‘The Windings of the Forth’ is my homage to one of Scotland’s most powerful rivers. In this show, I’ve given free rein to the many different ways in which I express myself in paint and colour and so the show includes en plein air landscapes painted at the water’s edge, vividly imagined historical events and explorations of the graphic quality of the beautiful windings of the river. I’ll be in excellent exhibiting company as I’ve asked The Smith for magical contributions from their own extensive historic collection of paintings of the Forth to accompany mine. In addition there will be work from Allan’s Primary School, Stirling with whom I worked this year and also from Jayne Whitehead of Ivymaud Garden Design. I live by the River Forth in Stirling and Jayne has based the design of my new riverside garden on the Windings theme. I thought it would be a fine thing to include her creativity in the show.


Opening event 4-6pm, Saturday 18 August with drinks and ‘Singanyway with Dr V’ www.facebook.com/singinghealth

All Welcome!

Show continues until Sunday 14 October 2018

Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Dumbarton Road

tel 01786 471917

email: museum@smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk

www.smithartgalleryandmuseu m.co.uk

Opening hours

Tues – Sat 10.30am to 5.00pm

Sunday 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Closed Mondays

Café, shop and garden

The Stirling Smith is a Registered Scottish Charity SCO16162

Raploch Community Partnership – May & June 2018

Intergenerational creative workshops for the local community reflecting their response to the impact of the European Championships 2018

Iona Leishman Mixed Media workshop
Saturday 16 June 2018
Cowane Centre, 69 Cowane Street Stirling FK8 1JP
Cost £50 (reduced rate for GOSSIP members)

Booking essential. Please contact Iona at iona@ionaleishman.co.uk or call 077773 347780 to reserve your place with a £20 deposit

Using ink, water-based paint, charcoal, collage and pastel we will be mixing media and let it flow, seeing what happens when our unconscious mind has free rein.

I’ll begin by demonstrating this method and showing that are no mistakes to be made. You will be astounded at what you yourself make happen.

To build up shape and form we will be working from a lively studio still life in the afternoon.

Lunch and snacks: Unlimited teas and coffee, biscuits are available throughout and please bring your lunch.

What to wear: old clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on and/or an apron

What to bring: I’ll provide materials but please bring anything you want, perhaps there’s something you’d like to collage or an ink or paint you want to try out otherwise there will be acrylic paint, ink, charcoal, pastel and pencil