100 Years of Women and the Vote art installation

A Glasgow based artist has made an installation, now on at the Rutherglen Library in Glasgow, around a banner she has created to mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. Christina Quarrell, who is a regular visitor to Arran told the Voice,  “The art installation came about because I wanted to create …

The AOS Biscuit Tin Iniaitive

Following the success of last year’s Biscuit Tin Initiative, Arran Open Studios, (AOS), is again this year distributing biscuit tins across the island. For those new to the idea, the biscuit tins, kindly donated by Patersons of Arran, will be filled with pencils, sharpeners, rubbers, blank postcards. These will be put in places where people …

Arran Open Studios Weekend 2018

The Arran Open Studios Weekend 2018 is: Friday 10th – Monday 13th August, 2018 Arran Open Studios 7th Year features 40 participating studios covering every art discipline. Watercolour, oil and acrylic painting, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, weaving, stained glass and jewellery, and fine furniture making. Purchase, commission, or simply chat to makers in …

Island Porcelain

The Voice went to visit the newly re-opened Island Porcelain, now settled in its Lamlash home at Studio 4. Since its opening on Easter weekend, and the launch of the website last week, business owner, artist and now miniature figure maker, Tracy Gibson, has had her hands full, and not just with puffins and guillemots! …

Arran Art Trail’s Second Year

The Arran Art Trail is heading into its second year following its launch last Easter. After the success of the Arran Open Studios’ weekends, now in its sixth year, the year round Art Trail began in April 2017. Artists on Arran wanted to provide both visitors and local people with the opportunity to visit practising …

Craft and Company News

Twirling & whirling at Craft Club March craft club was, once again, very well attended and we welcomed some new members. The craft this month was paper quilling and Morag led us through the basics before we all attempted to make a flower card. I think members were surprised how accessible this craft was and …

The Glasgow Boys

By John Inglis The Glasgow Boys, a group of painters all associated with Glasgow School of Art but not all from Glasgow were considered “provincial” in British art history until about forty years ago. They have benefitted from devolution and the subsequent attention paid to Scotland’s cultural heritage. They were, in fact, a cosmopolitan group …

Crafts and Company February meeting

Time to make some cushions with Fiona Doubleday Crafts and company continue their crafting year with their February craft club where members made cushions. Dividing into beginners and more experienced sewers allowed everyone to work at their own level. Beginners worked with Coral Smith and learnt how to measure fabric, cut it to size and sewing …