Visual art

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

Herbert James Gunn: Scottish artist inspired by his wife

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

Olga’s windsocks take flight

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

Embroidered works of art by Michelle Kingdom

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.

Open Studios North Fife this weekend

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