Archive | July 2013

Vicky Stonebridge

Vicky Stonebridge ( T/A as Balnacra Arts ) has been published and exhibited internationally. Her BA hons degree in Art & Design was from Edinburgh college of art where she specialised in Ceramics. Vicky Ran Balnacra Pottery from 1996 to 2005 and is now involved with many art and community projects.

She regularly illustrates and digitally colours in graphic novel books, was the founder of Hi-Ex, the Highlands International Comic Expo and is on the selection committee of the British Comic awards. Her work is in international collections as well as that of Scotland’s First minister Alex Salmond. She has also been involved with trans-media collaborative projects, created art installations, sculptural works and site specific pieces. Vicky is also a Watch manager with the Scottish Fire and Rescue service, an art teacher, trade union activist, community and Youth worker.

Vicky’s own art work has been representational, figurative, illustrative and sculptural. Between her various jobs and roles, in facilitating others and setting up art projects, her own art practice is snatched moments inbetween. Repressed creativity seeking to bond with timeless symbols, ancient primal elements and archetypal ideas. Life , ritual, creativity and play being anti-dotes to modern pressures. To use art to communicate with others and also with the elements and natural world, a dialogue between self, other and external. Vicky works intuitively, allowing previously acquired technical skills and whatever medium or stimulus is available, trusting in process to reveal its own story and creations.

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  • Image Duplicator. Orbital Gallery London. Group show. spring 2013
  • Group Christmas shows 2012, Inchmore Gallery, The schoolhouse Dornie, Beauly Gallery.
  • Comic concept work currently exhibiting in Scotland House, Brussels.
  • exhibited in Edinburgh and Inverness with ‘Reactions to Vysotsky’ August 2011
  • Contributed to Trees for Life charity Exhibition 2012
  • Joint exhibition in Weatherford Offices, Aberdeen spring 2011.
  • Participated in Rock Trust charity postcard art exhibition 2011
  • Participation in Highland Russian connections charity exhibition in the City of Novokuznetsk and Mariinsk, Siberia
  • Art Exhibition & Christmas Fair, New Lodge, strathcarron 20th November to 5th December
  • Winter 2010- Inverness airport, Figurative paintings.
  • Winter 2010-2011 Inchmore Gallery
  • Exhibition in the Shishkin Gallery, Yelabuga Tatarstan, Russian 2010, of works produced during by the 5th International Arts symposium of Yelabuga, theme of ’Breath of the Epos’.
  • May 2010 Highland open studios event.
  • July 2009 Inchmore gallery-Firefighter art.
  • June 2009. Highland Open studios event at the Lochcarron Fire station

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  • Participated in Panel discussion at Bristol Comics Exp 2012 with launch of Book Bayou Arcana.
  • Involved with Ceangal 2012. International Artists residencies project.
  • ran ‘how to draw comics’ workshops at Belladrum music festival 2011
  • did building concept design work and involved with SKY1 programme currently under production ” the great Treehouse Challenge”
  • contributed to ‘The Spirit of Hope’ Japan relief fundraising Comic book put together by the Comic Book Alliance. BBC report
  • Appearing as a Guest at The National Irish Sci-Fi Convention- Octocon 2011
  • was a guest at 2D the Northern Ireland Comics Festival 2nd -4th June 2011
  • Exhibitor & Panelist at Bristol Comic Expo 2011 ‘Slaughterman’s Creed’ and ‘Women, Politics and Cartoons’
  • Appeared as a Guest at The National Irish Sci-Fi Convention- Octocon 2010
  • Participation In the 5th International Arts symposium of Yelabuga, Tatarstan, Russian 2010, theme of ’Breath of the Epos’
  • mosaic interpretive panels on bio-diversity & heritage for the Smithy Heritage Centre 2010
  • March-April 2008, Recycled Art installation/seating area at Alness Academy,
  • Participated in the Highland Printmakers ‘Lochcarron Animation project’ 2007, produced “The Giant of Lochcarron” short film.
  • August 2007, worked in 4 west coast primary schools to produce banners and murals for the Blas Festival. Textiles and mosaics.
  • 20th July 2008. ‘How to draw Comics’ with the BBC ‘BLAST’ Tour. Inverness

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  • Organisations;
  • Arts play Highland
  • The Highland-Russia Connection Charity
  • The Scottish Artists Union
  • The Fire Brigades Union ( branch & brigade RDS  & Womens Rep)
  • Lochcarron Business Association
  • Director of Kirkton Woodland and Heritage Group


  • The Historical state preservation area of Yelabuga, Tatarstan Russia.
  • The first minister of Scotland’s collection.
  • Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue service.|
  • various international private collections

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  • Digital Eden project 2006, Bursary to create animation film for the Inverness film festival.
  • shortlisted for 2010 Highlands and Islands Fire & Rescue service Commitment to Excellence awards- Community and Youth involvment.

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  • BA hons Art and Design (Edin). Ceramics 1983-88
  • OU. Introduction to Psychology.
  • Certificate in person centred counselling
  • many vocational training courses & certifcates.

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Margaret Joan MacIsaac


 2013     2nd Placement Uist Wool                                               Calanas Uist Wool

2012       Placement Uist Wool                                                        Calanas Uist Wool

2012       BA Fine Art (Hons) First Class Honours                        Moray School of Art UHI

2006       NC Art and Design                                                              Lews Castle UHI

1999       SVQ IT                                                                                  Cothrom, South Uist

1998       SVQ Administration                                                           Cothrom, South Uist

Degree Show Image Archeology of the Land Archeology of the Home 2011


 2012-13                Artist / Craft Maker Awards 2012                 Creative Scotland in partnership with  Comhairle nan Eilean Siar


 2013       Pop-up exhibition @ Uist Wool

2013       An T-Slighe – The Journey Solo Show Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist

2012       BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show Moray School of Art

2011       Uist Art Association Winter Exhibition  Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist

2010       Fabric of Scotland Exhibition Glenfiddich Distillery Moray

2010       BA (Hons) Fine Art 3rd year Exhibition (Professional Practice) Moray School of Art

2009       Art on the Map Exhibition Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist

2008       Wish You Were Here  Exhibition Philadelphia USA

2008       Art on the Map Exhibition Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist

2008       Printroom and Darkroom Promotion Exhibition Taigh Chearsabhagh

2008       BA (Hons) Fine Art 2nd year show Taigh Chearsabhagh

2007       BA (Hons) Fine Art 1nd year show Taigh Chearsabhagh

2006       NC Art & Design end of year show Taigh Chearsabhagh

Scars Performance


2013     Fèis Tir an Eòrna Art Tutor

2013     Uist Wool Placement

2012       Uist Wool Placement

2012       Mental Health Awareness Printmaking Workshop An Caladh Benbecula

2012       Fèis Tir a Mhurain Art Tutor (Gaelic Medium)

2012       Fèis Tir an Eòrna Art Tutor

2012       Alternative Photography Experimentation Workshop Taigh Chearsabhagh

2012       Children’s Bilingual Arts Workshop (Uist & Barra) Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

2010       Fèis Tir a Mhurain Art Tutor (Gaelic Medium)

2010       Fèis Tir an Eòrna Art Tutor

2010       Children’s Bilingual Arts Workshop (Uist & Barra) Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

1010       Prime Time Workshops Benbecula & North Uist
2010       Various Children’s Saturday workshops Taigh Chearsabhagh

2010       Assisting with Screen Printing Workshops in Erisky School and Taigh Chearsabhagh

2009       Fèis Tir a Mhurain Art Tutor (Gaelic Medium)

2009       Fèis Tir an Eòrna Art Tutor

2009       Pinhole Workshop Art on the Map

2009       Prime Time Workshop Benbecula

2009       Various Children’s Saturday workshops Taigh Chearsabhagh

2008       Fèis Tir a Mhurain Art Tutor (Gaelic Medium)

2008       Various Children’s Saturday workshops Taigh Chearsabhagh

2008       Mental Health Art Group Tutor Benbecula

1994 -1997           Home Carer

1986 -1988           Seafood Processor



 Uist Art Association committee member

Uist Access Archaeology committee member

Camanachd Uibhist committee member

Following the evening sun




German Learner

Degree Show Image

Transferable Skills

 Gaelic Speaker

Multi Media Art Practice

Photography Both Darkroom and Digital

Filmmaker both Traditional and Digital




Driving licence


Artist’s Statement

 My work weaves through my daily life, my response I communicate through the use of different materials, supports, space and senses.  Reflecting on daily experiences the mundane and spectacular, considering Time, Place and Being.   Leading to discovery and distillation; in turn sharing this essence with others.

Lynn Bennett-MacKenzie

Born in 1967, Lynn Bennett-Mackenzie is an established artist living and working in Gairloch, NW Scotland. Brought up in remote rural areas of the Highlands of Scotland, Lynn studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, graduating in 1990.

She enjoys creating in a variety of media and exploring new methods of working.  She has exhibited widely and taken part in several community and international projects including The Big Picture, Wild Wood , Landfill art,  an International Art Symposium in Russia and has collaborated with an Indian artist to create Ceangal, a series of international artist residencies in the NW Highlands. A major project in connection with this was a schools participatory project supported by SNH at Beinn Eighe Nature reserve in collaboration with Indian artist, Somu Desai.  She also traveled to India in January 2012 and 2013 to further develop Ceangal.

In her painting and drawing works she successfully expresses the emotion of the often isolating atmosphere of the Highlands.

She has also worked out of the box, completing an installation work at Inverewe Garden in 2012, intended to engage the viewer to consider their sense of place.

Lynn also finds her body a perfect medium to express her artist context and has done some works to reflect this, such as a performance on Displacement which is an on-going project, and First things first – digital works which were exhibited at United Art Fair in Delhi, India in 2012.

Living in a remote rural area, Lynn has learned to adapt and create opportunities for herself and the area she lives in.  She is open to new ideas and is always looking to expand her boundaries in her field of interest of people and place.  She connects with the issues of people and place globally and enjoys interacting with people and developing and understanding cultures around the world and her travels in recent years reflect this.

figVIII - beeswax, pen & ink, feather on canvas - 45 x 57 cm

Solo shows

Solo Exhibition                                                                       Eden Court Theatre Inverness            1991

Death! I live with it..                                                              0km studio, Gujarat, India                   2013

Reflect/Connect                                                                     Gairloch Heritage museum                   2013


Breath of Epos                                                                       Elabuga, Russia                                     2010

Ceangal International artist residency                      Gairloch, UK                                          2012

0km Studio                                                                             Pardi, Gujarat, India                                              2013

Ceangal International artist residency                       Beinn Eighe, Kinlochewe                     2013

Yatoo international nature art residency & conference     South Korea                                           2013

fig IV - paper, pine cones, sawdust, bark, beeswax - 30 x 41 cm


Wild Wood Community Project                                           Gairloch                                                 1993

Exchange Group Trip – Wild Wood                                   Poland                                                    1995

The Big Picture                                                                      Highlands                                                              1997

Landfill art project                                                                 International                                   ongoing

Breath of the Epos –international art symposium                              Elabuga, Russia                                     2010

Smiles                                                                                     Warsaw                                                  2011

Beinn Eighe schools participatory project                        Beinn Eighe, Scotland                          2011

Genesis global school                                                         Noida, Delhi, India                                                2013


Mixed shows

An Talla Solais                                                                      Ullapool                                    2005, 2006, 2007

West Coast Open 3                                                                An Talla Solais Ullapool                       2007

Highland Open studios                                                        Lime tree, Fort William                          2007

Highland Art Fair                                                                   Strathpeffer                                            2007

Macmillan show                                                                    Strathpeffer                                            2008

Highland Open Studios                                                       Beauly                                                     2008

Highland Art Show                                                              Strathpeffer                                            2008

An Talla Solais – West coast open 4                               Ullapool                                                 2008

Postcards for sick kids                                                        Edinburgh                                             2008

An Talla Solais – members show 5                                 Ullapool                                                 2009

Highland open studios                                                       Eden court theatre, Inverness           2009

Macmillan highland art fair                                               Foulis Castle                                        2009

Salon de Refuses                                                                    Tore Gallery                                          2009

Christmas show                                                                   Beauly Gallery                                     2009

ESSA show                                                                           Edinburgh                                             2009

Strathpeffer art fair                                                              Strathpeffer                                          2009

Members Christmas show                                                    An Talla Solais, Ullapool                   2009

Highland Hospice show                                                     Beauly                                                   2010

An Talla Solais                                                                    Ullapool                                                 2010

ESSA                                                                                     Edinburgh                                             2010

Artswap 2010                                                                       International                                         2010

Postcards for sick kids                                                        Edinburgh                                             2010

Art off the rock                                                                      Stirling                                                   2010

Highland Art Fair                                                                 Strathpeffer                                          2010

Twitterartshow                                                                      Moss,Norway                                       2010

Artswap II                                                                              International                                         2010

Smiles                                                                                   Warsaw                                                 2011

Trees for Life                                                                        Edinburgh                                             2011

West Coast Open 8                                                             An Talla Solais, Ullapool                   2012

Postcards for sick kids                                                        Edinburgh                                             2012

Ceangal international artist residency                            Gairloch                                                 2012

United Art Fair                                                                      Delhi, India                                           2012

Yatoo international                                                              Romania                                               2012

Twitterartshow                                                                      Los Angeles, USA                               2013

127th YATOO-i Nature Art Winter Workshop 2013       S Korea                                                 2013

128th YATOO-I Nature Art Spring workshop                   S Korea                                                 2013

First things first -4,

Joint shows

Elements                                                                               Gairloch heritage museum                               2007

Elements II                                                                            Macphail Centre, Ullapool                 2007

Gallery Artists                                                                       Regent Gallery, Somerset April/May2009

Fine Lines – joint show with Kate Mackay                      Regent Gallery, Somerset June      2009

Mixed show                                                                          Beauly Gallery                                     2009

Mixed show                                                                          The Studio, Fortrose                           2009

Beauly Gallery                                                                     Beauly – May – July                            2010

Breath of the Epos – Ivan Shishkin gallery                    Elaguba, Russia & to tour                  2010 ongoing

Joint show                                                                             Galerie Sigvardson, Denmark          2010

Mixed shows                                                                        Inchmore Gallery, Inverness             2010/2011

Wild about Gairloch                                                            Kinlochewe                                           2012

2011, Direction, Beinn Eighe, Scotland


Ceangal – director                                                              Scottish Highlands/International      2011 ongoing

I have over the years done various works for illustration purposes including Visitscotland and Two Lochs radio. I have been interviewed for several blogs online. I am a member of Highland Open Studios from 2007- present, An Talla Solais, Ullapool, Visual Arts Scotland, RGI, and Aberdeen artists society.

Shadowland - peat, canvas, paper, ink, beeswax - 91 x 91 cm memorial - 10 x 33 cmL1210613

Piotr Zamojski


1963          born in Olsztyn/ Poland

Studied in Gdansk, Munich and Düsseldorf

Selected exhibitions

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1993            Woman’s and Man’s Room

Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany

Participation in the exhibition Wände

1994            Three Rooms

Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

1995-96       Two Windows and Two Rooms

Rooms of Kühle and Mozer, Cologne, Germany

1996            Fivefold Divided and Straight Wall

Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster, Germany

Meeting Room and Basement

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England

Participation in East 1996

1997            Four Rooms

Escale, Düsseldorf

1998            Bootskeller

Pillnitz Castle, Dresden, Germany

Two Rooms

Ausstellungsraum Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 26, Leipzig, Germany

1999            Mach Bazaar (Fishmarket)

The market square Bara Bazaar in Shillong, India

2000            Fifth Room

Escale, Düsseldorf

Akiyama Arrangement

Akiyama Gallery, Tokyo


Künstlerhof Buch, Berlin

Participation in the exhibition Am Ort

 Contraventanas (Shutters)

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile

Puerta (The Gate)

Former prison, Valparaiso, Chile. Participation in the exhibition El Dia

2001            Seeschule

Former high school, Überlingen, Germany

2002            Gastatelier (Guest Studio)

Van de Nieuwe Dingen, Tilburg, Holland

        Wall and Balustrade

Nord-LB, Magdeburg, Germany

2003            Antesala (Anteroom)

Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe, Castro, Chile


Ausstellungsraum Acker 204, Düsseldorf

First Setting

Concept Space, Shibukawa, Japan

Eight Walls

Gallery Surge, Tokyo

2004            Metamuseum

MMKI (Museum of Modern Art in Internet)

Five Sequences

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Participation in the exhibition Besides…

Vingt et Une Pierres (Twenty-One Stones)

Hopital Caroline, Frioul Island, Marseille, France

Participation in the exhibition 13001 Frioul

Three Walls

Raum Claudia Simon, Düsseldorf

2005            Titles

Galerie Thomas Flor, Düsseldorf


Finanz_IT, Berlin

2006            Participation in the exhibition Globus Dei

Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany

Headlines and Scribbles

Participation in Busan Biennale 2006, Busan, Korea

Second Setting

Concept Space, Shibukawa, Japan

2007            Ladder and Desk

Participation in the exhibition Wrong Mistakes

Kartinnaya Galerya, Myshkin, Russia

2008            Letters of Law

Participation in the exhibition Ten Years Later

Old Prison, Port Louis, Mauritius

 Four Words

Participation in the exhibition Aslijnen Op Kopvlakken

Former Deprez Factory, Tilburg, Holland

2009            Participation in the exhibition ­From Text to Image

Suwon Art Center, Suwon, Korea

Under the Bottom Line

Participation in the TEAF 2009, Ulsan, Korea

2010            Singleman’s Hut

Bundanon, West Cambewarra, Australia


Forest in West Cambewarra, Australia

Melkein… (Almost…)

Inre Hatten Island, Helsinki

Third Setting

Shibukawa, Japan            

                    Sjaldan… (Seldom…)

Former fisherman’s hut, Gardur, Iceland           

Brandur Af Brandi Brenn Uns Bruninn Er

Gardur, Iceland

2011            Wall

Färber Strasse, Düsseldorf

Rear House

Klaus Kinski’s birth place, Sopot, Poland


Salzmannbau, Düsseldorf

Participation in the exhibition 5×3

                    Kunstraum Düsseldorf

2012            Homo Ludens

Muzeum Sopotu, Sopot, Poland

Gamli Vitinn (Old Lighthouse)

Gardur, Iceland

… á glæ kastat

Gardur, Iceland

Five Proverbs

                    The Salos Manor House, Salos, Lit

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workshop events 2013

Ceangal Community Picnic – STRUPAG
Join us in Kinlochewe Village Hall  Friday 16th August – 12 – 2pm.  Meet the artists, have a tasty lunch, explore the trails, and get inspired for the residency!
Nature’s mosaic
come along and help create mosaic work/s inspired by nature.  These when completed will then be placed along the trails as a piece of collaborative work.
Tuesday 20th/Wednesday 21st August, 10am – 4pm, Anancaun Field Centre, Kinlochewe
Contact Pat Gulliver on 01445 771248 for more information
Ephemeral art
Find out more about nature art and be inspired by the surroundings to create your own works.  This will begin with some information about artists inspired and working with nature, and then going out to create your own work.  Photographs will be taken and then compiled into a video which will be put on youtube.
Monday 26th August – 10am – 4pm
Meet at Anancaun Field station for the introduction.  This event will be weather dependent!
Contact Pat Gulliver on 01445 771248 for more information
For all events please bring suitable clothing and a packed lunch.  

Tatsunori Fujii


1954   Bone in Tochigi – pref. Japan

1980   Graduated from Tokyo Zokei Univ. (Sculpture)

1981   Daddy , Have you ever killed anyone ? Yoyogi – Tokyo

1992   Asyl (futokoro)      White Columns  N.Y.

2006   About Pouring on the Stone (Geumgang Nature Art Biennale) Korea

2008   About the Drifting things  (The Lazar Castle of Lazarea , Romania)

2009   Quiet School – About Pouring   Nakanojo Biennale – Gunma

2010   The Refuge of Water   Nishinomiya Funasaka Biennale – Hyogo

2011   The Cluster of Word  I.Ya.Na.N.De.Su    Ledeco  Tokyo

2012   Abiko Weather Station  Fu.Ri.So.So.Gu.Mo.No.Ni.Tsu.I.Te

Abiko International Open-Air Exhibition

我孫子気象台-mono 西宮船坂ビエンナーレ2010 - 水の宿 西宮船坂ビエンナーレ2010-内部 About pouring on the stone A4-(Korea 2006) About pouring(Ludwigsau)2007A3重要mono イヤナンデス イヤナンデス 2012 中之条ビエンナーレ2009-静かな学校 中之条-赤い水の部屋

Alix Marie



February 2013 Work In Progress Show, Royal College Of Art, London

November 2012 Solo show Mois de la Photo OFF (photomonth), Galerie LJ, Paris

September – November 2012 Guestroom Maribor Exhibition, Maribor

July – September 2012 Arles Photography Open Salon: An Eye For An Ear, Galerie Huit, Arles

July – August 2012 Estivale 2012, Galerie LJ, Paris

June 2012 Fresh Winds, Gardur, Iceland

May – June 2012 Ceramics, Galerie LJ, Paris

April 2012 Dol, One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden

March 2012 Group Show Personne n’est moi, Antigalerie, Paris

November 2011 Group Show Off Beige at Beaconsfiled Studios, Brighton

November 2011 Group Show I want the kind of job that is interesting but doesn’t take very much tim at Vibe Gallery, London

October 2011 Trolls Series at Ruby for Photo Month festival, Hoxton Square, London

August 2011 Art Crawl organized by Comuniart, at The Old Red Lion Theatre, London

July 2011 Group Show Photography Exhibition at Candid Arts, Angel, London

June 2011 Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art Degree Show, Charing Cross, London

May – June 2011 Solo Show Alix Marie’s Ceramics in the Window Gallery of The Last Tuesday Society, Mare Street, London

May – June 2011 Group Show Photosensitive at One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden

October 2010 Group Show Photo Open Exhibition for the Photo Month festival at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London

July 2010 Group Show Hackney Wickipedia at Hackney Wicked Festival, London

May 2010 Group Show Curator, and artist for Blasfemia’s at PlatoPamplona, Barcelona

April 2010 Group Show Gadje at Exchange Dublin, Dublin

November/December 2009 Curator, and artist for Group Show The Bunny Show at The Rag Factory, London

May 2009 Trinity Buoy Wharf, Central Saint Martins First Year Group Show, London

June 2008 Foundation Degree Show Central Saint Martins, London


Awards & Residencies

July 2012 Guest Room Maribor, Slovenia

May – June 2012 Fresh Winds In Gardur, Iceland

December 2011 Honorable Mention in the Professional Women Photographers’s 36th Anniversary competition

May 2011 Winner of the Photosensitive competition organized by One Church Street Gallery

March 2011 Runner up of the Portrait and People competition organized by the Worlwide Photography Gala Awards



2012 – 2014 MAFA Photography, Royal College Of Art, London

2008 – 2011 First Class Honours Bachelor of Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

2007 – 2008 Foundation Course Diploma in Art and Design with distinction, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

2007 Baccalaureat Litteraire Mention Bien, Lycee Charlemagne, Paris

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