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
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
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
Glasgow-born society artist Sir Herbert James Gunn studied briefly at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools of Art and in Paris. He left Paris at the outbreak of the First World War and initially joined the Artists Rifles. He subsequently received a commission in the 10th Scottish Rifles and saw active service in France. Although he became very successful as a painter of the great and the good, including the queen, among his
Nice little update from artist Olga Krasanova who we featured a few weeks ago explaining the inspirations behind her architectural windsocks. Here we can see Olga getting quite carried away by her now complete creations. See them fly this Saturday at the Fresh Air Festival in Dunfermline. Testing my #windsocks #pattern #workinprogress Video recorded by @shinbombz A video posted by Olga Krasanova (@olgakrasanova) on May 3, 2016 at 1:01am PDT
It’s hard to believe such intricate pictures have been created with thread. These diminutive compositions with exquisite detail and variations in shadow and light are by LA-based artist Michelle Kingdom.
Painter Sharon Black, Ladybank and furniture designer Mark McCance, Kinloch are just two of the artists opening the doors of their studios to the public for the Open Studios North Fife weekend from Saturday 7 May to Monday 9 May. The weekend is an opportunity to see the interesting spaces in which artists work, to hear more about their methods and sources of inspiration, buy or commission something for your
Here is a fascinating opportunity to look at a work in progress by one the most talented artists working in Dunfermline. Olga Krasanova is originally from Siberia but has become fascinated by the ample heritage and varied architecture of her new hometown and is inspired in particular by the actual wall and brick patterns of Dunfermline. The Central St Martins graduate says, ‘It might strike as an odd idea but
We are delighted to count among our readers the brilliant American artist Anna Jensen, whose vivid and caustic work you can see here. Anna says, ‘My paintings are psychological landscapes and emotionally complex narratives. I combine references to art history, pop culture, natural science and personal chronicles to represent the conflicts of life.’ Anna is originally from Atlanta Georgia but now lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can find out
To celebrate Dunfermline’s first, and now sold out, Comic Con this weekend, here a fantastic series of very witty images by local comic book artist Colin Maxwell. Colin teaches design at Fife College and writes comic books in his spare time. His first book, King Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Independence, was published in 2014 and this weekend he launches Guardians of Scotland which he both wrote and illustrated.