Art & Design

The ABC of Mothering: Olga Krasavova turns first time motherhood into art at FSC

In her first solo show at Fire Station Creative, stunningly talented printmaker Olga Krasanova, who is originally from Siberia and now lives in Dunfermline, has created a series of images that perfectly capture the exhilarating, bewildering and funny experience of first time motherhood. The exhibition opens this Friday 7 July and runs for a month. Entry is free.   This exhibition has been made possible with a Visual Artist and Craft

Dry Yer Eyes Big Man: artists respond to Scots mountain legend

The latest in a long line of original and accessible creative events at Workspace Dunfermline, Dry Yer Eyes Big Man sees four artists and writers respond to the legend of Am Fear Liath Mor, or the Big Grey Man of Ben Macdui. For over a hundred years, stories of The Big Grey Man have been recorded by locals and visitors to Scotland’s second-highest mountain. On Saturday 7 July, tales of

The Dog Show: stunning canine portraits at FSC this month

Laura Graham, the latest artist to exhibit at Fire Staton Creative in Dunfermline, has a fascinating background for a painter and equally interesting things to says about her chosen subjects: dogs. Originally from Kirkcaldy, Laura has had a stellar career as a multi award wining artist and filmmaker  – in 2012 she won Best Director  for International Short film at the Canberra Short Film Festival – and she is also

Dunfermline’s Food and Craft Weekend, 5 & 6 May

Know your Columbian from your Costa Rican? Coffee …that is. Cafe Wynd, along with Unorthodox Roasters, will be giving you the low down at their coffee tasting at 5pm this Saturday 5 May, as part of Dunfermline Food & Craft Weekend. Prefer bubbles to Bolivian? Head for the prosecco van in the Kingsgate by local company, Dapper Drinks. For the craft part of the Food & Craft Weekend –  art

‘Is Dunfermline Rubbish?’

Design Dunfermline 2018, 25-29 April The forthcoming Design Dunfermline 2018, a four day community event to come up with a shared vision for Dunfermline’s town centre, has, like many things in Dunfermline, provoked two reactions. For the most part, the response is very positive and the Design Dunfermline team is pleased to report the bookings for free places at the event have been busy. Then, there’s the other reaction, from

Taxi for Darktown! The brilliant Jonny Hannah has homecoming exhibition at FSC

Jonny Hannah is one of the best and most successful artists to have come out of Dunfermline. Educated at Queen Anne High School, Liverpool School of Art and The Royal College, he has produced stunning work for Vogue, Penguin Books and The New York Times among others as well as publishing several highly regarded books. He lives in Southampton with his wife and sons but, as this Darktown exhibition shows,

Ross Forbes Exhibition, Fire Station Creative

Dunfermline artist, Ross Forbes, who is now based in Dundee, opens his first ever solo exhibition at Fire Station Creative today. Ross says, ‘I was offered a place at Edinburgh College of Art in 1999. I quickly became ill and had to drop out. It was not until many years later in a moment of inspired madness that I picked up a brush again. I was working at BSKYB at

A Spirit of Rebellion – Glasgow Boys on show at last in Dunfermline

From 3 February, in an exhibition which almost on its own makes the case for the building of the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, The Glasgow Boys – A Spirit of Rebellion offers a rare opportunity to see many of the works of Scotland’s most celebrated group of artists  brought together in one venue. All of the paintings come from the wonderful art collection cared for by Fife Cultural Trust on

Thought and memory: Dunfermline artist’s ‘dreamlike’ exhibition opens at Fire Station

Fire Station Creative will kick 2018 off with a stunning exhibition of paintings by local artist, Donna McGlynn. The exhibition is titled ‘Thought and Memory’ and is concerned with, ‘human emotions and experiences drawing on myth, fable, history and storytelling‘ says the artist.  Donna has loved drawing and painting from early childhood: ‘I don’t know if anyone remembers the Bunty, the Mandy or Misty comics, but as a little girl I was mesmerised

Paper from Across the Sea: Scottish Japanese creative collaboration goes on show

Washi Umi o Koete: Paper from Across the Sea is a creative collaboration between Fife Dunfermline Printmakers and Mino Art Info, Japan and the results can be seen at an exhibition at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which opened on 20 November and is on until 9 December.  The collaboration brings together the ancient Japanese tradition of Washi paper-making and the very best of contemporary Scottish printmaking.   ‘It’s been an amazing experience for our artist printmakers,’