04 August 2008

Woollie Weekend - Pittenweem Arts Festival

I spent the weekend out and about. Saturday I was off to Killiecrankie with the National Trust to rebuild some drainage ditches, building some fences and in general getting wet and muddy! 

Sunday I headed off to the Pittenweem Arts Festival. Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of this little fishing village in Fife and once a year they host a week long arts festival. A number of artists reside in the village, who wouldn't be inspired to paint by the coloured houses along the shore, with their crow-stepped gables, the sea rolling in across the sand and rocks, the view of the fishing boats in the harbour and the islands in the Firth of Forth.......and during the arts festival up to 100 artists are displaying their works in all manner of locations - from harbour walls, to galleries, to local homes who turn their spaces into galleries for the week, to the village hall.....

It's nice to be able to wander about and see what is on offer and to get to see into people's gardens and homes that are not usually open, allowing you to see their beautiful views whilst pretending to look at paintings!

Pictures from the Village


This year's invited artists included Yoshihito Kawabata who created an installation on the outer pier of the harbour - a circle of stones picked from a beach on the north west coast of Scotland, each one numbered (there were 1000) and decorated with a Japanese character, laid in a circle across the pier, the beach and even in the sea, being rolled by the waves and knocked by the visitors, changing the shape of the circle.....





14 comments:

Manoute said...

Oh! We've missed Yoshihito! Thanks for the pix!
You've been around, so that means that your car is up and running ?
:0)))

Karen S said...

Looks like you had really wonderful weather as well! Beautiful pictures, almost makes it feel like I'm there too...

Tracy said...

Great photos...sound like a terrific event! Glad you had a grand time! Happy Days ((HUGS)) Oh, stop by if you get a chance--I'm having some gift giveaway fun at my place this week! :o)

Melissa said...

those art-stones are beautiful. it sounds as though you've had a fantastic time with your mum and dad. hope they enjoy their norway re-visit! x

Bethany Hissong said...

This looks like so much fun! I love that stone installation... it looks great on your blog head!

amy said...

what a great installation! i love it... so in tune with its setting!
thanks for sharing!

Eva said...

looks beautiful as usual, I don't think it's ever bad weather during that festival...and what an amazing installation with all the stones!

Sidsel_._ said...

Hi - thanks for stopping by
- The stool is by Sori Yanagis, it´s called Butterfly chair - and you can find it here
http://www.casanovafurniture.dk/shop/search-1.html
And the daybed/sofa is by Hans Wegner and is produced here.
http://www.getama.dk/DayBeds.html
Both were designed in 1954!

all the best .)

Claudia said...

wow, that Yoshihito Kawabata's concept is very cool! I love pebbles...so obviously I love that installation :)

potty mouth mama said...

Oooh love that stone project, it's beautiful. Great pics too. The Arts Festival sounds fantastic.

Jade said...

Can I live with you??? Remarkable places you visit!

Bethany Hissong said...

Hey beautiful... have a great weekend!!!

Heidi said...

Those stones are cool. They look nice in your header too.

amisha said...

love this installation... moving and changing with the interaction of visitors and nature... beautiful!
xo