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.
Japanese sculptor Hironori Katagiri is best known for his impressive large-scale site-specific public sculptures across Europe and Japan. This is the first time Katagiri is exhibiting his drawings in Edinburgh alongside his domestic scale stone sculptures. “Lifetide” is a solo exhibition of colour and form celebrating the rich complexity of life.