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Our preview events have become a popular fixture on the region’s cultural calendar, presenting a wonderful opportunity to be the first to view the very best in contemporary art from the region and beyond. So, join us for a glass of wine as we launch another exciting season of work at The Biscuit Factory.
This summer we are delighted to share with you the first major British showing of work by Russian artist Alexey Terenin. Internationally acclaimed for his ethereal and figurative paintings, this new collection represents the very best of Trenin’s sublime work. Terenin’s illustrious career launched with designing a stage set for the Bolshoi Theatre and within a very short time he was exhibiting his paintings in Eastern Europe’s most prestigious galleries.
Award winning author and illustrator Catherine Rayner studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her husband, young son and a handful of creatures: Shannon the horse, Ena the grey cat and a goldfish called Richard.
She finds huge inspiration in her pets and often uses them as models, frequently asking Ena to pose so that she can study her posture and movement. Then she translates sketches of Ena into characters such as dragons and hares, not to mention moose and bears! But it was creatures of a wilder kind that inspired her first picture book, Augustus and His Smile - Catherine spent hours and hours watching and sketching tigers (in freezing temperatures) at Edinburgh Zoo.
The Biscuit Factory will hosting some exciting events to celebrate Catherines exhibition. Details will be announced shortly.
Joining us for our Mid Show will be Lisa House, Nigel Moore, Rob Newton and Young Artist of the Year 2011, Jonathan Ashworth
Join us as we launch our Autumn show and unveil a fresh look for the gallery. This is your opportunity to be the first to see the exhibition and meet some of the artists behind the work.