8 June – 16 June 2013
Art by the Water
Open daily 11am-6pm
Includes paintings, jewellery, textiles, ceramics
Jackie Bell, David Blakeley, Grainne Broderick, C.P. Campbell, Amy Chan, James Donald Myer Halliday, Lynn Hanley, George Muir, Carol Ritchie, Sue Tait, Maria Vigers, Karen Warner, Melanie Williamson
17- 22 June 2013
Exhibition of work by students at Leith School of Art
11-24 July 2013
Any. And. Or
Film, Installation, Paint, Performance, Photography, Print
Preview (Thu 11th) 17.30 – 21.00
Mon – Sat 10.30 – 16.30 Sunday 11.00 – 15.30
Any. And. Or. and their first group exhibition brings together the works of six female artists studying and working in Scotland.
Layla Rose Cowan, Tatiana Der Partogh, Ana Hine , Helen Hardman , Sekai Machache , Katy Meehan
Have you ever wondered what really makes an image ‘obscene’, or thought about how one might ‘wear’ their gender? What about a mermaid taken out of the sea and popped in a bathtub? What might it be like to peep behind the burlesque stars glamour or to step inside a dream? Is a perfect imperfection as close as we can ever get?
2- 4 August 2013
Edinburgh Festival – OPEN STUDIOS
Coburg House Art Studios at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
70 artists/makers open their studios to the public . Also an exhibition in the Gallery
15- 28 August
A painters journey from Orkney to Collioure
Bill McArthur, who lives on the remote island of Sanday in Orkney, worked for more than 20 years as a commercial fisherman, and his paintings vividly reflect his interest in and passion for the sea in all its moods. His fascination with the power of waves and how their energy is expended as they interact with shorelines and with each other gives this exhibition a strong whiff of salt water and wind which is very appropriate for a gallery by the shore in Leith.
In 2012 Bill McArthur was selected as one of that year’s two Charles Rennie Mackintosh Artists in Residence , and spent the month of May in the small French fishing village of Collioure near the Spanish border. This solo exhibition reflects the influence of his time in a region of France which was so beloved by the Scottish colourists, and where Charles Rennie Mackintosh himself lived and worked .
21 September – 2 October
Solo exhibition - Vicky Blackburn
11am to 5.30pm Mon to Sat.
12noon to 4pm Sunday
Second of seven children brought up on a remote hill farm in Moidart, on the Ardamurchan Peninsula, Blackburn has had a passion for creating artwork from a very young age. Initially inspired by her great great Grandmother’s work ( watercolourist, Jemima Blackburn) she then gained a BA Hons in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee.
Blackburn’s work has over time developed into atmospheric pieces of ‘realistic abstract’ sea and landscape, as well as closer studies of aspects of this landscape. Evolving from an emotive response to the West Highlands where she grew up, she gains endless inspiration from each new image brought about by the combination of season, weather, light and mood. “There is simply no other place in the world that evokes the same passion in my work” .
Drawing on memory, sketches and on occasion, photographic reference, Blackburn also references other creative media such as poetry, folklore and song lyrics in creating her work. Primarily though, it starts and ends with an intuitive reaction to the elements that construct our rugged highland land,and the effect that the ‘human footprint’ leaves on it.
“Each piece tends to be tangible, recognisable, yet not quite representational. The work is robust, grounded, in many ways earthy and yet retains a wistfulness that reminds us of the very private nature of introspection” Susie Clark, Bank St Gallery.
18 – 24 November
7 – 8 December 2013
CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIOS
Coburg House artists open their studios to the public.
70 artists including paintings, jewellery, wooden boxes, ceramics, kilts, textiles, illustration
An Exhibition of Paintings
by Ken Russell and Moira Russell
3rd – 8th May 2013
Open Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed: 10am- 4pm.
Sun: 11am – 3.30pm
20 -30 September 2012
11am – 6pm
Most of my inspiration comes from the landscape around me, which I hope my paintings portray. My paintings are distinguished by bold colours, texture and dramatic contrasts. I like to paint abstractly dealing with colour relationships, texture and
movement. I don’t aim to create a specific landscape or place exactly, but aim to capture
5th until the 17th October 2012
open daily from 10am until 6pm
Resonate – a collective exhibition of new work in print, film and metalwork
Preview Evening 5th of October 6-9pm
Emma Macleod, Fiona Hermse, Jessica Crisp, Natalie Reid, Nicola Turnbull, Sarah Connolly
Resonate will draw together the work of six Edinburgh and Leith based visual artists & jewellers. Exhibiting together for the first time, each of the artists will create new work in response to their understanding of the theme ‘Resonance’ – both in its relationship with sound and its ability to, ‘evoke or suggest images, memories and emotions’
Ruth Addinall, Ian McPhail, Peter Sharratt
Sculpture, Painting, Mosaics, Ceramics
Open 12 – 6 (closed Mon)
1 – 14 November 2012
Small Palm On My Back An exhibition of Painting, Assemblage and Photography.
Fiona McGurk and Jacqui Irvine.
An exhibition embracing the element of chance. By relinquishing control, both artists allow chance happenings to create innovative, experimental work.
(images Flip (2012) Fiona McGurk. Ink, Japanese Shoji paper (30 x 42cm)
Snail Bite Drawing (2011) Jacqui Irvine Paper, card (0.28×0.20m)
1 -2 December OPEN STUDIOS 2012
Coburg House Art Studios
Christmas opening of the Studios at Coburg House. Meet the artist /makers and see the high quality and very diverse work.
16 – 29 August 2012
Power to the Portrait
Sylwia Kowalczyk, Sejin Moon, Claudine Quinn, and Simon Crofts
Four artists from Korea, Poland, Ireland and Scotland, living in Scotland, representing a multicultural Scottish photography scene, have diverse approaches to the still photographic portrait. These approaches include constructed images using body fragments and objects as a means of self-expression, through the use of cultural references and symbolism to explore gender relations, the expression of personal experience using portraits of others, and the expression of a personal existential state through portraiture.
Coburg House Art Studios
Visit the studios of nearly 70 artists/makers at Coburg House Art Studios during the Edinburgh Festival. Paintings, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, wooden boxes, kilts, bags. Also exhibition in the gallery.
13 – 25 JULY 2012
Open daily from 11am-5pm
Preview night 12 July 6pm-8pm
First solo show by Edinburgh born and based artist Laura Gill, recently
graduated from Edinburgh University with MA (Hons) Fine Art. This exhibition
explores the timeless quality of the movement of the human figure.
9 June – 16 June 2012
11 am to 6pm
Art by the Water
Thirteen artists/makers from Coburg Art Studios are putting on this exhibition as part of the Leith Festival. Painters: Lynne Hanley, Margaret Ritchie, David Blakeley, Joy Arden, Adam Wallace, Georgie Muir, Charly Murray, Catriona Campbell , Karen Warner. Also James Donald ( textiles), Sandra Ogg (ceramics), Jackie Bell (jewellery), Catherine Aitken (textiles), Myer Halliday (ceramics)
18 – 23 JUNE 2012
Student Exhibition from Leith School of Art
6 July 2012 One Day only!
Kaz Robertson and Donna Barry
10 Years On
30 April – 9 May 2012
(Preview Saturday 28 April, 6pm – 8pm)
In this collaborative exhibition, Morwenna Kearsley and blind photographer Rosita McKenzie will present photographic works based around their interpretations of science and art.
Taking an abstract approach to the natural world, Rosita’s digital colour images suggest a subterranean world, deep under the sea in which fantastic, fluorescent creatures inhabit an otherwise dark environment. Morwenna’s work for this exhibition has focused on the traditional idea of recording the human species. Taking inspiration from 19th Century scientists such as Guillaume Duchenne she has produced a series of work that both reflects the aesthetics of that time and explores the relationship between photographic art and science.
(The photographs exhibited are accompanied by an audio guide, braille, large-print booklets and wall-mounted labels, making the exhibition accessible to the widest possible audience.)
12-22 May 2012
Meet me at the Coburg
A group exhibition of contemporary photography and illustration. Artists are Kim Cruickshank, Daniel Seex, Amy Muir and Anna Triston
25 May – 7 June 2012
12-4pm (Closed Sunday and Monday)
Preview Friday 25 May 6 – 8pm
When I left Edinburgh College of Art, the contemporary painters that most interested me were Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky and Alan Davie. If the way ahead was to be abstraction, these were the painters who seemed to have made it a vehicle complex enough to retain interest. Yet my paintings at the time were never purely abstract. In them I was using imagery derived from the shoreline of the Orkney Islands where I was brought up. Since then I have lived in cities and drawing inspiration from them has led me to a more directly representational style. But my interest remains formal. It seems to me that the western painting tradition is all about arranging imagery in a satisfying equilibrium. I believe it still gives scope for inventiveness and aesthetic stimulation.
Between Two Points
IRENE BLAIR AND SUSIE GOODWIN
FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER to WENESDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2011
12noon – 6 pm daily except Mondays 7th and 14th November
The marks I make in my abstract paintings have been influenced by German expressionists and collage artists in the 20th century but recently a figurative aspect has emerged after travelling in Poland and Berlin. I use recycled materials to create installations that are complementary to my paintings.
My works revisit a long neglected spirit of place, situated at the interface of nurtured and wild nature; elemental raw materials interweave with interventions of intricate drawing; in paintings, prints and artists books.
Sat 3rd and Sunday 4th December
Coburg Studios are once again throwing the doors open and welcoming the public in to view both an exhibition of all the resident artists in the Gallery, and three floors of working artists studios. The studios are home to a combination of award winning local and international professionals in both fine and applied arts. This amazing hub of creativity houses upwards of seventy artists producing outstanding original work.
Open studios are a unique event offering an exciting insight into the working spaces of artists and an opportunity to purchase beautifully handcrafted pieces directly from the maker or artist. The incredible array of work on offer includes ceramics, jewellery, mosaics, painting, photography, silversmithing, and textiles making a tantalising choice for buying that perfect gift or personal treat.
The Gallery will also be open on Sat/Sun 10 & 11 and 17 & 18 December 11am – 5pm
Call for proposals for exhibitions at Coburg House Gallery and Studios 2011
Coburg House Gallery and Studios is now looking for proposals for exhibitions for the rest of 2011. The gallery is a very nice space with large glass windows and entrance fronting the street. It is suitable for solo or group exhibitions and is located in Leith, Edinburgh. It will be rented out at an affordable rate and is suitable for artists / makers at all stages of their careers. For an information pack including photos, floor plan, terms and conditions etc. or for an appointment to view — email John Gibson at email@example.com
Coburg painter Joy Arden, is one of 25 artists and craftspeople selected to show work at the Fire and Ice exhibition in the museum space at The Scottish Crannog Centre situated on the banks of Loch Tay near Kenmore.
There will be an exciting series of events including workshops in fire and ice sculpting, raku pottery and willow weaving during the week as well as various community workshops run by the arts team of Perth and Kinross Council. The evening of Saturday 4th December will be a stunning display of fire, ice, music, storytelling, night walks and hot drinks! Opens Tuesday 30th November closes Sunday 5th December 2010. The event has been organised by Perth Visual Art Forum.