Saturday, 27 February 2010

reminder for NEOS 2010 Entrants

Just a reminder that anyone sending images for their NEOS 2010 entry should send a jpeg / tif file that is 300 dpi and no smaller than 5cm wide or high. If you are unsure - please just make sure that your image is bigger than 1Mb - we can re-size it for you. Please also ensure that your image is the "right way up" and cropped to how you expect to see it in the booklet. Remember - it's very important to have a high quality image for the brochure to help us maintain the professional appearance we strive to achieve.

. NEOS 2010: September 11th - 19th. Visit for more information

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Call for Art & Crafts Tutors!

Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Forres is now developing its Spring/Summer programme.

We are seeking for our regular programme new tutors for classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and all crafts.

In addition, as an expansion of the 23 April - 22 August exhibition, Italian Renaissa
nce drawings from the British Museum, The Courtauld Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland; we are seeking tutors to focus on classes that will focus on:

  • Renaissance concepts of form (in 2d); in the figure, portraiture, Platonic Solids
  • Portraiture
  • Rendering of drapery
  • The Golden Section:
  • Classical Ideals of Figure and Proportions
  • Understanding and
  • Working with Renaissance Perspective
  • Renaissance music
  • Renaissance poetry
  • Renaissance drama
  • Renaissance history

Please contact: Annabel Pattullo ~ Course Programmer ~

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Please help support Platform 22

As many of you will know Platform 22 Gallery has been a NEOS venue since opening in 2005. In that time we have out grown the existing building and we are now planning a new and improved facility with dedicated gallery, studio, workshop and coffee shop areas.

The planning application has been rumbling on since June last year, but we are at last nearing some sort of conclusion. To help the project across the finishing line we would very much appreciate if any of our supporters could take a moment to post a message of support with Aberdeenshire Council by the 28th of February 2010 at

Platform 22 has always tried to support local artists and makers, and we hope that the new building will allow us to continue and develop this.

Many thanks for your help.

Monday, 15 February 2010

GASWORKS studio now open!

GasWorks Studio is Aberdeen's newest facility for open access Printmaking and fine art print classes and workshops.

We aim to provide an open workshop with intaglio, relief and screen printing equipment, where artists are free to work in an informal and creative environment.
The studio also runs a variety of specialized workshops, open classes and personal private tuition in order to improve technique through dedicated learning.

We are now open and we would like to invite all artists, students and beginners to come and work in our great new space!

Artists Open Access Studio.
Artists are free to use all facilities in the studio.
Weekdays - 10 to 6pm, Mondays closed. Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5pm
Daily Pass : £10
Weekly Pass : £30
Monthly Membership : £65

Use of all workshop facilities and sundries included.
(own materials must be provided, but can be purchased through the studio)

Open Intaglio Printing Saturdays.
Every Saturday from 10 to 1pm
Running January to June 2010
Ongoing, entry any time
Ability: All levels
Covering a variety of techniques: hard ground etching - soft ground etching - drypoint - collagraph - monoprinting

All materials provided, £30 per class.

Open Relief Printing Sundays.
Every Sunday from 10 to 1pm
Running January to June 2010
Ongoing, entry any time
Ability: All levels

Covering a variety of techniques: linocut printing - woodcut printing - reductive printing - embossing
All materials provided, £30 per class.

One to One Private Tuition.
Personal tuition encompassing a spectrum of modern printmaking techniques and processes.
£15 per hour, (2 hour minimum)
All materials provided.

Please forward all enquiries to Lyndsey Gibb

GasWorks Studio
The Loft, Top Flr,
50 Cotton Street,
Aberdeen, AB11 5EE
United Kingdom
Tel. +44(0)7835331532

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

NEOS 2010 is now accepting entries!

The application form is now live for you to join NEOS2010.

Online Application: STEP 1 : Create a NEOS Account

In order to register as a participant for NEOS2010, you must first create a NEOS account.
(Please note your NEOS'09 login details will NOT work. A new account must be opened). Please complete the following form to create a new NEOS account and take a note of the password you choose. You will need this password to complete your NEOS registration. The deadline for completing your form is the 12th of April 2010. After that - we will incur a late entry fee - which will be £20 and the entry system will be open until the 19th of April - any incomplete entries after that date will be deleted and the set up of the 2010 booklet will commence - no additional entries / amendments to the database can be accepted after that date.

2010 Entry fee

The Entry fee for NEOS2010 will be £99

Paper applications can be accepted for additional £10 fee (£109 total).

Send payment (cheques made payable to North East Open Studios!) to:
NEOS Treasurer, GOWANBANK, 7‚ Victoria Terrace, Kemnay, AB51 5RL

If you require a paper application, please send a stamped addressed envelope to the address above.

NEOS Youth Initiative

NEOS are also supporting young artists and makers this year by giving a reduced entry fee to anyone 24 years old and younger. The young persons entry fee is £50 - you must be 24 or younger from the 22nd of September 2010 if you have any questions, please email

NEOS 2009: September 12th - 21st. Visit for more information

Thanks to everyone who came to the AGM

A warm thank you to everyone that attended the NEOS AGM at the Gordon Highlanders museum on Saturday 6th of February. An excellent discussion was had about venues, group shows, non-practitioner entries and more - If you want to have a say about anything concerning you / NEOS or anything Arts related in the North East of Scotland - please let us know!

NEOS 2009: September 12th - 21st. Visit for more information

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Stewards needed for the Lang Byre Gallery

The Lang Byre Gallery at Woodend Barn in Banchory is looking for stewards to be in the gallery. The opportunity would be ideal for a craftsperson needing a space to work or a person who is interested in contemporary art who would like a warm space to work for one to four afternoons a week. Rewards may include free tickets to events and workshops at Woodend Barn. The gallery is run by volunteers to promote local emerging artists. Please contact Fiona Hope 01330 825274 or

AGM reminder

the NEOS AGM is this weekend - February the 6th at the Gordon Highlanders Museum from 10 - 12noon. Tea coffee and scones will be served...
Come along and have your say about the future of NEOS and find out more about this years registration process, deadlines and general information.

any questions, please email us and ask!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Kids Art Workshops

Annabel Pattullo is holding a wonderful Valentines Decopatch Kids Workshop at Platform 22 Gallery on Monday 8th February 4 to 5pm. It is the perfect craft to "make & take" home with you ... just in time for Valentines day! Places are limited, so book now to avoid missing out!!!

Annabel will also be starting a Children's Art Club at Platform 22 Gallery, for 8 to 12 year olds after school on Mondays . The Winter and Spring programme begins on Monday 22nd February, for 5 weeks and will include printmaking, junk art, painting, blue-print photography and textile design.

For more information about the workshops at Platform 22 Gallery, or booking enquiries please call 013398 82039 or email