Claire Blyth Art

Inch 13 Thoughts like flowers 11x11 cm

Working Perspectives Blog

A selection of artists from Crossing Borders have been invited into unexpected workplaces in Peebles: Castle Warehouse, Grandison's Plasterworks; Renwick and Weir joiners and Go Ape amongst others. For me, it's Nomad Beat, the charity-run music school. We've to find inspiration in these venues and use it to make new artworks. With a ceramicist, a jeweller and a couple of textile workers as well as painters, the resulting exhibition in the Tweeddale Gallery in early 2015, should be worth a look. We're pleased to have support from Scottish Borders Museums and Galleries services and from Peebles Creative Place.

Things are happening in my head and in my sketchbook.

By clairebb, Jun 23 2014 08:13PM

Finding plenty of scope for abstract work, and collecting loads of composition ideas.

Compared to my quiet first visit to Nomad Beat, the second one was like a surprise party! There were people everywhere, smiling and milling around, and every door I opened had a different musician behind it. The recorder was sweet, the double bass was sophisticated, but it was the drums that really did it for me! Is it possible to translate any of that into paint?

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