Solo Exhibition Now Open

It’s been a mad week. With more snow than I’ve ever experienced. The road from Dundee to Forfar, where the exhibition is, was so covered in snow that you couldn’t see the outside lane of the dual carriageway. We started hanging the work, but had to abandon it for a few days until the roads were clear. 

Amazingly, and without any risk, the exhibition was installed and I’m really pleased with the results.

The Loom Runs. The Smoke Rises is now officially open at The Meffan Museum & Art Gallery. It runs until 7th April. Most of the work is for sale, although a few pieces are generously on loan from the Dundee Heritage Trust Collection.

More info about the project here.

Enquiries can be made through the gallery. The number is 01307476482.


Fabric Collages

These fabric collages are based on drawings I collected whilst walking the perimeter of the Halley Stevensons textiles factory in Dundee, Scotland.

I’ve called them Industrial Dreams because, to me, a factory is a brilliant place of creation and production. 

The collages are made entirely from waxed cotton made by the factory; a mixture of standard fabric and fabric rejected by Quality Control for its dye faults (the beautiful swirling colours).

Each mounted on bamboo, Industrial Dreams reduces the factory building to basic geometric shapes and bold, earthy colours.

Sharp outlines, layering and a gentle weighing of colour exist in these collages, as they do in my paintings. In some ways, it’s still painting. But there is something more tactile about the way they are created.

The five fabric collages with be on show at my solo exhibition The Loom Runs. The Smoke Rises at The Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, Forfar.

32x37cm. £60 each.

Please get in touch if you’d like to reserve one.

The backs are quite beautiful too…

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