2019-2020 programme - who's who
Joanna Shennan Environmental art, presentation, September 27
Joanna describes herself as an artist and educator mainly working from the natural world and the inspiration derived from it. She teaches at Dumfries and Galloway College across a range of art and design disciplines, specialising in Environmental Art.
Brigid Collins Impressing and Expressing, workshop, October 5
Artist, illustrator and educator, Brigid was a lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, in Dundee, for many years and now teaches at Edinburgh College of Art and Leith School of Art and makes art in her studio in Edinburgh. She creates paintings and assemblages, often in collaboration with writers, poets and other artists.
Oliver Reed Memory and visualisation, presentation, November 2; workshop November 9
Oliver is art and design course organiser for Edinburgh University's Centre for Open Learning. His work focuses on the natural environment, his drawing and painting exploring ideas of experience and memory.
Tom Lindsay Presentation, January 24
Tom had a major show at Gracefield in May and June 2019. His paintings, he says, are about "love of paint and surface" and are mainly based on the natural environment. He has exhibited widely and has also had a teaching career, including running a department at Lockerbie Academy for 20 years.
Bea Last Sketchbooks and creative process, workshop, February 7
Bea says her practice is "process-led, with an emphasis on painting in its broadest sense. I am concerned with creating relationship, dialogue. placement and connection through the installation of large scale sculptural paintings, drawings and digital film". She has led a Glasgow School of Art programme on widening participation, aimed at young people interested in applying to art school.
Patti Lean The art of nature, talk, February 21; workshop, March 6
Patti, a lecturer in fine art at the University of Cumbria, says she is interested in painting as a way of saying things about the material world, and sees painting as a process of thinking and communicating. "Key to my work is the idea that painting can be an open-to-interpretation language of ideas and meanings, materials and forms."