Creative Taster Sessions

Inverkeithing Arts invited three local artists and makers to provide creative activities for visitors to enjoy during a Family Fun Day on Friday 7th April at Inverkeithing Primary School.

Rustic Simplicity were helping visitors to make wooden bird boxes, Rosie Gibson ran  sessions making drawing and models based on participants’ memories, and Catherine Reilly was showing people how to decorate photo frames and jars. Participants did lots of lovely work and enjoyed taking part in the activities, and were fair chuffed with their hand made objects of art and craft to take home, as you can see from the images below.

Inverkeithing Arts are currently having public conversations about possible future participatory arts projects for residents affected by the regeneration of Fraser Avenue and surrounding area. If you live in the area, and have an idea for community projects or public art, get in touch at info@inverkeithingarts.orgor call us on 01383 271839.

The Fun Day was organised by Fife Council’s Adult Learning Local Planning Group, and the creative sessions were supported by Kingdom Housing Association.



Colour and Creativity: Workshops at The Friary

Here are the Bug Hotels and Paper Lanterns made during two of our Workshops at The Friary on 27th October and 3rd November 2015. Aren’t they beautiful? Many thanks to everyone who took part and helped to make the sessions relaxing, fun and colourful! Many thanks also to Inverkeithing Community Council and Fife Cultural Trust for funding Inverkeithing’s Creative Workshops at The Friary.

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If you are interested in future Creative Workshops at The Friary, please contact us at or message us on our Facebook page.


The ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on Saturday 12th September 2015 at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre will mark the beginning of a year-long series of events and projects created and led by Inverkeithing Arts Initiative. These will be held set in and around Inverkeithing, under the title: sustain:ability

The ‘year of sustain:ability’ events and projects will focus on many different interpretations of the word sustain and how we attain sustainability or find sustenance in our lives, as individuals and as a community, particularly through the application and practice of, involvement and interaction with the Creative Arts

Sustain – verb: to support, hold, bear up from below, bear the weight of, undergo or experience, endure without giving way, keep going as an action or process, supply with food, drink and other necessities of life, to provide for…

We’ll be asking lots of questions:  How does creative practice sustain people economically, environmentally, socially, in terms of health and wellbeing, and in building different types of community? How do creative activities contribute to the wellbeing and health of those who participate, and to the community in general? We’ll examine how we can all contribute to a sustainable economy by buying local produce and handmade items. We also want to ask: who are the people in our lives who sustain us, and how how can we each contribute to the sustain:ability of other people in our communities?

We’ll be hosting and arranging art & craft workshops, community-based projects, interactions between the public and practicing makers, and opportunities for local makers to exhibit and sell their work.

To contact us with your thoughts and feedback on the ‘year of sustain:ability‘ email us



Serenity – exploring creativity

Next in our line-up of artists and crafters for Spring Into Summer on May 2nd….. Serenity makes a variety of unique items, handmade books, candle holders, jewellery, handmade clocks, lamps and plaster plaques. IAI are delighted to welcome Serenity at our Art & Craft Fair on Saturday May 2nd, 11am-5pm.

Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA


“My inspiration comes from nature and from finding ways to recycle discarded items. My passions are creating and helping others explore their own creativity, by teaching new skills and unexpected uses of ordinary materials. I have a background as a trained silversmith and am a fine art graduate.”