Charity postcard exhibition at Zembla Gallery

Delighted to take part in this exhibition at Zembla Gallery of ‘altered’ postcards by over 30 invited artists. The exhibition is in aid of the children’s ward at the Borders General Hospital and runs over the weekend of the 9th and 10th December. Contact the gallery for more information.

Zembla Gallery, Little Lindisfarne, Stirches Road, Hawick, TD9 7HF
Tel 07843625232
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Michael Craik, Seven Skies, collage, 11cm x 16cm

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Charity exhibition at Detail Framing

I am delighted to have my work included in an exhibition of small works at Detail Framing in Edinburgh, to raise money for Maggie’s Centre, Edinburgh and Socialbite Homeless charity. The exhibition runs from 20 Nov – 23 Dec, contact Detail Framing for more information.

Detail Framing, 5 Lochrin Place, Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9QX
Tel 01312293324
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Michael Craik, Untitled (two works), acrylic on card, 15cm x 21cm

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Exhibition at VfaKR in Oberhausen

I am delighted to announce the opening of my forthcoming exhibition with Gisela Hoffmann and Jan Scharrelmann at Verein for aktuelle Kunst / Ruhrgebiet e.V. in Oberhausen. The opening is on Sunday 28 May at 11:30am and the exhibition runs until 02.07.2017. Please visit the following website for further details and opening times:

 

www.vfak-ruhrgebiet.de

Verein für aktuelle Kunst / Ruhrgebiet e. V.
Hansastraße 20, 46049 Oberhausen, Deutschland

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Forthcoming exhibition in Sweden

The Relative Medium is my next exhibition. The show is a joint exhibition with fellow Scottish painter Eric Cruikshank at Galleri Konstepidemin in Gothenburg. This is the first time we will both present our work in Sweden. You can find out more information on the following website: konstepidemin.se

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Galleri Konstepidemin

Konstepidemins Väg 6

413 14 Göteborg, Sweden

Telephone +46 31 41 00 53

Email galleri@konstepidemin.se

Opening hours 12:00 – 16:00

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Exhibition in Kyoto ends with Ikebana installation

My exhibition ‘Intime’ in Kyoto has closed with a beautiful installation of Ikebana by Japanese artist and director of Galerie Weissraum, Takaya Fujii. I am grateful to Takaya for installing this wonderful display during my exhibition and you can discover more about Takaya’s ikebana and his wider artistic practice on his website: http://www.takayafujii.info/ikebana#1

Please click on the images below to enlarge.

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INTIME | solo exhibition at Galerie Weissraum, Kyoto

I am pleased to announce that my new solo exhibition will open on 4 October at Galerie Weissraum in Kyoto. For this exhibition I am delighted to present a new series of large watercolours on paper and acrylic paintings on aluminium. To view a PDF version of the catalogue please click here

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4 – 30 October 2016

2016年10月4日 – 2016年10月30日

Galerie Weissraum
Evis Building 3F, 82 Shimotutumicyo,
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
Telephone +81 75 761 8565
Opening hours 15:00 – 19:00

京都市左京区下堤町 82 恵比須ビル3階
電話番号 075 761 8565
営業時間 15:00 – 19:00 (不定休)
京阪電車「神宮丸太町駅」2番出口直結
1階にローソンストア100が入っているビルです。

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Project supported by a Fife Art & Craft Visual Artist Development Programme Grant

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Poet and artist Angela Rawlings visits Sea Loft

Last week, Sea Loft welcomed Canadian poet and interdisciplinary artist, Angela Rawlings (A.K.A. a.rawlings). Angela visited Sea Loft with French student and current collaborator Laureen Burlat. During their stay they explored the inception of a new performance based work, derived from the language of morse code. While painting away, I was privileged to be an audience of one at their first study and the photograph shows the results of a further run-through traced onto Kinghorn beach.

a.rawlings_kinghornFollowing an enjoyable and insightful chat about my own practice, Angela was very kind to share her thoughts about my work in a short text. I’ve included what she wrote below and you can discover more of her own fascinating work by clicking on the link:

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On what is ‘intime’ – Angela Rawlings

I sit in the Sea Loft at Kinghorn on a sunny February afternoon, watching freight and oil ships traverse the Firth of Forth, an estuary of the North Sea. To the east, I can see two offshore oil rigs, stout and towering from their ocean perches. To the south, I can see the Lothian coastline stretching like a mirrored inversion of my view in Reykjavík of the Reykjanes peninsula. Mid-peninsula, a volcanic point and then at the end, choppy cresting hills. Flat between. Lava field or farmland?

The practice of an artist, at times, engages a slower speed and repetition. Michael Craik’s studio sits beside Elizabeth Ogilvie’s in the Sea Loft at Kinghorn, where he works with endurance painting techniques that experiment with how hues stretch and distort over time. For serial work with titles such as Vestige and Trace, Craik paints aluminum with acrylic; once it dries, he layers the paint repeatedly up to fifty times. Then he sands down the edges of his canvas, revealing paint sedimentation through the process. His canvases drip-dry around their edges, the thick paint forming stalactites. In his newest experiments, Craik paints paper with monochromatic watercolour, then dips half the paper into a bucket of water. The paint streaks, revealing striated and occasionally winging dispersion of colour as it soaks down the canvas. Craik repeats his processes on his different canvases, using a variety of monochromes and variously sanding or water-dipping. Aluminum, sand, sedimentation, stalactites, water, water, water. The geomorphology of his practice reveals an interplay of human mark with material logic.

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Exhibition in South Korea

I am pleased to announce that my work is included in the exhibition The Memory of Time at Wootdali Cultural Village in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

The exhibition will run from 13 – 30 November and will include the work of Korean artists Hye Kyung Cho and Jaiyoung Cho.

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Exhibition at Galerie Ulf Larsson in Cologne

I am very pleased to announce that my work will be included in a group exhibition at Galerie Ulf Larsson in Cologne in July.

The exhibition will run from 3 July until 12 August and will also include the work of Antoni Tàpies, Aurelie Nemours, Gabriele Schade-Hasenberg, Joaquin Chancho, René Dantes and Tadaaki Kuwayama.

Galerie Ulf Larsson
Blankenheimer Str. 59 (Auerbachplatz)
50937 Köln-Sülz

http://www.concrete-cologne.com

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Kunstkonzept SZA 2015-2016

Last week I travelled to Frankfurt to install a series of paintings and screenprints that have been selected for an exhibition in the offices of the law firm Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz. Each year a new project is curated by Merja Herzog-Hellsten and new artists are selected to install work. This year I will be exhibiting alongside the following artists:

Jürgen Klugmann (Tübingen) www.klugmann-kunst.com
Michael Kolod (Maintal/ Frankfurt) www.michaelkolod.de
Volker Steinbacher (Frankfurt) www.volker-steinbacher.de
Heide Weidele (Frankfurt) www.heideweidele.de
SZA – www.sza.de
Merja Herzog-Hellsten – www.herzog-hellsten.de
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