You can catch a double bill at the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club in Aberlady, both featuring printmaking to awaken our interest in wildlife. For Under The Skin, brothers James and Ed Harrison have created a series of twenty boldly-colourful, hand-made screenprints to support the conservation of endangered animals. Each print focuses on a vulnerable species and is developed in association with a charity involved in its conservation, with 20 per cent of the proceeds from the sale of prints going to the charity partner. However, the seriousness of their message is delivered with a punch – when a UV light is shone on the print, the skeleton of the animal is revealed; UV torches are provided.
In Facing West, Jane Smith presents a new series of prints inspired by the pervading presence of the sea and its impact on the landscape and wildlife on the west coast of Scotland. A trained zoologist and a former wildlife filmmaker, Jane captures the way animals belong in their environment not only biologically, but also aesthetically.
The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club is a charity promoting the study, protection and enjoyment of wild birds in Scotland.