This page features info and details about past exhibitions/projects.
Jan/March: SSA+VAS Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
Annual Open Exhibition organised by the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland, at the Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinbburgh
Feb/March. First Look. Group exhibition at Limetree Gallery, Long Melford
Featuring landscape art from around Britain.
June. The Wells of Arthur’s Seat
A midsummer’s celebration of art, music and poetry with a series of exhibitions and events taking place June 2018. Featuring work by poet Alan Spence, cellist/composer Atzi Muramatsu and Singer/songwriter Dominic Waxing Lyrical, with Riley Briggs.
September to October
Texture. 15th September to 10th October. Limetree Gallery, Bristol.Three-artist exhibition featuring the work of Vivienne Williams, Henry Jabbour and Rose Strang.
Autumn Show. 7th September to 31st October. Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland. Group show featuring the work of landscape artists from Scotland.
The Wells of Arthur’s Seat, August to October. Citadel Bookshop, Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh. 12 paintings created as part of a collaborative project with poet Alan Spence and cellist/composer Atzi Muramatsu, in response to the landscape and wells of Arthur’s Seat
Winter Show. 9th November. Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland.
Edinburgh Art Fair. 23rd to 25th November. (showing at Limetree Gallery stand, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh)
Artist’s Residency – Isle of Iona, 21st October to 4th November
Christmas Show – 29th November. Limetree Gallery, Bristol.
Iona, October Tide. 8th December. Collaboration with poet/musician Chris Jupp – featuring footage of the Isle of Iona, and paintings, poems and music created for this project
17th to 19th November: Edinburgh Art Fair at the Corn Exchange. Link Here
The Edinburgh art fair is the largest yearly art fair outside of London and represents hundreds of galleries from across the UK. My work is represented by the Limetree Gallery, which is at Stand 11. The private view of the art fair is on Thursday 16th Nov, tickets £12 available on the link above. From the 16th to 19th entry is £4 for one day, £5 for all three days and £3 for a group pass.
Works showing: ‘Hawk, River Tweed’. Canalscapes 3, 5, 6 and 4 (View on ‘Artworks’ page on menu above) You can view a video of the making of ‘Hawk’ Here.
26th to 3rd December, Winter Series, Open Studio. Link Here
This is a series of 12 paintings I’m currently creating in response to 12 pieces of music composed by cellist/composer Atzi Muramatsu with whom I’ve collaborated since 2013. Opening hours 12:30 to 6:30pm, all info on link above. This is a free exhibition. Also facebook event page Here
Artpistol, Glasgow. Link Here
The Artpistol Gallery opened in 2011 and shows contemporary art by emerging and established artists. Works can be bought at the gallery in Cresswell Lane, Glasgow, or online at the link above
Work showing in the gallery: ‘Nocturn 2’, ‘Nocturn 3’. Working showing/available on their website – ‘Harris Moon 4’. (View on ‘Artworks’ page on menu above)
Moonscapes: Isle of Harris
Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh 15th to 20th July. Open daily 12 noon to 6:30pm
New paintings by Rose Strang following recent residency on the Isle of Harris in the Scottish Hebrides.
A series of paintings which took inspiration from a journey around the island from sunrise to sunset, depicting the incredibly varied landscape of Harris – from the rugged and rocky east coast to the iconic Hebridean turquoise waters and white sands of the west.
LAUNCH PREVIEW AND EVENT
Moonscapes: Isle of Harris 7 – 9pm Friday 14th July.Exhibition preview and a special live performance, by BAFTA award-winning cellist/composer Atzi Muramatsu, in response to the themes of the exhibition.Video below.
20th May, A Sense of Place, group show at the Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol, Paintings of the Severn and Gloucestershire Canals.
Hebrides: Sea, space and Sky
An on-going project which began in September 2016 when I visited the islands of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides with poet and author Louise Palfreyman.
To view all paintings from the series click on ‘Gallery’ in the menu above and scroll down.
A series of paintings inspired by the fishing villages of Scotland’s East Coast.Exhibition: Freespace Gallery, Edinburgh in June 2016
To view more paintings from the series click on ‘Gallery’ in the menu above and scroll down.
RSA Open Exhibition
RSA Open Exhibition – website
The RSA Open Exhibition has a long history of celebrating the best of contemporary practice. After having been part of the RSA Annual Exhibition for over 180 years, it now enjoys its own slot in the RSA Calendar. Drawing from artists across the whole of Scotland and beyond, this exhibition showcases around 400 works annually and features a wide range of small and medium sized works (max. 80cm in any direction) selected through open submission including paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and photographs.
March to July
A 5-month project focusing on the landscape, culture and history of the Borders country of Scotland and England (to view the series click on ‘Gallery’ in the menu above and scroll down)
Borders Country (Solo exhibition)
Whitespace at Howe Street. Edinburgh. July
A year-long project exploring the landscape and culture of the Isle of Eigg in the Scottish Hebrides
Eigg Island – Exhibition and Event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
An exhibition featuring new paintings, poetry, music, photography and crafts inspired by the Isle of Eigg.
Painting, music and poetry collaboration (Rose Strang, Atzi Muramatsu and JL.Williams).
Crafts and Photography (View this link – Eigg crafts and photography). Photography – Simon Nicholas White. Crafts – Libby Galli, Catherine Henderson and Jenny Robertson
Eigg Island. Exhibition at Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, July 2014
This exhibition was a development of the Eigg project, which began in April 2014 (see ’50 paintings of Eigg’ below). The exhibition showed at Edinburgh’s Whitespace Gallery in July 2014 and featured landscape paintings of Eigg (you can view the entire series Here)
The exhibition launch of Eigg Island featured two beautiful performances by Poet Jennifer L Williams and Cellist/Composer Atzi Muramatsu. You can view the videos and info Here
50 Paintings of Eigg in 50 Days – Online project, April to May 2014
The Eigg project began in April 2014 when I visited Eigg Island for the first time, to paint the island landscape and seek inspiration. I could have chosen any number of beautiful Scottish islands to do that, but I didn’t just want to paint landscape, I wanted to understand this unique and wonderful island.This year I painted a series called ’50 paintings of Eigg in 50 Days’ created between the 10th April to the 29th May. (You can view all 50 paintings Here – just scroll down to ’50 paintings in 50 days’)
For ’50 Paintings in 50 Days’ , I posted a painting every day with accompanying blog, which included interviews with islanders and features on Eigg’s culture, geography and way of life
Click on these links for more info and paintings on the Eigg paintings/blog (all open in new pages)..