'Meet the Artists' - Robert McGilvray & Alison Jardine (no registration necessary)
Thursday. August 3rd, 17:30 - 19:30
Twenty-four artists who have exhibited with the gallery present their visual response to a single poem by Lithuanian émigré poet Antanas Škema. Albeit very short, the poem is full of metaphors about the ‚whitness of snow‘ and deeper meaning of life.
See the artworks in this exhibition with audio comments by the artists HERE.
There is a short film about this exhibition - please click HERE.
November 26 - December 23, 2020
Birch Tree Gallery asked artists to rummage through their sketchbooks and recall wintry landscapes in their mind’s eye. The response resulted in a variety of works in sizes and media ranging from prints to acrylic and oil paintings, and from paint to clay.
October 21 - November 14, 2020
Linocut and Japanese woodblock prints celebrating Scotland’s wild landscape
‘Walk the Walk’ is the second show by print-maker Laura Boswell. It is a journey of sorts; from coastal cliffs to inland mountains, winter snows to high summer. The show celebrates her delight in the wild Scottish landscape and invites the viewer to walk the walk with me.
ANDANTE FOR HANDS AND WATER
August 6 - September 12, 2020
Watercolours by Susan Macintosh (see works HERE ) and ceramics by Emily Hughes
Andante marks works to be performed slowly. There is nothing fast about watching clay and watercolours dry. Exhibition by the Scottish watercolour artist Susan Macintosh and Wales ceramicists Emily Huges (Wales) explores notion of duality.
On the Verge
October 25 - November 20, 2019
PV October 24, Thursday, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Penny Hunt (oil & cold wax painting)
Melanie Hopwood (ceramics)
There will bea seated talk at the gallery before Preview. The event are is free, but ticketed. Please click on the link to register:
'Meet the Artist: Penny Hunt' on Thursday, October 24th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
September 6 - October 5, 2019
PV September 5, Thursday, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Michele Bianco (carved ceramic vessels)
Liz Myhill, RSW (watercolours and original prints)
There will be two seated talks at the gallery. The events are free, but ticketed. Please click on the links to register:
'Meet the Artist: Liz Myhill' on Thursday, September 5th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
'Meet the Maker: Michele Bianco' on Saturday, September 7th, 10:00 - 11:00 am
August 2 - 31, 2019
PV August 1, Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Helen Fryer (chalk-pastel and ink)
Anne Morrison (raku vessels with driftwood)
June 7 – 29, 2019
PV June 6, Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Janine Baldwin (pastel, charcoal, collage)
Lorna Fraser (porcelain vessels)
There will be 2 seated talks at the gallery. The events are free, but ticketed. Please click on the link to register:
'Meet the Artist: Janine Baldwin' on Thursday, June 6th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
'Meet the Artist: Lorna Fraser' on Saturday, June 15th, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Shades of Blue
May 10 – June 1, 2019
Stevi Benson (hand-cut paper)
Michele Bianco (ceramic vessels)
Helena Emmans (hand-died thread and painiting)
Daliute Ivanauskaite (reduction linocut)
Ellen McCann (ceramic sculpture)
Liz Myhill (painting and mixed media)
Catriona Taylor (painting and collage)
'Lidded Containers and Landscapes'
November 17 - December 22, 2018
Ian Scott Massie
Ian Scott Massie & Julia Linstead
Caledonia: Spirit of Place
August 3 - September 1, 2018
Inspired by the Sea
July 6 – 28, 2018
PV July 5
Marion McPhee (etching)
Helen Fryer (pastel)
Fiona Hutchison (tapestry)
Cathrine Holtet (water-etched porcelain)
Kirsty Brown (ceramic)
Will Shakspeare (glass)
Pamela Grace & Jenny Morten:
June 8 – 30, 2018
Pamela Grace captures countryside images in pen/ ink drawings and etchings. Inspired by the coastal geology and marine fossils, Jenny Morten's ceramics explore balance and stability as a metaphor for fragile human existence. PV June 7th.
Hironori Katagiri: Lifetide
May 11 – June 2, 2018
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.
Ellen McCann shows her ceramic sculptures (that are suitable for outdoors and frost-proof). Angela Taylor exhibits her textile work and also prints on acrylics.
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-mount figures by Vivienne Sillar.
To open on Thursday, November 30th, 6-8 pm
Janine Baldwin (charcoal, pastel)
David Cohen (raku ceramics)
Esther Cohen (ceramic tile)
Laima Dzigaite (collage)
Eglė Einikytė (porecelain jewellery)
Laura Gressani (screenprints)
John Heywood (etching)
Cathrine Holtet (water etched porcelain)
Daliute Ivanauskaite (linocut prints)
Susan MacKenzie (collograph prints)
David McKeen (wooden boxes)
Rona MacLean (screenprints)
Sheila Rodger (collograph prints)
Will Shakespeare (glass)
Carol Sinclair (porcelain decorations)
Moyra Stewart (naked raku ceramics)
Frances Wilson (porcelain)
Maggie Zerafa (ceramic jewellery)
Mixed exhibition 'Focus on Wood'
Sheila Rodger - collagraph prints
Geoff Forrest - willow art and baskets
Anthony D. King - turned-wood bowls and platters
Dave McKeen - woods boxes
Joint exhibition 'Fermata' by
To attend preview on May 12th, 6 - 8 pm, please register on Eventbrite
Fermata is a music symbol indicating a prolonged note or rest - exactly how much longer it is held is up to the discretion of the performer or conductor. The two artists to be featured in this exhibition capture a moment and “hold” it in very different materials - clay and linoleum. The artwork of the media in this exhibition has to go through temporary transitional stages. The pottery gets shelved before it is fired in the kiln and the design in linoleum is cut in stages - before the final linoleum layer is applied with paint. The final artistic expression - a raku or wood fired ceramic piece or print - is an outcome after "prolonged note or rest" - fermata in the creative process.