Showing posts from August, 2009

Retrospective at Open Studios

Here's a nice shot of 0ne corner of my studio, looking uncluttered in anticipation of the Open Studios weekend which starts tomorrow. I've got examples of work from the last couple of years on display as well as a small selection of Alba ad Astra things.
I'll be there from 2pm on Friday until the end of the private view and then 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see some of you there.
Map and directions from Google.

Open Studios Event

Our next exciting open event at Coburg House Studios will be during the Edinburgh Art Festival in August 2009. The dates are 7th-9th August, and our opening hours will be 11 - 6 daily. If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive an invitation to the private view of the exhibition please email

As well as me, there are around fifty five artists working at Coburg House. Almost all of them will open their studios to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

Body modification and the Scots in Space!

Stelarc eat your heart out - I've had a useful physical enhancement, replacing bone with cobalt-chrome alloy! My first hip replacement (4 weeks ago) seems to have been very straightforward. The second one is due before the end of the year. I'm extremely hopeful that I'll regain a lot of energy once I'm free from the pain and the drugs - until the arthritis finds a new playground! Right now, I get tired very quickly, am walking with two sticks and not allowed on buses or in black cab-type taxis in case I dislocate the new joint sitting on low seats or getting on board. This make things very frustrating as my head is as full of ideas as ever and I'd really like to be in my studio much more. It's made even more of a mess of the house than I usually manage. I have several aids for sitting at the right height, for picking things up and getting about, we've had to use the mattress from the sofa bed to raise the height of our bed. So the sofa frame is now co…