I would like to invite you to the WASPS Designers + Artists Summer Sale, on Sunday 27th May 2018 from 12noon – 5pm at Wasps Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY.
Fun Fun Fun!
During the month of January I took part in Fun A Day, where you do something fun every day. I wanted to explore and play with an idea with no defined outcome to see where it takes me. Adapting the ‘Five Currant Buns’ nursery rhyme as a starting point. I went on a journey and did some sketches of bakers shops, ink drawings, illustrations, patterns and then focused on creating a range of paper cuts of local shop fronts and all cool things they sell. I love local independent shops on the high street.
The exhibition opens on Friday 13th April at 7pm, and is on over the Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 7pm at Gallery space, 4th floor, WASPS Studios, Meadow Mill, Dundee, DD1 5BY. The exhibition will have an eclectic mix of projects that happened in January.
A few of the things I created during Fun A Day will be developed in the future, I can imagine a range of illustrations to a 5 Dundee Cakes in the bakers shop counting book. Doing the paper cuts allowed me to think about the positive and negative space and keep designs quite simple. I’ve been playing with these by adding colour and texture since January. Here are some test pieces
Some of my pieces will be for sale, please contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 07841423335.
For more info on the whole event check out the Fun A Day exhibition page
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.
It’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 Robson, Genna Delaney, Nicola 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 Smith, Paola 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.
The 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
West Hendersons Wynd
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!
I 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.
Held on the 4th floor of Wasps Studios, Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY.
Come along and spread the word! More info on the Wasps facebook page please click here