A virtual exhibition showcasing creativity and talent within our community

Life across the world has been unrecognisably altered by the COVID-19 pandemic and since 'lockdown' was introduced on 23 March our own part of the world has looked and felt very different.

 

This online exhibition is an invitation for everyone - juniors, seniors and in-betweeners - who has responded creatively to life in lockdown to share what they've created.

 

So whether you are a writer, artist, crafter, dabbler, brand-new-hobbyists or creative veteran - send us your interpretation of Strathearn On Lockdown.  To submit your work please email info@strathearnarts.org

Strathearn on Lockdown - a virtual exhibition

Here is a selection of what's been received so far which we expect to build on in the coming weeks.  We look forward to bringing this exhibition to life once our doors reopen.  In the meantime, we hope you enjoy and find inspiration in the work shown here. Click on each image to see it in full.

Rainbow Glass Dish by Jane Drysdale, Barkley Glass
Jane explored a new glass-making technique during lockdown using high-quality glass and coloured 'strings' to create this rainbow dish.
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Comely Bank by Marion Lewis
Watercolour painting
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The White Church by Lynn Macgregor, 'The Strathearn Snapper'
Original photo converted into wall art
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Sma' Glen by Morag Simpson
view of the Sma' Glen created in pastel
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Coppiced Beech by Isobel Hunt
From a favourite dog walk in Comrie. Painted to illustrate the homeopathic remedy Carbo veg which is made from charcoal
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Community Garden Door transformed by the Smith family
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.
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Cup of Hope Anne Keelan
Rainbow Tea Cosy knitted by Anne Keelan
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'Corona Hope': hand-carved boat by Tommy Stanners 

made from scratch during lockdown

Hero Bears by Debbie Thirsk
Made with their unique scrubs as gifts for frontline workers
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Scrubs for NHS - sewed by a team across Crieff and Strathearn
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
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Convertible Bag by Christine Forsyth
Christine made this shoulder/cross-body/backpack bag as a welcome break from sewing scrubs.
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Wee Scrubs by Esther Aitken
Esther is part of the team making full-sized sets of scrubs for the NHS.
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All is but a dewdrop on a blade of grass by Caroline Moore
Covered notebook in freestyle embroidery inspired by the natural world
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View to Turlum by Pete Evanson
Digital art created on an ipad
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'Crieff in Lockdown' filmed by Leona Craig

Reasons to be cheerful Sharon Russell
00:00 / 02:23

A lockdown take on the old Ian Dury classic

Seems Like Old TimesSharon Russell
00:00 / 02:45

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

Lockdown 001 by Oliver G M Lewis
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Lockdown DaysSharon Russell
00:00 / 01:38
He SaidSharon Russell
00:00 / 01:30
Stop, Look, Look Again by Iz Robertson
Part of a mindfulness walk in Broich Woods and along the River Earn
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Forbury GardensSharon Russell
00:00 / 01:49
TimeTommy Stanners
00:00 / 01:59
The Age of Pestilence Maurice Gartshore
00:00 / 01:39
Reflection by Carol McKee
taken in Lady Mary's Walk, Crieff
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Barvick Falls taken by Kim Osborne
Daily Exercise in Strathearn's beautiful landscape
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I am half sick of shadowsMaurice Gartshore
00:00 / 01:37
April Dawn Chorus in Ferntower Road
Evening Birdsong in Lovers' Walk

'From dawn to dusk' - April dawn chorus recorded at Ferntower Raod by Catriona Watson; evening birdsong recorded by Fiona Wellstood at Lovers' Walk

Lovers' Walk taken by Fiona Wellstood
wild garlic frames the path beside the Turret Burn
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Wise Owl taken by Gordon Wright
"Stay Safe" says the wise old owl
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All is but a dewdrop by Caroline Moore