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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Birnam Arts
Thu 20 Jun - Sat 22 Jun
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Open Air Theatre - St Ninian's Garden
19:00 - 21:00
Doors Open 18:30

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PLAY Exhibition

Esther Kent

9 Mar - 21 Apr 2024

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Esther Kent
Photo Credit: www.photosbyzoe.co.uk
Esther Kent
Esther Kent

A collection of work from artist-illustrator Esther Kent, exploring expressions of play and imagination. Inspired by personal childhood memories and the way in which children so easily blend reality and imaginary wonder, this exhibition brings together mixed media drawings on paper, digital printmaking and 3D paper sculpture to give colourful, energetic glimpses of how it feels to be playful. Visitors to the gallery will be taken on a journey through stories, characters, settings, memories and experiences of play through the enchanting drawings, paintings and collages hand-made by Esther.

This exhibition forms part of an integrated programming theme that Birnam Arts are exploring in 2024 around Mothering/Parenting. Other work that engages with this theme includes ‘Family Portrait’ immersive film installation by Barrowland Ballet, a performance by poet Hollie McNish as part of her new book tour ‘Lobster’ and ‘Beyond Expectations’ exhibition and the associated workshops and events by Jo Foo.

 

About the artist

Esther is an illustrator, designer and author based in Kinross. Esther graduated with a first class honours degree in Illustration and Printmaking from DJCAD before studying publishing and working in arts management. Returning to making her own creative work around 10 years ago, she now designs a range of illustrated paper goods and homewares which are sold across the UK. Her first picture book for children was published in 2020.

@estherjkent

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Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.

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Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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Donella Kirkland   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

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