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Taster Session with Kate Downie RSA

Thursday 8th February at 7:00pm 9:00pm

As part of the Open House at the Arthouse we run free taster sessions every 4-6 weeks. Portrait Print-drawing Demo + participation lead by Kate Downie RSA is the next in the series. 

Kate Downie will be running a portrait session with a difference, demonstrating a three-colour draw through monoprint technique, with yourselves as models (and time-allowing) as participants.

Come wearing some dramatic headgear, eccentric sunglasses, wild scarves or even wilder makeup, all the better for a melodrama Print-Drawing session! 

Bring a pencil and a biro pen. 

As this session will be very popular with limited numbers, we are using Eventbrite to book all places. Click on this link to book your free place

Open house is a ‘walk in’ evening, the downstairs studio will be available for those who do not wish to participate in the taster session.

A bit about Kate Downie RSA

Kate Downie is a Fife-based artist whose focus is on drawing and movement. Her practice is primarily exhibition-based and strongly linked to people and place. To this end much of her work has been created though residences in diverse public areas such as an oil rig, a 20th century suspension bridge, a maternity hospital in Glasgow and a Norwegian fishing village. She is currently collaborating with Glasgow Women’s Library towards an exhibition later this year. based on the completion of a painting by Joan Eardley, left unfinished in her Glasgow studio at the time of her death. She is also working with Glasgow artist Stephanie Black-Daniels as a specialist draftswoman to create a process-based collaborative work ‘Tracers’, focusing on 20th century women labourers within the Glasgow Shipbuilding industry, to be launched at Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art in March. 

Since launching her career in the 1980s she has engaged in many artforms, working in murals, painting, performance, moving image, installation, printmaking, photography and writing, all underpinned by drawing. Last year she was recipient of The Fosskleiva Kultursenter International Residency researching ink drawing in and onto land ice. In 2022 Glasgow Museums (Glasgow Life) purchased my Downie/Eardley completion painting Four Children 1962-2022, supported by the Eardley Foundation. As a mid-career artist she established Birchtree Studios in 2019, which has since become a hub for creative collaborations both locally and internationally.

Her work is held in public and private collections both in the UK and worldwide. 

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