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Upcoming Exhibitions

Seeking The West Winds
Sunday 25th March to Thursday 31st May
Opening Sunday 25th March 2pm-4pm
Open daily 10am-5pm


This is the first solo show to be held by Libby Scott in her home area of Perthshire, having previously participated in group exhibitions. Most of the works, which are paintings, sketches and prints, are inspired by locations in close proximity to the villages of Stanley, Birnam and Pitlochry.

Libby’s artistic inspiration is drawn from open panoramic vistas capturing the drama of the weather approaching from the west. Often her paintings are started on location directly from the scene and this makes for works that are spontaneous, full of energy, movement and light. She seeks to convey the symbiotic relationship between the elements of weather, land and the interplay of the hidden and the revealed scene.


Using a variety of artistic processes to convey her sense of journeying through the landscape and her feeling of being part of the scene, Libby expresses her intuitive response to the energy and unfolding drama of the landscape, capturing a feeling of light, movement and wildness. In her work she seeks to evoke a glimpse, a moment in time and the sense of mood of the land and place.


Drift – appearing as part of Perthshire Creates’ Platform Festival
Opening Sunday 25th March 2pm-5pm
Until Sunday 22nd April, daily 10am-5pm

Exhibition Installation


 DRIFT is an audio installation using a technique called Ambisonics: in addition to the horizontal plane, sound comes from above and below, putting the listener in a virtually real, immersive, 360° degree environment. The audio has been recorded with a special four capsule microphone, capturing the sounds of wildlife, the natural environments of Perthshire and The Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Human ambiences, such as distant traffic, radio or the wind in the wires, subliminally change the way the listener perceives their new surroundings. The soundscape slowly morphs, changing from the familiar to unknown or impossible environments. Each experience of Drift is a new sonic adventure.

John Wills has been a musician and sound engineer using field recordings for over twenty years. In 2017 he collaborated with BAFTA winning, BBC sound recordist, Chris Watson (Blue Planet/Life of Birds), on a 40 minute piece called 'The Turn of the Tides', recorded in various locations in Orkney. It was reproduced over eight loudspeakers at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall as part of the Sound and Music Festival July 2017.                                   

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