Stephanie Francis-Shanahan is an image maker from London, with Irish heritage that is integral to her practice and life. Her series ‘Home to Kerry on Holiday’ illustrates her imagined rural idyll, feeling connected to a home she hadn’t grown up in. The tokens and symbols she carries, wears and decorates her subjects with defiantly proclaim […]Read more "Home to Kerry on Holiday | Stephanie Francis-Shanahan"
Mairi Laird is a Scottish illustration graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee. Her work focuses on minimal and playful interpretations of the natural world, often drawing from mythology, folk and fairy stories. Folklore of Flowers is a collection of illustrated stories that combine both her interest in the natural world and some of her favourite […]Read more "Folklore of Flowers | Mairi Isla Laird"
Whilst on a trip to Folkestone with my friend Fanding Sun, we found an old curtain cast on the side of the road. She scooped it up and we tucked it through the straps of her backpack to take it along with us on our walk. When we arrived at the beach, she stepped inside […]Read more "Fresh Eyes Fashion Photography Workshop | Part Two"
Era não era Is It, is It Not? When you see something special, it sticks with you. I first came across the magical work of Clara Leitão when she began studying in the Scottish Borders four years ago and my feelings have only become more fond over time. Clara Leitão is a Portuguese […]Read more "Era não era / Is it, is it not? | Clara Leitão"
With brisk air blowing through paintings and hand-stitched stones, Orla Stevens’ work is not tied to one medium but linked by the hills, rivers and lochs that she wanders. Orla Stevens is a Scottish Contemporary Landscape Artist and Textile Designer, influenced by instinctive mixed media processes, wild landscape, and the cultural traditions and narratives tied […]Read more "Qualities of Place | Orla Stevens"
These are all connecting salt as a primary material and subject, especially in relation to the sea. Much of the salt used I have made from different samples of seawater from around Papay. The work makes enquiries into sustainable industry relative to the sea, as well as sensual natural transformative processes such as […]Read more "Tiny Mineral Clinks | Cassia Dodman"
Bròn (sorrow) A series of Cyanotypes made over winter. This work is reflective of how dark winter can be, both figuratively and literally. A response to loss & to the fragility of life. This winter has reminded me of just how ephemeral this life is. Much like that of our oceans & our earth. These […]Read more "A wind that kept me standing | Bròn (Sorrow) by Katie Harris-Macleod"
The power of shopping local, written by Ruth Macgilp and illustrated by Susie Purvis.Read more "In Fashion, Local is Powerful"
A booklet by David Lemm, as part of a series exploring the imagined village of Kilbeg.Read more "Encounters"
Tomas Hermoso is a Venezuelan Scot living in the Orkney Islands. He spent 2017 shooting one film per week and this series is from Week 29, shot on Impossible 600 black & white Eley Kishimoto polaroid film.Read more "Week 29 | Tomas Hermoso"