Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh: David Mach, Fiona Maher, Ian Stuart Campbell and Andrew Grieveson, Festival Exhibition

David Mach Shitload Paper Collage
David Mach 'Shitload' Paper Collage

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[Until 31st August]

The Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh is showing recent work from four artists for its Festival Exhibition this August.

Viewing an exhibition at the Scottish Arts Club is a welcome opportunity to visit this grand townhouse in Rutland Square with its exquisite architectural details and welcoming artist community. All works are for sale at deliciously affordable prices. So, whilst you are viewing, consider acting on that strong temptation to purchase a work of art or even to join the club. You can find annual membership details at the Scottish Arts Club website.

August’s main attraction at the club is David Mach’s Paper Trail. It’s an extensive collection of small framed collages and screenprints, inspired by and using the illustrated magazines that Mach has accumulated in his studio over the years.

David Mach, Paper Trail
David Mach | 12. What the… | 13. GO-A-A-A-ALL | paper collage


Mach is a much-loved UK-based artist from Fife. He is also a Royal Academician, honorary RSA member and Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools in London, and is probably best known for his large scale installations, sculptures and collage – intricately put together using the most intriguing materials such as matchsticks and coathangers: simple objects brought to life at the artist’s hands.

His extensive collection of paper material includes illustrations and text from kids’ classic comics Beano, Dandy, Commando, Bunty and all manner of illustrated comics and booklets. Have a chuckle at these cheekily presented collages and prints.

The three other exhibitions showing in August are well worth a visit. All works shown are also for sale:


Fiona Maher, Skyline
Fiona Maher | Skyline (detail) | hand-stitched paper, recycled ink


Fiona Maher: Scissors, Paper, Stone

Maher’s love of printmaking and sculpture is evident in this exhibition of her latest 3D works. One of the first artists to graduate from the Edinburgh College of Art printmaking course in 1983, Maher has transformed cardboard into painted and sculpted shapes made from with hand stitching, recycled ink and applied text using letterpress blocks. Also shown here are anthropomorphic carved-stone sculptures shaped with found materials such as driftwood and bicycle tyres.

Andrew Grieveson, Wild Art
Andrew Grieveson | Jay (above) | Kestrel (below) | ink and watercolour on paper


Andrew Grieveson: Wild Art
A selection of recent watercolour and ink studies as well as photographic prints of wildlife (mostly birds) and nature from zoology graduate and biology teacher, Andrew Grieveson. These stunningly colourful and detailed works enhance the beauty and majesty of our wildlife. A lifelong artist, much of his work to date has been illustrative and commission-based. However, all works shown are available for purchase.

Ian Stuart Campbell, sketches from Architectural Tourist II
Ian Stuart Campbell | Seville Alcazar (l), Falkland Palace (r) | pigment ink on paper | sketches from Architectural Tourist II


Ian Stuart Campbell: The Architectural Tourist II
This month sees the launch of the second of the illustrative book project The Architectural Tourist. There are twenty incredible in-situ pigment ink drawings and sketches for sale here. Campbell was inspired by the Grand Tour tradition of travelling the must-see cultural sites of European cities which began back in the 16th Century. This Edinburgh-based artist and architect has recently exhibited these across Europe. Each illustrates an architecturally important location including Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and Falkland. You can also pick up a copy of the book, published by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

Ian Stuart Campbell, sketch from Architectural Tourist II
Ian Stuart Campbell | Venice Santa Maria della Salute | pigment ink on paper | sketch from Architectural Tourist II


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