The Dunbar Street Art Trail exhibition features a number of artists displaying their work at commercial venues across the historic town centre of Dunbar. Giving visitors the opportunity to see art displays from local, national and international artists whilst also enjoying the abundance of amenities on offer in Dunbar.
Dunbar Street Art Trail exhibition will be on display from 13th August until 19th August and programmes for the trail will be available across participating venues. You will also be able to get a downloadable PDF map of the trail from here once announced.
This years trail features over 25 artists from the local area and across Europe. This extended exhibition gives you the chance to browse the artwork in your own time, see a favourite artist or perhaps discover a new one, the exhibition and map are free giving you more money in your pocket to spend supporting the great number of local independent shops and cafes which have supported the Dunbar Street Art Trail since its first year.
2017 Dunbar Street Art Trail Exhibition
ali cleary is a professionally trained photographer, arts facilitator, creative educator & founder of Gladys & the Bubblettes Photo Booth Experiences.
She offers relaxed & original wedding, engagement & family shoots, community & environmentally driven arts workshops that are catalysts for larger collaborative public art projects through out the Uk & Europe.
Key to her ethos is our fundamental right, as individuals & as a collective society is to be able to access art, creativity & making.
I was born in Scotland and grew up in Kelburn castle, based next to a lively seaside town called Largs on the west coast. Kelburn is a magical and dreamlike place which has been an abundant source of inspiration for me and for many others throughout the years. The variety of beauty that enlightens your senses, combined with the eccentricity of my family and events that take place in and around the house, have been continual fuel for my imagination. Currently the castle walls are covered with animated, effervescent Brazillian graffiti, a one-off, original project called, ‘The Graffiti Project’, which took place in May 2006.
Throughout my life I have made paintings. Since 2000 the attention of my work has focused on the elemental energies that flow through our world which I access through fluid paint. Always, there is a visual surprise worthy of interpretation. Max Hague 2017.
I am an artist and illustrator living in Glasgow, Scotland. I have been selling original paintings and prints in galleries, art markets and online over the past 10 years. I create mainly watercolour, large oil and acrylic paintings. As well as creating my own paintings I have been commissioned to do illustration work and private commissions. Up until 2014 I worked full time in the Social Care sector with young homeless people but decided to give up that career path to pursue my to become a full time artist.
Elph is a painter and illustrator living in Edinburgh, Scotland.
JANET WAS AN ARTS AND CRAFTS TEACHER FOR MANY YEARS, TEACHING OTHERS HOW TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN CREATIVE TALENTS.
WITH HER FAMILY ALL GROWN UP, IT WAS A NATURAL PROGRESSION TO FOCUS ON DEVELOPING HER OWN WAY OF PAINTING AND SHE SPENT A NUMBER OF YEARS STUDYING WITH THE OPEN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS ( O.C.A. ) AND AT LEITH SCHOOL OF ART WHERE SHE CONCENTRATED MAINLY ON FIGURATIVE WORK..
I live in Dunbar and studied sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art.
I am fascinated by the beauty, shapes and colours of our built environment.
Recently, after a break of more than twenty years, I have returned to making my own art.
Previously, I was involved in Community Arts, Social Work and teaching.
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I am an artist, art tutor and photographer living and working in Dunbar. I have been painting and exhibiting artwork for twenty years around Dunbar, East Lothian and the Borders. I am an art tutor with East Lothian Council’s adult education service and have been working on my project, Belhaven, a Journey since April 2011.
Martin has featured in all DSAT with a mixture of different art from watercolours, miniature displays and now photography a true master of many artistic traits.
James Craig Page , Sterling Gregory and Travis Williams met at Llano Earth Arts Festival & World Stone Stacking Championships in March 2017. The have led workshops and demonstrations around the United States and here in Scotland. They present a form of Land Art called Stone Balancing , but each artist works in many creative fields, including painting, drawing, sculpture and photography.
Michelle McArthur (McCluskie) Went to Dunbar Primary & Grammar School . Studied at Glasgow School of Art . Have produced illustrations,designs & paintings for clients such as :Historic Scotland,National Trust for Scotland,Scottish Wildlife Trust ,East Lothian Council ,advertising & private individuals & collectors . About to start work on a series of paintings for an exhibition , currently working on a private commission.
As a painter, collecting, storing and evoking memories those inherent within objects both made and found, and those contained within the information and experiences I distil is at the core of my practice.
The pieces I create are approached with great thought and care.
I am an artist and poet whose journey has led me in many directions but I always come home to Scotland; to the comfort of mountains and shore. It is in this land I am driven to describe the world around me and communicate my inspirations to other people.
Using a variety of ceramic materials Susan makes sculptures, figures and portraits, garden features and pots, commemorative pieces, panels and installations. The scale of work can be small, suited to the home or substantial garden sculptures in one or more pieces Large scale structures, paving and panels are made with multiple parts.
Emma creates amazing papercut works of art with her latest collection recently enjoying a hugely successful exhibition in Edinburgh celebrating celebrities which have recently passed. Eye catching works of art not to be missed.
I try to create images that remind people of the moments when everything seems possible and free; times when climbing a tree, or sitting admiring the way its branches twist and curl means nothing, but means everything.
I enjoy using sentimental objects such as old tools and farm equipment, they bring to mind a time when things were simpler, not easier, but the concerns of everyday people were fundamental and shared. Commercialism may provide a distraction or a goal we can use to give our lives meaning, but it drives a notion of self importance which is detrimental to growth. Real experiences are often disregarded in favour or material possessions.
The really important things in life tend to get pushed aside and ignored in the rush, but like wild flowers growing up through cracks in the pavement, they have incredible persistance; a great deal of hope and positivity can be taken from stopping to admire them once in a while.
Enjoy what you love, because life is so much bigger than us.
As part of DSAT 2017 Dan will be exhibiting a collection of his intricately cut street signs. If you’d like any more details please email Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete is a woodworking artist.
Manu is a French land based artist who recently did a two week residency as part of the DSAT European Stone Stacking Championship, also a professional art photographer his exhibition Mr Brass will be showcased for the first time during the DSAT17 exhibition.
Mr Brass was created one night, with a spool of thread that was dragging in my garage, I wanted an accolyte who follows me everywhere in my travels! Together we went to the Texes, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland! A real adventurer this Mr Brass;)
Alan is a multi-disciplinary artist exploring the contemporary figure. Working primarily in oils, clay forms and direct stone carving, he is continually fascinated and inspired by the human form; drawing upon feelings of isolation and alienation, people connecting or not connecting. The strong exterior forms of his paintings and sculptures often unmask the soft vulnerability that lies beneath.
Professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists & member of the Lo-Fi Photography Group, Judith’s photography responds to a place; the beauty in the dilapidated; a moment in time. She has lived in Dunbar since 2003.
I paint mostly in acrylic but I like to experiment which keeps my work fresh so use different media often on the same painting. Focus is landscape based and I paint the extraordinary in what may look an ordinary view. I love space and order but also the excitement which can take over when I use paint.
Kathryn lives and works in Northern Ireland and creates work inspired by the everyday glimpses of the beautiful world around her. Her work is created with a honey-like mix of ink and gel, which is poured freestyle onto the image surface. Free from pencil marks, she intends to evoke a sense of energy, life and beauty for each subject. She works with private collectors, art galleries, interior designers and other trade sectors, catering for both residential and commercial projects.
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Dunbar Street Art Trail 2017 will feature workshops in 4 different artistic disciplines:
Graffiti Thursday 17th August @7pm Backlands Dunbar High Street
World renowned Graffiti artist ELPH will provide you a great insight and hands on experience creating a mural using spray paint. This is a great chance to work closely with a true street art legend.
Stone Balance Wednesday 16th August @7pm Eye Cave Beach
James Craig Page was Scotland’s first participant at the World Stone Balance Championship and Hosted Europe”s first ever stone balance competition here in Dunbar. A life long artist working from inspiration in nature will guide you on the journey utilising stone to create transient art.
Photography Monday 14th August @7pm meeting Dunbar Town House
Photography workshop with Jeff Carter, one of Scotland’s best photographers is giving you the chance to have personal walk around the trail and gain useful tips and hints to improve your photography, whether you are a novice or a pro all welcome.
Screen Printing Friday 18th August @6pm West Barns Arts Studios 1 School Brae, West Barns, EH42 1UD
CREATE EYE-CATCHING NEON BANNERS WITH THE DUNBAR STREET ART TRAIL!
Learn the art of screen printing with celebrated artist Anna Davis at her studio in West Barns. Taking 80’s style street art as inspiration, you will be screen printing awesome neon graphics onto banners which will adorn the Street Art Trail the next day. Bring along a cotton tea towel or pillow case to take home your own 80’s style street art too!
Dunbar Street Art Trail is renowned for its interactive art displays allowing visitors to try their hand at a new style of art. From Pavement art and Chalking to Graffiti and painting this is a great family friendly day to immerse yourself in the artistic. All our activities are free (with the opportunity to donate should you wish to help us put on future events) giving you more money in your pocket to shop local and help keep Dunbar one of Scotland’s best and most vibrant town centres.
On 19th August 2017 the town centre came alive with some amazing Dunbar Street Art Trail activities including:
Live music stage from some of the best and brightest around East Lothian positioned on the centre of the high street right outside one of Dunbars best music shops The Dunbar Record Store, listen to some new music while adding to your vinyl collection. Opposite the music we will have one of the festivals most popular attractions the Caricaturist, this year we are delighted to have The Kilted Caricaturist and we can promise you it will be a great momento from your day out to take home with you.
We have a graffiti alley at the beautifully refurbished backlands area courtesy of The Ridge a great local charity that helps people learn new skills and gain useful employment. This area will feature great murals created by some of Scotland’s most talented graffiti artists with an area for you and the kids to enjoy trying your hand at this great artistic skill. Chalking for the little ones and a graffiti wall for the older kids and adults. We will also have a backdrop of some funky music for you to enjoy.
We have two American performers this year who have been working around Scotland and helping DSAT promote our hugely successful European Stone Stacking Championship. Sterling Gregory and Travis Williams are two of the USA’s best land artists creating incredible gravity defying sculptures and stone mosaic murals. This is a great chance to get up close and personal with the best and have a go at balancing yourself. This area will be at the Reid’s Garage site near the abbey church end of the High Street alongside our chalk station to get your chalk for trying your hand at pavement art.
At the newly refurbished St Anne’s church we will have our kids area, with your chance to meet some Owl’s provided by Owl Magic Scotland, check out the new decor inside St Annes with some light displays and interactive moments with Callum Easter and grab a coffee with all proceeds going towards the ongoing costs of St Annes. In the back garden we will have an array of great kids activities including, Glitter tattoos, Face Painting, Balloon Sculptures, Lego graffiti wall and Lego build station, Painting and Bubbles.
If you enjoy a bit of carnival games then the Sea Cadets Hall area is the place to be, with special guests Rolling Haggis bringing both Football Darts and Zorbing, Connor Stewart and his world famous coconut shy and frisbee door, juggling workshop, Rave truck and more.