New exhibition at Powerhouse Gallery

CLAY CREATIONS: Georgie Fahey, of Dilston, with some of her clay artwork at the Powerhouse Gallery at Inveresk. Picture: Paul Scambler
CLAY CREATIONS: Georgie Fahey, of Dilston, with some of her clay artwork at the Powerhouse Gallery at Inveresk. Picture: Paul Scambler

The many forms of nature are being showcased at Inveresk’s Powerhouse Gallery.

Abstract Nature features the work of 12 third-year contemporary art students, each of whom was invited to explore ideas of abstraction and nature in their work.

Powerhouse Gallery co-director Christie Lange said the resulting display offered a unique mix of familiar and foreign depictions.

“A lot of the artists explore what is at our doorstep, but some of it is more imaginative,” she said.

“We also have work showing inner landscape of the body.

“One of our artists, who does a lot of self portrait work, chose to look at the abstraction of his own nature for this exhibition.”

Contributing artist Georgie Fahey, 20,  had to look no further than her backyard to find inspiration for her work.

She used clay from near where she lives at Windermere to sculpt a series of different pots.

Fahey said the finished product reflected her own feelings towards her surrounds.

“I grew up at Windermere and I have always loved the area,” she said. 

“The pieces of clay were a bit hard to get on centre with the pottery wheel, but I could see myself doing something like this again.”

  • Abstract Nature will be displayed at the Powerhouse Gallery until August 16. The gallery is at 2 Invermay Road.