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Walking in the Town as if you Were Wandering in Landscape

9 Bruce Street

Dunfermline

KY12 7AR

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A fun walk with an artist: To create your own landscape artworks to be exhibited in the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum June 2021.

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This new public artwork ‘Walking in the town as if you were wandering in landscape’ by Nicola Atkinson artist of the Beautiful Materials Design Studio, takes Andrew Blair’s painting as a starting point, creating a new perspective from Bruce Street as if you were wandering in a landscape. It aims to benefit local businesses by increasing customer well being and developing their awareness of an important figure in the town’s local history. The artwork on the vacant shop will remain until new businesses move in.

The old studio of celebrated 19th century Dunfermline artist Andrew Blair (situated at 9 Bruce Street) provides the perfect setting for displaying one of his landscape paintings, ‘Dunfermline from the North-West’. Painted in 1860, the work is in the collection of the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum. The painting shows the town from the perspective of Berrylaw Hill. When standing at that vantage point you can see almost the exact same view that he captured in the work.

Blair painted, during the height of the weaving industry in Dunfermline. You can see amongst the sea of houses to the left, a group of chimneys blowing smoke into the sky. These probably belonged to the Dunfermline Foundry and Pilmuir Works, a linen factory founded in 1849. At the time, there were 200 power looms at Pilmuir Works. The other chimney (rising to the right of Dunfermline Abbey) may have belonged to Abbey Gardens Works, a linen factory which opened on St Margaret Street. To find out more about painting please visit : www.carnegiebirthplace.com

Join local artist Alan Grieve on a walk from 9 Bruce Street to Berrylaw Hill to create your own new landscape artworks. Your artworks will be displayed at an exhibition in the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum June 2021

Basic artmaking materials supplied.

Please wear outdoor clothing/walking boots/wellies as the track to Berry Law can be particularly muddy after rain.

6 people per walk, social distancing and masks wearing in place.

To submit your artwork sign up

https://berrylawperspective.eventbrite.co.uk

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supported by :

www.dunfermline.com @GoDunfermline

www.heritagefund.org.uk

www.greatplacescheme.org.uk

www.carnegiebirthplace.com


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Walking in the Town as if you Were Wandering in Landscape

9 Bruce Street

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KY12 7AR

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