Tag "Alan Grieve"

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

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

Shelter Stone: artist Eddie Summerton to appear at Workspace Dunfermline

Artist Eddie Summerton will present an illustrated talk at Workspace Dunfermline on 11 November about his new work Shelter Stone. The public art project takes the format of a newsprint publication and features contributions by forty-six writers and artists. Volunteers will deliver the publication, produced in partnership by The Strict Nature Reserve (Summerton) and The Mountain Bothy Association (MBA), to over 100 remote bothies and mountain huts across the UK, Iceland and

My Dunfermline: Alan Grieve and Vic MacRae expo opens this Saturday

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.’

Get your dancing shoes on – the Shiski Disco is coming to Wellwood.

The original Shiski Disco was held on the Isle of Arran in the community centre in Shiskine. A minibus would travel round the island and pick folks up and take them to the dancing. Dunfermline artist Alan Grieve referred to the disco in his Inchfuckery Island project, recently showcased at a popular exhibtion at Summerhall, and is now doing it for real. The event is on 24 March at Wellwood

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

‘Cemetery’ by Alan Grieve at Workspace

Highly recommended this weekend is the inventive and brilliant Cemetery, an exhibition about Dunfermline artist Alan Grieve’s daily wanderings in a local graveyard: ‘the people I met and spoke to, the things I saw and where my curiosity took me’. Like most Alan Grieve events, Cemetery is somewhere between a performance and an art-form, based on social interaction and trust and featuring stories and objects which help to create darkly funny,

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

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

Broomhead Bothy: of picture houses, green shield stamps and stovies

How do you make your stovies? Are you a corned beef kinda gal or sausage? Starting this Friday 14 March, the Broomhead Bothy comes to the Broomhead flats in Dunfermline and, in the community flat on the ground floor, will provide weekly cookery and art workshops as well the opportunity to pop in and share stories. Tales of green shield stamps and long gone picture houses are already being shared