2016 Additional events

This year artists are offering series of additional events during Forth Valley Art Beat.
Please see details below:

June Carey RSW RGI at The Tolbooth

Dreams and Visions
3rd June-7th July 2016 | Venue 43


FVAB welcomes Stirling based artist, June Carey, to the Tolbooth Gallery, with a new exhibition inspired by different cultures throughout the world.

June Carey began her Art Education in the 1960s at Glasgow School of Art. In 1982 she became a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and began a lifelong love affair with printmaking. Discovering etching brought about a turning-point in her work and career. The process of making an etching set her imagination free. Suddenly she had found her subject, and has been exhibiting her work widely throughout Britain and abroad since.

Site specific installations:

Fiona McGurk

59 Grasps: It’s ok; I’ll not let you go (2016)


Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert FK5 4WR

Ideas concerning accumulation, connection and context inform Fiona’s work.
Within a wide framework of approaches, painting and drawing continue to underpin her research and creative practice and the making of three-dimensional objects has become increasingly important.

Collecting the grasp shape of 59 health professionals, Fiona will create a site-sensitive, mixed media installation. Each grasp sculpture, a negative-space form, collectively a symbol of care, dignity, strength, and support.

After completing a BSc (hons) Chemistry, Fiona McGurk worked as a development chemist for 12 years before completing a BA (hons) Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 2012.

Fiona has been the recipient of a number of awards including the RSA: New Contemporaries 2013 and The Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship in 2012 and 2010. She has undertaken residencies nationally and internationally and exhibited widely in the UK and further afield.

At Venue 53 – find our more about Fiona’s installation here

Emma Reid


Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert FK5 4WR

I make installations, often using live-feed video and sculpture, to explore behaviour, gesture, interactions, and performativity. Observing people’s behaviour in public spaces is my starting point; I am fascinated by the ways we interact and see these moments as performances on our shared public stage.

For Forth Valley Art Beat I will be making new site-specific sculptural work in Forth Valley Royal Hospital. This project is informed by the caregiving work of the hospital and the large number of staff, patients, and visitors who enter this space each day. I will invite these people to become a part of the work by meeting with me to take an alginate cast of the shape made inside our hands while we hold hands. This simple yet unfamiliar action will prompt two strangers to make contact and share stillness. How much may we learn about each other during this short meeting?

Later, in my studio, the small alginate forms created between our hands will be cast into plaster. The collection of plaster casts will be installed in Forth Valley Royal Hospital in June, each one individual and a direct representation of the contact made.

I hope this project encourages your curiosity. I would be delighted if you would like to become part of this installation. To find out more or to make a cast with me, please find me in the Atrium of Forth Valley Royal Hospital on:
Wednesday 18 May (11am – 6pm)
Thursday 19 May (11am – 6pm)

At Venue 53 – find our more about Emma’s installation here


Introduction to mono printing with Mary Dove

Sunday 12th June | 2-3pm | Venue 54


Mary will be hosting a free workshop at Venue 54, lasting approximately 1 hour. This is an opportunity for visitors to try something different and a chance for a bit of fun.

Call phone Mary on 07508714360 to book a place.



Weaving and Spinning demonstrations with Veronica Collins

Sunday 12th June-Sunday 19th June | Venue 71

CollinsOn a drop in basis Veronica will demonstrate the different types of materials that can be used for tapestry weaving, the basic weaving technique and the different styles of completed work that can be achieved.

Her recent work includes beachcombed objects such as shells, pottery fragments, rusty nails and rust prints and yarn that she has spun and dyed herself. She also has more traditional tapestry which is her first love.


Social Media for Creatives – Masterclass with Nikki McWilliams

Monday 13th June 2016 | 7 -9pm | Venue 80


Join us at The Makers Gallery & Bistro, Alloa, for an evening Masterclass in the art of social media with the inspirational Nikki McWilliams (nikkimcwilliams.com) Nikki will be sharing her own story of growing her social media presence and how this has positively impacted her business as well as giving hints and tips on how to make your own creative business a social media success.

Your ticket price will include tea/coffee and biscuity treats! Tickets £10 available through www.makers-gallery.co.uk

Drop in Free workshop with contemporary visual artist Lesley Anne Derks

Tuesday 14th June | 10am – 1pm | Venue 24

LesleyAnnDerksWorkshopArtlink Central are hosting a short free workshop, join Scottish artist Lesley Anne Derks exploring some of the art forms that are delivered as part of our Artspace programme.  A social prescription service for adults with diagnosed mental health illness, who use the arts in their recovery journey.

Places free but require booking, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Basic printmaking & simple book making with Mary Mackay

Wednesday 15th June | 10am-4pm | Venue 38


Each participant we take home a hand made book of their own prints.

Maximum people 6. Materials will be provided.

Tea and coffee will be provided. Cost £25.

This workshop will not run with fewer than 4 people.

Painting Demonstration with Sylvia Broomfield – Making a start with Acrylics

Wednesday 15th June | 2.30-3:30 pm | Venue 19

Visit St.Saviour’s Church to enjoy a demonstration in painting. Please email [email protected] to book a place.

Lesley Banks | Canal Residency

The Old Teashop | 4A Callendar Park, Falkirk | Venue 65

IMG_20160215_155842412.jpgLesley Banks grew up in Denny, Stirlingshire. She later graduated from Glasgow School of Art specialising in Drawing and Painting. Lesley is currently enjoying a 15 month Residency at Scottish Canals, funded by Creative Scotland and supported by Falkirk Community Trust and Scottish Canals.  Visit Lesley at the old Teashop in Callender Park to view the Canal Residency work in progress.

Introduction to Acrylics with Sylvia Broomfield

Friday 17th June | 10.30-11:30am | Venue 19

A free workshop for visitors to try painting with acrylics.  Materials will be provided. Please email [email protected] to book a place.

Glass workshops with Elin Isaksson

Saturday 18th June | 3.30-5pm | Venue 41

ElinIsaakson-Studio41‘Taster’ Blow your own Bauble £45
Saturday 18th of June 3.30-5pm (5 places free)
Also includes coffee/tea and cake

All classes includes an explanation in the hot glass process and equipment needed followed by a glass blowing demo by Elin, then it’s your own go!
And don’t worry everyone on the classes are beginners and you will get a lot of hands on guidance!


Collage is Fun with Pamela McMahon

Saturday 18th June | 2-3pm | Venue 19

Pop in to St.Saviour’s Church for a demonstration in collage and have the opportunity to try it for yourself. Please email [email protected] to book a place.

Family Art Drop In – Create-A-Scape with Sam Gurray

Sunday 19th June | 10.30am-1.30pm | Macrobert Upper Foyer

Help us to Create-a-Scape. This is a free drop-in workshop for families – exploring architecture. Work with Artist Sam Gurrey to create a large collage from which a new city-scape will emerge.

Prelude and Fugue by Theatre Board

7.30pm | Sat 11th, Fri 17th, Sat 18th June
2.30pm | Mon 13th, Tues 14th
Tickets £5 | Venue 45

Tangee Lenton and Hannah Gold in Flights of Fancy by Anne StenhoA delightful multi arts performance piece, combining drama, visual art, and music.
The play is set in 1930s Scotland and tells the story of Rosemary, who a week before her wedding is having her likeness drawn in charcoal by Joan. As Joan sketches, the two women talk and discover a
dark secret shared by both of them. The music drives and reflects the action of the piece.


Jewellery Demonstrations with Pam McGibbon

Various times | Venue 21

Pam will host regular demonstrations showing visitors how to design and make their own jewellery, and be able try it for themselves.

Art4you Scotland

Various times | Venue 34

Art4You-Studio34The studio is open during art class times and visitors can observe classes in progress or join if space allows. Mediums covered will be drawing materials, oil, acrylic and water colour at various times of the day.

Mon 10-12noon, 2-4pm & 7-9pm – painting & drawing
Tue 10-12noon – painting & drawing, 2-4 – watercolour,
7-9pm – life drawing
Wed 10-12noon – painting & drawing
Thur 7pm-9pm – painting & drawing
Fri 10-12 noon – painting & drawing

Also on the Green route…

Marjory Sime’s Showcase for Strathcarron Hospice Charity | Venue 60

StrathcarronLocal artists will exhibit a selection of paintings, prints and various crafts in the Howgate Centre, Community Hub a portion of sales will be donated to the Strathcarron Hospice Charity. This charity provides palliative care to those with terminal illnesses. On show will be paintings, prints, cards
and various other crafts including our Small Canvas Project. Your support will be most welcome.