Birds, Buildings and Beasts


Jenni Douglas, Claire Heminsley, Kittie Jones

24 November 2017 – 4 March 2018
Exhibition open daily 10am to 5pm

Birds, Buildings & Beasts is a group show of work curated by Claire Heminsley programmed to compliment her solo exhibition Objects of Celebration currently on display in the Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover. For this show Heminsley places a number of works by herself alongside that of Jenni Douglas and Kittie Jones, artists whose work like hers spans the disciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking. Taking inspiration from their own observations and experience of both the built and natural environment, each artist in their own illustrative style captures fleeting moments, a combination of real and imagined, that place us as the viewer on the edge of that.

Claire Heminsley has presented work in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Selected commissions include: The Glasshouse Hotel Edinburgh; The Tron Theatre; Royal Society of Architects Scotland; BBC Scotland & Kangol Ltd. Heminsley has lectured extensively at Dundee and Angus College, Glasgow School of Art & Cumbria College of Art & Design and currently runs the Community Artspace Off the Rails Arthouse, Ladybank Station, Fife. In 1986 Heminsley established INCAHOOTS a textile design company, specialising in design for print, embroidery and illustrative graphics.

Jenni Douglas designs and creates a wide collection of contemporary and affordable art prints, home accessories, stationery and textiles. Jenni is based at her shop and studio in Marchmont, Edinburgh, where her collection is designed and created using a range of printmaking techniques including lino-cutting and screen-printing.  Continuing to use traditional techniques is something Jenni is passionate about, along with using as many recycled and sustainable materials as possible.

Kittie Jones is a fine artist born in Cumbria and now based in Edinburgh. She regularly exhibits around the UK. Alongside her work as an artist, Kittie teaches on the Portfolio Course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool over the winter and regularly delivers a variety of fine art workshops at Leith School of Art and for theNational Galleries of Scotland. Kittie is a professional member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and Visual Arts Scotland. Her screen print 'Night Herons' was jointly awarded the Maude Gemmell Hutcheson Prize by the Royal Scottish Academy in 2011.