Visual art

Christmas greetings from Darktown: Jonny Hannah’s brilliant new work

One of the finest artists ever to come out of Dunfermline, renowned illustrator Jonny Hannah has an impressive new book out. Greetings from Darktown tells of a mysterious coastal town, not found on any map, peopled by pin-up girls, jazz artists and tattooed sailors. Darktown is home to the Unquiet Grave junk emporium; the Mermaid Café where Woody Guthrie still plays each week; McVouty’s vintage clothes shop and a pier

Round the Horn Advent Calendar Trail 2014

Doors will open on the Round The Horn Advent Calendar Trail in Kinghorn at 10am on Saturday the 22nd November. There are 10 venues to visit with 20 artists, designers and makers exhibiting their work, some for the first time. Painting, sculpture, glass, jewellery, ceramics, prints, textiles, homewares, papercrafts and more will be available to view, sample, buy and commission.  The organisers aim to forge a lasting relationship between local people and

The Kingdom that Danced – animations by Alan Grieve and Jim Stirk

Earlier this year Dunfermline artist Alan Grieve was commissioned by the Fife Cultural Trust to create work inspired by the Kingdom the Danced. The project was aimed at people over 60 encouraging them to take part in a contemporary art event. Grieve collected over 100 stories of social dancing in Fife along with fascinating photographs and newspaper clippings. He then collaborated with Glasgow based animator Jim Stirk to create these

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers exhibit in St Andrews

Catch an exhibition of contemporary prints at The Kinburn Gallery, St Andrews. Opening times are 10.30am to 4pm daily until 23 November. The exhibition is a collection of original and limited edition screenprints, woodcuts, collographs and etchings produced in the studios of Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop. Featured artists include: Babs Pease, Catherine King, Mandy Tait, Stephen Ratomski, Peter Kirley, Gordon Slater, Kate Hunter, Sheila Carnduff, Aine Scannell, Claire Yarrington, John

Bothy Fest Exhibition Preview this Saturday

This Saturday 11 October sees the Bothy Fest Exhibition begin with a preview at Kirkcaldy Galleries from 2-3.30pm. Dunfermline artist Alan Grieve has been collecting stories, stories that would usually be left locked in a person’s mind, or if told, the turns of phrase, often forgotten. Under his custodianship, these stories are woven with additional facts and fiction to take on new significance. Bothies are shelters to be found in the

Dundee and Global PARKing Day

On Friday 19 September 2014 Dundee joined the 162 cities around the world taking part in Global PARKing Day. The idea started in San Francisco in 2005 when Rebar Studio decided to transform car parking spaces for a day. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) led the way when 77 of its Interior Environmental Design students collaborated on six installations in car parking spaces around the university

Enter our competition to win a beautiful new book!

Win a copy of Robert the Bruce! Recently we featured the publication of a stunning new book about Robert the Bruce as told by award winning author James Robertson and illustrated by the brilliant Jill Calder. We are delighted that the publishers Birlinn Books have offered us a copy of the 64 page hardback book as a prize in our competition. All you need to do is answer a simple question

Prisoner Michele Caira’s art featured in Cupar Arts Festival

The excellent Cupar Arts Festival has just got underway and runs until 17 October. An impressive list of interesting visual arts events has been put together, including a man wondering around town dressed as a pig, handwriting cut into the town’s park grass and video projections onto buildings of people immersed in water. There are lots of live music performances and family activities too. Also featured is the work of

Kirkcaldy Galleries: local heroes celebrate reopening of town’s cultural heart

There they sat, three people of about the same age who grew up within streets of each other in the same small town, looking for all the world like prizewinners on speech day: the cleverest boy, the girl who’s best at writing and the bad boy who happens to be brilliant at drawing. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, best selling crime writer Val McDermid and Britain’s most successful artist Jack

Sally Pring – Illustrator

Here are some examples of the hugely appealing, unfussy work of London based illustrator Sally Pring. A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Sally has taken on many editorial and advertising commissions for clients such as Time Out, Scottish Arts Council, Nokia and The Guardian. You can buy Sally’s work from her website with signed silk screen prints starting at £120 unframed and £190 framed and digital prints starting at