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FESTIVAL EXHIBITIONS 2024

Angus Creatives is committed to working with our partners to develop, commission and host high quality exhibitions. Our aim is to support the creative talent in Angus and establish the region as a must visit place to see and take part in the creative activity. We are delighted to bring you four new exhibitions for our Festival of Makers 2024 which have been supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland and also supported by Angus Alive. All the exhibitions are free and feature new work by Angus Creatives artists.


SIGHTLINES

Signal Tower Museum, Ladyloan, Arbroath DD11 1PU
6th April – 31st August 2024
Wednesday – Monday, 10.30am – 4pm

Fran Marquis (Ceramics)

Jeni Reid  (Photography /Recycled Plastics)

Adam Geary (Photography)

Georgie Sampson (Ceramics)

The Signal Tower was the only means of communicating with the  iconic Bell Rock lighthouse and as its name suggests the primary function was to be a tool of visual communication. This exhibition explores ways in which we send and receive messages today using photography/ceramics/recycled plastic/sound and  draws on the collections of Angus Council managed by Angus Alive, Museums, Galleries and Archives. Split across all areas of the museum it provides a thought provoking intervention in the museum for the summer season; inviting people to think about the connections between the natural and human world.

Workshops + Talks 

Meet the artists and chat about the ideas behind the exhibition.

Saturday 4th May 2- 3pm

Admission Free


ENRICH/ADORN

Montrose Museum, Panmure Place, Montrose DD10 8HF
6th April – 31st August 2024
Wednesday – Monday, 10.30am – 4pm

Astrid Weigel (Textiles)

Amanda Waite (Painter)

Susan Stehli (Textiles)

Marjorie Gourlay (Ceramics)

Michelle Hewitt (Painter)

Living in Angus you become aware of the annual ritual of migration. Each year the animals and people take their place and slowly transform the towns and communities, helping to create a vibrant identity. This exhibition will focus on how this transforms the environment and takes a close look at the ways in which the towns and countryside are being transformed. Focussing on people, place and animals it will create a rich tapestry of art works designed for the Montrose museum.

Workshops + Talks 

Meet and chat with the artists. Michelle Hewitt will also do a pastel drawing demonstration.

Sunday 14th April 2-4pm

Admission Free


LIFELINES

Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, 20 West High Street, Forfar DD8 1BB
6th April – 31st August 2024
Wednesday – Monday, 10.30am – 4pm

Maureen Crosbie (Glass)

Bebe Geen (Textiles)

Ros Macdonald (Painting and Printmaking)

Maralyn Reed-Wood (Ceramics)

and Pupils from Tannadice primary School

It’s easy to be glib about how weaving is embedded in our language/culture.  We can talk about ‘keeping the thread’ (of a conversation); ‘spinning a yarn’ and how it has contributed to the ‘fabric of society’.  It is important to unwrap some of our local history and bring it to the attention of our young people who have been given the opportunity to express their response through various media.These responses form part of this exhibition and can be seen alongside the artwork of local artists who have in turn produced a body of work in response to weaving related archive material held in the Angus Collection.


COLOURS OF ANGUS

Lochty Gallery@ Carnoustie Library, 21 High Street, Carnoustie DD7 6AN
4th May – 31st August 2024
Monday 10am – 4pm, Tuesday 2pm – 4pm, Wednesday – Thursday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 1pm

Carol Sinclair (Ceramics) 

Victoria Wylie (Painting)

Clive Weake (Ceramics)

Sandra Ireland (Writing)

The exhibition explores the way colour defines and shapes Angus. The constantly changing fields, weather formations, cultures and people create a rich palette of colours that have influenced and inspired generations of artists. Carol, Vicky, Sandra and Clive  have created an exhibition of interrelated work that will take people through a colour journey, helping them to see Angus through fresh eyes. 

Workshops + Talks 

Led by Sandra Ireland, these workshops will be an opportunity for participants to try their hand at creative writing, responding in their own words to the beautiful ceramics and artwork on display in our Angus Creatives ” Colours of Angus ” Exhibition. Capture Angus in poetry and prose.

Saturday 11th May from 10.30am – 12pm

Saturday 8th June from 10.30am – 12pm

Admission Free