Artists open their doors this weekend

Central Fife Open Studios artists get ready for their big weekend.
Central Fife Open Studios artists get ready for their big weekend.
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From Kinghorn to Methil, via Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and points in between artists are throwing their doors open this weekend.

The first ever Central Fife Open Studios sees 18 artists inviting the public into their studios to see their work, see them at work - and perhaps even make a purchase.

Pop into artist Margaret Hailey’s Burntisland studio, or have a look at photographer Jennifer Kelly’s work in Coaltown of Wemyss, drop into Cargo & Relic in Kinghorn to see some of their delicate glasswork or even try on some of Rosalind Crawford’s unique knitwear in her Methil studio.

This is the first time the Central Fife artists have got together to throw open their studios in a venture instigated by artist Pat Bray and fabric artist Pat Beveridge.

Pat Bray explained they were following in the footsteps on artists elsewhere in Fife and Scotland: “Pat and I felt that there was no provision for artists in Central Fife to open up their studios as there is in the rest of Fife and that the hole needed plugged.

“From the two us it gradually grew over a few months to 18 participants.”

Pat added: “This has been set up to give professional artists and designers in Central Fife the opportunity to show their work to the public.

“There will be a chance to speak to those they visit about their methods and sources of inspiration, and to buy or commission original art, whether textile, jewellery, painting, photography, sculpture, glass or ceramics.”

The studios are open between September 11 and 13. Opening times vary, so check out the website at www.centralfifeopenstudios.org