Heriot Toun in autumn

What's Happening Now?

Well the days may be growing shorter but that means longer evenings by the cosy stove. Autumn in Heriot is golden and beautiful and we get some beautiful calm sunny days and starry nights. Come and join us!

 

Cosy!

Cosy!

Seasons of mist and mellow whatshisname...autumn is a great time to be in Heriot. The studio is toasty in the colder seasons and the stars can be spectacular on clear nights without the light pollution of the city. You can even light a camp fire to warm your hands!

Come on down!

Message to our visitors.

Message to our visitors.

Can we take this opportunity to say that Heriot Toun has always and will always welcome people of every nationality, colour, creed, gender - we value every one of you.  Regardless of what  governments are saying or doing or how crazy the world seems to be, let's not forget the good stuff and the good people, of which there are many.

Heriot Toun Studio welcomes you - Scotland welcomes you!

This Present Moment

This Present Moment

Our homepage, Words for Autumn, comes from the great American poet, Gary Snyder, in his 2015 book, This Present Moment. If you're not famiiar with his work give him a try!

Plastic water bottles

Plastic water bottles

Recently we've had visitors bring bottled water with them, thinking for some reason that the water might be sub-standard in the studio. We'd like to assure everyone that the water comes straight from the mains and is perfectly good to drink. Please don't bring any with you, we're trying to reduce the amount of plastic in the studio. Thanks

Art North

Art North

A new quarterly and online magazine to connect, inform and promote the art and artists of Scotland and the far north.

"Art North has been founded precisely to act as a point of contact via which a range of artistic and critical voices can come together and be heard, thus serving as a meaninful conduit for the outward flow of information about all that there is to celebrate about our arts from 'the margins'.
To achieve the broadest coverage of the arts and crafts that we report on, our team of writers and critics (located in twelve countries) has been assembled to fully represent even the remotest of locations - from Fair Isle to Faroe islands, Tromsø to Tiree."

You can subscribe here: https://artnorth-magazine.com/magazine/

Books, books, books...

Books, books, books...

'Ninth Street Women' by Mary Gabriele: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell,Helen Frankenthaler: Five painters that changed the movement of modern art.

Out in autumn 2018, this story of postwar art world has been told many times over, but by wresting the perspective from the boozy, macho brawlers who tended to fixate on themselves and one another, Gabriel has found a  way to newly illuminate the milieu and upend its clichés.  You can listen to Mary Gabrielle in conversation at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5_Kho05aDo

Pat Law - Current and Past Work

Pat Law - Current and Past Work

Current and past work of Heriot Toun's permanent resident: Studio Log .

Kirsty: boat news

Kirsty: boat news

We're often asked about our old gaff ketch, 'Kirsty' who, amongst other things is the hub of many of Pat's projects. So we've given her some space here for all the nerds who are interested in paint, varnish and general boaty stuff. For everyone else, look away now.

Kirsty was built in 1921 which means not long until we celebrate her 100th birthday in 2021. We have a fair bit of information on her but are always looking for more, be it photgraphs, past owners - anything of historical interest. If you think you have anything of value then please get in touch.

Photos of Kirsty can also be found on our Instagram account  #kirstylochfyneskiff

Heriot Book Hut

Heriot Book Hut

Our village of Heriot now has a wee book hut where folk can come and borrow, swap, buy (for a small amount) or donate a book. Initiated by friend, writer and Heriot neighbour, Stuart Kelly, the hut is sited in the grounds of the church. It will be based here until it goes to its new home at the village hall where there will eventually be a new extension.

The book hut will be open Friday afternoons 2-4.30pm and Saturday mornings 10am-1pm. All welcome.

Pathhead Music Collective

Local events featuring Pathhead Music Collective musicians

This energetic lot of musicians over the hill always have loads going on, so much so that we can't do it justice here, so visit their websites to see what they're up to - links below:

PMC Facebook page: here

PMC website here

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