Origami Peace Crane Project

A group gathered at McKelvie Road housing in Lamlash on Sunday afternoon with the aim of learning how to make origami peace cranes. Aided by tea and biscuits and the enthusiasm of lead crane maker Alison Page, the group met to contribute to a project being co-ordinated by the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre. The …

An Intuitive Start to the Year

Our first craft club of the new year was very well attended and we welcomed lots of new members. The session was devoted to intuitive art journaling and led by Fiona Doubleday. This school of journaling draws on both art and meditation and members were set two ‘intuitive’ exercises to complete in two hours. It …

Leslie Marr – A Painter on Arran

As some readers may know, the painter Leslie Marr lived and worked on Arran from 1983 until 1991 in the house called Carlo on Corrie Shore. Recently, Leslie’s work has been on show at the Piano Nobile Gallery in London alongside that of his mentor and teacher, David Bomberg, who died in 1957. Leslie Marr …

Josephine Broekhuizen – Solo Exhibition in Glasgow

“There is an infinite creative force in nature which I find perfect and beautiful and it inspires me to be creative  myself and use its visual elements for my own story. “ Josephine Broekhuizen’s subjects range widely from still life to landscape-based and figurative paintings, they form a visual diary of her daily life and …

New year, new craft?

  Crafts and company will begin their craft club once again in 2018 with a great programme already in place. Learning a new craft or polishing up an existing one with good company and tea and cake is a lovely way to spend a few hours. During 2017 craft club grew in popularity with a …

The Arts on Arran

by Eileen Kerr For the last 6 years I have worked as a Project Manager within the arts sector, after graduating with Film and Media from the University of Stirling. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a wide range of artists practising various art forms, from visual artists, musicians, physical theatre performers, circus artists, …

A Weaver’s Tale

A Weaver’s Tale By Lynn Gray Ross My life changed completely on November 4, 2014 when I was helicoptered to the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh for a liver transplant. I’d been ill and on the waiting list for almost four years for a suitable donor. It’s been a gradual recovery and I have to be …

Arran Open Studios Weekend

The Open Studios Weekend, now in its sixth year will once again feature many local artists, working in a wide variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, etching, sculpture, pottery, needlework, jewellery and furniture. This year’s dates are: Friday 11th – Monday 14th August 2017 You can find more details and the full event brochure here. This year …

Tim Pomeroy at work

Running maintenance to the Sillar memorial seat on Kildonan shore (erected 2008). For those who don’t know it, the inscription from Kahlil Gibran reads ‘does the song of the sea end on the shore or in the hearts of those who listen?’ Tim, man of many talents, is also organising a poetry reading at Altachorvie, …

Jan Inglis Art Show

A date for the diary Friday 25 – Monday 28 August, 11-6 in Corrie Hall. Come and see Jan’s wonderful seascapes! Jan says that “earth, sea & sky are influenced by light. In painting I am attempting to express this fluid complexity. The most important considerations I have when working are the presence of light and …