Tuesday, 24 January 2012

galloping galleries...

a flying visit to edinburgh today to see some galleries, starting off with sarah hutchison of sh jewellery

sarah is an award winning graduate of edinburgh college of art, and along with her glamorous assistant ruby, now runs a fabulous jewellery gallery in morningside.  sarah told the story of her success through her portfolio of degree pieces, both her jewellery and silverware are stunning, it was a very inspiring meeting.

then on to dovecot to see the jerwood makers exhibition. it featured newly commissioned pieces by rapid prototype jeweller farah bandookwala, ceramic artist emmanuel boos, glass maker heike brachlow and installation artist keith harrison. it was pretty cool and really quite fun, especially the interactive bits that moved or lit up in response to human movement.

a quick dash round the scottish gallery which was exhibiting paintings by william gillies and william johnstone along with some beautiful jewellery and silverware by adrian hope, mizuho koizumi and naomi mcintosh

this was one of may favourite paintings in the gallery 'clouds' by william johnstone,
simple, dreamy and beautiful

a cheeky pic of this fabulous pencil sketch 'west coast gate' by sir william gillies
couldn't resist such a familiar sight!

a cool discovery was the gallery on the corner which represents and supports work by artists who have a physical or mental health condition or those from a disadvantaged background. its a great wee gallery with a clever layout and bright, fun paintings.

then the open eye gallery which was indeed an eye opener with awesome paintings, jewellery and ceramics. i was so impressed with this place, my favourite and a great end to a great day!

phew... must go back soon!

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