Photo: Phil Wilkinson
Birch Tree Gallery – a venue for fine-crafts, prints and works on paper – is celebrating its first anniversary. The gallery focuses on art works that have roots in nature – whether in materials, inspiration or thematic elements. The birch tree image is very simple, but powerful. The strong visual and tactile quality of its bark embodies many of the same qualities that differentiate fine crafts from other arts - physicality of the art medium, texture, and time to master technical skills to produce the works.
Anne Skinner - an artist from Dundee - will showcase her screen-prints on paper and silk. Gregory Moore (from Glasgow) exhibits his newest etchings. Duncan McLeod (from Fife) displays his watercolour collages. The exhibition will also showcase ceramic vases and vessels by Geoff Calder and Rob Sutherland, glass by Will Shakspeare and free-standing and wall ceramic bird and animal sculptures by Vivienne Sillar.