Variety is the Spice of Art

(Press Release, 11th June 2019)

“Variety is the spice of life, and also, this year’s East Neuk Open Studios. There’s a lot on offer, with something to suit every taste,” says ENOS Secretary Sheila Caldwell.

“We are serving up a rich mixture of arts and crafts created by forty-eight talented local artists from the East Neuk of Fife. The forty venues are artists’ studios and homes, where you are invited to sample their art and speak to them about their work.”

This year’s ENOS weekends Open Studios weekends (22nd/23rd June and 29th/30th June) feature a wide range of arts, crafts and techniques, including:

  • an amazing array of drawings and paintings that have been created using watercolours, oils, acrylics, wax and other media, sometimes combined with materials such as marble dust or layered collages to create depth-giving textures;
  • hand-printed fabrics and designs made using Japanese gyotaku (fish rubbing prints);
  • pottery fired in a pit in the grounds of the Cambo estate;
  • photographic art and digital imagery;
  • needle felted animals and cross-stitched designs made with hand-dyed thread;
  • ornaments, paintings and jewellery made from driftwood and objects found by beachcombing artists;
  • jewellery and small vessels in bronze, copper, iron and silver, cast in beach sand …

The ENOS trail includes venues in Anstruther, Ardross, Cellardyke, Crail, Colinsburgh, Kilconquhar, Lower Largo, Pittenweem, and St Monans. Maps and directions are available in a brochure and on the ENOS website – www.eastneukopenstudios.org – and participating artists also place red balloons and ENOS signs to help you find them.

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