Five Go Printing at Fidra Fine Art Gullane

Helen Wilson, 'Heaven Sent', etching, linocut
Helen Wilson, 'Heaven Sent', etching, linocut

Title:
5@Fidra

Times:
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00, Sun 12:00 - 16:00

From: 9 Mar 2024

To: 21 Apr 2024

Venue:
Fidra Fine Art
7-8 Stanley Road (Main Street)
Gullane
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH31 2AD

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Fidra Fine Art in Gullane is showing an exhibition by five respected painters with decades’-worth of experience, big individual fan bases and countless awards to their names, but until a few years ago Rosemary Beaton, Alice McMurrough, Heather Nevay and Helen Wilson all felt intimidated by printmaking.

Today, thanks to the encouragement of master printmaker and painter June Carey, they have taken on the challenge of the ancient art form and are now members of Glasgow Print Studio (GPS), where they have embraced techniques such as etching, monoprinting and screenprinting. In 2021 the five artists, who trained at different times at Glasgow School of Art, held a joint exhibition of original prints and paintings at the Print Studio. The show, 5@GPS, caught the attention of Fidra Fine Art owner Alan Rae, who subsequently invited the collective to exhibit in 5@Fidra.

Also showing until 3rd March is an exhibition by Kirstie Behrens, Andy Heald & John McClenaghen, Land & Sea.

Image Fiona Watson

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