Pittenweem 2015

Pittenweem

The Pittenweem Arts Festival has been happening for about 30 years. Every year the committee invites 5 artists to show their work in venues around the town of Pittenweem.

Lobster pots Pittenweem

Lobster pots

It’s a working fishing village in East Neuk, close to St Andrews and about an hour north of Edinburgh.

Floats & lobster pots in Pittenweem

Pink house in Pittenweem

Art is shown all around the town in halls and houses.

Pittenweem Church

Advertising in Pittenweem

Pittenweem Poster

Church Hall entrance

I was given the church hall for my display and my work was hung by Davey Sim, an artist and illustrator who runs his own gallery in Crail, a lobster fishing village a few miles along the coast.

Pittenweem church hall

Pittenweem paintings

In my show I’m exhibiting a selection of paintings from my travels. I gave a talk last Saturday about my work in the church hall and then I went and explored the town and its many and varied art shows.

Pittenweem street music

Mermaid knocker Pittenweem

Lobster roof in Crail

There used to be a trading link with Holland and the Dutch ships used red clay roof tiles as ballast and these can be seen around the coastal villages. They mix them with grey slates in a most unusual way. The houses have a Baltic style gable too.

Slate and Tiled roof in Pittenweem

Gabled house

It is a beautiful part of Scotland and full of surprises and lots of culture. I’m looking forward to returning. The festival closes on Sunday 9th August. www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk

Graves in Pittenweem

Christopher Corr / The Rowley Gallery

Frames of reference
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2 Responses to Pittenweem 2015

  1. Harold Reid says:

    5 artists???? There are over 100 artists exhibiting this year.

    • Yes 5 artists were invited by the Pittenweem Festival Committee:
      This year the invited artists are: Alison Kinnaird, Christopher Corr, Tim Fitzpatrick, Iain McIntosh and Clothed By Plants.
      The Festival is also exhibiting works by Resident Artists and Exhibiting Artists in 82 official venues.
      There is also a fringe side to Pittenweem

      It’s an impressive event

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