Visual art

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

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

Nerine Tassie’s first solo show opens in Perth

The extravagantly talented Nerine Tassie is riding high following her win in the Sky Arts Landscape Landscape Artist of the Year and the former Head of Art at Dunfermline High School is now having her first solo show at Frames Gallery in Perth. Such is Tassie’s popularity, many of the ethereal forest- and seascapes in the show, which runs until 12 November, are already sold but there are still a

From Wellwood Social Club to The Tramway

This 30 ft mural was created over two days in Wellwood Social Club, Dunfermline by local artist, Alan Grieve. Both the artist and the mural are now at The Tramway in Glasgow until Wednesday 12 October; ‘Colour This’ was created for the National Theatre of Scotland as part of ‘Home Away’, an NTS festival celebrating participatory theatre.  After the success of a colouring-in wall at his Cemetery exhibition in his

Beautiful picture made from nearly 30,000 real flowers

This huge living flower picture was created at The National Gallery London by The Flower Council of Holland as part of the Gallery’s exhibition of Dutch flower paintings from the 18th and 19th century.  It was inspired by Dutch artist Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder’s floral masterpiece. You can see the video of almost 30 florists working for two days straight, using 100 blocks of florist foam, nearly 30,000 stems of

Leonardo da Vinci, the Genius in Milan: screening in Dunfermline

On 16 June there is a special screening at the Odeon Dunfermline of acclaimed documentary Leonardo Da Vinci: the Genius in Milan. The film allows cinema goers to experience the extraordinary 2015 exhibition event at the Palazzo Reale exploring Da Vinci’s work, his world and the treasures he left the world. Pietro Marani, the curator of the 2015 exhibition, and some of the world’s leading experts on Leonardo tell a story in that opens new