An exhibition of work by Stu Allan
Monday 17th August to Saturday 10th October
I paint people. Using friends as subjects, I try to reflect a feeling of each personality in all individual works. I choose not to include a background because i want each piece to focus solely on the subject. Instead, I leave all drips and marks which occur during the painting process. I do this because I feel it is important to show some of the history of the final product.
I like to leave visible brush strokes because I want my paintings to look like paintings. I do not believe in doing a painting to look like a photograph.
I take influence from many different areas of art. From traditional artists like Lucian Freud, graffiti artist David Choe and portrait and tattoo artist Shawn Barber. Surrounding myself with creative people is also very important to me and my work.
neil 2, oil on canvas, 3′ by 2′
You can see a selection of Stu’s work here.
An exhibiton of work by Nicole Niven.
Monday 22nd June to Saturday 15th August.
I graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, in 2007 with a BA
(Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking. I now live and work in Aberdeenshire.
I get my inspiration from the everyday and what may seem
like mundane things in life. In my work I celebrate the everyday and the
use of vibrant colours. My prints start of as paintings, mono prints,
screenprints or drawings before they are manipulated through the use of
photography or photoshop. My newest works use resin to bleed into the
paper after printing and change the colours vibrancy. I never know how the
colours will change until the resin has been poured.
An exhibtion of new silkscreens and monoprints by Jo Gannon.
1st March to 25th April
Shaun Hughes @ Kilau Coffee Shop and Gallery
by shaun hughes
This show chronicles the making of ‘mother’, my 1970’s set short film about a family torn apart by the wife/mothers suicide. The film focuses on the relationship between the father and daughter characters in the wake of the loss, and shows how in their grief the daughter falls into her mother’s place.
In a bid to attain a period aesthetic using modern equipment we shot the film using prime lenses from the 70’s and used an adapter to attach them to a Sony HVRZ1 High Definition camera. This kit was provided by Dave Falconer of Falcon Audio Video (www.falconaudiovisual.co.uk). Dave also served as cinematographer on the project.
Making this film was truly a collaborative experience with Richard Browne holding dual responsibilities of lighting and sound as well as taking some production photos. Caroline Smith produced the film as well as playing the mother character. My girlfriend Becky Wheeler came onboard as production assistant and photographer.
In front of the camera Lindsay Cromar and Sarah Birtles also delivered as the father and daughter respectively. Tim Courtney, of the band Katerwaul, provided the films score.
The film is still in post-production after which I will put it on the festival circuit and look to get it screened as widely as possible. For now I hope this show can act as a preview and as a glimpse into my filmmaking process.
Please visit my blog at: www.shaun-hughes.blogspot.com for more information about this project and all aspects of my work.
11th January to 28th February
Myriam Ceglarek @ Kilau Coffee Shop and Gallery
My name is Myriam Ceglarek and I am the photographer of this exhibition.
I have studied various art disciplines from fine arts to art history in Germany and have finished my studies in Scotland. I have lived in Berlin for eight years. The impulsive city makes it always worth it to have your camera with you. In 2006 I started to concentrate my work on the Berlin Street Art. In this exhibition at Kilau Coffee you will find an impression of the large number of painted walls in the areas of Friedrichshain in the East and Kreuzberg in the West of Berlin. Many of the original paintings and stencil works don’t exist anymore unfortunately, many of them have been replaced by new ones…