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SHARED VENUE - TONG HALL
EMMA MCKENZIE - Textile artist

Emma  lives and works on the Isle of Lewis. 

Her images are created through a series of processes which have been adapted and learned through experimentation.  Initially she uses fabric like a canvas, hand painting or printing the landscape or seascape on to the surface.  This becomes the background image. Further to this, a textile surface is created using a process called free motion embroidery combined with fabric collage and overlay of paint.  This process is unique and yet emulates a painterly effect.

It is only on closer viewing that the delicious textures of stitch and fabric can be seen.

Emma’s work often depicts the movement of birds or water and she would like the viewer to feel as if they are almost walking through the scene.

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BRONWYN MACKENZIE - Artist
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Bronwyn is a young artist from the Hebrides who is currently in her third year studying a degree in painting at Gray's School of Art. Her work looks at our relationship to landscape and our spiritual and cultural connection to sense of place, Hebridean light and time.

Bronwyn's work uses traditional processes within oil painting practices, which means that the work is made on hand built and stretched canvases and board. The work is made using natural materials e.g. rabbit skin glue, oils and waxes and some pigments found in the Hebrides. Her work looks at landscape through painting and sculpture in a way that captures the true entity of the Hebrides.