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Guest Artists

Anne Skinner DA, one of our popular screenprinters has for August an exhibition of her work at Dazzle, in Dovecote Studios, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh. Grayson Perry is the main exhibitor with tapestry but Anne`s work is on a full wall. This is a prestigious venue. Well done.

Anne Russell, another of our artists has achieved an acceptance in the Bankside Gallery in London, the most prestigious gallery for printmakers. Her print will be on show in September. Bankside is close to Tate Modern

Gifts

We now have a range of better class gifts, many sourced in Scotland. We have jewellery from Orkney, Sutherland, Stornoway and more, Silk scarves, cushions and lampshades by Clarabella Christie from Dunfermline, smoked ceramic seals and seabirds from Arran as well as our usual eco bamboo mugs and sandwich boxes, also some childrens designs, and felt animals from a fair trade cooperative in Nepal

Congratulations

Kirstie Behrens, one of our contributing artists has just graduated in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.  Kirstie`s signature works in our gallery were the tall thin blue etchings of St Michaels Pines, alas now sold. Part of her degree project was based around St Michaels woodland and we would hope to have more work shortly.

At present we have some smaller unframed pieces in a browser

Opening Days

Our usual hours are every Saturday 11am to 4.30pm and we try to get in before 10.30 and are often still there by 5pm if the street is busy. .   We have an extensive range of new gifts, prints and cards in the Gallery now, with a major rehang of artworks. We may try to open through the week if we cannot manage Saturdays, check our instagram feed and this blog. We try to put the sign out when open having now acquired a wind resistant one which does not fall over !

We aim to post every week on Instagram, so please follow us there where we will give openings and feature some prints every week.

If you have difficulty getting in on Saturdays, give us a call, we are often not far away and can open by arrangement. Similarly, if you see anything on the web you would like to reserve, just let us know.

We also have just received a new supply of decorated penguins by Rikki o`Neill. Each one is unique and hand decorated. Great gifts at £45 each

Winner of Rising Star Award in High Street of the Year

Great news that Newport won the Rising Star award in the competition which was sponsored by Visa. The judging team came round on a Tuesday and all businesses made a great effort to promote the town to the judges. Was worth the effort and many thanks to Becky Myles of the Traders Association for all her work in promoting it. The prize was a substantial cheque for use within the community.