Arran Visual Arts workshops

Arran Visual Arts is back with a Workshop programme to end 2021 On Saturday 23rd October Arran artist Heather McLeod will lead a workshop on Silk Painting. Held at the Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle, the workshop will run from 10 – 4 pm. No previous experience is necessary. For information on how to book please …

Peace Cranes exhibition extended

Peace and Justice Scotland launched the exhibition Peace Cranes in early August to coincide with Hiroshima Day, and have now raised funds to keep the installation open until 14th November. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, it is a truly remarkable piece of art based on the dedication of dozens of volunteers over …

Corrie’s Art Competition

Corrie’s Art Competition By Jean Bowden When Tier 4 Lockdown arrived, pens, pencils and paints began busily turning out some very imaginative ‘masterpieces ‘ from all over the country, depicting favourite parts of Scotland, visited by Arran’s favourite wee dog – Corrie. The books of Corrie’s adventures written by her owner, Alison Page, are sold …

The 52 Stitched Stories exhibition opens in September

The 52 Stitched Stories exhibition is opening at the Barony Art Centre in West Kilbride on 3rd September Fiona Doubleday, Arran resident and creator of the 52 Stitched Stories project, tells us more about the exhibition below. For information on this very vibrant and international project see their Facebook page and website We are looking …

Facemasks for Arran: A personal essay

Facemasks for Arran: A Personal Essay by Barb Taub Our group of local volunteers, Facemasks for Arran, has made and distributed over 500 free facemasks for Arran residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. But we still hear the question: “Why should I wear a facemask?” A cloth facemask will slow down or trap airborne respiratory particles …

Crafting ideas from the new Arran Wee Makers project

A message from Wee Makers Entertaining your little ones when they are not allowed to see their friends can be a challenge. Even watching cartoons and playing games can have its limits. Most of them actually like making things. Since I always enjoyed “playing arts and crafts” as my son called it when he was …

Open call for the 2020 Makers’ Festival Exhibition

Summary and Open Call for the Makers’ Festival Exhibition A message from the organisers of the 2020 Makers’ Festival: In our 2020 Makers’ Festival we have not one but two exhibitions including a trail right through the event. The open calls are live now so if anyone is interested drop us a wee message via …

News from the 52 Stitched Stories project

By Fiona Doubleday As one year closes some of our members have spent an entire year stitching wee postcard size pieces of art. Other members are just getting underway. 52 Stitched Stories is now in 24 countries around the world with hundreds of people stitching and sharing. It is a wonderfully life affirming project and …

Arts Coordinator back in post at the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust

Eileen Kerr, project coordinator of the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust, is back in post and here she tells us about the organisation’s plans for the coming year and shares her vision for arts on Arran. She would love to hear from readers with ideas they have for the arts on the island, her contact …

Crafty fundraisers for Macmillan Cancer Support in September

Crafts and Company (the team behind the 52 Stitched Stories community project) has joined with some extra helpers to fund-raise for Macmillan Cancer Support. We are also working with two local venues to offer people different options. The first is on Friday 27th September 10-1pm at The Shore, Whiting Bay. Come along and make a …