Talks Programme


September 20 Rag Bag And Tall Tales – A talk by Rikki O’Neill
Blurring the lines between painting and photography will be discussed by Rikki, whose vibrant colours and unique style produce his very innovative and creative pieces of artwork.

October 25 HOSPITALFIELD: A Special Place – Talk by Scott Byrne
Scott is going to talk about this amazing building’s history, the collection of beautiful paintings within and the role it plays as an inspiration to artists worldwide.

November 22  WATERCOLOUR – A demonstration by Frank McDiarmid
Frank will demonstrate landscape painting using watercolour techniques, along with pencils, pens and pastels, to show how they can beautifully complement each other.


January 17 PHOTOGRAPHY: A talk by Shahbaz Majeed
This evening will showcase the work of Shahbaz from recent years, including the stories behind the images that have allowed his photography to be appreciated on an international level.

February 21 SCULPTURE: A talk by Aileen M. Stackhouse
Aileen studied at Duncan of Jordanstone and now creates unique miniature cast bronze pieces of both animals and people in exquisite and expressive detail. She will be bringing examples of her amazing sculptures for us to enjoy.

March 20 TEXTILES: A talk and demonstration by Patricia Rae
Childhood memories of colourful fabrics, threads and a love of creative needlework have inspired Patricia’s collection of textile art, collage and decorative stitchery. She will demonstrate what can be done using a wealth of different materials.

April 17 PEN AND INK: A demonstration by Karen Rae
Karen will take us on a journey into the world of Pen and Ink, looking at her unique approach to using her preferred medium to explore her love for Horology and Nature.

May 15 PAINTING IN OILS: A demonstration by Fiona Haddow
Fiona will demonstrate her atmospheric style of painting. Her work is collective, both commercially and privately. Her inspiration comes from this classic medium and all its possibilities.