Introducing an exhibition of work by the Polish Society of Aberdeen.
The exhibition will run from Sunday 19th June to Saturday 13th August.
Come along and check out a Polish perspective of our beautiful country!
Kilau will be closed this Sunday, 27th February, for an exhibition change over.
We’ll be open again as usual on Monday 28th at 10am!
A new exhibition of work from Sarah McGarva and Lola.
Monday 10th January – Saturday 26th February.
“From The Rooftops”
Sarah is that girl with the tangled curly hair springing out from behind her camera. She makes a living writing and designing and web editing for people who make a living making a difference, she spends most of her spare cash on books and cinema tickets, and she likes to portray herself as ridiculously crafty (although ridiculously good at procrastinating is closer to the truth).
Sarah been snapping and doodling for years, but this is her first exhibition. She’s got a lot of admiration for gritty realism but in her own home she’d rather have images which make her smile – and so that’s what she creates. She hopes some of these pictures put a smile on your face, too.
Sarah witters on a bit at www.sarahrooftops.co.uk and drinks a lot of tea.
A new exhibition of work from Jennifer McKinlay
Monday 13th September – Saturday 6th November
4th Year Fine Art student at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee.
As I am now entering my 4th year of study, I have been researching for my dissertation over the past few months and this has greatly influenced the works I have created for this exhibition.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are the main focus for my dissertation and it is the way that he skilfully uses the English language to create sentences that seem like nonsense but that actually have a clever and humorous meaning to them, that has really captured my interest. It has lead my thoughts to the meaning and origin of words, how grammar can change the meaning of a sentence and how imagery can help to influence how a sentence might be interpreted.
My drawings are both addictive and fun to create. The process begins with the choice of text and the image follows naturally. Although some of these works are simply based on silly thoughts that pop into my head, a couple have been created with people that I know in mind, and the rest of the works here started out life as well known idioms.
A new exhibition of work by Elaine Mackay
Monday 26th July – Saturday 11th September
A new exhibition of work by Sarah J. Stanley.
Monday 29th March to Saturday 22nd May.
A quick note to say we’ll be closed tomorrow (Sunday 6th December) to hang our new exhibition.
For more info on the upcoming show click here!
An exhibition of work by Chris Henderson.
Monday 7th December to Saturday 30th January.
an exhibition of photographs by Chris Henderson
Long before being a professional photographer had ever crossed my mind, I saw cameras not as a means of simply recording an image but as a way of creating something new and unique.
Photography was not about capturing things as they were.
I deliberately sought out cameras which would make photographs with character, lenses which would leave behind a distinct personality embedded in each image they created.
I wanted my cameras to intervene, to alter and manipulate what was in front of the lens and to make something unpredictable and exciting out of the all too familiar surroundings of Aberdeen.
The work in this exhibition was shot over a period of several years, mostly on film.
Many of these images I would describe as experiments or happy accidents, the processes and equipment used having as much of an influence on the final image as I did as a photographer.
I’ve called this show ‘the end’ mainly because a lot of the facilities, cameras and film I used to create these photographs have since become harder to find, prohibitively expensive, or even extinct, possibly forever.
The dominance of digital photography may not literally be ‘the end’ of these techniques, but they have become far less accessible to new photographers than they were when I shot these photographs.
Every photo in this exhibition has had some sort of digital reworking, but none of them would exist as they are without the unpredictable quirks and imperfections of the analog processes used to create them.
If you’d like to find out more about the photos in this show, the techniques used to create them and my other work, please visit my blog at:
Chris Henderson graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2006. He reluctantly ‘went digital’ in 2007 and now works as a freelance photographer documenting weddings, events and the Aberdeen nightlife scene.
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.
You can see a selection of Stu’s work here.