Visual art

Shelter Stone: artist Eddie Summerton to appear at Workspace Dunfermline

Artist Eddie Summerton will present an illustrated talk at Workspace Dunfermline on 11 November about his new work Shelter Stone. The public art project takes the format of a newsprint publication and features contributions by forty-six writers and artists. Volunteers will deliver the publication, produced in partnership by The Strict Nature Reserve (Summerton) and The Mountain Bothy Association (MBA), to over 100 remote bothies and mountain huts across the UK, Iceland and

Dunfermline artist is finalist in inaugural Scottish Portrait Awards

Yesterday Avocado Sweet was pleased to attend a preview of the Scottish Portrait Awards in Edinburgh. It seems almost incredible there has been, until now, no opportunity for national recognition in Scotland in this field: organiser Sara McBean said, ‘This competition has been over two years in the planning on the part of the Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust and it is our hope it not only celebrates and promotes

Outwith Festival – new arts event for Dunfermline!

Four days, eleven venues and over fifty talented performers including acclaimed artists, writers, comedians and musicians: Avocado Sweet, along with Dunfermline Delivers, Fire Station Creative and Caroline Copeland, are very proud to be one of the founding partners of an exciting new cultural event coming to Dunfermline in September.  Outwith Festival will include a major new art work, a book launch, readings by authors and playwrights, cutting edge comedy and improvised theatre.

Everything you think you need: pop art expo opens at Fire Station Creative this week

Andrew Gerald Redman, who lives in Aberdour, is unveiling a cheering, pop art style exhibition at Dunfermline’s FSC this week. Having moved house once a year for the last twenty years, it seems Redman’s nomadic lifestyle has been the inspiration for the work: ‘Packing and unpacking boxes seems to have become quite a thing,’  says Andrew. As befits a serial mover, Andrew trained at several art colleges including Chesterfield College of Art,

Stephen Ratomski at DCL&G Community Gallery

It seems appropriate that the honour of the inaugural exhibition in the community gallery in the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries should go to Stephen Ratomski, long recognised as one of the Dunfermline’s most well known and admired artists. Ratomksi, whose work originates from observing the landscape and natural environment, hosted the well attended exhibition opening at the weekend and introduced a selection of his vivid and expansive works

Introducing the phenomenal Fife Art Collection at DCLG

The fruit, despite being more than a hundered years old, looks so fresh and dewy you feel you could pluck it from the bowl and take a bite. The delectable still life by Henri Fantin-Latour (above) is one of the small selection of pieces chosen to showcase Fife’s art collection in the newly opened DCLG. The inaugural art exhibition has been carefully curated to demonstrate the breadth, diversity and quality

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

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.’

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