I often work in collaboration with poets or musicians, which I find an inspiring part of the creative process.
The following videos showcase aspects of these collaborations, and feature a montage of my paintings with the work of people I’ve collaborated with, including composer/cellist Atzi Muramatsu, poet J.L. Willams, author/poet Louise Palfreyman, pianist/composer Jane Gardner and most recently, poet Alan Spence (Edinburgh’s Makar 2018)
Wells of Arthur’s Seat project. 2 minute video highlighting poem by Alan Spence, cello by Atzi Muramatsu and paintings by Rose Strang. June 2018.
Winter Series. 12 paintings in response to 12 pieces of music by cellist/composer Atzi Muramatsu
Moonscapes: Isle of Harris. Live performance by Atzi Muramatsu as part of exhibition launch. July 2017
Hebrides: Sea, Space and Sky. Cello: Atzi Muramatsu, poetry: Louise Palfreyman
Stormy Sky, Lindisfarne. Poems written by J.L.Williams in response to paintings of Lindisfarne. Exhibition Sea, Space and Sky at the Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh 2014
Collaboration as part of exhibition Eigg Island at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh 2015
Music by Atzi Muramatsu in response to three paintings: North 1, 2 and 3 from the Snowscapes exhibitition, Gayfield Crative Spaces, Edinburgh 2015
Video of a painting in progress, musical accompaniment; Jane Gardner’s Oceans