Land and Sea
I have a solo exhibition at Chambers Institute, Peebles from July 30th - Sep 3rd. Opening times:
Monday – Friday
10.30am – 12.30pm & 1pm – 4pm
Saturday 9.30 - 12.30pm
The exhibition explores themes suggested by words from the Shipping News to evoke a sense of our coastal landscape.
This has been a very busy year as my Leverhulme Artist in Residency with the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies came to a conclusion with an exhibition at the the National Museum of Scotland as part of an International Conference on Global Scots Since the 1700s directed by Sir Professor Tom Devine. I also showed the work in august at the Scottish Parliament.
I have recently been awarded an Arts and Business residency with Craig&Rose Paint Company, Dunfermline, as part of Creative Scotland's activities for the Year of Creative Scotland.
Drawing a Voice
Collaborations between poetry and visual art
Jean Atkin | Pamela Grace | Catriona Taylor
28 September to 3 November 2013
Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet, Galloway
This unusual exhibition displays the collaboration of two different visual artists with a poet, over several different projects.
A piece of visual art, or a poem, requires any viewer, or reader, to interpret it through the use of their own imagination, memories and experiences. The process is two-way, and is in itself creative.
When a poet and an artist work together, they too are seeking new ways to look, and finding new layers in the other’s practice that in turn nurture their own. All these collaborations have created their own absorbing journeys.
June 2013 South by South East 3 or 4
I currently have a solo exhibition at Amber Arts, Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7: http://www.amberarts.co.uk/exhibitions.html running until the 29th of August. This is a painting show and this is what Amber Arts have to say about my work: " Catriona Taylor’s painting is inspired by the Scottish coastline and looking at landscape and coastal scape from google earth.
She builds her painting , using maps, collage materials, text and by pouring paint onto the surface. She uses the words of the Shipping Forecast to suggest the powerful force of the sea and our attempt to try and chart it and make it safer."
I have just heard that I have been awarded a Leverhulme Grant to be Artist in Residence at the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies at Edinburgh University. I start in october and am very excited.
This has been a very busy year. I have been working on a project called Fetlock Deep Fetlock Deep - commissioned by the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. An investigation of equestrian culture in the Scottish Borders which comes to fruition in November with an outdoor installation near Traquair of horse names, memories and drawings on slate. There will also be an exhibition at the Eastgate Theatre in November that will feature the work we have made. See the Eastgate website for more details.
Alchemy Film Festival. Sunday October 28th 3pm
I have also been hard at work on a commission for the Alchemy Film Festival in Hawick in the Scottish Borders.
The film Kick Oan tells the story of the Hawick Common Riding through the voices of the Hawick people.
The film embraces a 500 year old tradition of riding the town’s boundaries with all its attendant ritual, tradition, laughter and tears. It shows a community brought together annually, to remember the decimation of Flodden, a battle still etched in the collective consciousness of the Borders.
The real heroes of the film however, are the horses, that so gallantly bear the riders through the nine ride outs. They are revealed in the stunning landscape of Teviotdale and in quieter moments in the stables.