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Monika Alff & derenz

Mixed Media, Painting, Object creations, Sculpture


Opening Times


About the Artist

Daphne Hamilton who creates as derenz shares studio space with collage artist Monika Alff. Together they will exhibit an eclectic mix of objects and original paintings. Their work is inspired by surrealism and the every day. They invite you to enjoy their work and whatever size space you have in your home they have an item to fill it!! Be inspired...felt, ink, oils, acrylics, slate, concrete....

Monika Alff - My collages and paintings are often concerned with political/societal issues and also with spiritual/philosophical ones. I have a strong connection with the surreal and semi abstract. I find it a good way of expressing ambiguous and manifold thoughts and meanings. I am also inspired by landscape. However, this is not always immediately obvious in my work. Occasionally I venture into small sculptural projects and also enjoy experimenting with recycled/ found objects.

derenz - her work keeps her focused on life; the physicality of the tools of her trade paint brushes, pencils, cement, feathers, alcohol inks, whatever links her to the possibilities of pinning down whatever she imagines. Her joy comes from hatching up something that creates a smile for the viewer while not dodging the serious - as testament, her installation on Grenfell is a permanent fixture in her studio. Monika Alff has helped to keep derenz on the creative landscape seeing her through those times when the making of stuff in a world of "stuff inequality" threatens to overwhelm.


Additional Events

At 3pm on Sat 8th June and 10.15am on Sat 15th June, derenz will give a 20 minute demonstration on ways to work with alcohol inks to produce colourful, inventive images on ceramic tile and other surfaces. Come and watch derenz create with this versatile medium.

Collage with visitor participation will also take place throughout the period that Studio 12 is open. Come and have fun creating our visitor collage which will be posted on the Marcelle House Facebook page as it progresses.


On Mars Hill 100 yards from Alloa Town Hall. Two entries to car park. A907 opposite green railings; or B9096 Tullibody Road across from Peppe's bar. Bus stops in front of Town Hall. Train station 5 min walk. Stuck at front door? Text 07896992248


Studio 12 Marcelle House
Makers Village Annex
6 Mars Hill
FK10 1AB

Contact Details

Mob: 07896 992248
Email: [email protected]