Sunday, 27 January 2013

Etched Self Portraits at Hamilton Kerr Studio

We are hosting an exhibition titled “To see oursels as ithers see us"  by local school primary children from the of 25th Jan -1st Feb.

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This exhibition of self-portrait etchings by local schoolchildren was inspired by the line from Burns’ poem and made possible by local artist and teacher Maureen Crosbie. 297 children from Northmuir and Southmuir primary schools in Kirriemuir, Angus, took part in this project, creating etchings on acrylic using a dry point technique.

Always keen to turn her work and experiences as an artist into new teaching techniques, Maureen could see the traditional etching process with acids and other chemicals were not possible in a classroom environment. However, the dry-point method using acrylic sheet was one which could be translated easily to work with children as young as seven.

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Using the line from “To A Louse” by Robbie Burns to inspire the self-portraits, the children’s work was of such high caliber Maureen decided to ask us at Hamilton Kerr to donate our space to exhibit the etchings.
We are passionate about the portrait medium and have taken photographic portraits of many of the children taking part. We were delighted to be able to host such a great collection of work.

Hamilton Kerr Studios host a Scottish Art exhibition of local school childrens art
The exhibition runs from 25th January to 1st February and the studio is open from 10 am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.

I hope a few of you can make it along to view these fantastic portraits.