Showing at Platform

March 19, 2017 by Perthshire Creates

Platform is Perthshire’s new festival of creativity, a chance to push your boundaries and try something different, a week long celebration of contemporary art and performance in venues across Perth & Kinross. Running from Sat 25 March to Sat 1 April, this inaugural year of the festival will host over 30 events including exhibitions, design, photography, artists talks, gigs, special installations, drama and film.

There are number of exhibitions to visit offering a wide variety of creativity to enjoy, some are selling exhibitions which is a fantastic opportunity purchase original artwork direct from the artist, the Platform exhibition events are free to visit, with the exception of Innerpeffray Library which requires entry to the library at £7.50 – well worth a visit if you’ve never visited, Innerpeffray Library quite literally a hidden Perthshire gem and worth discovering!

Perthshire Open Studios 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth, Sat 25 March to Sat 1 April

 

Especially for Platform, Perthshire Open Studios is celebrating 10 years of this annual event showcasing the impressive amount and range of creative talent in this beautiful part of Scotland. This 10th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates a decade of Perthshire Open Studios, an annual 9 day event which showcases the impressive amount and range of creative talent in this beautiful part of Scotland. This selling exhibition features work from a variety of artists and designer makers who open their studio doors each September to welcome visitors to see their unique workspace, as well as view and buy original artwork direct from the artist. The 2017 Perthshire Open Studios runs for nine days from 2-10 September 2017 across 7 different routes throughout the region. Individual artworks will be available for sale.  Open 10-5 during Platform except Sunday 12-5.

 

Traces: Perthshire Visual Arts Forum Exhibition, The Fair Maid’s House, Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Perth – Sat 25 Mar to Sat 1 April

Exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photographs. Showcasing the diversity of talent and vibrant work of creative professionals living across Perth and Kinross. Artists will be taking over and exhibiting within the historic and intimate space of Fair Maid’s House, Perthshires oldest secular building and present home of the RSGS.  Artists exhibiting are members of Perthshire Visual Arts Forum (PVAF), a grassroots members organization that supports and nourishes artists’ practice, networking and collaboration.  More details can be seen on this Perthshire Creates web post.

 

Through the Glass, Lesley Garside, Alyth Museum – Tuesday 28 March – Saturday 1 April

Perthshire-based artist Lesley Garside transforms Alyth Museum inside and out with her decorative glass art.  Lesley designs and produces stained and fused glass, both functional and decorative, including stained glass windows, panels and fused glass items capturing light and giving the piece new dimension.

 

Karin Webb Jewellery at Auchterarder Library, Sat 1 April

Learning to make jewellery shouldn’t be exclusive or reserved for an elite few, but something that everyone can get involved in.  Karin runs a variety of workshops in her studio just outside Auchterarder, this exhibition of her work runs at Auchterarder Library from 11am-3pm on Saturday 1 April 2017.

 

Anne Gilchrist: Pieces of Woodland at Scottish Natural Heritage Centre, Battleby – Sat 25 March to Thursday 30 March

Explore this site-specific exhibition by Anne Gilchrist on the grounds of the Scottish National Heritage Centre. Puzzle out the jigsaw of oil paintings which blend completely into the landscape – the artist’s greatest tribute to the woodlands.

“My work steps backwards into its surroundings. The opposite of graffiti, it self-effaces, letting the landscape itself be the major player. I also create works that reflect on the vulnerability and preciousness of the natural world.” Anne Gilchrist

Please phone Scottish National Heritage Centre in advance on 01738 444177 to plan your visit.

 

Innerpeffray Inspired at Innerpeffray Library, Crieff – Saturday 25 March to Saturday 1 April

Innerpeffray Library is Scotland’s oldest lending library and been inspiring people for centuries. The Library of Innerpeffray has been a source of inspiration since it began in 1680, this exhibition showcases some of the artists’ responses to Scotland’s first lending library, the books, ethos and location.
Opening Hours: Sat 25 Mar – 10am – 5pm, Sun 26 Mar – 2pm – 5pm, Wed 29 10am 1pm & 2– 5pm, Thur 30 10am 1pm & 2– 5pm, Fri 31 10am 1pm & 2– 5pm, Sat 1 April 10am – 5pm

 

Willow Window Story Tree by Georgia Crook at AK Bell Library, Perth – Saturday 25 March to Saturday 1 April

Sit under the boughs of the story tree, and enjoy your book.  Artist Georgia Cook will be constructing a specially commissioned sculpture for the first Platform Festival inside the historic AK Bell Library. The sculpture is an installation of a huge split level two story willow and paper story tree. The tree can be see from a distance both inside and outside the library. Be inspired at AK Bell Library as art and nature transform this historic venue.

 

Angus Ross Furniture at Civic Hall, No.2 High Street, Perth – Saturday 25 March to Saturday 1 April 

Angus Ross Furniture  will be presenting a collection of his stunning curvaceous and internationally renowned steam-bent furniture at the inaugural Platform.

 

Standing Poetry Stones: Corbenic Poetry Path Standing Stones, Civic Hall, 2 High Street, – Saturday 25 March to Saturday 1 April

Encounter works from the Corbenic Poetry Path in different surroundings. These scultptures give you a taste of the path, which showcases work of some of the very best and most active poets currently living and writing in Scotland. The Civic Hall at No.2 High Street will be open Saturday 25 March through to Saturday 1 April, 10am – 5pm (except Sunday 26 March, 12noon – 5pm).

 

Anne Gilchrist: The Oak Year, PMAG, Sculpture Court & Perth Concert Hall – Saturday 25 March to Saturday 1 April

Experience the seasonal changes in the Perthshire woodlands at a glance in this floor installation comprising 20 oil paintings depicting hundreds of individual oak leaves, laid on a carpet of dried oak leaves. Remember to bring your sense of smell! Enjoy this first comprehensive display of Anne Gilchrist’s The Oak Year Project which now spans two adjacent venues: The Sculpture Court and Threshold Artspace & Perth Concert Hall.

“Each leaf’s portrait is my immediate response to colour, form and character. In painting each leaf I left a trace of my observations and experiences, a trail of time passing through growth and change and decay.” Anne Gilchrist

Anne Gilchrist: The Oak Year project at both Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall and the Sculpture Court, Perth Museum and Art Gallery is presented by Horsecross Arts in partnership with Culture Perth and Kinross Trust.

 

Anne Gilchrist: The Oak Year 2, Threshold Artspace at Perth Concert Hall – Saturday 25 March to Saturday 1 April

Follow the trail of Anne Gilchrist’s oil paintings around the multiple screens and walls of the Threshold artspace at Perth Concert Hall. Explore the seasonal changes in the yearly life cycle of an ancient Perthshire woodland, oak leaf by oak leaf, luminous pixel by pixel, brush stroke by brush stroke.

Enjoy this first comprehensive display of Anne Gilchrist’s The Oak Year Project  which now spans two adjacent venues: The Sculpture Court and Threshold artspace. The Oak Year started in April 2014 with the artist’s year-long residency on the shores of Loch Tay. Two years later the initial 24 large-scale oil paintings depicting hundreds of individual oak leaves are re-invented as a slow moving panorama across a wave of 22 screens showing in the context of related works on paper, wood and single screen by Anne Gilchrist in collaboration with Iga Gozdowska.

“I painted them all ­– from tiny emergent leaves breaking the monotonous brown of winter, through the bright green of spring, the tough, dark leaves of summer, the colour bursts of autumn and back again to the browns of winter.” Anne Gilchrist

Anne Gilchrist: The Oak Year project at both Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall and the Sculpture Court, Perth Museum and Art Gallery is presented by Horsecross Arts in partnership with Culture Perth and Kinross Trust.

 

Everything Woven Together: Susan Mowatt, Threshold Artspace at Perth Concert Hall – Saturday 25 March to Sat 1 April


Susan Mowatt Short Films with Land 2011. Film stills courtesy the artist and Horsecross Arts

Platform audiences will be treated to the festival-inspired fibre and film installation at Threshold artspace Eveything Woven Together by Perth-born artist Susan Mowatt. The installation includes the work that led Susan to receive the UK’s one-of-a-kind Cordis Prize for Tapestry 2016. This fibre work is complemented by Susan’s Short Films with Land (2011) showing in the UK for the first time after its premiere at Susan’s solo exhibition in GalleryGallery, Kyoto in 2012. Shot on location in Scotland, France and Spain, it features music by Davy Henderson. This artist’s film is the latest acquisition for the Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art. As Susan recalls: “I started weaving lines and then unweaving them. I seem to have ended with both a tapestry and a film.”

 

Diana King Wire Wrapping Workshop Exhibition, North Inch Community Library – Thursday 30 March, 10am-12noon

Participants in the two wire wrapping workshops will be exhibiting their creations to the public.