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Upcoming exhibitions

‘Turning Towards the Light’

Linlithgow Burgh Halls, West Lothian 4th March – 26th June 2022

poster for Turning Towards the Light exhibitionAn exhibition of oil paintings and drawings exploring the complexity, vitality and sculptural presence of ancient trees.

As humans we are both fascinated by darkness and compelled to turn towards the light. This exhibition brings together three bodies of work by artist Tansy Lee Moir which combine light, shade and movement to draw attention to our relationship to trees.

Like most plants, trees employ phototropism, meaning they grow towards the light to maximise available energy. Although they turn far too slowly for human detection, they are constantly moving in response to their environment; twisting, reaching and flowing towards the sun. The work presented here is about that sense of movement, as if we were able to observe tree-time sped up to match our own.

Tansy Lee Moir’s drawings, made in the woodland with sanguine and conté, seek to capture the life force of trees as they constantly realign themselves. Her charcoals depict ancient oaks with a fluid dynamism reminiscent of water, their growth shaped over centuries. Her richly layered oil paintings use dramatic chiaroscuro to convey the solidity and stoicism of veteran beech trees emerging through crisp winter light.

Artist Talk

Join Tansy in the gallery rooms for an insight into her creative process and a discussion around our ancient, layered relationships with trees within a shared contemporary environmental awareness.

Thursday 21 April, from 6:30 – 7:30pm.  Free.

Booking essential, please call 01506 272820 or email: linlithgowburghhalls@westlothian.gov.uk to book your place.

Solo show, Edinburgh Palette, 27th May – 12th June 2022

More details to follow soon.

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Recent exhibitions

‘On Tree Time’ online

Works in charcoal, pastel and oils celebrating the resilience of trees. This was an in-person gallery exhibition and can be viewed online here»

There is also an artist talk about the development of this new body of work, which can be seen here»

‘Room’ An Talla Solais, Ullapool, August – December 2020

A group show featuring a selection of artists from across Scotland and including contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and prints. The exhibition included artwork from Kirstie Cohen, Helen Denerley, Allan MacDonald, Tansy Lee Moir, Ian Rawnsley, Beth Robertson Fiddes, Simon Rivett and Peter White.

‘Out of the Wood’ Edinburgh Palette, 7th – 21st August 2020

In this joint online exhibition, Tansy Lee Moir and Margaret Pitt present works which explore the potential of both wood and woodland. View the exhibition here» and read about the works in the Edinburgh Evening News »

See a full list of past exhibitions and projects here»