Visual art

Outwith Contemporaries: exhibition opens with preview party on 5 September

Outwith Festival exists to stimulate and celebrate creative talent and to give a platform to fresh, accomplished work. Outwith Contemporaries is a perfect example: a group exhibition showcasing some of Scotland’s brightest young visual artists. The exhibition opens with a preview party between 6pm and 9pm on 5 September where, as well as painting, photography and sculpture, you can enjoy a beer, a glass of wine and a DJ set in

New Year, new exhibitions at FSC and Tent Gallery

On at Fire Station Creative from 11 January until 3 February, ‘Korean Dreams’, by Montreal-born photographer Nathalie Daoust, plays on the concepts of reality and fantasy. Daoust travelled to North Korea for this project, capturing scenes of one of the world’s most secretive societies. Many of her photographs are candid, and were taken using a remote trigger to avoid detection. Daoust’s darkroom method also mimics the way information is transferred in

‘Making Memories’ – an exhibition of artwork by patients of Victoria Hospice, Kirkcaldy

Right now at the FifeSpace Gallery at Rothes Halls, there is a rare opportunity to view inspiring works created at Victoria Hospice, Kirkcaldy. ‘Making Memories’ showcases the talents of patients attending the day hospice and features fused glass, paintings, textiles, mixed media and printmaking. Victoria Hospice provides specialist palliative care to those in Fife with cancer and other life limiting illnesses and the art on show has been produced during

Flee with Finesse Exhibition by Dunfermline artist, Gemma Coyle

Love this diminutive and exquisitely detailed caravan made from plastic biro-barrels by Dunfermline-based artist Gemma Coyle. The caravan and the horse-drawn Chrysler Building are part of the ‘FLEE with finesse’ exhibition at Dunfermline’s Fire Station Creative Gallery and Cafe. Her work discusses the gravity of climate change through a humorous perspective. Specifically focusing on the predicted flood crises, Gemma provides alternative and comical solutions, made from recycled plastic, in which to prepare

Giacomos: much loved Dunfermline cafe inspires artist

A hugely appealing project in the Outwith Festival art line up is the result of a short residency by Ally Wallace at Dunfermline’s legendary Giacomo’s cafe. Until 8 September, drawings and linocuts by Wallace will be on display at the cafe in Cross Wynd which has been an integral part of Dunfermline since 1958 and has remained relatively unchanged. While the venue may seem unusual, it is a central part

Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival – 2018 website now live!

And we’re off and running for this year’s Outwith Festival! Outwith 18 is dramatically bigger than last year’s inaugural event with over 200 artists delivering comedy, music, theatre, film, literature and art in more than 23 venues over five days in September. There are exciting names coming to town including one of the UK’s most successful screenwriters Gregory Burke, John Maclean who was the founder of The Beta Band and

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

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,