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

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Leanna Turner – The Ave

September 15th – October 5th, 2018

Photographic artist Leanna Tanner is staging her first solo exhibition of work at Maker, Inverkeithing. The exhibition will run from September 15th – October 5th, 2018 in our gallery space at 2a High Street, Inverkeithing.

Leanna’s project shines a light on the regeneration area of Fraser Avenue, acknowledging the history of lives lived and their stories. Her beautiful, contemporary and celebratory images illustrate her own experience of childhood and encourage participants to contribute to the continuing story of Fraser Avenue’s history.

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.

Leanna’s wish was to stage her first exhibition of creative work in her own community of Inverkeithing, and we are delighted to encourage an emerging local artist to exhibit her work at Maker, home base for Inverkeithing Arts.

Fraser Avenue photography project – artwork by p4 pupils

The photography project we have been involved in over the last 8 months with the p4 pupils of Inverkeithing Primary saw its final fruition at the school at a ‘share the learning’ event. The incredibly lively and beautiful mixed media artworks, based on the wonderful photographs which the children had taken of Fraser Avenue just before the demolition began and just after the first stage had gone, were turned into a pull-out book. The pupils were justifiably very proud of their art and loved telling their parents and carers about it at the event. See more about this project here

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This project was instigated by Fife Council’s Fraser Avenue Regeneration Project and led by Inverkeithing Arts Initiative)

Lainy Allison mixed media and textiles

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Summer Artfest ’16 – Saturday 18th June – Inverkeithing Civic Centre

Multi media artist Lainy Allison has been a regular smallholder at our Art & Craft Market and brings a marvellous variety of mixed media work and paintings, all illustrating her unique creative vision . She has also recently branched out into making gorgeous wool wraps –  and might just bring some along this Saturday for us to see!

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Lainy Allison will be at the Artfest ’16 Summer Art & Craft Market on Saturday 18th June, 11am-4.30pm at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street.

Lainy Allison – colour is my passion

“I am a passionately firm believer that colour is, like music, a major player in influence in our everyday lives.”

Lainy Allison is an incredibly versatile visual artists, whose inspiration is drawn not only from the rich colours she finds around her, but also history and her own imagination. She uses techniques such as ink and photography to create meditations on memory and form, textured paint to create warm and immediate senses of place, and experimental photography to explore light and movement.

You’ll be able to view, and purchase, Lainy’s wonderful works of art at our ART:JAM on Saturday 12th September at Inverkeithing Civic Centre from 11am-4.30pm.

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Norman Bews Photography – beauty on our doorstep

“I am a landscape photographer making prints of Scottish landscapes on paper and canvas. The landscapes include the ones for which Scotland is famous such as Skye and Gencoe but also include local scenes where I aim to show the beauty on our own doorstep which is often overlooked.”

Examples of Norman Bews’ stunning meditations on Scotland’s landscapes will be on display and available to own as prints at the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on 12th September 2015, Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA.

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Lainy Allison – colourist artist, writer and photographer

The next artist in our line-up for the ‘Spring Into Summer’ Art & Craft Fair on May 2nd in Inverkeithing is Lainy Allison. We are welcoming Lainy back to Inverkeithing as she also joined us for our event in December 2014, where her work was greatly admired.

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Lainy is a highly versatile artist. As she expresses it, she:

“….explores a range of materials and tools from sculpture, painting, textile design to writing. Her work and images are extracted from an array of influences, history, culture, architecture, family, light, fire, water, organic and synthetic. With gesture, drawing out, layering, material and process, revelatory of each other, the making of the art is part of the content. Her art practice does not just become an image but a creation.” 

Her work is exhibited in galleries and non-profit art spaces and has numerous collectors of her work. Lainy is a co-founder of CAD (Contemporary Arts in Dunfermline).

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