Saturday, 26 May 2012

Local Types launches at Tosh

Hugh gets to work on the installation
It's the launch weekend of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, and Thomas Tosh's wall has become a riot of local nicknames as part of the festivities.

Hugh Bryden has worked with local customers, and residents to turn nicknames into pictures in what he likes to call a `printstallation'. It's a unique project, combining humour with the growing interest in typography. It's well worth a visit. Entry is free.

And Hugh's work is not yet entirely complete. If you have any ideas of nicknames that you think should go up on the wall, he wants to hear.

Thanks to Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival for its collaboration, and to Margaret Marchbank, Jane, Mary, and Anne for the inspiration.

written by Paul O'Keeffe

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Salon Special: Local Types

It's a Salon Special tonight (Tuesday 8th May) at Thomas Tosh. Hugh Bryden is going to begin his work on Local Types, as part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. It is an installation celebrating local wordplay: from nicknames to stories.
Tonight, Hugh will have his pen poised to put into pictures local nicknames from the past and present. So please come along with your ideas. Those ideas will help in Hugh's work, which will cover the gallery space at Thomas Tosh.
Hugh McMillan will be joining us too. He's reading from his latest poetry collection Thin Slice of Moon. The event starts from 7.30pm. Entry is free. There's cakes, coffee and a licensed bar.
Written by Paul O'Keeffe.