawings of places I go in Dunfy with my six year old daughter Iris.’

Cool cottage to rent on Isle of Skye

It’s hard to imagine being anything but cheery in this colourful 50s style interior designed by owner and expert furniture upcycler, Emma White.  This two-bedroomed cottage is available to rent on the Isle of Skye and is in the village of Carbost which has a local pub, The Old Inn, a shop and the famous Talisker whisky distillery . There’s a small gate at the bottom of the garden leads directly

Dunfermline photographer delighted to be featured in prestigious exhitbition

Pattiesmuir photographer Kevin McCollum, whose work has been featured several times on Avocado Sweet, is delighted that two of his images (below and bottom) have been in included in The Collection Series: Works from Private Photography Collection and Alan Dimmick’s Studio. The two part display, which is at the Stills Gallery until 9 April, marks the continuation of a series of annual exhibitions aimed at increasing the visibility of photography

Citizen Spire Project aims high

by Caroline Copeland Creative people spend their lives imagining things into reality, whether it be a painting, sculpture, poem, garden, building, or abstract idea. On and on the list goes, infinite possibilities limited only by imagination, aptitude, and enthusiasm. Often it’s the latter which carries a project to fruition. The ability not only to enthuse yourself, but to bring others with you: realising your vision and capturing the imagination of

Get your dancing shoes on – the Shiski Disco is coming to Wellwood.

The original Shiski Disco was held on the Isle of Arran in the community centre in Shiskine. A minibus would travel round the island and pick folks up and take them to the dancing. Dunfermline artist Alan Grieve referred to the disco in his Inchfuckery Island project, recently showcased at a popular exhibtion at Summerhall, and is now doing it for real. The event is on 24 March at Wellwood

Inkredible tattoos and the art of community policing

This Friday ten pupils from four Dunfermline schools will display their original tattoo designs at Fire Station Creative. Inkredible is a joint project by Dunfermline Community Policing Team, Tower House, Fife Council and four local tattoo studios. It is the brainchild of Dunfermline-based community officer PC Scott Morgan who, with a degree in interactive media and a diploma in graphic design, might have thought that he when joined the police, his

Original Clarabella Christie piece to be won!

In our final Christmas local shopping competition, there’s a sweet little textile bird mounted onto wood by Clarabella Christie to be won. Clarabella Christie is textile/interior design business run from Fire Station Creative. Claire Christie, the artist behind the label, says, ‘I inject life into unloved and unwanted fabrics, furniture and lighting and turn them into collections of contemporary homewares. I never make the same thing twice and all my