Painting

Celie Byrne

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RM Hubbard & D, oil on linen, 150 x 120 cm

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Celie Byrne, oil on linen, 40 x 40 cm

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Pauline Alexander, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

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Sanjeev Kohli, oil on canvas, 118 x 87 cm

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Emma Pollock, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

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Andrew Wasylyk, oil on canvas, 118 x 87 cm

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Graham Anderson Sees No Evil, oil on linen, 80 x 40 cm

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Graham Anderson Hears No Evil, oil on linen, 80 x 40 cm

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Graham Anderson Speaks No Evil, oil on linen, 80 x 40 cm

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Calamity Horse aka Craig McNeil, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

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Andrew Howie, oil on canvas, 121 x 121 cm

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Teenage Dirtbag, oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm

Jack & Chip, oil on linen, 120 x 90 cm

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I’m Only Sleeping, oil on linen, 60 x 90 cm

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Celia Margarita, oil on linen, 80 x…

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Fire Station Creative

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA‘Homing’ can now be seen at the Fire Station Creative in Dunfermline, Fife.

 

‘Homing’ at Hidden Door Festival

so we’re now pitched on site at hidden door festival with some music and spoken word going on during the day

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Music

Why I am not Charlie

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imagesThere is no “but” about what happened at Charlie Hebdo yesterday. Some people published some cartoons, and some other people killed them for it.  Words and pictures can be beautiful or vile, pleasing or enraging, inspiring or offensive; but they exist on a different plane from physical violence, whether you want to call that plane spirit or imagination or culture, and to meet them with violence is an offense against the spirit and imagination and culture that distinguish humans. Nothing mitigates this monstrosity. There will be time to analyze why the killers did it, time to parse their backgrounds, their ideologies, their beliefs, time for sociologists and psychologists to add to understanding. There will be explanations, and the explanations will be important, but explanations aren’t the same as excuses. Words don’t kill, they must not be met by killing, and they will not make the killers’ culpability go away.

To abhor what was done to the victims, though, is not…

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LPs 2014 – Part 1 (Nos 11-30 and Honourable Mentions)

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And now the start of the MPT countdown. Looking down the list there are some great records in here and, as last year, there’s a good few here which would have made the Top 10 in previous years.

So without any further ado here’s albums 11-30:

11. Withered Hand – New Gods

12. Randolph’s Leap – Clumsy Knot [Review]

13. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

14. Thurston Moore – The Best Day

15. Malibu Shark Attack! – Malibu Shark Attack

16. Algernon Doll – Omphalic

17. The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants to Be Here …

18. Honeyblood – Honeyblood

19. The Mirror Trap – Stay Young [Review]

20. Synaesthete – Array [Review]

21. The Grand Gestures – Third [Review]

22. The Last Battle – Lay Your Burden Down [Review]

23. Hagana – One Year [Review]

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Drawing

Celie Byrne

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Study of writer Tim Cornwell, conte on paper 40 x 30 cm

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Study of Eliza Cornwell, conte on paper 40 x 30 cm

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