YEAH it’s happening!
We are welcoming people back to Meadow Mill for our WASPS Open Studios on the 6th and 7th August from 12 noon – 5pm. This gives the public a real insight into how the different artists and designer work here in Dundee. All the spaces are so different from colourful busy spaces, quirky spaces, practical workshops to calm retreats. I love seeing pots of brushes, messy palettes, rows of tools!
Exhibition on the 4th Floor with a range of artworks to give a flavour of the creativity in the building. And coffee and pastries from EH9 just next to my studio with a drawing table to sit and be creative!
This year I’m looking forward to seeing the studios of new tenants who have moved in over the last few years!
Studios I’m looking forward to seeing:
Cara Rooney and her award winning illustrations, I love how she captures a childlike curiosity in her work. Kate Harvey with her colourful fashion textiles. The very dramatic landscape paintings from Ellis O’Connor. The hive of activity from the fabulous Dundee Ceramics Workshop with demonstrations and raffle. And in contrast we have artists who have been creating for many years, such as Maggie Milne who graduated over 40 years ago from DJCAD.
Organised Colourful Chaos
My studio will be organised colourful chaos, with a range of things I’ve been working on from: models, design sheets, test pieces, bespoke artworks plus I will have my full range of Dundee Delights greetings cards, tea towels, magnets including some new card designs and all the one-off prints that I’ve not had a chance to put on my online shop yet!
I’ve been really enjoying developing some larger scale watercolour collages. I started creating these during lockdown inspired by the river Tay. I really enjoy the balance and rhythms of colours and playing with composition to get them to work together.
I am also looking to clear some older works so big discounts on things too, if you’ve ever had your eye on anything – the time is now! Plus I will be doing a wee special offer with 2 tea towels for £20 (£12.50 each).
Local creative businesses are joining in too from the 1st floor – Whimsical Lush with her quirky illustrations, Kerrie Aldo and her cool handmade outerwear, Susan Doyle with amazing aprons 1874 WORKS , Maggie Duncan with Made At The Mill and vintage clothing from Nicely Eclectic and many more…..
Whimsical Lush on 1st Floor Kerrie Aldo on 1st Floor
Lift access and free parking available (ask for a ticket when you arrive on the door).
Please share this event to support lots of local creatives so we can let as many people know about our hub of creativity that we have here in our city.
I hope you enjoy your visit and come away feeling inspired!