Landscape and Memory
by Kittie Jones
16th Sep - 31st Oct
This exhibition, by award winning artist Kittie Jones, explores the artist’s continuing love for and relationship with the sea.
Kittie’s focus is on the wildlife she encounters whilst out and about in the natural world. The majority of her dynamic, mixed media drawings are made outdoors. She works with expressive marks, using charcoal, pastel, ink and gouache to capture light and movement in the landscape. Kittie is also an experienced printmaker, creating screen prints and unique monotype prints in response to ideas around sense of place and the natural world.
For this exhibition, Kttie will explore ideas around landscape and memory. Work made in coastal locations around Scotland and during a sailing trip to St Kilda will explore the experience and physical memory of landscape and the creatures that inhabit it. Part of Kittie’s drive is to document and celebrate the overlooked; she regularly seeks places where she can view the dynamic natural environment without being noticed.
Kittie Jones completed her degree in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University, graduating in 2008. Her practice covers the disciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking. The ideas in her work derive from time spent outdoors where she aims to capture the intensity of directly experiencing the natural world. Kittie exhibits work throughout the UK and is a professional member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and Visual Arts Scotland. She has taught across the UK, currently she teaches at Bridge House Art in Ullapool and for the National Galleries of Scotland.
19th Aug - 24th Oct
Romantic Scotland explores how a romantic view of the country’s past popularised by writers like Sir Walter Scott and painters like Alexander Nasmyth compares with archival evidence of Scotland’s history.
Visitors will be taken back in time to the eighteenth century, when a new cultural movement transformed Scottish art, literature and national identity.
Romantic Scotland uses a combination of paintings, historic photographs and artefacts to tell the story of a time when artists let their imaginations and emotions run free in an expressive new movement that came to be known as ‘Romanticism’.
The exhibition features work by photographers Erskine Beveridge and John Patrick. It includes the earliest photograph in Historic Environment Scotland's huge archival collection.