WASPS Open Studios 28th & 29th October

WASPS Open Studios 2017

When: 28th & 29th October, 12noon—5pm on both days
Where: 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY

I will have my new Dundee Delights cards, enamel pins and tea towels available (and hopefully some screen prints)

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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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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.

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.

bargain box

 

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

Sneak Peek into Dundee Creatives Studios

wasps open studio 2013

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!

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.

Where I Make

I was asked to write a feature with some photos for This Is Central Station on where I make.  You can also see other Scottish artists and designers too.

Welcome to my wonderful patterned world where I capture the drama of Scottish wilderness with nature at the heart of my surface designs.

Everything happens here in my studio in bonnie Dundee – colour studies, developing ideas, playing with scale and pattern, paper designs, cutting stencils, screen printing, painting, collage, fabric samples, mixing dyes, planning schools and community workshops, sewing and the list goes on…

All these steps help me create my surface patterns for a range of products and applications.  I’m on a mission to cover the world in my designs from wallpapers, wellies, ceramics, and murals to Land Rover Defenders – the possibilities are endless!

I have a playful approach and mix together delicious colours, juxtaposing scales, energetic repetitive marks, to create my distinct rhythmic signature.

I love my cosy space where I surround myself with colour swatches, drawings, fabric samples, old coffee pots of brushes, wooden printing blocks and random things I’ve collected.  I like nothing more than getting my hands dirty in the studio.  It’s not too flash but being surrounded by all my inspiration is really important and keeps me focused.

I am part of the Dundee WASPS artist’s studios and I’m in a temporary space on Airlie Place for 6 months while my studio at Meadowmill is being refurbished.  I really like it, it used to be a students bedroom so it has a homely feel with a fireplace and a sink.  I settled in quickly after a quick lick of white paint.  I like the location as it next to the DJCAD and I can see a tree out of my window.  I like being part of WASPS as I’m surrounded by other fellow creative’s from a range of art forms from printmakers, jewellers, sculptural textiles and painters.

I love being in my studio and being playful and creative!

WASPS WINTER POP UP – Dundee! 2nd & 3rd December spread the word…

Im looking forward to getting together with my fellow wasp-ettes and other local creatives for the WASPS WINTER POP UP on Friday 2nd December (12noon- 7pm) and Saturday 3rd December (12noon – 5pm).

I will have a range of hand printed silk scarves and all my hand printed wool scarves are HALF PRICE and their is a BARGAIN box too, come along and try them on!

There will be a range of unusual, original and one-off gifts created by the folk who love what they do. A range of jewellery, ceramics, painting, textiles, printmaking and much more…………….

Live music, mulled wine and tasty treats too and a chance to blether to the makers and support your local creative business.  All the shopping done under one roof at 18 Airlie Place, Dundee, DD1 1HJ (just off the Perth Road, heading up towards the students union)

WASPS EXHIBITORS – Cathrine Holtet, Jennifer Robson, Kirsty Doig, Jonathan Hood, Genna Delaney, Nicola Morrison, Two Dolls, Jill Skulina, Louise Kirby, Louise Ritchie, Paola McClure.

SPECIAL GUESTS – Patricia Griffin, Fiona Henzie, Christina Hirst, Emma McDermott, Viktoria Begg, Iona Brown, Steven Higginson, Kate Pickering, Ashley McGregor, Cheryl McDermid, Michael Lambert.

For more up-to-date info follow the facebook event here

Goodbye Meadow Mill and Hello Airlie Place!

I’ve moved temporarily to Airlie Place for 6 months while the refurbishment goes on at Meadow Mill.   I’m loving my new space at Airlie Place, which used to be Dundee University student residence.  I’ve settled in really well, it’s a great location, love having a sink in my studio and a fireplace to sit my brushes.

WASPS provide cheap studio rent for artists and are refurbishing all 3 levels of the mill – heating, improving the windows, gallery space, some wifi and a common area for all those creative collaborations and including a lift! The unused space on the 4th floor is going to be made into studio too. Here’s what it look like now.

I think it was a really good process to have a good clear out, sort through years of clutter and box ever thing up.

Here’s my new view from my window

There’s some great views from the corridors of the river Tay and Law hill.

Think I’m going to enjoy my time at Airlie Place! For lots of creativity – playing with colour, pattern, textures and silhouettes.