Arts Council funding

February 28, 2015

Absolutely delighted to receive funding and support from Arts Council for impacting research with  Graeme Hawes MA RCA  http://www.thecitystudio.co.uk/about.html

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Creativity and Curiosity

Things gathering momentum with work towards ‘Creativity and Curiosity – Conversations between Artists and Astronomers’ with artists Ione Parkin RWA http://www.ioneparkin.co.uk/ and Alison Lochhead http://www.alisonlochhead.co.uk/bio.htm

We are working with School of Astronomy at Leicester University and Herschel Museum, Bath, and Embrace Arts Centre, Leicester to present an arts and science collaboration in 2017.

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Newarke House Museum and Cupola Gallery

My work has been selected for display in Leicester and East Midlands Open Art Exhibition 2015 at Newarke Houses Museum.  14 March – 4 May 2015  Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

I will be the Invited artist with work on show and for sale at the Cupola Gallery in Sheffield     Chionadoxa (Glory of the Snow)   14th March – 18th April

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New projects – Leicester and Wiltshire

February 05, 2015

Working with the School of Archeology at Leicester University and Bradgate Park to devise and deliver creative arts workshops based around impacts on the landscape

Also excited to be attending a 4 day  workshop with LUKE JERRAM AT THE GLASS HUB in Wiltshire April 2015

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Roosalux Gallery in Minneapolis in May 2015

Very pleased to report that my work has been selected from the SSA to contribute to a show at the Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis in May 2015

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Current projects and news update

January 10, 2015

News  for  current projects…

Jan 15 – I am hosting 4 visiting students for arts workshop in my practice. The students are from the SUNNY MAYEYE program in South Korea,an SK Telecom College Volunteer Community  developing a sensory play program with visually impaired and sighted children.

April 15 – Invited to contribute to an exhibition of works on paper for Salisbury Art Centre

May 15 – North East Fife Open Studios. Exhibiting for the 10th anniverary of NEF Open studios at Mountquhanie House. Fife

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AccessArt and &Collective solo show

img.phpDelighted to be one of the 40 Artist Educators featured in AccessArt: Gillian Adair McFarland – AccessArt: Sharing Visual Arts Inspiration

Also I have a solo show o2nd October to 11th Novemer at &Collective  And Collective : Contemporary Art Gallery : Events : Art Workshops : Bridge of Allan  

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Update for December 2014

December 06, 2014

latest news, I have an artist intern from DeMontfort University, the very talented Phil Hackett http://philhackettartist.co.uk/ and we are working on a collaboration together .

I currently have two Pieces of work in The Society of Scottish Artists annual show , Edinburgh http://www.s-s-a.org/ssa-annual-exhibition-2014/

I am currently working on two collaborative projects

Creativity and Curiosity with artists Ione Parkin RWA http://www.ioneparkin.co.uk/ and Alison Lochhead http://www.alisonlochhead.co.uk/bio.htm

And Impacting with Graeme Hawes MA RCA http://www.thecitystudio.co.uk/about.html

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Recent projects

November 06, 2014

I was involved with:

Enjoy Create https://enjoycreatebath.wordpress.com/gillian-mcfarland/

Recollection project with Holburne Museum and art Gallery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnDRaK-wQi8&feature=youtu.be

Fresh Art with Bath Preservation Trust. Holburne Museum, American Museum, Hershel Museum, No1 Royal Crescent and Hillview Lodge http://creativesomerset.com/cs/fresh-art-a-hillview-exhibition-success-exhibition-success-an/

Post natal depression group with Creativity Works http://www.creativityworks.org.uk/our-impact/socially-engaged-art/

Forest of Imagination http://www.forestofimagination.com/

Holburne Gardeners Lodge Art Group http://www.holburne.org/curious-cabinet/

Suited and Booted Animation Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYeQasVKtnc

Holburne Lantern procession https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itIdiXccI-s

Educational experience

Arts Award Classes , I am currently trained to deliver Explore, Discover, Bronze and Silver levels of Trinity College Arts Awards

I am featured as an artist contributor to http://www.accessart.org.uk/

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FAB festival, BAS, Fresh Art projects… and more!

May 11, 2014

FAB-websiteAlso busy, busy, working towards FAB festival show with Gardeners Lodge Group, Holburne  ‘The Fantabulous Drawing Machine” and contributing to BAS Building Volumes Show at Bath Artists studios  23rd May –  8th June 14 as well as a group show with BAS Wed Development Group.

Also very involved with Fresh Art, an ACE funded project working with participants and Museums in Bath and Creativity Works to produce a body of artwork for exhibition at designated Health Sites.

Recollection, a project run collaboratively with the Holburne , Bath Artist Studios and AWP for participants affected by memory loss.

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