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.
Artists and designers
This Saturday 8 April, if you fancy having a drink and seeing some excellent Dunfermline-inspired artworks from Vic MacRae and Alan Grieve, pop along to Workspace in Wellwood at 7pm. The exhibition is a collaboration between the two locally based artists and is inspired by their experiences of living in Dunfermline. In MacRae’s case often being, ‘drawings of places I go in Dunfy with my six year old daughter Iris.’
CoBrA was an artist group formed in 1948 by artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam whose painting style was highly expressionist and inspired by the art of children. The name is taken from the first letters of Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam where the group’s founder members lived. As a group they had active social and political concerns and felt paintings ‘should appear on the canvas as naturally and quickly as a sudden
Massive congratulations to Dunfermline High School’s Head of Art Nerine McIntyre who last night was crowned Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year. Nerine, from Dysart, is a gradutate of Edinburgh College of Art and was the standout talent throughout the series. She receives as her prize a £10ooo commission which will be added to the National Trust’s permanent art collection. Well done Nerine!
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
Ann Oram trained at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA). After her post-graduate year and Andrew Grant Scholarship to France and Italy, Ann returned to ECA to lecture in the Painting school. Ann has spent many years living and working abroad and the inspiration she gets from her travels helps to keep her work fresh and vibrant. During the 1980s, she spent many years living in southern Spain and, more recently,
Celebrated and award winning illustrator, Jill Calder is also a calligrapher, painter and occasional lecturer with a love of drawing, narrative, colour, ink, typography, deadlines and sketchbooks. Based in Cellardyke, she works for clients in every time zone. Jill’s first picture book, “Robert the Bruce, King of Scots” written by James Robertson and published by Birlinn Books, came out in May 2014. Since 2010 she has also been a visiting Artist
Clive Ramage is an award winning painter and printmaker living and working in Dunfermline. He says: ‘In my paintings and prints I try to recreate the atmosphere, sensations and inspiration I feel when I am out in the landscape or wandering around a city. I will often make sketches and take lots of photos for reference then usually complete my paintings back in my studio. I’m very lucky to have
Graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art- Dundee University. Working with drawing, painting, film, wood, concrete, people, energy and skateboarding. robbiehamilton.com email@example.com 07944160162
Ian Moir is a professional artist based in Dunfermline, Fife. He studied Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art and has since exhibited in Edinburgh, London, Germany and the USA. In 2011 he won the ‘City Of Glasgow Prize’ at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. This prize was awarded to the best artist under the age of 40. Ian has edited a literary anthology and is