March 2020 – ArtLine @ ArtSquat

ArtLine at ArtSquat is an online exhibition series, featuring the work of a Scottish based artist each week on our FaceBook @ArtSquat, Twitter @ArtSquatProject and Instagram @artsquat_ pages. Some of the artists have already exhibited with us and some are new to ArtSquat. Due to the Coronavirus epidemic our physical exhibitions are postponed, so join us online for the latest artistic talent.

This week in our ArtLine at ArtSquat series we showcase the work of Stacey La Fleur, who started taking photographs of her mother’s lovely garden during a rough patch in her life. Stacey exhibits from 28th June to 4th July.

From 21st to 28th June our ArtLine at ArtSquat series featured Edinburgh based artist Ellie Clarke and canvases from her Origins series. These images were inspired whilst she was pregnant with her first child.

From 14th – 20th June we showcased the beautiful work of acrylic artist Pauline Coughlin-Smith, from Cardenden, who recently returned to painting after retirement from fostering and having lost the vision in her left eye.

From 7th – 13th June we are celebrating Edinburgh’s diverse communities. In 2018 we launched ArtSquat with a joint exhibition with the Nepal Scotland Association. This Edinburgh based charity run by the city’s Nepalese residents supports the Nepalese community in Scotland and projects in Nepal. The exhibition showcased the work of photographers Kishor Dangol and Carl Whetham and was subsequently donated to the Himalayan Centre. You can see a selection of the photos on Instagram and Facebook.

Our tenth artist is Rachel Stewart. Rachel is a narrative artist, writer and facilitator based in Edinburgh. She collaborates with individuals, families and communities to preserve and share their stories. She also makes bespoke educational learning tools and props. Check out her work on instagram @woollygran and Rachel exhibited from 24th – 30th May.

Our ninth artist is Iris Suarez. Born in Spain, Iris developed her work at Edinburgh College and exhibited in the 2019 Scottish Mental Health festival. Her abstract images are in mixed media and her favourite medium, acrylic. Check out her work on instagram @iristootsy. Iris exhibited from 17th – 23rd May.

Our eighth artist is self taught photographer db degrees, whose images are created using a phone, print app, scissors and tape. Db’s interest in photography began when he was homeless and you can check out his work on Db exhibited from Sunday 10th – Saturday 16th May.

Our seventh artist, Hussain Akrad, is a retired art lecturer who works in acrylic. Originally from Syria, Hussain came to Edinburgh in the war. His work explores concepts of displacement, loss and home. Hussain exhibited from Sunday May 3rd to Saturday May 9th.

Our sixth artist, Edinburgh based Sam Cook, works in acrylics, watercolours, ink, graphite and digital art. He exhibited from Sunday 26th April – Saturday 2nd May. Instagram: @samcookartist Facebook: Sam Cook Artist

Our fifth artist, Leamne Arias Deniz, a painter and collage artist based in Edinburgh, exhibited from Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th April.

Our fourth artist exhibited from Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th April.  Scottish painter, Sally Richardson, showcased her vibrant images featuring landscapes, domestic life and people in their environments.

Our third artist exhibited from Sunday 5th April – Saturday 11th April. Tracey Anderson is self taught and uses recycled materials to portray her love of nature and new beginnings.

Our second artist, Lucy Johnstone, exhibited from Sunday 29th March – Saturday 4th April. Lucy is a painter based in the Scottish Borders.

Our first artist db exhibited online from Saturday 21st March – Saturday 28th March and will exhibit again from May 10th – 16th. db is an Edinburgh based photographer with experience of homelessness.

We will update this page throughout the exhibition series.


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