Tools for Survival Exhibition | The Briggait, Glasgow

Tools for Survival Exhibition | The Briggait, Glasgow

‘Tools For Survival‘ an exhibition by Jenny Pope, Liz Douglas and Felicity Bristow Exhibition Preview: Thursday 8th August, 6-8pm Exhibition continues: 9th – 30th August For this exhibition the artists have created new work that investigates ‘tools for survival’ with a specific focus on the urban environment of Glasgow in relation to green space, the ‘hurricane low Q’ in 1968 and the 2002 Glasgow flash floods and other relevant sources to inspire, question and challenge notions of what it is that is required to ‘support our survival’ in current times both on a personal level and in abstract in a contemporary visual context. Jenny Pope | Jenny Pope is fascinated with tools, the human doer in her loves to collect rusty objects, catalogue, reconfigure, make and enquire. The human being in her asks questions around personal change processes, our ability to be open and fluid alongside our tendency to remain stuck. Jenny thinks of survival in psychological terms, she makes objects to convey both the desire for change as well as the ambivalence around the awkwardness of the process. In this exhibition Jenny is combining the presentation of her ‘Tools to Evoke Change’ sculptures with disused surgical trolleys, alluding to individual crisis as well as questions raised concerning around our current climate emergency. In her work Jenny endeavors to create talismans for hope in the future, along with mechanisms to deal with the difficult and often overwhelming overload of information from digital and personal sources. She has used the act of crocheting (in Sunrise Catchers) as a meditative process to deal with personally challenging times. She has envisaged the...
‘Up on the Mountain & Down by the River’ | Felicity Bristow & Susie Leiper

‘Up on the Mountain & Down by the River’ | Felicity Bristow & Susie Leiper

30 June 2018 – 20 July 2018 Upright Gallery, Edinburgh ‘Susie loves being up on the mountain. Felicity enjoys walking down by the river. Both artists share a fascination with absorbent papers, which react randomly to the inks applied to them, echoing the uncontrollable changing faces of the land and the water. Felicity’s inks are drawn upwards, splitting into a blaze of brilliant hues, while for Susie, varying dilutions of Chinese inks struggle against resists and create extraordinary, unrepeatable marks. As well as making wall works, both Felicity and Susie are fascinated by the book form and distil some of their work in this format.’ Ian Farmer, Owner & Curator...
Artist Book Exhibition | bound : unbound | 20 January – 28 February 2018

Artist Book Exhibition | bound : unbound | 20 January – 28 February 2018

20 January – 28 February 2018 &Gallery, Edinburgh Please view online catalogue. ‘The members of bound : unbound come from a variety of disciplines: Felicity Bristow and Lynda Wilson share backgrounds in architecture, Liza Green is a textile artist, Susie Wilson’s engagement is with printmaking and Susie Leiper’s with calligraphy and painting. All five artists come together through the medium of the book. In a group exhibition their works sing with variety and astound in the scope of their creativity.’ Avril Nicol | January...
Mapping the Borders | ‘Being Human Festival’, Jedburgh – 19th November 2017

Mapping the Borders | ‘Being Human Festival’, Jedburgh – 19th November 2017

Venue              The Bakery Studio, Rear of 11A Exchange Street, Jedburgh Date                Sunday November 19th Time                Sunrise (7.53am) – Sunset (15.57pm) Note: The artists will work from 7.00am – 17.00pm to complete a ten hour performance duration. Hutton’s Unconformity, a site of international geological interest located just outside of Jedburgh is a location where rock formations make different timescales visible.   ‘We are not to look for nature in a quiescent state; matter itself must be in motion, and the scenes of life a continued or repeated series of agitations and events’ James Hutton, Theory of the Earth 1788   Entr’actes: Alternative Arrangements is the first in a series of collaborative explorations by the artists Felicity Bristow and Claire Pençak working with the vast scale and processes of geological or ‘deep’ time. The durational studio performance is a response through movement, architecture and materials to Hutton’s Unconformity at Inchbonny, Jedburgh. The artists will be working between dawn to dusk through a series of action scores and material interventions exploring accumulation and dis-accumulation, erosion and deposition, change of state, reset and rearrangement and the near, far and infinite. Audiences are invited to enter the performance at any time and stay for as long as they wish as it evolves. Please come warmly dressed, as the Bakery Studio is not centrally heated. Hot drinks will be available all day.   ‘The result, therefore of our present enquiry is, that we find no vestige of a beginning – no prospect of an end’ James Hutton, Theory of the Earth, 1788   We are sorry but this venue is not fully...
‘Beyond the Page’ Exhibition | Craigard Gallery, Wigtown

‘Beyond the Page’ Exhibition | Craigard Gallery, Wigtown

Delighted to be contributing with the artists in the Bound : Unbound collective to the exhibition ‘Beyond the Page’ curated by Sarah Stewart of Craigard Gallery, based in Scotland’s National Book Town. The exhibition opened on Saturday 23rd September and runs until October 1st, please pop in if you are in the area! With original prints and hand-bound artists’ books, this exhibition considers the relevance of printmaking and bookbinding today, and offers insights into the processes involved. Craigard Gallery will also be hosting accompanying workshops in the week. For more info please email: sarahlstewart@live.com for details. Craigard Gallery, 13 North Main St., Wigtown | Daily 10am-5pm Exhibited work by: Susie Wilson Claire Cameron-Smith Susie Leiper Felicity Bristow Lynda Wilson Liza Green Pamela Grace Jenny Smith-McConie Sarah Stewart Graeme Stewart Anupa Gardner Lucy...
Art Walk Porty ‘edgelands’ commission | Bristow + Wilson

Art Walk Porty ‘edgelands’ commission | Bristow + Wilson

This weekend and next! Join Bristow + Wilson | Venue 51 | at this years Art Walk Porty – we are really looking forward to it, the nature reserve is such a peaceful haven considering its location (nr the recycling centre/ railway/ sewage works)…the Nature Reserve also will feature the imaginative sculptural work of two other ‘Edgelands’ artists Emma Macleod and Abi Lewis! Meadows Yard Nature Reserve Fillyside Road EH15 1TB Drop in, outdoor community workshops at the ‘Porty Art Cart’ in The Meadows Yard Nature Reserve, for all ages. Including making cyanotypes (photographic type prints using plant material, found objects and the natural light) and weather annotated hand-printed postcards from Portobello – each Sat and Sun (10am to 4pm). Help the artists record an area of the Nature Reserve’s biodiversity and the local weather conditions at the time of your visit. Artist talks | Felicity Bristow + Susie Wilson Sun 3rd, 12.30pm Weds 6th, 7pm Meet at the gate to Meadows Yard If you cant make it please download a copy of our audio guide made in collaboration with the brilliantly talented sound artist, Ross Whyte: http://www.artwalkporty.co.uk/audioguid…/bristow-wilson.html...