Exhibited 26 Nov - 23 Dec
"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern."
Alfred North Whitehead
(British Philosopher and Mathematician, 1861–1947)
People often have a visual preference for symmetry and repetition and are frequently attracted to geometric shapes and patterns. There is something incredibly mesmerising and comforting about seeing a shape or an image repeated in a mathematical order. Artists recognise this and frequently use pattern for both structural and decorative purposes. Roman and Egyptian tile work, the wallpapers by Morris & Co., and the paintings of Victor Vasarely and Brigit Riley are all examples of where pattern has been employed to great effect.
The gallery frequently exhibits artworks that have pattern at their core. Continuing with this theme, artist book makers were invited to submit artworks for the annual artist book exhibition held every December. The brief was simple - celebrate pattern in artist book form. Over 80 handmade books from 35 artists will be on show. Co-curated with Edinburgh based artist book maker and tutor Susie Wilson.
Future Exhibitions 2023
10-31 March Charlotte Roseberry (Painting)
14 April - 5 May Ally Wallace (Sculpture)
9 May - 9 June Chris Sleath & Elaine Alison (Mixed Media)
23 June - 14 July Sarah Louise Hawkins (Sculpture)
11 Aug - 1 Sep Gail Turpin (Mixed Media)
15 Sep - 6 Oct Susie Wilson (Mixed Media)