STRAW WORK DEMONSTRATION – Saturday 17th November - from 11am onwards
We are delighted to announce that Elaine Lindsay from Something Corny will be demonstrating in the gallery on Saturday 17th November. Elaine began making corn dollies in 1985 as a hobby but it soon became a large part of her life. In 1989 she joined the Guild of Craftsmen and achieved her craftsman award with the guild in 1999. Elaine’s work is very varied, it can be very traditional straw work or much more contemporary and she enjoys the mix of the two. She has designed and made accessories for catwalk show in New York, Paris & London and has worked with designers such as Luella Bartley and J W Anderson. Elaine has also produced pieces for the BBC and various theatrical productions and this year saw her working with two artists for special exhibitions.
A piece of Straw Work makes an unusual gift. As well as being a natural, environmentally friendly decoration for your own home
Elaine will be here from 11am onwards. Come along and see Elaine at work and learn all the interesting techniques she uses in her work. You can also have a go yourself and take home your very own piece of straw work.
New Winter Exhibition - 'COLOUR & LIGHT' 9th November - 31st January
'COLOUR & LIGHT' is a new mixed art and craft exhibition to celebrate the Winter Season. Colour & Light will open at the Gallery with a special ‘Preview Evening’ on Thursday 8th November (7pm – 9pm). We will have a wide range of sensational work from amazingly talented artists including original paintings, photography, prints, ceramics, glass, wood, textiles and sculpture. Come along on preview night and enjoy some wine, nibbles and live music from guitarist Alan Dalziel whilst you browse through the exhibits. Exhibitors showing work include:- Mary Black, Alex Burnett, Seonaid Clarke, John Clelland, Alan Dalziel, Angela Davidson, Ian Donald, Mag Donald, Frank Donnan, Don Grassick, Sandra Lister, Lesley McKenzie, Barbara McPherson, Jane Milloy, Julia Nicholson, Maggie Nickson, Roselyne O’Neill, Pearl Ozanne, Kay Reid, Katy Rewston, Caroline Simmill & Mark Strachan.
The exhibition will continue on in the gallery until 31st January 2013.