Friday, 1 May 2015

AFC / Dons Bairns new Stock

We've just delivered a fresh load of new stock to the AFC Shop featuring Dons Quines, Loons, Bairns, Mon the Dons & Bosies designs. They sell fast, so quick, go get em!


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Happy New Year / 2015

Hello Again! 
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.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Gabi & Phil - NEOS 2014

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.

Our NEOS entries are : Gabrielle Reith & Philip Thompson, where you can find our "open times" & directions.

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)

We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Gabi's wild dolphin - Carnegie is put in his place

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.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

It's been a while!

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!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Itchee Wasp & NEOS

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.

Click here for more info about NEOS

Gabi is also showing her full range of Small Stories work at Oriel Art, Skene for NEOS. Oriel Art will be open for the entire 3 week duration. (Sept 7th - 29th)

PlayPark / Oor Monsters game

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 .

Full details on facebook here :

Here's a quick peak at some of the monster heads (Oor Monsters) that'll be making up the game parts....

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Dancing In The Dark - Creativity & Culture in Aberdeen & Beyond....: Oor Monsters III @ Junction Arts!

Big thanks to Jon (Mood of Collapse) for a very flattering review of the Oor Monsters III Show @Junction Art (Aberdeen, Holburn St).

Dancing In The Dark - Creativity & Culture in Aberdeen & Beyond....: Oor Monsters III @ Junction Arts!: Some snaps from the Oor Monsters III show currently on at Junction Arts ! If you like monsters, character design and cool hand made goods...

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

GnP @ Hack n Make @ May festival @ Aberdeen Uni - sun 12th

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...

 invite on facebook :