Start Date: Tuesday, 30th April 2019 at 11:00 AM
End Date: Sunday 05 May 2019 16:30
Pappu Mama is a pop up shop selling unique clothing made from recycled silk sarees with kantha stitch work, a small range of handblock print cotton tunics and some gemstone silver jewellery.
A percentage of the profits are going to Alzheimer Scotland.
Start Date: Saturday, 31st August 2019 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Saturday 21 September 2019 16:30
Architect-artists are unrestricted in their choice of media and subject matter. Traditional oils, gouache, inks and watercolours now combine with photography, computer generated imagery and other experimental media to create vigorous work that ranges from monochromatic to vivid colour.
Start Date: Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 11:31 AM
End Date: Sunday 10 March 2019 16:31
A chance to see a collaborative performance by three artists based on their work during StAnza
George Mario Angel Quintero, Lucy Cash and Luke Pell, three artists and writers from across the world, are coming together this spring to share practice and poems as part of StAnza. Across three gardens in St Andrews, they’re creating writing and movement, sharing their material and developing one another’s work over course of the festival. Join them for this final (indoors) session for a performative sharing of the work they’ve created.
Participants: George Mario Angel Quintero, Lucy Cash, and Luke Pell
Start Date: Wednesday, 6th March 2019 at 10:30 AM
End Date: Sunday 10 March 2019 16:30
Luke Pell Performance
More info to follow shortly!
Start Date: Saturday, 9th March 2019 at 6:00 PM
End Date: Saturday 09 March 2019 18:45
Join us for the launch of John Bolland’s debut collection
Each year at StAnza we celebrate the launch of a collection or anthology we’re particularly excited about. This year we’re thrilled to be showcasing the latest collection from Red Squirrel Press: John Bolland’s Fallen Stock.
Written in Scots and English, John’s poetry takes us from the highlands of Scotland to the mezcalerias of Guatemala, the canals of Amsterdam to the North Sea oilfields, exploring themes of connection and displacement, identity and alienation, love and hope. Join us to raise a glass to his debut collection!
Presented in partnership with StAnza International Poetry Fetival and Red Squirrel Press
Participants: John Bolland
Start Date: Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 12:30 PM
End Date: Thursday 07 March 2019 12:50
Taking Poetry to New Places
Drop by in your lunchbreak for some poetry
Thu 7 March, 12.30-12.50
upstairs @ J & G Innes Ltd – free
This year at StAnza, we’re offering short, free readings over lunchtime during the week. Brighten up your day by enjoying some poetry during your lunchbreak, or swing by between your other festival events. Today we’ll be hearing from Anne Connolly, a widely published Irish poet and two-time finalist at the Scottish slam championships. Anne understands poetry as a form of music which must be heard as well as seen – so make sure you don’t miss this lyrical lunchtime with her!
Start Date: Sunday, 7th April 2019 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Saturday 20 April 2019 16:30
Exhibition of paintings by Kirckaldy based artist Graham Swan
Start Date: Saturday, 3rd November 2018 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Sunday 11 November 2018 16:30
Born in Edinburgh, Gill trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. This was followed a year later by a post graduate course in art therapy at St Albans.
Gill specialises in watercolours of flowers, still life, landscape and animals. Her work has been exhibited at The RSW 136th Annual Winter Exhibition and throughout the UK and Spain.
Gill has also been commissioned by a number of card companies to design greeting cards.
From Gill’s experience of the Pittenweem Arts Festival she set up the Colony of Artists annual festival in Edinburgh in 2005.
Gill currently lives and paints full time in Edinburgh.
Start Date: Saturday, 17th August 2019 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Sunday 25 August 2019 16:30
Pam Robertson, Lis Craig, Jean Le Matre and Carole Tricker will be hosting an exibition of their work for one week.
Pam Robertson is a biologist and artist living in St Andrews her paintings of animals and plants use inks, watercolour, collage and printing techniques. She will also have cards and craft work for sale.
Liz Craig works mostly in pastels as she loves the vibrant colours. they allow her to make gestural marks, letting imagination play it’s part. Much of her inspiration comes from the Scottish landscape and coast.
Jean Le Maitre works using fine linen, silk or cotton to creat her samplers. She uses old and new patterns to create her own unique designs. She is happy to undertake commissions.
Carole Tricker lived most of her ive in Scotland and drew on the mountains, lochs and beaches for the inspiration for her weavings. More recently, the patterns and texture of deriftwood and shells have been reflected in her work.
Start Date: Saturday, 24th November 2018 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Saturday 24 November 2018 16:00
Mark will be here in our gallery upstairs @ J & G INNES LTD hosting one of his very popular art classes. Just contact us and we will secure you a place.
Start Date: Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 10:30 AM
End Date: Sunday 30 September 2018 16:30
The SSAA will be returning this year for the month of September with all new work. Please keep checking for details.
Start Date: Saturday, 20th October 2018 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Sunday 28 October 2018 16:30
Sat 20th – Sun 28th October 2018
Opening Day Saturday 20th
Open 9-5 Mon – Sat, 12.30 – 4.30 Sun
Pat’s work is inspired by her surroundings, both in her native Scotland and on her travels. She is particularly drawn to the seashore and time-worn, wild spaces. She also loves to depict the wild flowers and plants that inhabit those locations.
She works with layers, mirroring those created by time and the elements. These consist of washes or blocks of colour in paint or fabric, which are built up gradually and sometimes erased or obscured. Pat may use several media and techniques to achieve the desired result
Start Date: Saturday, 6th October 2018 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Sunday 14 October 2018 17:00
Judith Heald, Julia Maclaurin and Helen Firth will be here again this October showing their Dynamic Portraits.
They will be holding a workshop ‘an antidote to selfies’ on the 13th October 10.30-1pm for £12, all material provided. An exploration of portraiture using free drawing practice. Please contact Judith Heald on email@example.com
Start Date: Saturday, 18th August 2018 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Thursday 30 August 2018 17:15
Dundee based artist Stephen French will be holding a solo exhibition upstairs @ J & G INNES Ltd – August 18th -31st. His art covers a very wide spectrum of genres.
Start Date: Monday, 23rd September 2019 at 11:00 AM
End Date: Sunday 29 September 2019 16:00
Unique and ethical clothing made from vintage silk scarves and hand block print cotton. Mostly ‘one off’ pieces. And a range of silver gemstone jewellery.
Start Date: Thursday, 7th November 2019 at 5:30 PM
End Date: Thursday 07 November 2019 19:00
Scotland’s mountain landscapes are remarkably diverse, encompassing the isolated summits of
the far northwest, the serrated ridges of Skye, the tor-studded high plateau of the Cairngorms and the
rolling hills of the Southern Uplands. Born on ancient continents and uplifted by tectonic forces, the
mountains of Scotland have been sculpted by successive glaciers and ice sheets, landslides, frost, wind and
rivers. Colin Ballantyne takes readers on a journey through time to explore not only the long-term
evolution of Scotland’s mountains but also the ways in which the mountain landscapes have changed since
the end of the Ice Age and the various processes that are continually altering the mountain landscape
Start Date: Saturday, 25th January 2020 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Saturday 25 January 2020 16:00
STEVE BRETEL – WATERCOLOUR BASICS – putting skills into practice
What will I learn?
Both traditional techniques and contemporary styles will be covered with this exciting medium, including laying down washes, glazing, wet in wet, etc., paper types, colour mixing and composition. A choice of reference materials will be on hand, both projected, and printed. Depending on the interests of participants, subjects may cover land, sea or cityscape, flowers and artificial objects.
What will I need to bring?
As this is aimed at beginners, it’s not expected that participants will have everything they need, so some paints, brushes and paper will be on hand to try out. If you can bring along what you can from the list below, that would be appreciated. There is a 10% discount in store for participants.
Kit List: Watercolour paints – Winsor & Newton Cotman is a good, mid-price range, but there are many others available. Selection of colours – at least primaries – tubes ideally, but pans are fine. Watercolour paper – sheets, or pads – ideally cold pressed (referred to as ‘NOT’) but any will do, weight of at least 200gsm. Brushes – watercolour round – medium size, (around 6 or 9) and a flat brush – any size. Soft pencil. Masking tape. Kitchen roll.
Who is the workshop for?
Aimed at complete beginners, and those who maybe haven’t painted for a while. The day will be supportive and fun with a mixture of demonstrations, instruction and positive feedback. Steve is an experienced educator. Following art school then a career in London as a commercial artist, he’s taught creative classes throughout Scotland for over 20 years and holds a BA in Visual Communication. For more information see
Start Date: Saturday, 15th February 2020 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Saturday 15 February 2020 16:00
What will I learn?
You will learn about choice of materials and surfaces, layering and blending, erasing, sgrafitto, and composition with pastels. Coloured pencils will also be shown for use in initial drawing, and using as the main medium. Water soluble pencils will also be demonstrated. A choice of reference materials will be on hand, both projected, and printed. Depending on the interests of participants, subjects may cover land, sea or cityscape, flowers and artificial objects.
What will I need to bring?
Participants will need to bring materials from the list, but some equipment will also be on hand, so no need to worry if you don’t have everything. There is a 10% discount in store for participants.
Kit List: A selection of pastels (a small set in a range of colours will be fine), hard or soft. Coloured pencils or water soluble coloured pencils, a soft drawing pencil or charcoal pencil. Pastel paper sheets or pad. Fixative spray, although cheap hairspray will do. A paper stump (tortillon) although these can easily be made. Sharp knife. Kitchen roll. Watercolour paints would be useful. Flat soft bristle brush.
Who is the workshop for?
Aimed at complete beginners, and those who haven’t used these materials extensively. The day will be supportive and fun with a mixture of demonstrations, instruction and positive feedback. Steve is an experienced educator. Following art school then a career in London as a commercial artist, he’s taught creative classes throughout Scotland for over 20 years and holds a BA in Visual Communication. For more information see http://stevebretel.com/tuition/tuition-information/.
Start Date: Saturday, 21st March 2020 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Saturday 21 March 2020 16:00
What will I learn?
An expressive, loose watercolour style will be shown, and as the day develops you will be able to combine this with salts, bleach and wax resist, along with using clingfilm and stamping for textures, and masking fluid for preserving whites and specific areas. You’ll also cover planning and composing your paintings.
Applie on Facebook or in the shop. £50
What will I need to bring?
As this is a progression on the Watercolour Basics workshop, participants will need most of their own equipment from the list supplied. There is a 10% discount in store for participants.
Kit List: Watercolour paints – Winsor & Newton Cotman is a good, mid-price range, but there are many others available. Selection of colours – at least primaries. Tubes ideally, but pans are fine. Watercolour paper – sheets, or pads – ideally ‘NOT’ surface (cold pressed) but any will do, weight of at least 200gsm.
Brushes – Watercolour round – sizes 3 (that has a good point), 6 and 9 and a flat brush – any size. Soft pencil. Masking tape. Kitchen roll. Masking fluid.
Who is the workshop for?
Aimed at those with some experience, and for participants having attended the Watercolour Basics workshop. The day will be supportive and fun with a mixture of demonstrations, instruction and positive feedback. Steve is an experienced educator. Following art school then a career in London as a commercial artist, he’s taught creative classes throughout Scotland for over 20 years and holds a BA in Visual Communication. For more information see http://stevebretel.com/tuition/tuition-information/.
Start Date: Saturday, 2nd May 2020 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Sunday 10 May 2020 16:30
Art Exhibition more info to follow
Start Date: Wednesday, 4th March 2020 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Sunday 08 March 2020 16:00
Poetry on sweet (and other) wrappers, curated by Helena Nelson and Jenny Elliott
A WrapperRhyme is a spontaneous rhyming poem handwritten onto food wrapping. It all began the day Ted Hughes scribbled just such a piece onto a Tunnocks Caramel Wafer paper. Since then, thanks to social media, the idea has run riot. Here we display, in all shapes and sizes, many brands embellished by many hands, with an opportunity for visitors to write their own.
Come along and hear more about the WrapperRhymes project at our Meet the Artist event at 15:45 on Friday 6 March.
Start Date: Saturday, 11th April 2020 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Thursday 19 March 2020 16:30
This exhibition offers an opportunity to see the full range of Helen Firth’s work bringing together painting and printing made over the last 50 years. Even in her formative years,the boldness and directness of her work are evident in two portraits, done in non – graduating classes in Dundee art college while bringing up her young family. Her early works show already a good grasp of technical problems and an appreciation of colour and form.She experimented with different viewpoints and drew on her experiences , for example of North West Pacific Indian work from Canada. During this time she was sorting her objectives and pushing towards a distinctive style. The work she did after becoming a member of SSWA [and eventually president] was in conjunction with a dynamic group of women artists who showed together in Edinburgh and beyond and was characterised by a variety and vitality . She too did not stand still but appreciated even more how the breadth of the output was received both in the group exhibitions and in other one or two person shows. She did make a move towards landscape subject matter as a response to her greater understanding of the Fife environment. She was running her own art business by this time [The Art Shop]and benefited from the observation of people’s interactions with their own artwork as well as becoming more conversant with the technicalities of materials and with good framing. In the 1990s her training as an Art Therapist fulfilled another aspect of work, which had become an imperative, that of walking alongside others and using the full power of their images for them in times of their stress. She worked for ten years in this field with a wide range of clients and this way of thinking and working naturally opened up insight into her own work . She responded through dynamic drawing and allowing her images in oils to express more the space beyond the reality. The adventure into relief printing was the result of being asked to do some illustration work. This came as yet another gift to be investigated and the initial woodcuts and linocuts can be seen in the exhibition. The delight in the process took off and happy hours were spent in both Edinburgh and Dundee print studios.The simplifying of a work or creating a new emphasis made a counterpoint to the oil work and the process helped her to define her love of line. She continues in her current work with the two favoured disciplines. She likes to take account of the integrity of the objects and the experience of the maker and hopes that through an honest working with those tensions she will arrive at a distinctive artistic voice. Details Exhibition Helen Firth . Fifty years of painting and printing.
Start Date: Saturday, 22nd August 2020 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Sunday 30 August 2020 16:30
Three local Artists return for one week only!
Start Date: Tuesday, 1st September 2020 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Wednesday 23 September 2020 16:30
Their annual Autumn Exhibition returns to upstairs @ J & G INNES LTD for 3 weeks in September
Start Date: Saturday, 26th September 2020 at 10:00 AM
End Date: Sunday 04 October 2020 16:30
Pat has been building a body of work over the last couple of years, based on the effects of sunlight and shade on woodland and hedgerows..
Pat works mainly in acrylic, but also "paints" with repurposed and hand-dyed fabrics and stitch. She works with layers, which consist of washes or blocks of colour in paint or fabric. These are built up gradually and sometimes erased or obscured. She may use several media and various techniques to achieve the desired result.