A virtual exhibition showcasing creativity and talent within our community
Strathearn on Lockdown - a virtual exhibition
Life across the world has been unrecognisably altered by the COVID-19 pandemic and when 'lockdown' was introduced on 23 March our own part of the world looked and felt very different. We invited everyone - juniors, seniors and in-betweeners - who responded creatively to life in lockdown to share what they had created and participate in an online exhibition.
We hope you enjoy and find inspiration in the range of work shown here. Much of it is now on display at our newly opened premises at 2 Comrie Street (next door to our main building). The exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm. Some of the artists and makers have donated their work to help us raise much-needed funds towards our work. So come along and take a look - we look forward to welcoming you!
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Jane explored a new glass-making technique during lockdown using high-quality glass and coloured 'strings' to create this rainbow dish.
Lynn England focusses on the detail as seen in this series of images. For more information visit her website https://www.lynnenglandphotography.com
Original photo converted into wall art
painted in oils on paper; inspired by but not representational of Loch Earn
Created during Logos art workshop inspired by work of Kandinsky
Created during art workshop at Logos inspired by work of Kandinsky
Photographed during a visit to Stonehaven after travel restrictions were lifted
Drawing of a Snowy Owl created during lockdown
From a favourite dog walk in Comrie. Painted to illustrate the homeopathic remedy Carbo veg which is made from charcoal
The Smith family: Catriona, Graeme, Sophie (age 7), Harry (age 4), Bill and Muriel, gave the Crieff Community Garden a makeover during lockdown re-using existing materials with the addition of some paint and a lot of enthusiasm.
Rainbow Tea Cosy knitted by Anne Keelan
'Corona Hope': hand-carved boat by Tommy Stanners
made from scratch during lockdown
Made with their unique scrubs as gifts for frontline workers
Those who sewed: Christine Forsyth, Judith Tipping, Rona McCarra, Lynn Scott-Cockle, Pam Regan, Esther Aitken, Jane-Marie Laird, Lorraine Gardner, Reina McArthur, Rowan Mestecky, Lynn Bowers, Mhairi Farquhar, Susie O'Neill, Lesley Wright, Pat Leigh, Beth Fotheringham, Meg Griffiths, Jane White, Gill McBride, Gitte Bushby, Heather Walker, Joan Walker, Laura Hustwayte, Margaret Coll, Margaret MacVicar, Molly Wilcock, Anne Grodzicka, Juliet Hughes, Clare and Iona Aldridge, Sheena Plummer
Christine made this shoulder/cross-body/backpack bag as a welcome break from sewing scrubs.
Esther is part of the team making full-sized sets of scrubs for the NHS.
Covered notebook in freestyle embroidery inspired by the natural world
Digital art created on an ipad
'Crieff in Lockdown' filmed by Leona Craig
A lockdown take on the old Ian Dury classic
Sharon Russell reflects on all the things we're missing in her own composition based on a 1930s tune
'Journey of a lockdown loo roll' created by the Strathearn Snapper with help from the people of Strathearn
The phone box exchange in Muthill
Part of a mindfulness walk in Broich Woods and along the River Earn
taken in Lady Mary's Walk, Crieff
Daily Exercise in Strathearn's beautiful landscape
'From dawn to dusk' - April dawn chorus recorded at Ferntower Raod by Catriona Watson; evening birdsong recorded by Fiona Wellstood at Lovers' Walk
wild garlic frames the path beside the Turret Burn
"Stay Safe" says the wise old owl