Group 13 Artists
Colin Brown, John Brown RSW, Rowena Comrie, Annette Edgar, Alexandra Gardner, Charles Jamieson MFA PAI PPAI, John Kingsley DA RSW PAI, Liz Knox DA PAI PPAI, Steven Lindsay, Michael G Clark PAI RSW, Kim Scouller, Elaine Speirs and Peter Tudhope.
Our next exhibition leads us into the Summer months and with a theme of Cafés and Tearooms there are a number of pieces that will get you in the mood for lazy, sunny days, coffee and croissants, continental cafés and village squares.
The work has been provided by the Group 13 Artists.
A little background…
“In 2010, artist Liz Knox took part in an exhibition at Kelvingrove in Glasgow called The River Runs Through It.
The exhibition, which raised thousands of pounds for The Riverside Museum Appeal, featured original paintings by established and emerging Scottish artists who were asked to respond to both the River Clyde and the new Zaha Hadid Riverside Museum, which was at that point, unfinished.
Knox was inspired by the experience and when chatting with arts writer, Jan Patience, who agreed it would be a great progression from this, it was decided to ask 13 of the artists who took part in the show to re-assemble for another exhibition under the name Group 13 Artists.
The first exhibition was a response to Glasgow and called “Glasgow Haiku” because the artists were all asked to write a haiku – a short Japanese poem – as a title for each work.
Liz Knox said: “Jan and I were chatting about how sad it was that The River Runs Through It didn’t lead to anything else because there was such a lot of energy surrounding it.
“We decided that we would ask some of the artists to get back together again and make new work that responded to Glasgow in a poetic way – hence Glasgow Haiku.”
This set the pattern for future Group 13 Artists’ exhibitions. A subject is chosen and each artist produces visual work and words for their response to that subject.
The list of artists in the group changes slightly with each exhibition, but we are still 13.”
The exhibition features a great variety of styles provided by 13 fabulous artists… it’s a real treat to have them exhibiting here in East Lothian.
The exhibition opens with a Preview on Friday 10 May from 6-8pm and continues until Sunday 9 June.