ART:JAMMING in Inverkeithing

Some fantastic photos of Inverkeithing Arts Initiative’s most recent event, the ART:JAM on Saturday 12th September at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre.

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Images: Getting Ready for the first visitors & Tea and Biscuits

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Images: Creative Workshops in Inverkeithing & Tom Bishop-de-Main


Images: Lainy Allison & Tartan Hearts


Images: Earthen Images & Maria Hickman

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Images: Children’s Creative Activities & Karen Trotter and Tubular


Images: Elaine Bews & Norman Bews Photography


Images: Alchemist’s Forge & Ann’s Doodles


Images: Filo di Lana & Seacycle


Images: Yellowboots & Bigbyrd Designs

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Images: Serenity & Barbary Wood


Images: Boxoftrix & The Jammy Piece of Art Raffle

Eighteen artists and crafters got together to show and sell their work, chat, make connections, and to see old friends and make new ones. Visitors to the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market had a fun day out, with lots to see and do, and had the opportunity to stock up on beautiful, quirky and original art and crafts to treasure and give inspiration.

There was a fantastic FOOD:JAM too, provided by the Inverkeithing Food Group, next door in the Inverkeithing’s beautiful medieval Friary, offering a delicious selection of locally produces fresh food for visitors to sample.

Visitors could also strike a pose and take a snap in the Matty and Vee Vintage Caravan Photobooth. The brainchild of Sue Walker and Iwan Thomas, the caravan is a happy marriage of vintage styling and design coupled with the latest in modern technology.

All in all, a great day in happening Inverkeithing, and the only question everyone kept asking was “when’s the next one, count me in!”



Karen Trotter – “to reveal and make new”

“Textures of tide and time fascinate me. Rust, splintered boats and batteries, driftwood, beaks, bones, bottle tops, feathers, glass, rope and seaweed find their place in my works, re-crafted with mosaic, abstracted in paint.

My art results from the compulsion to comb beaches; to search, to reveal and to make new.”

Karen has participated in Inverkeithing Art Initiative’s previous Art & Craft Markets and we’re delighted to say that her work, which never fails to fascinate and intrigue, will again be available to view and purchase at the ART:JAM on Saturday 12th September at Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, 11am-4.30pm..

Karen recently exhibited her work at the Pittenweem Festival 1st-9th August 2015.

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Into the ART:JAM – Ann’s Doodles

From now until the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on Saturday 12th September we will be highlighting in turn each of the creative makers who will be exhibiting and selling their work at the event.

Ann’s Doodles


“Once upon a time there was a girl named Ann who loved to doodle. She doodled all the time, for as along as life would allow and she still does. Not so long ago Ann decided to share her doodles, and than was when the magic started.”




This quote, taken from Ann’s introduction to her website, captures exactly the sense of entering a different fantastical world which her work inspires.

Ann’s work will be available to purchase at the ART:JAM as originals, prints, cards and colouring sheets.

On her website Ann also talks about what value her ‘doodling’ holds for her “The inspiration for the subjects I doodle are all based on my life, my dreams, along with my endless imagination. I am lucky enough to have people around me with the patience to allow me to sit for hours at my drawing desk lost in my own little world….however my biggest inspiration has always been silence. Surrounded by quietness my mind does its best work.”

Creative Colouring

The currently ‘hot’ hobby of mindful colouring-in is suitable for children and grown-ups, and the results are lovely and highly individual.

At the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market Ann will be providing colouring sheets of her beautiful intricate drawings for members of the public to have a go at colouring themselves. Ann has even offered to be on hand to give expert hints and tips. Be warned – mindful colouring is so enjoyable it becomes difficult to stop!

ART:JAM Art & Craft Market, 12th September 2015

Inverkeithing Arts Initiative are very pleased to announce that our third Art & Craft Market will be held on Saturday 12th September from 11am – 4.30pm at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street.

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ART:JAM Art & Craft Market will celebrate the harvesting season and is part of our year of sustain:ability projects in Inverkeithing.

We are inviting a wide variety of makers to apply to take part, displaying and selling their gorgeous handmade art and craft.

If you are an artist, crafter, or make handmade produce and would like to apply for a stall at the Market, email

The Jammy Piece of Art Raffle – buy a ticket for our fantastic and very popular art raffle, with the possibility of winning a unique piece of art or craft for a £1 raffle ticket!

There will be free creative activities for children and grown-ups, based on recycling, up-cycling and repurposing materials to make something new, led by volunteer local artists.

Local community group, the Inverkeithing Food Group will be collaborating with IAI again for this event. They will be providing delicious food created from seasonal local produce at the Friary (next door to the Civic Centre), for visitors to enjoy.

Inverkeithing Food Group hosts cooking workshops, community lunches and food swaps and its aim is to grow, cook, share and enjoy locally and sustainably produced food.

The ART:JAM Art & Craft Market is part of our planned year of sustain:ability in Inverkeithing. More information coming soon as our plans come to ‘fruition’!