As a multi-million
selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier Award winning
acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has firmly established herself as one of the
most enduring and popular artistes in Britain today.Rab’s continuing reputation as one of Scotland's
finest singer-songwriters and Barbara’s skills as an interpreter of new and
traditional songs provide an enviable platform for this unique show. The pair share
common ground with their respect for artists such as Dylan, Beatles and the
Everly Brothers which when mixed with their experiences of the folk revival of
the 1960s and beyond, create a stage show they are keen to share – and are
delighted to be ‘going on the road’ together.
This charismatic comic performs in comedy clubs
worldwide where she is in as much demand for her compere abilities as she is
for her comedy routine. Her natural stage presence alongside her "healthy
neglect" attitude to life proves extremely popular amongst many and varied
audiences including the armed forces where she remains as one of the few women
to go to military bases to entertain the troops. She is regularly requested to
support other comics on tour the likes of which have included Jenny Éclair, US
Comic Louis Ramey, 4 poofs and a piano and Tom Stade. She is also a popular TV
Warm up artist for studio based shows which have included the BBC1 sitcom The
Old Guys and Badults on BBC Three.
Earthware Pottery welcomes you to visit the studio and browse a selection of thrown and hand built earthenware pottery, produced by Viv Newton. The display will include tableware, platters, bowls and cups as well as ornamental and seasonal pieces and all of the pottery will be for sale. Alongside the open studio event, I will be running pottery workshops on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October where you can learn to make your own clay piece. Enjoy a cuppa and home baking as you browse. ..
I am looking forward to welcoming you into my stained-glass
workshop in its prime location just off the High Street. I will have several items
to showcase in foil, lead- and metalwork. As always, I am happy to demonstrate
and explain different techniques. Along with the beautiful and colourful glass,
you will be able to see the other materials, tools and chemicals I work with. This
time of year, I change over my stock and will be selling end of line items at
significantly reduced prices. Make sure you grab a few bargains while enjoying
some non-alcoholic mulled wine. ..
Christine carves deeply into glass, porcelain
and Optical Crystal, using both a sandblaster and a hand engraver. She works
mostly to Commission – for celebrations, birthdays, weddings etc. She Creates
lamps with her own hand made porcelain bowls, etching deeply to allow the
subtle light to come through. Veronica specialises in people/animal portraits
and landscapes in oil, pastel and acrylic. Many of her landscapes are of the
local area. She often uses her 8 grandchildren as models for her figurative
work and her own/friends photos for her lively animal paintings. Her studio is
in New Lanark… but on the trail will be
sharing Woodend Studio, 61 Waterloo Road, Lanark. ML11 7QW with Christine.
Moira and Carlo look forward to seeing new and old friends at their studio in their home in Roberton.They will have on display their latest work, most of which will be for sale.Moira's "one-off" pieces of silver jewellery which reflect her love of shape and texture within nature and the environment, along with Carlo's drawings and paintings - both abstract and figurative - in a range of media.They will be happy to chat to you about work in progress which will give an insight into the different techniques and practices used...
My artworks are inspired by the views and nature of everyday life. I'm very influenced by the en plein air experience. Nothing beats painting outdoors in the elements. Currently living in the Scottish Borders; previously lived in the Western Isles and in Greece, which has given me a rich depth of visual templates. I work in various mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolour and pastel. My studio is situated in part of Hillhouse Art Gallery; which is a converted Church, in the beautiful village of Broughton...
Patricia is delighted to welcome Karen Kelly Rag Rug Artist
to display with her. Come and see how
two textile artists use fabric in entirely different ways. Patricia uses free motion machine embroidery to ‘draw’ her
pictures. She sews stories of daily life
and architectural gems through fabric, fibres and stitch. Her commissions celebrate people’s unique
life stories and special places. Karen’s bold and colourful rag rugs represent her desire to
make pieces that are both beautiful and sustainable. Her commitment to the recycling of fabrics
means that each piece is unique. Come and discover what we do. Artwork for sale.
Felted pictures using wet & dry technique. I love wildlife, in particular puffins which I first saw in Shetland and I love to create the feeling of movement in flight or stillness as I capture the wee beauties. I have felted for many years and work as a glove puppeteer, so bringing to life, a picture is what I like doing. They have been exhibited in galleries and if you want to just turn up to see them you would be very welcome. Roberton is a bunny wee place with a lovely walk up the back...
Elly produces textile art and crafts, specialising in freestyle machine embroidery. She Incorporates new and vintage fabrics, layered with detailed stitching to produce pictures and items inspired by the natural world...
Colin Semple is based at the Old School where he designs and makes unique furniture and smaller gift items using locally sourced hardwoods. Lesley Johnson is a landscape artist working in various mediums. Inspired by the Borders hills and the stunning Scottish coastline, her work often includes white crofts, seed heads, beaches and gorgeous colours. Both will have a range of work on display along with some work in progress and are very happy to discuss commissions...
Liz and Paul produce a range of individual ceramic wall art
pieces, some combined with beautiful polished/waxed wood backgrounds. Liz is
working on a variety of pots and garden wall art which again are inspired by
the stunning local area. Paul produces a range of bespoke modern and
traditional footstools which can be purchased or made to order using customers
own fabric. All work on display available to purchase or commission.
Tel: 01899 221093 Chyvean51@googlemail.com..
This exhibition showcases a range of 19th
century and 20th century fashions from the museum’s costume
collection. It explores the evolution of fashion in the past two centuries in
an historical, social and cultural context.
"In the Wild Garden" is the theme the Biggar Botanical Art Group are presenting from their collections of paintings, drawings, and coloured pencil pictures, all for sale, at the Open Studio at Kirk Burn Gallery in Symington. During the extended weekend various local artists will be attending and there will be plenty of opportunities throughout the open period for visitors to enjoy taking part in informal short drawing and painting demos, to learn about various techniques in Botanical Art.Car parking is available and the gallery is two minutes from the bus stop. Open from 11am until 3.30pm...
Street entertainment, food, crafts and all the fun of the fair at Biggar Day Out. Biggar Little Festival pulls out all the stops for its biggest and best day out ever! Together with the town’s shops, cafes, arts groups and street entertainment our aim is to provide a feast of fun for all the family. There are events for everyone to enjoy. You can sample the taste of the food and craft fair, let the kids explore our storytelling trail with "The Biggar Little Giants" and other surprise guests or let off steam on the bouncy castle. Or what about visiting an exhibition, enjoying a show, doing a bit of impromptu shopping or just moseying round the town?It’s all there for you on Biggar Day Out. Come along, join in and help get the tow..
A warm welcome awaits you in my studio &
gallery situated beside the Scrib Tree Coffee
Shop in Douglas. I have many new Oil & Acrylic paintings based on Scottish
landscape, seascapes and the seasons: Giclee prints inspired by old dried
flower specimens from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh; drawings &
beach combing assemblages.
I have a beautiful colourful collection of
jewellery from local jeweller Maggie Lord of Scaramanda.
A variety of bargain frames & from my
husband's company Caledonia Fine Arts. As well as this special BLF event, I am
open throughout the year Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.
Facebook @ Caroltaylorartiststudio
Liz Steele at Drakelaw Pottery welcomes visitors to her pop-up showroom on the outskirts of Crawfordjohn. Liz makes a range of decorative and functional stoneware that is oven, microwave and dishwasher proof and good enough to use every day. Each unique piece is hand thrown and decorated with impressed motifs, which are then coloured with slip to enhance the patterns. The range of pots include many sizes of bowls, mugs, jugs, serving dishes and more. Try making and decorating a small pot for yourself whilst enjoying refreshments and home baking. Everyone welcome. Sorry, no disabled access.Tel:07904438696..
A warm welcome awaits you at the Mansefield Home Studio of Eileen where you can view original oil, acrylic and pastel paintings. Also on display will be a variety of other crafts including her popular mini albums and painted stones. All art and craft work for sale. Come and browse and chat a while. ..
All are welcome to come and joint this family friendly church service which has become a regular feature of Biggar Little Festival, celebrating the spiritual side of the arts.
Free Admission (offerings for the work of the church gratefully received)..
Patricia West Textile Artist is having a Pop Up Shop at the
amazing quilting emporium Biggar Stitches during Biggar Day Out. Come and see her demonstrate free motion machine embroidery,
find out how the sewing magic happens and maybe have a go yourself. There will be commission information, art
work, prints and cards for sale as well as information about upcoming
workshops. Patricia is always happy to
chat about anything sewing, embroidery and stitch related. There will be sweet treats because it makes
everyone a better sewist.
FREE – DROP IN 11am – 4pm, Biggar Stitches, 81 High Street,
Biggar, ML12 6DL www.patriciawesttextileartist.co.uk..
Jacqui enjoys experimenting with water based
media including printmaking. She finds inspiration in natural forms and
landscapes locally, the west coast and further afield. She is influenced by
Winifred Nicholson, Joan Eardley and Barbara Robertson.
Neil is an anarchist, mathematician, gambler and
artist who is interested in how movement, energy, colour and form combine to
produce beauty. He likes to produce larger works to enhance their visual impact
and passionately believes in affordable art-for-all. Abstract Expressionism in
We look forward to welcoming you all to our Janefield studios to see a wide range of our new work featuring landscapes, townscapes and our personal quirky insights into the world around us. Paintings, collages and hand made prints will be on show and for sale. We are happy to discuss our practice and you may perhaps have the opportunity to create a little piece of art of your own to take away too. Our speciality dairy- free chocolate fudge will be on offer once again. ..
Moira and Carlo look forward to seeing new and old friends at their studio in their home in Roberton.They will have on display their latest work, most of which will be for sale.Moira's "one-off" pieces of silver jewellery which reflect her love of shape and texture within nature and the environment along with Carlo's drawings and paintings - both abstract and figurative - in a range of media.They will be happy to chat to you about work in progress which will give an insight into the different techniques and practices used...
We are a group of contemporary artists, meeting to paint in a variety of styles using mixed media and assorted techniques. Our inspiration comes from years of formal tuition and attendance, both full and part time at various art schools. We are passionate about our work, enjoying pushing boundaries and exploring new ways to express our vision. Our work includes still life, life drawing, landscapes and abstract, focusing on colour, tone and form. We exhibit widely...
Since forming out of the Edinburgh session scene of the late ’90s Malinky has, for the past 15 years, been the leading group focusing on traditional Scots song. With four acclaimed albums under their belt and an extensive tour roster across the globe, Malinky has become one of the most distinctive and accomplished bands on the Scottish folk scene.
Folk Band of the Year in 2010’s Scots Trad Music Awards.
An exhibition of new original oil paintings
inspired by the beautiful local landscape of Douglas and Angus Estate. Carol is
a former lecturer & graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal
College of Art, London. Her painting Studio & Gallery is adjacent to the
Scrib Tree and is also open during the BLF Open Studios Trail, where you can
browse through a variety of her recent artwork.
The Scrib Tree offers a relaxed atmosphere where
you can view the exhibition while enjoying a dining experience from breakfast
through lunch and on Friday evenings, a “Supper Club”. Their “Local Larder”,
event celebrates our local and regional produce showcasing the quality food and
drink offering available from this charming..
Come along and view the beautiful collection of Scotland inspired Sea and Landscapes on display at Pamela's home studio.As a professional artist and decorator her portfolios vary from furniture decoration at Kew Palace, to painting curtain backdrop designs at London's Coliseum Opera House.The artist also exhibits her paintings locally and in galleries around the UK, and works in a variety of medium and textures to create atmosphere in her work. Artwork is available to buy, from small block canvases to large framed paintings. Tel: 07932 696601.Come along for a browse over a cuppa! Vegan snacks available...
Kay and Glyn Booton are excited
to be opening their studio again this year. Lots has been happening with plenty
of fun and experimenting along the way. All of this has resulted in a whole
body of new work, to share with you, based on The World That Surrounds Us,
as seen by an artist and a
photographer.As always, you will have
the opportunity to chat to Kay and Glyn about their work as well as receiving a
friendly welcome with tea, coffee and home baking.
Tel: 07814258495 for more information..
Our surrounding landscape with far-reaching
views and rapidly changing weather and skies make this a visually exciting
place in which to live and paint. I work in oil, acrylic and mixed media to
find a relationship with colour and form, tending towards the abstract. I have
exhibited widely (including the RSA) and studied with Robin Child, and my work is
influenced by artists such as Diebenkorn, Kline, De Staal and Joan Eardley...
Where do all these Giants
come from? Unravel the mysteries of the
Storyteller and find the answers to The Biggar Little Giants. Have fun with us
and take part in this magical mystery tour. It’s specially tailored for accompanied
preschool and infant primary school children.
Audience participation is required!!!..