Getting lost- an exhibition

Friday 30th August  Opening night 6-8pm

Saturday 31st August    11am-5pm

Sunday 1st September  11am-5pm


‘Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.’

Rebecca Solnit – from A Field Guide to Getting Lost

In the summer of 2018 a group of 10 people from different individual landscapes, came together to make work with Fraser Taylor to test ideas in the beautiful, neutral space of the Arthouse and Ladybank’s community garden.
The atmosphere is supportive, non-judgemental and always constructive. Here, we challenge the comfortable preconceptions and grooves that we have slipped in to. In discussion, we try to reject opaque language while at the same time expressing diverse ideas and untangling some complex world-views.

Something new and personal comes from making connections between abstract ideas and a practical process; making and mark-making with very simple direct methods. Sometimes the image, in a sense, makes itself – no mark is too unimportant to speak. We encourage each other to pare back work and, often, leave it be.

This show is a snapshot of where we all stand in relation to this space and experience.

The artists are:-

Clara Anderson, Steve Bretel, Mel Bowles, Clare Cameron, Theresa Gourlay, Claire Heminsley, Grant Newell, Liz Munro, Fraser Taylor, Esther Wragg, Steve Wragg

HOW TO MAKE AN OMELETTE- An exhibition and performed gallery talk

HOW TO MAKE AN OMELETTE- An exhibition and performed gallery talk

Exhibition       10am – 5pm daily      FREE

Gallery Talk    Saturday 14th April. 2pm & 5pm    £5        Sunday 15th April. 2pm & 5pm    £5


Chris Duffy from The Auchtermuchty Food Museum tells the story of how the purchase of a battered cookbook in 1983 snowballed into a journey of obsessive collecting. In How to make an Omelette he shares items from the collection as he tries to answer one question – WHY?

Tuck into a 10 course tasting menu that includes books, manuscripts, artworks and documentary objects from the 15th Century to the present day. There’s plenty from famous names to enjoy including recipes from Alexis Soyer, Elizabeth David and Isabella Beeton. Or you can pick up some tips for preparing fish from a 10m long Japanese scroll, find that elusive cure for plague and taste letters of love from Johnnie to Fanny Cradock.

Eclectic and eccentric this exhibition and accompanying talk tells a story of food, life and one collector’s search for answers.

To book the gallery talk click here!