Exhibition of works from Three of our Members, Joyce Campbell, Hamish Haswell-Smith and Andrew Merrylees RSA.
The Exhibition runs from Wednesday 5th September until the 29th September with a Preview from 6-8pm on Wednesday 5th September.
Joyce Campbell is an active member of the Scottish Arts Club and a dynamic organiser bringing sculpture and other 3D art to more prominence in the Club through primary exhibitions and promoting varied craft artists. She has been instrumental in bringing external workshops to the Club to enhance the active use of the Studio that Kenny Johnstone has pioneered. The result has fostered a practical arts culture within the Club membership.
Joyce studied Drawing and Painting at Leith School of Art, and went onto a Sculpture - Stonemasonry course at Telford College and stone carving at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, where she is a member. Joyce also studied Mosaics with Joanna Kessell.
She has held exhibitions at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2010-17), RGI Kelly Gallery in Glasgow and at the Scottish Arts Club.
Hamish Haswell-Smith was born in Glasgow in 1928. Initially educated at Dollar Academy he finished his schooling during the war at a military school in South India. He completed his first year in architecture at the Royal Technical College (Strathclyde University) and Glasgow School of Art and then transferred to Edinburgh College of Art where he qualified in 1951. He joined an architectural practice in Uganda, and later moved from there to Nairobi, Kenya where he started his own practice. This was at the height of the Mau Mau tribal emergency so he also served in the East African forces during daylight hours.
On the granting of Uhuru (Independence) all work dried up so Hamish returned to the United Kingdom in 1960 with his wife, Jean, and young son. He and a friend of College days set up in practice and in the 1970s split into two separate practices. Haswell-Smith & Partners prospered and eventually opened branch offices in Aberdeen and Glasgow.
He enjoyed yacht racing on the Forth and latterly cruised widely around the Scottish islands resulting in his best-selling books – The Scottish Islands and An Island Odyssey – both illustrated with his own drawings, paintings and maps.
Hamish has drawn and painted since childhood and travelled worldwide, always with a sketchbook at the ready. His paintings have been shown in many exhibitions including the annual exhibitions of the RSA and RSW.
Hamish is a past President of SAC and founder of SSAA (Scottish Society of Architect Artists).
ANDREW MERRYLEES RSA
Andrew Merrylees RSA is a successful and well-known architect, artist, designer and town planner. He is interested in all forms of visual art. Drawing and painting particularly have been a life long pursuit running in parallel with, and informing his architecture. He is fascinated by the imprint of nature and human nature on buildings – weathering, ageing, usage and so on. Andrew was responsible for many important buildings in Scotland and beyond, including, as project architect, the Edinburgh University Library, ‘A’ listed by Historic Scotland.
Following his full retirement in 2009, he has pursued his love of painting. He exhibits regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy, at the Scottish Arts Club, and with the Scottish Society of Architect Artists as well as contributing to other shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, at other locations across Scotland; Paris and Frejus, in France; London and Warsaw.
Andrew has been a long-term member of the Scottish Arts Club and assisted in the architectural aspects of the Club, including the role of Hon. Architect.
LEO DU FEU
An exhibition of plein-air landscape & nature paintings by Leo du Feu is showing in the Geddes Gallery.
Scottish artist & art tutor. Born Edinburgh 1984. Graduated Drawing & Painting from Edinburgh College of Art 2006. Landscape, wildlife, birds and environment are major interests. www.leodufeu.co.uk www.landscapeartnaturebirds.blogspot.co.uk