Nature’s Tapestry at the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, Aberlady

Joan Baxter, 'Winter Morning Loch Brora'
Joan Baxter, 'Winter Morning Loch Brora'

To The Waters and The Wild

Thu - Sun 10:00 - 16:00, closed 12:30-13:00

From: 13 Jan 2022

To: 13 Feb 2022

The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club
Waterstone House
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH32 0PY

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Taking its title from a W B Yeats poem, To The Waters and The Wild by members of the British Tapestry Group at the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club in Aberlady showcases work inspired by the natural world. The exhibition is accompanied by sculptures by Chris Hindley. 

Like many of us, during lockdowns the 30 featured artists rediscovered their immediate environment – the local wood, the beach, birdsong – and found inspiration, or explored memories of encounters with the wild further afield. The aim of the Group is to promote woven tapestry as a contemporary art form which requires a significant investment in time, energy and skill. Relatively rarely on show, tapestry encompasses a variety of figurative and abstract styles. 

The SOC promotes the study, protection and enjoyment of wild birds in Scotland.

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