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Blue Rose Code at Birnam Arts
Fri 15 Jul
Blue Rose Code | Auditorium
20:00 - 22:00
Doors Open 19:00

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Joanne Shaw

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2021

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Suzanne - Joanne Shaw
Mhairi - Joanne Shaw
Louise - Joanne Shaw
Iona - Joanne Shaw
Christopher I - Joanne Shaw

An installation of portraits in oils featuring and celebrating the residents from Corbenic Camphill Community by artist Joanne Shaw.

About the artist

“I like to think of these paintings as revealing the alter-ego, hidden in all of us; Superman, Ms Incredible, Batman or a satin disco diva. Let’s dance.”
 
Royal Society Portrait painter, Joanne Shaw, began her artistic career in Belfast, before moving to London in 2005, and subsequently arriving in Aberfeldy, Scotland in 2015.
It was here, in 2015, she joined the Camphill community at Corbenic, taken with its commitment to the arts, and its amazing and unique people. At that time, Joanne’s role was to support Corbenic’s residents at evening activities, including its festival events.
Festivals are a special way of marking the calendar for the residents of Corbenic and are prioritised accordingly. Everyone gets dressed up. Face paints are applied, costumes are donned and the dance floor is ablaze with smiling faces.
This exhibition captures a snapshot of those festival evenings, when through costume and movement, people transcend the self to exceed labels and physical limitations. And how, through movement especially, a sense of dignity, togetherness and equality is achieved.
Each canvas is a glimpse into those special nights, immortalising faces caught in a moment of connection, exhilaration and fun.
This body of work commenced in 2019 at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh.

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Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
PH8 0DS
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Tel: 01350 727 674

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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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Perthshire is so lucky to benefit from such an amazing community, arts and performance venue. I have so many great memories of attending various performances and parties at Birnam Arts! Hoping to attend many more to come! Birnam Arts has a place in many peoples hearts and is an essential community resource.

Sarah Brown   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

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