28th July – 9th Sept 2012 Simon Robinson is originally from New Zealand but now lives in south west Scotland. This exhibition presents the full series of his extraordinary studies of plants - an unexpected view of a different world.
Ted Leeming and Morag Patterson. Photographic exhibition of collaborative abstract and traditional landscape images.
Based in the Galloway Hills, photographers Ted Leeming and Morag Paterson have been working collaboratively for five years capturing the beauty of the natural world in their striking and evocative photographic images. They exhibit throughout the UK and are regularly featured in the national photographic press.
23rd June – 22nd July 2012 Field Trip: An exhibition of project work undertaken with local school children in the three local National Scenic Areas. The exhibition is supported by work by the professional artists working with the projects.
This exhibition follows the many and varied experiences of children re-discovering the landscapes of their local area.
2nd June – 1st July 2012 Coral Beattie: Recent graduate showcasing a mix of traditional and innovative woven textiles.
Coral Beattie BA (Hons) is a woven textile design graduate from The Glasgow School of Art (2007-2011). Coral who is based in Kilmarnock, has had strong links with the Dumfries and Galloway area since childhood. Since finishing her degree Coral has worked for woven textile designer Angharad McLaren and more recently, with the visual display team at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh. In January Coral was awarded the Spring Fling Young Artists Bursary Award, which has funded further development of Coral’s graduate work and textile research. This has culminated in Coral joining the design team at Scottish woven textiles company Alex Begg & Co as their first new graduate designer.
“To make clear, to explain or elucidate by means of pictures, to cast light upon …These words seek to define illustration, an element within the architecture of the page encompassing form, colour, line and composition.” Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) Illustration Department
We are three illustration students from Edinburgh College of Art invited to the Mill on the Fleet so show some of what we do in the marvelous, magical world of illustration. Three women from three countries showing three very different approaches to the discipline, which we hope will convey the extraordinary depth and breadth of work to be found within the field.