Once again, we're so busy, we've failed to keep up with posting news on this blog! We'll (once again) try to post more & often on here... looks like we've relied heavily on social media to "get the news out" - but this is a great repository for us... so, we should try harder!
So! First up is : Success!
Gabi will be working with Morag McGee on a public art commission for SMart consultants / RGU / ACC as part of a new visual arts festival called "look again". Gabi & Morag will be working with a group from Tory to create works of art to be added to the William Wallace Statue.
Philip has also been successful in gaining one of the commissions to enhance / augment an existing sculpture on the ACC "Sculpture Trail". More information to follow.
Philip was also successful in gaining a Cultural Grant from Aberdeen City Council to enhance his knowledge of Arduino & Microcontrollers. He is using the funding to get 1 to 1 training from Martin Evans. Philip has already had one session with Martin where he has learned how to solder, creating his first Ada Fruit Wav Shield.
Gabi & AFC
Gabi has been asked for a 3rd run of kidswear from her Small Stories moniker for Aberdeen Football Club. Currently in production, the apparel will be available soon, exclusively from the AFC Shop.
Gabi & Phil are taking part in NEOS 2014 at their "new" studio - at the Haughs, Kinellar, AB21 0TZ.
It's a really exciting time for us, it's the first NEOS in a long time that we've been able to let people into our own working studio! We moved house last year & we're lucky to have a small studio in the back garden now & we're looking forward to welcoming visitors & showcasing the work we've been creating over the last year.
We're also having Morag McGee with us, showcasing her Raku & porcelain work.
We also worked with Patricia Reith, Sandra Rettie & Clare Louise Burnette to create a small "trail" to encourage visitors to explore the Westhill area. We've created a flyer & map, where visitors can obtain signatures from all three locations in order to be entered into a prize draw & discounts on sales over £100. You can download & print the flyer here: NEOS Westhill Trail (340 kbs PDF)
Gabi's dolphin "Carnegie" has been put near the Aberdeen University Library for the wilddolphins trail. All of the Wild Dolphins have launched! There is a map of all Wild Dolphins which can be seen from 23rd June – 29th August. The sculptures will be designed and painted by local artists, creating an arts trail around the city and showcasing Aberdeen’s rich cultural offering.
We (Gabi & Phil) have been neglecting this blog / news feed of late... apologies for that! Does anyone still read this? We've been relying on Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, Pinterest & Instagram of late!...
We do need to "keep this up to date", as it is a fantastic, simple repository of all things G-R-A...
I (Phil) will retrospectively insert some "news" posts for some major events / items we've recently completed. Thanks for reading, and again, Apologies for failing to post anything here, if you've been expecting posts here!
Gabi & Phil will also be showing some 3d work as part of the "Itchee Wasp" collective's NEOS show at the Waldorf School, Aberdeen.
Artists exhibiting with Itchee wasp for NEOS are: Chris Bailey, Kelly Mcmeekin, Phil Thompson, Elspeth Winram, Margaret Stewart, Gabi Reith, Kelly-Anne Cairns, Linsay Macdonald, Nicole Gildea, Charlotte Campbell, Cowan Watson, Clifton Forest, Alison Watson, Lynne Strachan, Katarina Chomova, Naomi Leckie, Fergus Connor, Sophie Ormerod, Monica Wisniewski and Graeme Milne.
Gabi & Phil have been asked to create an alternative version of the old carnival game "hook & hoop" for the SMart Consultant's "Play Park" event on September 28th & 29th in Rubislaw Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen .
Gabi & Phil will be doing live demos & workshops at the Hack n Make faire at the Aberdeen Uni's "May Festival on Sunday 12th - 10am - 4pm. Come along and make yourself your very own Small Stories Brooch or a personalised Typeface...