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 Continue reading

Meadow Mill Open Studios

meadow mill open studio 2015 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 Continue reading

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.

Meadow Mill Open Studios this weekend

130327_Meadow Mill Studios_142The lovely Lindsey Gardiner with her Quietly Eccentric products will have some of my work available at the Meadow Mill Wasps Open Studios this weekend, from 12noon to 5pm.  Full details below of all the other things happening during the event. Sat 18th October Sculpture Workshop, Meadow Mill Projects 2, 4th Floor, 1.30-2.30pm Young people from Perth and Dundee’s GENERATION co-production groups will undertake a sculpture workshop with sculptor Trevor Gordon. Visitors are welcome to come along and watch their progress. Please Excuse Our Mess: Workspace in Progress, Meadow Mill Projects 2, 4th Floor, 3-5pm Designers Sooz Gordon and Linsey mcintosh will be facilitating a “Please Excuse Our Mess” workshop which will invite visitors of all ages to drop in and collaboratively create a temporary spatial installation that reflects their visions for an ideal creative workspace. A Talk from Delia Ballie, Studio 308, Third Floor, 2-2.30pm Join Delia Baillie as she talks about her painting practice within the fascinating setting of her studio. Sun 19th October A Talk from Louise Ritchie, Studio 410, Fourth Floor, 2-2.30pm Join Louise Ritchie for an informal talk about her studio practice. Louise will explain the motivations and techniques behind her work and how she uses the studio day-to-day. Sat 18th & Sun 19th Oct, all-day drop-in events RED an exhibition by Helen Angell-Preece, Meadow Mill Projects 1, 4th Floor Guided Tours of Studios 1pm daily (duration approx 1.5hrs) Guides will be on-hand to take you on a tour of the studios of selected visual artists. Opportunities for questions and answers will be provided. Ms Battenburg’s Travelling Tearoom will provide refreshments including tea, coffee and delicious cakes. Bear Hunt, a children’s activity across all floors. A fun treasure hunt activity for children of all ages spread throughout the building. 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd Dundee DD1 5BY   

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

Vision for V&A Dundee

Vision V&A LouiseI've created some Patterned Artworks for my vision of what Dundee will look like when the V&A Dundee is built on the River Tay.  In my illustration I really wanted to capture the creativity going on in Dundee using  my signature style.  Using pattern as a metaphor to show the energy and creativity that weaves, blends and merges together with all the different creative people, cultural organisations and events happening in Dundee. My Patterned Artworks have a natural flow that echo natures organic ability to sit in harmony to its surroundings and I see the V&A Dundee fitting into Dundees' changing landscape very well. Wool Delaine Louise Kirby small for web This image is digitally printed on wool to create a wall hanging.  The Patterned Artworks could be printed on a multitude of products from tea towels, ceramics, cushions, scarves, prints, mugs, notepads… the list is endless!  I would love to be commissioned to create Patterned Artworks for the V&A Dundee. My wall hanging will be on show at the Wasps Artists Open Weekend on the 19th & 20th October outside my studio on level 4, studio 404.  You can find out more about the Open Studio weekend on my previous blog.

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!

Come and have a peek!

Hello there! Come along and have a peek in my studio, see what creatures are hiding amongst the colourful marks. I'm opening up as part of WASPS OPEN STUDIOS  on Saturday 3rd + Sunday 4th November on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor of an old jute mill in bonnie Dundee.  Where 50 creatives will open up their studios in the one building.  And we have a new fandangled lift to take you to all the floors! We've all settled into our newly refurbished spaces and lots of fab new artists and designers - such as Nikki McWilliams and her great biscuity cushions, Vanilla Ink and her jewellery studio with 8 jewellers always something that'll take your fancy, Islay Spalding with jewellery that I think looks great in my lugs, Mhairi Wild and her lovely colourful textiles.......... lots of new artists, designers and makers to really makes it worth a visit.  And of course some of the folks that have been  creating in there for years such as Paola McClure and her wacky soft sculptures, Garry Brown and his wooden driftwood sculptures, artist Louise Ritchie and her expressive artworks, Lindsey Gardiner and her great illustrations that now fashion themselves on cushions and bags..........and many more! I will have a range of scarves and have some samples on things I'm working on. My lovely mum will be holding the fort for me on the Saturday afternoon and I'll be there in person on the Sunday.  Come along and say hello! Full list of Open Studios Artists, Designers and Makers taking part - Jonathan Hood, Simon Dwyer, Volker Rosenberg, Peter Mansfield, Tracey Stewart, Nikki McWilliams, Lyndsey Gardiner, Vanilla Ink Kate Pickering, Sally Fenton, Leanne Evans, Scarlett Erskine, Victoria Kelsey, Robin Bell, Audrey Reid, Ruth Morrison, Filipa Oliveria, Joanne MacFadyen, Lynda Watson, Jen Robson, Liz Myhill, Neil McIntee, Islay Spalding, Penelope Anstice, Susie Johnston, Garry Brown, Shona Adam, Louise Kirby, Robert Macmillan, Alistair Evans, Nicole Baudon, Luiza Ramazzotti, Genna Delaney, Madeleine Mackay, Mhairi Wild, Jonathan Burns, Marianne Wilson, Vivien Moore, Paola McClure, Dougie Paterson, Louisa Lewis, Astrid Leeson, Cally Booker, Gearaidh Mac Griogair, Gerard Menzies, Casey Campbell, Claire Anne Grant, Holly Wilcox, Lauren Leiper, Nicola Morrison, Pamie Bennett, Jill Skulina, Emily Inns., Louise Ritchie.