Art & Design

Betrothed and Divine: Dunfermline legends The Skids inspire new exhibition by Jonny Hannah

The latest exhibition at Fire Station Creative is by consistently brilliant Dunfermline born artist Jonny Hannah  who has hand lettered, drawn, scribbled and recycled photos to illustrate a new book – The Story of the Skids – by Richard Jobson. The book will be a mix of comic book, fanzine and punk-rock penny dreadful or, as Jonny describes it, ‘informal, all over the place & hard to read (the text in full will be at

Peter Kirley: A Sense of Place at Fire Station Creative

Fire Station Creative’s latest exhibition explores the landscapes of Perthshire. Scottish artist Peter Kirley previously worked as an art teacher at Crieff High School and has been painting and printmaking full time since 2004. Inspired by the countryside surrounding Perth and the interaction between the spectacular natural scenery and incidental man made structures. Peter has lived in Perthshire for nearly 50 years but began life in Lancashire which he believes

Taking furniture design to the Max

A furniture maker’s life is full of repetition and Max McCance, one of Scotland’s leading furniture designers and makers, has elevated this process to an art form, devoting a 30-year career to making work composed of ever more complex, multiple and layered components, each individually shaped, sanded and finished before assembly. Based in rural northeast Fife, Max works exclusively in solid hardwoods, using natural rubbed oil finishes. If you would like to explore

Tupelo Tree Branches Out

If there is a supplier of more dramatic or better styled floristry in Fife than Tupelo Tree, we haven’t come across it. Now this ethically minded, woman owned business is set to grow as it opens a new online shop where you can buy an amazing range of dried flora and fauna. Everything is foraged and gathered locally, packaged and posted in natural paper, paper tape and long cardboard boxes

‘Toon tees’ for sale at Workspace Dunfermline

Combining art, wit and disco nostalgia, Workspace Dunfermline’s brilliant new t shirt designs are available in sizes XS to XXL and cost £20 each. They can be ordered here with bespoke designs also available.

Japanese garden, Dollar inspires Culross exhibition

An exhibition inspired by the Japanese Garden at Cowden near Dollar has opened at the Greengate Gallery in Culross. The series of paintings are by local artist Janice Headrick (pictured left) and complement a collection of silver jewellery created by Greengate Gallery owner, Lindsay Marchant (pictured right). Lindsay’s jewellery is inspired by the oriental lily pad, synonymous with Japanese garden design. Lindsay said: ‘In 1908, two women, Taki Handa and

Hear about wonderful hats and vintage fashions at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Wednesday 30 October, 7pm-8.30pm, Pecha Kucha at Tiffany’s, Carnegie Hall Rachael Nixon, Award-Winning Milliner and Owner of Chanix Millinery will be talking about her amazing hat creations at an evening of rapid-fire presentations known as Pecha Kucha. Lisa Irving, Owner of Vintage Quine, will be telling the story of her hugely popular vintage fashion and accessories shop in Falkland. These fascinating visual presentations last no more than 7 minutes. You

Outwith Contemporaries: exhibition opens with preview party on 5 September

Outwith Festival exists to stimulate and celebrate creative talent and to give a platform to fresh, accomplished work. Outwith Contemporaries is a perfect example: a group exhibition showcasing some of Scotland’s brightest young visual artists. The exhibition opens with a preview party between 6pm and 9pm on 5 September where, as well as painting, photography and sculpture, you can enjoy a beer, a glass of wine and a DJ set in

Theres Lovely Vintage and Handmade: a new source for ceramics, vintage and collections

Theres Lovely is a new Dunfermline-based source of information and discussion about art, vintage and culture. The Facebook page is a place to see lovely things from collectors and read about Scottish-made items from the 20th and 21st centuries. The page also showcases new ceramics (by TheresLovely and made in Dunfermline) and a there’s a link to an Etsy site where you can buy vintage and contemporary pottery, glass and

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