For the 100 Small Works exhibition, Space Artworks partners with a number of outside organisations, all involved in creative and community work in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians. The Dean Art Club has now provided work for the exhibition for two years in a row, and we hope to see their creations again in the future! Here Eileen explains a bit more about how the club works:
The Dean Art Club originally started as an afternoon club for over 50's. Around seventeen years ago it changed to a Tuesday evening session between 7 and 9 pm, and remains so today. We have a small group of people from all backgrounds and age groups. They are an enthusiastic group who all help each other with constructive criticism. We also have a resident amateur artists who can give us help with those who are starting out . Our group takes part in various exhibitions including the 100 small artworks at Space Artworks and others in West Lothian and beyond . We use all mediums, so you can try your hand at a variety of methods. On the whole it is a nice friendly atmosphere where like-minded people can get together to do something they all enjoy. It provides a place for busy people to come together and relax - believe me, it is the quickest two hours of the week!
We only charge £2.00 per week for the use of the art materials and the first week is always free. We usually receive an annual grant from West Lothian Council which helps subsidise the club and allows us to keep the fees down to a minimum. We want to be able to offer a relaxing environment and creative experience to all walks of life.