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Midsummer Update

July 11, 2014 |

Success: Selected for ROSL Exhibition, Macmillan Art Show and 100 Flowers Open Call. 


Edinburgh Printmakers at The Royal Over-Seas League

11 July - 28 September 2014

VENUE: Royal Over-Seas League (Over-Seas House, 100 Princes St, EH2 3AB)

As part of Edinburgh’s thriving Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Printmakers will be exhibiting a selection of contemporary art in print at The Royal Over-Seas League. We will be showcasing an exciting display of 10 studio members’ work that celebrates the art of printmaking in its various forms with a range of traditional printmaking processes including Lithography, Etchings, Screenprinting, and Cyanotype.

Works by John Heywood, Gillian Murray, Nicola Murray, Leena Nammari, Cat Outram, Catherine Rayner, Cecile Simonis, Bronwen Sleigh and Kelly Stewart


2014 Macmillan Art Show

14 August - 17 August 2014

VENUE: Bonhams (Auctioneers), 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JX.

Open at the following times:

Thursday 14th August: 10am – 5pm

Friday 15th August: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 16th August: 10am – 4pm
Sunday 17th August: 10am – 4pm

This year’s exhibition is titled INSPIRED! It is a word which resonates with Macmillan’s work. The aim of the Show is, of course, to raise much-needed funds for the work of Macmillan Cancer Support.


100 Flowers Open Call

I’m delighted to report that I have had work selected for the new NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s (NHSGGC) New South Glasgow Hospitals (NSGH) 100 Flowers Collection. This is one of many enhancement projects developed by Ginkgo for the hospital complex. The work selected is a lasercut paper piece that might be considered a Glaswegian offshoot of a series I began last year combining imagery of neo-classical architecture and urban weed species. The piece, Aere Perennius, was inspired by the work of Alexander ‘The Greek’ Thomson, a Victorian architect responsible for many buildings in Glasgow’s industrial heyday who worked in an idiosyncratic Greek Revival style. The piece incorporates imagery of wildflowers that surround the footprint of the hospital site.

The new hospital complex itself is a sight to behold. It looks like a spaceship. It is clear that a great effort has been made to humanise the environment for patients and relatives. I’m pleased my work will play a small part in this, however tiny. I can’t post an image of the selected piece as the collection is yet to be officially launched but I will keep you posted.