Local artists open doors to the public

the merchants house brechin

the merchants house brechin

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A Brechin jewellery designer is bringing an exciting exhibition to the city as part of the Angus Open Studios initiative.

Gail Robertson of Superdoss Jewellery said that as a Brechiner she was delighted to bring the event to the city

“We are the only open studio in Brechin this year but I am hoping that next year other Brechin artists will take part and we can have open studios across Brechin like other towns in Angus,” said Gail.

Joining her at the exhibition to be held at the refurbished Merchants House in the High Street will be artist Wendy Walker. Wendy is a graduate of Cambridge School of Art. She describes her work as very much about processes and that although abstract in nature there is an underlying visual order exploring the structure of paint through colour and form. She has exhibited throughout the UK.

Gail herself is a self taught artist and jewellery maker. She explained that Superdoss Jewellery was handcrafted unique pieces of art crafted from seaglass, beach pottery and pebbles from Angus beaches.

“It is like wearing a piece of history from the shore,” she said.

Angus Open Studios is an association of artists, craftsmen and design-makers in and around Angus.

A spokesman said that their showcase event took place each year during the May bank holiday when local artists and craftsmen opened their studios to the public.

“This is an exciting venture designed to put Angus Artists more clearly on the map of Scotland,” she added.

“There are a great number of talented artists in Angus but many are a hidden resource at home and may sell elsewhere. A group of volunteers funded Angus Open Studios in 2011 to raise the profile of local artists and craftsmen as well as bring tourists and others into Angus,”