Pittenweem Arts Festival was begun in 1982 by only several artists and since then, every August it becomes a paradise for art-lovers. That’s where this year 132 artists meet to celebrate the Festival in this historic seaside village in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife. Painters, designers, sculptors and artisans arrive from all over Britain to exhibit in galleries, houses, halls, spare rooms, net lofts and beside the harbour. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and you can meet the artists, browse their work, listen to an informal talk, take part in a craft workshop or enjoy an evening concert or Shakespeare play.
Three invited artists headline the event: Glen Onwin’s installation references the increasing changes to the planet’s subtle ecology brought about through human activity; wildlife artist Derek Robertson combines climate change, the refugee crisis and bird migration to document a year of travel in Migrations; and ceramicist Lucy Dunce presents a new body of work exploring the elemental and transformative nature of earth, fire and light.