Our three Invited Artists of 2020 have arranged to exhibit in 2021. The entries below are an indication of their work.
My paintings represent responses to sound and silences within the landscape around me; they are about movement and rhythms of sea and wind, swelling and breaking waves, spray merging with air, advancing rain and mist, glancing sunlight - elements that seem to be about something intangible.
Law of Storms II Burrasto Shetland
Janette in studio
Janette has been working on a series of drawings for the last few years, based on early twentieth century black and white photographs she came across in an unprepossessing shoebox whilst wandering around the Institute of Marine Research library in Bergen Norway. The drawings are charcoal and graphite on mylar.
Janette Kerr has a house and small studio in Shetland where she spends much of her time drawing and painting.
Shetland’s a land of chaotic geological forces of nature, a glacially eroded topography. A place where weather changes fast, where you feel you really are on the edge, so I can pretty much guarantee if it’s windy I’ll find some big seas somewhere.
Conversations with fishermen and storytellers about the sea, reading accounts of terrible storms, all inform her work. She’s worked alongside Norwegian Oceanographers studying wave trajectories and extremes (look close and you might find an extreme wave formulae hidden amongst the waves in her paintings), travelled to the High Arctic sailing on a tall ship up the coast of Svalbard from Longyearbyen to Fuglelfjorden.
Working in such a remarkable landscape, I felt completely overwhelmed - humbled - by the sheer scale of such an extreme environment on the peripheries of the world.
This year she spent February and March on a residency in Skagaströnd, NE Iceland, experiencing snow-storms, high winds, and sub-zero temperatures.
Angus Ross is an artist, a designer, a craftsman, and a woodsman concerned with structure, function and sustainability. Along with his team at Angus Ross furniture studio he creates delightfully functional, curvaceous contemporary furniture.
Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop
An artist-run cooperative printmaking workshop established in 1981, based in Dunfermline. It operates very closely to the original ideals that gave birth to the printmaking workshop movement, providing affordable and professional facilities to artists to produce, discuss, share expertise and exhibit their work.
Our exhibition includes etchings, screenprints, monotypes and relief prints. All prints are editioned by hand at our workshop in Dunfermline.
The following are some of the artists who will be exhibiting.