Mixed Media, Weaving, Drawing, Printmaking, Painting, found objects, 3D installations, Ceramics, Jewellery, Photography37
About the Artist
The West Moss-side Collective : Kate Sankey (weaving/twisting), Jill Dow (printing/drawing), Gillie Welstead (silversmith), Darren Rees (wildlife painter), Charmian Pollok (3D with found objects, hand made paper), Barbara Greenman (ceramics/paper) and new for this year Michael Prince (landscape photographer). The Centre, the kitchen and the farmhouse will be full of pieces to intrigue and enjoy.
West Moss-side is in an inspiring location on the Carse of Stirling, flanked by Flanders Moss and farms, with a panorama of mountains in all directions. This is the backdrop for the West Moss-side Collective – a group of seven diverse artists. The founder, Kate Sankey, is a weaver and twister of natural, local materials. Jill Dow’s drawings, prints and paintings are inspired by plants and wildlife observed through the changing seasons. Gillie Welstead, a silversmith lets nature inform the textures and shape of her work. Barbara Greenman works with clays and printed papers to create structures informed by the tones, colours, and sounds of Flanders Moss. Charmian Pollok uses photographs, printmaking, found natural objects and handmade papers so that the actual environment is contained in the pieces themselves. Darren Rees, an established, international wildlife artist captures the very essence of the natural world in his paintings. New for this year is Michael Prince, landscape photographer, whose traditional skills capture the atmosphere of wild places, including an intimate study of the Clydesdales of Flanders Moss.
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 on the go. West Moss-side runs workshops in a variety of traditional and contemporary arts and crafts so take a look at the website for the current programme. West Moss-side will be partnering with SNH for a project focussing on Flanders Moss through the microscope. Jessica Langford , botanical illustrator, will be working with school students to take a close look at plants on the moss. The work will be displayed on the Board Walk gallery and at West Moss-side.
West Moss-side is the home of Trossachs Yurts which are located on a walkway and woodland for you to explore. 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 stay in one of the Yurts and spend the week touring Forth Valley Art Beat studios.