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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

Flee with Finesse Exhibition by Dunfermline artist, Gemma Coyle

Love this diminutive and exquisitely detailed caravan made from plastic biro-barrels by Dunfermline-based artist Gemma Coyle. The caravan and the horse-drawn Chrysler Building are part of the ‘FLEE with finesse’ exhibition at Dunfermline’s Fire Station Creative Gallery and Cafe. Her work discusses the gravity of climate change through a humorous perspective. Specifically focusing on the predicted flood crises, Gemma provides alternative and comical solutions, made from recycled plastic, in which to prepare

The Dog Show: stunning canine portraits at FSC this month

Laura Graham, the latest artist to exhibit at Fire Staton Creative in Dunfermline, has a fascinating background for a painter and equally interesting things to says about her chosen subjects: dogs. Originally from Kirkcaldy, Laura has had a stellar career as a multi award wining artist and filmmaker  – in 2012 she won Best Director  for International Short film at the Canberra Short Film Festival – and she is also

Dunfermline’s Food and Craft Weekend, 5 & 6 May

Know your Columbian from your Costa Rican? Coffee …that is. Cafe Wynd, along with Unorthodox Roasters, will be giving you the low down at their coffee tasting at 5pm this Saturday 5 May, as part of Dunfermline Food & Craft Weekend. Prefer bubbles to Bolivian? Head for the prosecco van in the Kingsgate by local company, Dapper Drinks. For the craft part of the Food & Craft Weekend –  art

Taxi for Darktown! The brilliant Jonny Hannah has homecoming exhibition at FSC

Jonny Hannah is one of the best and most successful artists to have come out of Dunfermline. Educated at Queen Anne High School, Liverpool School of Art and The Royal College, he has produced stunning work for Vogue, Penguin Books and The New York Times among others as well as publishing several highly regarded books. He lives in Southampton with his wife and sons but, as this Darktown exhibition shows,

Ross Forbes Exhibition, Fire Station Creative

Dunfermline artist, Ross Forbes, who is now based in Dundee, opens his first ever solo exhibition at Fire Station Creative today. Ross says, ‘I was offered a place at Edinburgh College of Art in 1999. I quickly became ill and had to drop out. It was not until many years later in a moment of inspired madness that I picked up a brush again. I was working at BSKYB at

Shop local in Dunfermline this Christmas!

It may be a tad smaller than Liberty’s of London or Saks in New York, but Art Room 59‘s beautifully styled, festive window display is Dunfermline’s own signal that the Christmas shopping season is well and truly underway. Owner Ruth Walls always has a fantastic range of present ideas at this time of year so it is a great place to start ticking things off your list. Unique present ideas,

The strange and playful work of Alastair Dickson: at Fire Station Creative until 3 December

Broken toys, battered household items and other detritus of life are given new life in Alastair Dickson’s work, on show at Fire Station Creative this month. Dickson, brother of  Barbara, studied at Edinburgh College of Art  and is now a sculptor based in Gibraltar Point near Toronto. FSC Curator Ian Moir said, in opening the Uncommon Blockhead exhibition, that he had wanted to bring Dickson’s ‘playful and inventive art’ to

Outwith Festival – new arts event for Dunfermline!

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.

Everything you think you need: pop art expo opens at Fire Station Creative this week

Andrew Gerald Redman, who lives in Aberdour, is unveiling a cheering, pop art style exhibition at Dunfermline’s FSC this week. Having moved house once a year for the last twenty years, it seems Redman’s nomadic lifestyle has been the inspiration for the work: ‘Packing and unpacking boxes seems to have become quite a thing,’  says Andrew. As befits a serial mover, Andrew trained at several art colleges including Chesterfield College of Art,