Central Fife Open Studios 2019

Mary Farrell and Jane Francis will be taking part in Central Fife Open Studios again this September at Maker. The open studios are open for 2 weekends this year, to give visitors more opportunity to visit more of the artists they are interested in. The dates are Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th and Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th. The doors will be open from 10am – 6pm on all four days. Two of the thirty artists and makers taking part, Mary and Jane will be showing some of the work they’ve been working on over the past year, and discussing with visitors their inspirations and creative processes. You can pick up a brochure in Maker, with details of how to find all thirty participants across central Fife.

www.centralfifeopenstudios.org

www.centralfifeopenstudios.org/mary-farrell

www.centralfifeopenstudios.org/jane-francis.

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-8-80 Exhibition

We are excited about our upcoming exhibition – 8 – 80 – Drawing for Fun.  It features the work of five young artists and seven young-at-heart artists who participated in the Drawing for Fun Kids, Beginners and Development classes last Autumn at Maker.  

Advanced students took on diverse themes such as Umbria, Elasticity and Openings!  Kids embraced exercises like drawing upside down, using a viewfinder and doing 1-1 scale charcoal sketches of giant cutlery loaned by Gulshan’s Indian Restaurant.  Adult beginners were as enthusiastic as ever and rose to the challenge of drawing with humour and tenacity.

Our Kid’s classes were supported by Fife Cultural Trust and the Common Good Fund. And following their success we will be offering more kids classes after Easter.

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Congratulations!

The gorgeous hand crafted doll’s house which has graced the window at Maker for the last few weeks has a new owner! A generous anonymous bidder has won this original and very special piece of work. Congratulations and many thanks to them from us all at Inverkeithing Arts! All proceeds will be used to provide arts classes to children who would not otherwise have access to them, and other worthwhile projects.

Many thanks also to Sandy Stephen for all of his time, skill and kindness in donating his wonderful work to Inverkeithing Arts and Maker.

The bidder has let us know that they plan to continue the house’s story and give someone else the opportunity to own such a beautiful doll’s house..So, there will be an exciting announcement in the early spring about this. Watch this space…

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Creative Play & Family Heirloom

Remember to pop in to Maker to make your bid for this beautifully hand crafted and totally unique doll’s house, created by retired local teacher Sandy Stephen. A wonderful opportunity to give a special child hours of creative play, while adopting a new family heirloom. It’s been delightful seeing children’s faces light up as they gaze at  the house in Maker’s window!

All proceeds from the sale will go towards running costs for children’s art classes at Maker, and other worthwhile projects, keeping costs down and increasing accessibility as much as possible.

To make a secret bid, pop in to Maker Thursday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm or email info@inverkeithingarts.org. We invite bids of £100+ to reflect the skill, workmanship and materials invested in making this stunning doll’s house. The new owner of the house will be announced at 2pm on Saturday 15th December.

Inverkeithing Arts are a not-for-profit organisation run by artist volunteers. You’ll find our arts hub and gallery at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing.

 

Small Business Saturday 1st December

This Saturday, December 1st, is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate the independent, individual, unique and special small businesses in our towns and cities across the UK. Your support for local small businesses makes so much difference.
Christmas is a great time to explore the creative talent on your doorstep by ‘shopping local’ and Maker is the perfect place to start.

Learn more about the many talented artists working in your community, find out about our classes and workshops, and help to support your town’s small businesses by ‘shopping local’ this Christmas.

Whether you’re looking for a hand crafted gift for friends or family, a treat for yourself, just want to browse the beautiful work made by talented Fife-based artists, or even buy ‘just a card’…..

Drop in to visit us this Saturday. We’d love to see you!

Maker is at 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, Fife. The gallery and shop is open Thursdays-Saturdays 10am-5.30pm.

Inverkeithing Arts is a not-for-profit community arts organisation run by a collective of artist volunteers.

Maker secret auction – dolls’ des res

From Thursday 15th November you can place your secret auction bid on this beautiful dolls’ house, hand-made in Inverkeithing by local resident and retired teacher at Inverkeithing High School, Sandy Stephen. You can come into Maker and write your bid down on a slip, along with contact details, which will be put in an envelope and kept secret until Saturday 15th December, when the highest bidder will be announced. Alternatively, if you can’t make it in to the gallery, email us at info@inverkeithingarts.org and we’ll do it for you. We’re asking for bids over £100, to reflect the incredible amount of work and dedication it takes to make a one of a kind dolls’ house of this quality and beauty, not to mention the materials costs. Sandy is donating ALL of the proceeds to Inverkeithing Arts @ Maker, which will go into a ring-fenced fund for children’s art classes and other accessible arts activities. What a star!

The announcement of the highest bidder, (the house’s new owner), will be made on Saturday 15th December at 2pm. We invite all bidders along, and we’ll be partying it up with some festive sips and nibbles! If you make a bid and can’t make it – and you win – don’t worry, we’ll get in touch with you ASAP.

Good luck!

Jane and Mary (and Sandy)

Visiting The Ave

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Visitors to photographer Leanna Tanner’s exhibition at Maker have been really enjoying her work, often prompted to recall their own memories of childhood and adolescence. Her images evoke a sense of specific place, as well as a universality and multitude of experience. The children in her images express incredible vivacity, physical confidence, and a sense of joy and freedom. Her photography of the landscape and streetscape of Fraser Avenue as it changes during the re-building process have also been much admired, in particular a spectacular image of the iconic three Forth Bridges from a perspective normally not visible to tourists.

Leanna’s work is cross-disciplinary, incorporating stylised techniques of fashion photography with the narrative approach of visual story telling. She works with local make-up artists and stylists, and actively encourages photographic subjects to contribute to the content and direction of her image making.

The exhibition is supported by Inverkeithing Arts Initiative and Kingdom Housing Association’s Community Initiative Fund.

The exhibition will run from September 15th – October 5th, 2018 in our gallery space at 2a High Street, Inverkeithing. During the run of the current exhibitio, ‘THE AVE’, Maker will extend its opening hours to include Wednesday afternoons.

Temporary Hours are as follows:
Wednesdays 1 – 5.30 pm
Thurs- Sat 10.am – 5.30 pm