This is the 'In Transit' exhibition held at the Birnam Institute. Well done to the committee who organised a fantastic forum; feeling a little envious of the Perthshire artists who have easy access to this great facility.
I have finished my piece to be included in an exhibition called 'In Transit' held by the Perthshire Visual Arts Forum at the Birnam Arts Centre from 8th - 28th October. We have been asked to respond to the concept of connection, of travel, journey, or physically or mentally bridging gaps and opening lines of connection. I have developed a piece from drawings of greylag geese which hold strong connections with me and my home county of caithness.
Lewis Gallacher aged nearly 5 going to Newtonmore Primary School on his rainy first day, (standing in new conservatory). What's mum and Sam going to do now? (Also dad's first day at his new work - who's the most nervous?!)
I have now confirmed the date for my exhibition, it will start on 4th August 2008. As yet there is no end date. This is Eskimo, a Tundra Reindeer. He has fabulous antlers that don't fall off when they should do, poor Eskimo can't participate in the rutting season!
Here I am in front of the big pink tent before we and 12,000 others, set off on our midnight, 26 mile jaunt round Edinburgh. A very cold night where only the mad went without warm layers! That bra took 3 nights to make and 25 metres of ribbon! each loop hand stitched. 8 hours later, a 40 minute wait for a toilet and a beautiful sunrise we finished with a very impressive blister on the sole of my foot but generally in a good mood! For those of you who don't know my friend Nicola, she invited a few friends along to join her (approx. 20!) to raise funds as her mum Jean, is fighting the battle of Breast Cancer. If you like you can still sponsor me, just go to www.justgiving.com/lindseygallacher An excellent thing to take part in, and hard going but when you cross the finish line it's fantastic. It's definately not a 'jolly' as many of the poor people escorted back in the ambulance will tell you and our Marathon runner friends have said it's mentally more difficult
The Capercaillie has finally been attached to it's final resting place! It's taken a lot of trial and error to find the right surface to show off the wire - difficult when the bird is black and so is the wire. One of the monkeys grabbing a bite to eat. They really are the most difficult animals I've drawn as they do not stop for a second!
I've scanned this drawing in then used paintshop to add a bit of colour. I entered this picture into the National Park exhibition - the Folk Park is our boys most popular place to visit (every week if they had their choice!)
These pictures are made from iron jewellery binding wire. Although it is an easy metal to use, it does have a mind of it's own! If possible, I like to use one continuous piece of wire to make the whole piece. More complicated pictures require numerous lengths of wire.