InsectariumFascination and Fear 3 Jun - 25 Jul 2021 Insectarium: Fascination and Fears presents artworks created by SSA members in response to the conflicting feelings that insects inspire in us.
If most of the time we ignore them, insects loom large on the human psyche. We adorn them with contrasting qualities: jewel-like beetles or scary spiders, carriers of disease or inspirational designs, collectors’ items or targets for eradication. Beautiful or repulsive, dangerous or inspiring, insects are above all essential to life on earth, and certainly our own. They play such a big part in the natural world that studies highlighting their recent decline have prompted worry among conservationists and the general public.
The exhibition offers a collection of works in a wide range of media that reflects our complex feelings towards these small but crucial creatures.
CONTEMPORARY FIGURES21 May - 20 June 2021 An online exhibition highlighting a range of human experiences, emotions and representation by SSA members. Contemporary Figures, curated by SSA council members Duncan Robertson and Jenny Pope, with work from invited artist Erlend Tate, is a timely exploration of human connections at a period when we are all missing real “in-person” interactions with friends, family and other artists.
RE:CONNECT21 May - 20 June 2021 Re:Connect reflects on the current circumstances, and aims to reconnect us with themes, objects, people and places that are meaningful, but that may have become distant over the last year. The online exhibition features a range of positive and thoughtful drawings and paintings by 30 SSA members.
TIDES CHANGING | CHANGING TIDES26 Nov 2020 - 31 Jan 2021 Tides Changing | Changing Tides highlights some of the very varied responses by Society of Scottish Artists Members' to our coast and waters. The selected artists work in a number of different media, and have all dealt with the subject matter in various different ways, often exploring and depicting very personal experiences.