BEYOND THE BOTHY POP UP SHOP 1 - 9 Sept, 23 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BX Daily 10-4pm, except Sundays 11-4pm
One bitterly cold Saturday morning in February, over coffee, five Highland Perthshire artists hatched a plan to form the 'Beyond the Bothy' collective - with their first event being a Pop-Up Shop as part of the Perthshire Open Studios Event this September.
Ruth Morris (Roobedo) makes contemporary clothing, accessories and homeware. Illustrator Dylan Gibson creates pen and ink artwork as prints and coasters. The Happy Cultivator creates textiles and basketry. Gillian Griffiths is inspired by the movement and contours of the land creating cushions and textile art pieces. Ciara Gibson makes prints and handbuilt ceramics.
In this current climate of uncertainty, they have found strength, purpose and laughter in working together as a team. As well as being artists, they have other jobs too, including primary school teachers, authors, adult education tutors, interior designers, farmers and bee keepers!
Over the week, they will be showing their work as well as running a diary of demonstrations and bite-size activities. Artwork will be for sale including some Bothy Bargains from £3.
perthshireopenstudios.com Venue 114 (red route)