Heriot Toun in autumn

What's Happening Now?

As usual, the season's creep up on us faster than we can imagine. Autumn is now on the doorstep; the swallows have just flown, the willowherb is turning silver and we lit the stove in the house last night for the first time. And of course the logs are being split as I type. We love it!  


There's a great workshop coming up in the studio this weekend (September 21st) with Katarina Juvančič and Dejan Laapanja - so read on!

 

Awaking the Lullabies

Awaking the Lullabies

A beautiful singing workshop with Katarina Juvančič & Dejan Lapanja here in the studio Saturday 21st September. More information: here

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

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.

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.

As usual the season goes all too quickly. Our last short voyage headed south to circumnavigate Jura and all its splendours. West Loch Tarbert - accessible only by boat, remains one of our favourite anchorages with its splendid 10,000 year old raised beaches, wild mountain goats, water carved caves and rugged coastline.

Photos of Kirsty can 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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