Pittenweem Arts Festival

Invited Artists

Festival 2022 August 6 - 13

Our three Invited Artists of 2020 have arranged to exhibit in 2022. The entries below are an indication of  their work.

Janette Kerr

My paintings represent responses to sound and silences within the landscape around me; they are about movement and rhythms of sea and wind, swelling and breaking waves, spray merging with air, advancing rain and mist, glancing sunlight - elements that seem to be about something intangible.

Law of Storms II Burrasto Shetland

Janette in studio

Janette has been working on a series of drawings for the last few years, based on early twentieth century black and white  photographs she came across in an unprepossessing shoebox whilst wandering around the Institute of Marine Research library in Bergen Norway. The drawings are charcoal and graphite on mylar.

I will be coming to the festival just after completing a two-month residency in a remote part of Greenland and will be showing work-in-progress, small drawings and paintings and solargraphic images, made on site in Greenland.

Janette Kerr has a house and small studio in Shetland where she spends much of her time drawing and painting.

Shetland’s a land of chaotic geological forces of nature, a glacially eroded topography. A place where weather changes fast, where you feel you really are on the edge, so I can pretty much guarantee if it’s windy I’ll find some big seas somewhere. 

Conversations with fishermen and storytellers about the sea, reading accounts of terrible storms, all inform her work. She’s worked alongside Norwegian Oceanographers studying wave trajectories and extremes (look close and you might find an extreme wave formulae hidden amongst the waves in her paintings), travelled to the High Arctic sailing on a tall ship up the coast of Svalbard from Longyearbyen to Fuglelfjorden. 

Working in such a remarkable landscape, I felt completely overwhelmed - humbled - by the sheer scale of such an extreme environment on the peripheries of the world.

This year she spent February and March on a residency in Skagaströnd, NE Iceland, experiencing snow-storms, high winds, and sub-zero temperatures.

UPDATE: February 2022

Angus Ross

Angus Ross is an artist, a designer, a craftsman, and a woodsman concerned with structure, function and sustainability. Along with his team at Angus Ross furniture studio he creates delightfully functional, curvaceous contemporary furniture.

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop

 An artist-run cooperative printmaking workshop established in 1981, based in Dunfermline. It operates very closely to the original ideals that gave birth to the printmaking workshop movement, providing affordable and professional facilities to artists to produce, discuss, share expertise and exhibit their work.

Our exhibition includes etchings, screenprints, monotypes and relief prints.  All prints are editioned by hand at our workshop in Dunfermline.

The following are some of the artists who will be exhibiting.

Babs Pease

Caroline Paterson

Stephen Ratomski

Elspeth Lamb

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