An interview with Marissa Mardon

Marissa Mardon is a fine artist and the creator behind the exhibition Landing at Dawn, which will be on show throughout May and June. On the day she installed Landing at Dawn, Ideas Test invited Marissa to talk a little bit more about her new work. Could you talk a little bit about the process you… Continue Reading

Close up photograph of a latex art exhibition

An interview with Matt Bray and Wendy Daws

On March 10, Matt Bray and Wendy Daws hosted their Live Making event at No.34. Afterwards, Ideas Test invited Matt and Wendy to talk a little more about their collaborative exhibition, Material Conversations. You can hear more from Matt and Wendy by coming along on March 24 to Meet the Artists, from 1pm – 3pm. Has creating… Continue Reading

An Interview with Rosie Melville

Ideas Test sat down with exhibiting artist Rosie Melville to discuss her exhibition, Fragility and Tension, which is on display at No.34 until February 28. Ideas Test: Has creating the work for this exhibition inspired you to create any future work? Rosie Melville: Yeah, I think it has really because I did quite a few experiments leading… Continue Reading

Fragility and Tension by Rosie Melville

Fragility and Tension expresses the emotions and physical sensations experienced from living with depression, chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. This is shown through the choice of materials, and the form of the piece, as the weight of the semi porcelain slip pulls on the webs of wild silk.

Exhibition: Replay – Philippa Wall

Replay is an exhibition and performance. Philippa will use the window at No 34 like a camera lens, playing with ideas of being hidden and being visible.

View from No.34's window of Xtina Lamb's exhibition Sea Plastic Songlines

Coastal Connections with Xtina Lamb

This month’s exhibition is tactile in nature. It’s also focused on nature too. The work Xtina Lamb is exhibiting explores the diverse landscape of the Outer Hebrides, in particular the route between Stornoway and Uig. Kyra, Ideas Test’s Audience Development Assistant, sat down to talk to Xtina about the elements – both artistic and topographical… Continue Reading