By Michelle Payne, pub. Kew Publishing, £15 hardback
Day: 28 April 2016
Few city names in the world are as evocative as Vienna. The birthplace of dynamic artistic and intellectual movements, the city of Haydn, Klimt, Freud, Strauss and a host of others (including Beethoven, who called Vienna home for the last 30-odd years of his life) was for a century or more the centre of European cultural life.
A graduate in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Edinburgh College of Art, Polly Collins works mainly in sheet metal to create functional and ‘speculative’ objects, imagining ‘a world in which we are friends with our utensils, where we want to spend time with them and nurture them’. www.pollycollins.co.uk Pictured: Stitched vessel and soft spoon, Britannia silver & bog oak
The late Scottish designer Lana MacKinnon rose to prominence in the 1940s and ‘50s as part of the Arts and Crafts movement. Her quirky, abstract designs were very advanced for the time and continue to fit with contemporary styles. They are now available on furniture and giftware from Surface View. www.surfaceview.co.uk
CHARLIE HALL IS A TOUR GUIDE WITH KIRKER HOLIDAYS, A LEADING CULTURAL TOUR OPERATOR “Italy is my specialist subject and I’m there about four months of the year. I’ve been going since the ‘60s as a child, when my father set up the John Hall Venice Course for students taking a gap year (although it wasn’t called that then), which …
Sometimes referred to as “the gateway to the Highlands”, Callander has a new art venue with the opening of the 2 Cross Street Gallery, which specialises in Scottish artists.
Landscape artist and teacher Paul Stangroom has opened a gallery in the old laundrette in Prudhoe.
On the row of the newly refurbished arches on East Market Street, Mudo Art has photography by Paul Cunningham and Don Munro, paintings and photography by John Dickson, paintings by Janet McCrorie and iron sculptures by Ratho Byres Forge.
Orchar Fine Art is a family affair, with gallery owner Laura McLean showing work by her artist in residence father Joe McIntyre alongside work by emerging artists and established names such as Deborah Phillips, Marion Drummond and John Stoa.
May 13 & 14
As part of The Late Shows, Newcastle’s annual arts extravaganza when venues stay open in the evening to welcome all-comers.
May 28 – 30
One of the most successful open studios events is Spring Fling, this year in its fourteenth edition and the first under the new organisers, Upland.
Now in its sixth year, Angus Open Studios features over 50 artists and designers in over 30 locations.
After an hour of Bollywood dancing : hand waving, beckoning and hip swaying at the Little Egypt Dance Studio in Dalry https://www.littleegyptstudio.com we needed some sustenance and recommended by our teacher who comes from Mumbai and a fellow dancer who comes from the Punjab we shimmied on down Dalry Road to Kebabish Original. On …
Vegan Burns Supper 2016 Monday 25 January 2016 at This will be the FIRST fully formal and Vegan ROBERT BURNS SUPPER of its kind in the World, taking place in Burns Birthplace of ALLOWAY, in Scotland! A Truly *Revolutionary *Vegan *Burns Supper Hosted by Vegan Scotland and VARA. In Formal Burns Supper Style on the …