Tanera Mor 2: Visual Diary

This first post is designed to give you a taste of what it is like to be a student on the wonderful island of Tanera Mor during one of Bridge House Art’s residential weeks. I was teaching this course last week – note the amazing weather!

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Day One: Working on concertina books in the sunshine

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Day One: Coffee Break outside the studio, a tall ship had just disappeared out of site!

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Day Two: Drawing at Rosslyn Pier looking back to the studio, cafe and houses.

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The glorious clear waters that surround the island.

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Day Three: Cutting blocks for card cut printmaking

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Day Four: Printmaking on the ACME press, adapted from an old mangle.

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A Garden Tiger moth, part of the rich flora and fauna to be found on the island.

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Day Four: Evening boat trip – the dark clouds in the distance caught up with us about 20 minutes after this photo was taken!

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Final day: A card cut invite attached to the cafe door tells the island residents about our Private View

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Final Day: The admiring crowds arrive for the exhibition

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Final Day: Our last supper on the island – delicious chocolate cake!

Thanks to Lizzie and Rich Williams for their hospitality, Kev and Sian for the constant coffee, biscuits and delicious meals and Eleanor White and her team at Bridge House Art for organising all the fantastic materials and equipment.

Images of some of the work produced to follow.

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About flyingcreature

I'm a Cumbrian born painter and printmaker based in Scotland. My work is inspired by British nature. I studied on the Foundation Course at Leith School of Art in 2003 before going on to take the MA Fine Art degree at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University graduating in 2008. I now make my work from my studio in Coburg House and teach drawing, painting and printmaking at Leith School of Art and around Scotland.
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