Accompanying Mark’s collages in the gallery’s larger space is the mixed media work of ALEX MALCOLMSON. Brought up on the Shetland Isles, the sea and its creatures as well as maritime history are part of his lifeblood. He honed his artistic skills at Edinburgh College of Art, and has had exhibitions at several Edinburgh art galleries over the years.
Wandering the estuaries where shorebirds abound is one of his favourite pastimes. His empathetic carving and painting of these birds conveys their true essence. His ‘boxworks’ display a different strand of his art. These are often a combination of drawing, maps and found objects and invariably tell a story – most intriguing to interpret!