Weaving, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Sketch books , Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Textiles, Photography, Jewellery, Glass35
About the Artist
The West Moss-side Collective: Kate Sankey (weaving/twisting), Jill Dow (printing/drawing), Barbara Greenman (ceramics/paper), Michael Prince (landscape photography), Darren Rees (wildlife painting), Gillie Welstead (silversmithing), Jessica Langford (painting) and joining us this year, Diana Hand (textile and painting) and Elin Isaksson (glass artist).
West Moss-side is in an inspiring location on the Carse of Stirling, flanked by Flanders Moss, with a skyscape of mountains. The West Moss-side Collective is a group of eight diverse artists. The founder, Kate Sankey, is a weaver and twister of natural local materials. Jill Dow’s drawings, woodcuts, etchings and paintings are inspired by flora and fauna observed through the seasons. Silversmith, Gillie Welstead lets nature inform the textures and shape of her work. Barbara Greenman works with the acoustic properties of clay vessels with inspiration from the tones, colours and sounds of the Moss. Darren Rees, a local but international, wildlife artist captures the very essence of the natural world in his paintings. Michael Prince, landscape photographer, whose traditional skills capture the atmosphere of wild places, including this year new work made on Kippen Muir, Stirling. Diana Hand, a textile artist and painter who has a studio on the Carse and draws inspiration from her intimate experience of this unique landscape. Jessica Langford, a botanical illustrator, painter and principal artist with the art/soundscape project The Last Call for the Curlew.
Each day, two or three of the artists will be available to talk about their work and there will be a demonstration of weaving with natural materials.
West Moss-side is also the home of Trossachs Yurts which are located on a walkway and amongst woodland close by. You are welcome to take a wander. The organic farm has rare breed Shetland cattle and there will be calves to admire. Bring suitable footwear to fully enjoy your visit. A warm welcome awaits with light refreshments and home baking. Why not make one of the yurts your base and spend the week touring Forth Valley Art Beat studios.
Award winning chef Andrew Barrowcliffe of A Moveable Feast will be serving lunches at the weekends. Very local, very delicious.