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Making & Doing | Fiona MacRae Interview

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Making & Doing | Fiona MacRae Interview

If you follow Broth, it won't surprise you that one of my favourite things to do is visit artists at their studio. Call me a nosy parker but stepping into an artists workspace is for me like entering Ali Baba's cave- you never know what riches you're going to find. Fiona MacRae's studio in rural Argyll is one such place that never disappoints. Tucked away up a meandering track in mossy woodland, Fiona's studio is a treasure trove of spectacles.Having beachcombed her entire life, Fiona MacRae's studio is a shrine to both natural and man-made forms scavanged from the shoreline. There are whalebones, coloured sea glass, mermaid purses, driftwood and calcified sea creatures, but also a confetti of plastic odds and ends, corroded rubber and knarled bits of oxidised metal. Wherever you look, there's something to marvel at.

Over the years, it has become abundantly clear that beachcombing is an important part of MacRae's practice. It works its way- albeit surreptitiously- into her paintings by means of colour, texture and form, and is used directly in her assemblage artwork. For this reason, I was curious to learn more about her love of beachcombing, how it informs her art-making and where it all started.

Read on to discover more about Fiona MacRae and her delightful art.

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Kathy McCarthy's Sculpture

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Kathy McCarthy's Sculpture

 

Kathy McCarthy makes sculptures in a variety of materials including clay, jesmonite, fiberglass and wood. She says, “The physicality of materials and making objects has increasingly yet slowly grown more important to me. Whether it is clay with its malleable and slippery texture or fibreglass with its strength and rigid texture, I struggle, tear apart, stick and rebuild to invent a place where only these materials can belong.” 

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Beneath The Moon & Under The Sun: Maureen Nathan

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Beneath The Moon & Under The Sun: Maureen Nathan

 

A solo exhibition of work by award-winning artist Maureen Nathan is opening this June (Thu 9th- Sun 19th) at The Fitzrovia Gallery, London. ‘Beneath The Moon & Under The Sun’ brings together 130 works on paper produced over the last two and a half years.

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A Paper Tundra | New Collage by Sara Breinlinger

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A Paper Tundra | New Collage by Sara Breinlinger

 

We are delighted to present new work by London-based painter and collage-maker, Sara Breinlinger. Moving away from her more representational practice, Sara explores the world of abstraction through the means of collage. Sara studied fine art at Middlesex Polytechnic but then went on to pursue a career as a psychotherapist. For the past twenty years, she has been sharing her time as both a psychotherapist and as a practicing artist, and so it’s no surprise that her artwork draws on the human condition.

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Dan Jamieson Studio Visit

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Dan Jamieson Studio Visit

 

A couple of weeks ago, I visited Dan Jamieson at his home and studio in Walthamstow, London. Dan is both a long-standing friend and member of the Broth Art stable, so our meetings are just as much a discussion of upcoming projects and new work as they are a chinwag...............(continue reading).

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