“Firstly, I would like to express my deepest thank you to all artists and makers for taking part in this exhibition and supporting MND Scotland. In the current landscape we find ourselves in, your generosity in being involved in this fundraiser is testament to how the arts are a fundamental part of our community and lives. The friendships that are forged through a love for what we do are highlighted and the support you have shown is so gratefully appreciated. That means more than you will know. THANK YOU!“
Throughout this week, I am going to give a brief introduction of the artists and makers involved in Many New Dances. At the weekend I will give a little insight into why this fundraising exhibition, in aid of MND Scotland, is happening. The Gallery will be live from 6pm on 1st December. You will be able to view at your leisure, purchase an artwork and donate if you wish.
I have known Louise from afar for a long time. Her artwork is delicate, tactile and calming, as is she. (She has amazing hair!) She works in her Wasps Studio in Stromness and it is always a pleasure to see her when I attend Soulisquoy Printmakers. Louise is a real asset to the artistic community in Orkney.
I’ve known Ingrid most of my life, a family friend and someone I have looked up to. She is a student, photographer and master framer. Her experimental approach behind a camera and in the dark room ensure she creates work that is stunning and mysterious. Subtle tones and textures that draw the eye in to explore.
Getting to know Samantha again has been wonderful. We first met when I was a student and she was a tutor. We then met while on an International Artist Residency on Hoy and again recently when she moved to Orkney to live and work as an artist. Sam’s work is thoughtful and calming. Sam is thoughtful and calming. An artist, educator, writer and all-round super person.