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The Festival's new project ART@47 is the exciting development of our High Street premises. The old Town Clerk’s Office was bought in 2009 with help from Fife Council to provide a secure base for future festivals and allows us to expand the arts activities throughout the year. By offering workshops, classes, exhibitions and a meeting space for groups and talks, we hope to create an arts-based hub for the community & visitors. During July & August, ART@47 houses the festival box office.



Poppy Cyster

Easter Exhibition: April 3rd to 6th 11.00-5.00

Elements Aligned

Born in Fife, Poppy is a predominantly abstract artist, and many of her paintings hover between abstract compositions of line and colour and representations of nature itself. A wide range of subject matter informs her work, from aerial perspectives of the Scottish landscape to the vibrant and ever changing inspirations she gathers on her extensive travels. 

She originally studied Fine Art at De Montfort from where she graduated with a sell-out degree show and was awarded the Leicestershire Artworks collection prize. A decade on, Poppy is paintings full time and her work is exhibited widely in the UK, and held in private collections from Japan and Australia to India and the US.


Table Top Rain Drops                                   Summer Shores


Waking Waves                                               Picnic Rain Drops


ART@47 Events: past events

Land and Sea

Derek Robertson BA RSW SSA SAA

An exhibition of the artist's wildlife and landscape paintings inspired by the Scottish coast  

23rd-31st August 2014 10am - 6pm

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning artist, Derek Robertson, will be showing paintings from his travels around the Scottish coast and especially studies from his home county of Fife where he was Artist in Residence at Tentsmuir National Nature reserve in 2013.

Well-known for his books and appearances in press and radio as well as presenter of a number of TV programs, Derek will also be using the gallery as a working studio where you can see his sketches, studies and work in progress.

His studies of landscape and wildlife are incorporated into collaborations by writer, poets, scientists and storytellers--among others. Come and see how these fascinating projects have developed.


An Exhibition of Artworks by Jeanie Laub

Sunday May 11th - Saturday May 18th 10.00 - 5.00



Jeanie Laub studied Drawing and Painting as a mature student at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2006. Her work focuses on themes from childhood, toys and times past. She mainly uses vintage toys from her partner’s shop as inspiration. Bric-a-brac regarded as junk by some, can provoke strong memories in others.


April 18th-26th 2014: Morag Muir Exhibition






My most recent work is influenced by a trip to Italy last summer. I was captivated by the light filtering through windows – from my hotel room in Lucca, to the Uffizi in Florence, down to the beautiful hill town of Montone in Umbria.

June 15th - 22nd 2013: Morag Muir Exhibition




A solo exhibition of work by artist Morag Muir. who also painted in ART@47 for the duration of the show.

I am a painter who works mainly with acrylic on board. Still life forms a large part of what I do. I try to instill the works with a personal narrative – often based on what is happening in my life – using favourite objects including flowers, textiles and bric-a-brac that I have collected over many years.


March 29th - April 28th 2013: The Late Prints of WIlhelmina Barns-Graham (1998-2004)


ART@47, hosted an exciting exhibition of work by abstract artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004). The exhibition featured a selection of Barns-Graham’s late prints, and was curated by the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust. (Images reproduced courtesy of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust). The exhibition included a visit by Ann Gunn, author of The Prints of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and a talk by artist Carol Robertson about her collaboration with ‘Willy’.

This was ART@47’s first exhibition by a major artist and we were pleased to hear the many enthusiastic comments about the exhibition and our new gallery space.

ART@47 Hire

Refurbishment has resulted in two linked large rooms and one small studio, providing a flexible meeting / group / workshop / studio / and office space with disabled access throughout. The premises are available for hire on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. 

For further details please contact us. You can also download a pdf of Art@47 space with photographs of a past exhibition to give you a better idea of what's available.

ART@47 Opening in September 2012

Festival patron Sir Menzies Campbell, just before he untied the ribbon to reveal our commemorative plaque.

Sir Ming, as he is familiarly known, expressed his enthusiasm for the Festival, marking out how the Festival has been a long-running success for the village and also for Fife and Scotland. He particularly appreciated how 85% of the work done on our refurbishment was by local tradespeople. He wished the Festival well as it moves on to stage not just future festivals but, with ART@47,adds a resource that will benefit the local community.

 This project has been part-financed by: the Scottish Government & the European Community Leader in Fife Programme 2007-2013. Funding has also been gratefully received from: Awards for All Scotland; The Robertson Trust; Pittenweem Arts Festival



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