20th July - 10th November 2024 @ 09.00am - 05.00pm

Heartsong | Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Exhibition by Joanna Wilson

When is this event?

  1. 20th July 2024
  2. 22nd July 2024
  3. 23rd July 2024
  4. 24th July 2024
  5. 25th July 2024
  6. 26th July 2024
  7. 27th July 2024
  8. 29th July 2024
  9. 30th July 2024
  10. 31st July 2024
  11. 1st August 2024
  12. 2nd August 2024
  13. 3rd August 2024
  14. 5th August 2024
  15. 6th August 2024
  16. 7th August 2024
  17. 8th August 2024
  18. 9th August 2024
  19. 10th August 2024
  20. 12th August 2024
  21. 13th August 2024
  22. 14th August 2024

Not many people around here know about Joanna Wilson’s secret life as an international artist. And yet her hideaway studio on Heathfield Road is filled with thousands of art works: floor-to-ceiling abstracted figures that seem to leap from her fingertips and dance across her walls.

A Saatchi Featured Artist and the recipient of numerous awards, Joanna’s work appears in private and public collections throughout the world. But not until now has it received an exhibition space of its own right here in her hometown.

Encountering her work for the first time you will notice a lilting, musical quality to her handling of form, reminiscent of the glens where she grew up. But her compositions incorporate geometric and purely decorative elements too, which seem to reference the urban settings of Edinburgh and London, where she has also lived and worked as an artist.

A full-circle moment for Joanna, this very room is where she met with the Bank Manager to open her business account some 18 years ago. Now with a flourishing business of her own, she has created O P E N S P A C E to share her platform with other contemporary artists searching for a safe space to showcase their own groundbreaking work.

Thoughtful and expressive, modest and exuberant — to know Joanna’s art is to know the artist herself, which is why her work so universally approachable and collectible.

Where is this event being held?

The exhibition venue is situated within the HIGHLAND ARTISANS craft shop, which is adjacent to the traffic lights at the bottom end of the high street, housed in the former RBS bank building.

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