Friday, 29 May 2009

Ed Slater returns to TT this Saturday

Ed Slater will be chatting to customers about his amazing art work this Saturday (30th May,2009) at TT from around 1pm.

Ed's work needs to be seen in the flesh. It always intrigues customers here and gets lots of admiration. He builds up his paintings with acrylic and glass paint and found objects.

Ed will be exhibiting at Tosh for two more weeks as part of the Nith Landscapes exhibition.

And as part of the exhibition we are planning a workshop to be run by another exhibitor, Fiona Allardyce-Lewis. I'll post those details as soon as we have it all worked out.

Written by Paul O'Keeffe at Thomas Tosh.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Ed Slater at Thomas Tosh today.

Our latest exhibition Nith Landscapes has begun.

It features the work of Mary Triffitt, Ed Slater, Fiona Allardyce-Lewis and Chris Davies. The quartet are taking inspiration from the beautiful scenery around here.

Ed Slater will be at Thomas Tosh this afternoon (Saturday 23rd May) to talk to customers about his work. It's intriguing stuff, and people who see his paintings always want to know just how Ed does what he does. Well if you are around this afternoon, you are welcome to ask the man himself.

Written by Paul O'Keeffe at Thomas Tosh

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Hugh McMillan at Thomas Tosh

Local poet Hugh McMillan is at Thomas Tosh this Saturday (9th May, 2009) reading from his new poetry collection The Spider's Spin on It. He will be here from 3pm.

Hugh's poetry is great, you get a range of different tones --some poems are serious and sublime, others make you laugh out loud; all are thought provoking and shine through with Hugh's love of history (he's a history teacher at a school in Dumfries).

Hugh's knack is to get you into the minds of the knights, the soldiers' wives and even insects of history. The Spider's Spin on It of the title is the spider's view of its legendary encounter with Robert the Bruce. It's hilarious.

And this is not just Thomas Tosh's house view. Hugh has won prizes and Scottish Arts Council backing for his poetry. So it's official.

The book itself looks really special and is a collaboration with Dumfries-based printmaker Hugh Bryden, who is exhibiting at Thomas Tosh in August.

You can keep up-to-date with Hugh McMillan's poetry exploits in his entertaining blog.

written by Paul O'Keeffe at Thomas Tosh