Heriot Toun in spring

What's Happening Now?

Winter has been pretty tame this year, in fact we've had glorious sunny and dry weather most of the time - not really winter-like at all.
We're delighted to say that this crazy Brexit mess hasn't deterred our overseas friends from wanting to visit. Come on over here - you are all very welcome!

 

Coorie in time.

Coorie in time.

Winter is one of our favourite seasons (along with the other three). We always look forward to the change of pace, the log fires, the candles and evenings round the fire catching up with unread books. The studio is a great place to be in the winter so don't let the weather and dark nights make you sad. The studio is cosy with candles and logs so come on down and see us.

While we're at it, take a look at the new magazine Art North, coming out in the Spring but you can access it online now. Details below.

 

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/

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.

Everyone is welcome here at Heriot Toun Studio.

Directions for finding true north.

Directions for finding true north.

Our words for our winter homepage come from our friends Peter Davidson and Jane Stevenson who made these directions into a Christmas card a few years ago. This is an edited version but it's too good not to be shared.

Peter is the author of the wonderful book The Idea of North. (Reaktion Books, 2005) exploring the concept of North through it's many manifestations.

Books!

Books!

We've had the pleasure welcoming of a lot of writers going through the studio door this winter.  It's a great place to focus on a piece of work and let's face it, there's no better time for the rest of us to hibernate a bit and delve into the books piling up by the bed. As Maryanne Wolfe says in this Guardian article about reading - use it or lose it!
Read it here

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.

What a summer - and weren't we due it! So far we haven't sailed in a single gale and that's a record. Not only that it's been warm and balmy, we've even had to soak the decks a few times to stop them drying out too much. We're not complaining.

Right now though Kirsty is up on the hard and it's time to get into winter mode. Fitting out will be on us soon enough.

Pat Law - Current and Past Work

Pat Law - Current and Past Work

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

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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