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

Hanging exhibition of white embossed squares

Enbosu and starbusts with Wendy Daws

It’s incredibly fitting that the exhibition to follow on from Ted Hannaford’s is Enbosu. From the Japanese meaning ‘to emboss’, Wendy’s exhibition is certainly eye-catching (if you’ll excuse the pun) and is wonderfully tactile too. Wendy dedicates a lot of her time to community work but this body of work is all about Wendy Daws…. Continue Reading

Enbosu – new work by Wendy Daws

Wendy Daws new art work Enbosu (‘to emboss’ in Japanese) explores the concept of memory and interpretation through touch.  Enbosu is a rare tactile, texture rich exhibition.  You are actively invited to touch and feel the work.   The marks made by your fingers give the work new life, adding a layer of story to its existence. It gives us a unique insight into Wendy’s fascination with materials, and her interest in sight loss and the experiences of visually impaired artists.