Xmas Art Fair at Wasps Studios in Dundee

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WASPS STUDIOS XMAS ART FAIR – Saturday 28th November 2015, 12noon to 5pm.

I’d like to invite you to this event Wasps Studios Xmas Art Fair at Meadow Mill in Dundee where you will be able to buy my work.  My stall will have a selection of Festive Cards, everyday greetings cards, bargain box of scarves and hand embroidered tote bags.

indigo pudding Louise Kirby

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Meadow Mill Open Studios

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I will be taking part in Meadow Mill Open Studios where 35 plus artists, designers and makers open their creative spaces to let you get a behind the scenes look.  Open on 24th & 25th October from 12noon – 5pm on both days.red pudding web

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WASPS Christmas Sale – Sunday 30th November

WASPS Christmas SaleIt’s that time of year again!  If you’re looking for a unique gift idea then pop along to the Wasps Artist & Designer Christmas Sale.  Held on Sunday 30th November at WASPS artist studios from 12noon  – 4pm. (Level 4, Meadow Mill, West Hendersons’ Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY – there is a lift to the top!)

A range of my scarves, cards and prints will be there looking for new homes. (I personally won’t be as I’ll be off on some wild adventure in a tipi!)

Exhibitors include – Jill Skulina, Neil McIntee, Jennifer RobsonGenna DelaneyNicola Morrison, Julie Ann Muir, Judith McDowall, Judy Scott, Sally Fenton, Theresa Lynn, Kirsty Rankin, Jonathan Hood, Filipa Olivera, Lindsey Gardiner, Tracey Stewart, Thomson, Scarlett Erskine, Joanne MacFadyen, Lindsay Mathers, Elise King, Tracey SmithPaola McClure, Louise Kirby.  

PLUS Guest Exhibitors
Steven R Higginson, Balgarvie Weaving, CR/AFT Dundee, Arm in Arm Crafts, Pamie Bennett and more……. (you can click on some of the names above and it will take you to their websites to get a flavour of their work)

Work for sale includes textiles, woodwork, vintage fashion, fine art, jewellery, illustration and photography.

Also along in the next building will be Cathrine Holtet ceramics too

Please spread the word.  For more info please follow the facebook page here.

Pop Up Shop at Wasps Open Studios

bargain boxI would like to invite you to the Dundee Wasps Artists Open Studios on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th October from 12noon – 5pm.

My studio wont’ be open this year but I will have a range of Bargain scarves, embroidered bags and digital prints in the Pop Up Shop in studio 308 on level 3, curated by Tea Green Events with a mix of her shop wares and artist and makers artwork.

Lots artists from familiar faces to new blood will be taking part in the one building from a wide range of creative practices from – painting, ceramics, illustration, textiles, jewellery, installation, interiors, photography and much more. This year there are Artist Talks, kids drawing wall and a Bear Hunt, so keep your eyes peeled! For full info on what is happening please follow the think http://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/studios-spaces/meadow-mill-studios

To keep up to date with what I’m up to you can check out my blog – http://blog.louisekirby.com/

Please spread the word to others you think may be interested!

Artists Christmas Sale – Dundee

Christmas sale flyer webI will be taking part in the Artists Christmas Sale at Wasps Studios in Dundee on Saturday 30th November from 12noon to 5pm.  Pop along and pick up the perfect Christmas present direct from local artists and designers.  Grab a mince pie and mulled cider while you browse unique gifts…….. from jewellery, textiles, paintings and prints!

I will have a range of hand printed scarves at bargain prices, some digital prints from my new Hallyburton Collection and my new cards – Winter in Dundee.  Priced at £2.45 each or a Special Offer of 3 for £5.00 directly from me.

Winter in Dundee

Held on the 4th floor of Wasps Studios, Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY.

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hallyburton printCome along and spread the word!  More info on the Wasps facebook page please click here

Sneak Peek into Dundee Creatives Studios

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Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2013, from 12 noon – 5pm

I would like to invite you to the Dundee Meadow Mill Wasps Artists Open Studios on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October from 12noon – 5pm.

My studio will be open with a range of Bargain Boxes with scarves, cards and prints and you can see some of the new things I’ve been working on!  I’m on the 4th floor, in studio 404! (there is a lift!!!).  I have the lovely Sooz Gordon sharing my studio who styles funky eclectic interiors, makes Dundee inspired cushions and offers Style Surgeries for others to learn about interior design.

Lots artists will be taking part all under the one roof from a wide range of creative practices – painting, ceramics, illustration, textiles, jewellery, installation, interiors, photography and much more.  It’s a chance to have a look inside the creative spaces.

As well as the usual amazing array of artists and makers welcoming you into their place of work, this year we have a programme of FREE events in the Gallery Space on Saturday and Sunday (see below).  There will be a cafe and a group show of tenants work in the cafe area and Project 2 on the 4th floor. This year we will have a shop curated by Lovely Things with some of their product alongside work from artists and makers.  I will have a selection of things in there too, it’s on the 3rd floor, in studio 316.

Saturday 19th
12-1pm Creative Writing with author Zoe Venditozzi (maximum of 8 people)

1:30-2pm The Museum and the Whaleback City – Poetry Reading by Andy Jackson.

Fife-based poet Andy Jackson reads from his poetry collection The Assassination Museum and also from Whaleback City, the new anthology featuring six centuries of Dundee poetry, of which he is co-editor. Expect quirky, accessible poetry on themes as diverse as Daleks, dancing and conspiracy theories.

3:30-5pm Best Bits of Pecha Kucha Dundee (screening).

Sunday 20th
12:30-1:30pm – Meet the Inkers – Vanilla Inkers new intake.

2-5pm TRiGGER : Connectivity @ WASPS 2013 – TRiGGER is holding a participatory drop in afternoon on Sunday 20th October at WASPS Meadowmills Gallery space from 2-5pm. We will be inviting visitors and studio artists to contribute to an informal reflective visual response to WASPS Open Studios weekend. The afternoon is a relaxed and interactive experience with participation welcome from all visitors.

(These events will take place in Project 1 on the 4th floor.)

Ms Battenberg’s Travelling Tea Room will provide a veritable cornucopia of delectable treats. Sit back and relax with some homemade treats and a cuppa. Available throughout the weekend.

Come and try on my scarves and enjoy my colourful patterned studio!  Come and see the creative talent Dundee has to offer!  For a map please link here.

Please spread the word to others you think may be interested!

Sneak + Peek

I’ve been creating some one-off, hand printed scarves in my studio.  The Sneak + Peek collection is inspired by the pheasants hiding amongst the fields.  Where I live there are thousands of pheasants but it’s not till you come close that they reveal themselves with their distinctive call warning all there pheasant friends to look out.  The mono printing technique that allows me to capture the textures of the fields and no two scarves are the same.  Each scarf is reversible to allow you to change your look and get two scarves for the price of one!


 

 

 

Material – 100% Silk Crepe de Shine

Dimensions – 32cm x 180cm (aprox)

Price – £120

Scarves are available to buy directly from me, please email me hello@louisekirby.com   I will include free postage and packaging to any UK address.

 

All Wrapped up…..

It’s that season, the leaves are changing colour and their is a chill in the air!

I just wanted to let you know about my artwork being used on 2 Anthropologie scarves called Wings of Braemar.  They are only available through Anthropologie stores and online.

They are a lovely quality of wool and I love wearing mine!  I’m really proud that my logo features on the edge and sold in their stores all over Europe and USA and online.  It’s great   having my work reaching a wider audience and with such a high profile that I really admire.

I hope you like them!

Thanks for reading my blog!

Half price or less….. pop along for a bargain!

I’m having a giant studio sale.  All my scarves will be less than half price.  Pop along to me and grab a bargain for yourself or someone special!

All my scarves are individually hand printed by myself on silk or wool.  Prices from £6.

WHEN – Friday 3rd February & Saturday 4th February, from 12noon – 2pm.

WHERE – Louise Kirby Studio, 18 Airlie Place, 3rd Floor, Dundee, DD1 4HJ (just off the Perth Road, near the students union)

WHY – Save over 50%.  Adds a touch of colour to an outfit.  Why not!

Feel free to spread the word to anyone you think would be interested.