Visual art

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

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