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New works from my latest series Living Objects (2018) are currently on show at Audian Gallery at Simon Fraser University's School for Contemporary Arts as part of the MFA Spring Show 2018: Gallimaufry. 

Living Objects (2018) is concerned with the points of relation where human constructions and nonhuman constructions meet. As mycelium grows, it comes into contact with its environment, forming networks, patterns of relationality, and conduits through which energy can be distributed to other organisms. Mycelium is a gateway species that opens the door for other forms of biological life to thrive. It allows us to observe and experience relations of matter formation and energy distribution, in real time.

Living Objects (2018) investigates the capacity of mycelium spores to produce shapes, textures, colours, densities, and structures of resonance over the course of their natural lifespan. This has produced a series of live collaborations through which living works have been cultivated.

The MFA Spring Show: Gallimaufry is open from the 3 - 12th May 2018. The MFA Spring Show 2018 also features works from artists Graeme Wahn, Minahil Bukhari and Jennifer Anderson. This exhibition is paralleled by performances and enactments in the studios and theatres at SFU's SCA created by Brian Postalian and Company, Jennifer Anderson, and Alexandre Klinke. For more information check out the Audain Gallery website. To book tickets for Spring Show Performances visit the SCA online.  

Isle of Stories Festival 2017: AWA WORKSHOPS

On Sunday the 28th of MAY, AWA will be running arts workshops in Achamore Gardens on the Isle of Gigha for Isle of Stories Festival 2017. Isle of Stories is a collection of creative encounters and opportunities for storytelling, story making and story sharing. Join us this MAY for Isle of Stories Festival 2017!

Our workshops are inspired by the mysterious and exotic plants and woodlands that make up this marvellous island garden. AWA will join a line up of fantastic storytellers, makers and creatives. All our workshops are free and are suitable for all ages and abilities. The Isle of Stories Festival is brought you by Isle of Gigha School, Achamore Gardens Trust and the Scottish Book Trust. 


 Family Workshops with AWA

Inspired by the magnificent gardens of Achamore, AWA will be running Drop in Workshops for all ages in printmaking and natural crafts through out the day on Sunday. Participants work with be exhibited in the Achamore Garden, Education Hut over the festival period. Check out our workshops below > 

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Inspired by the amazing range of exotic plants, booming colours and wild patterns at Achamore Gardens, this drop in workshop will give you the opportunity to be inspired by nature and create your own handmade print. 

This workshop will teach skills in collage, relief print and mark making. 

Admission Free: Drop in 

Session Times: 11:00am  - 1.00pm 

Session length:  2 hours 



Collect your Journey Stick from the Hut and set off on a wild trail through the Achamore Woodlands. Mark your journey by collecting the unexpected, the small and unexplained, the colourful, the squishy, the weird, the wonderful. Capture your findings with spindly threads. Look High! Look Low! and Watch Out! Who knows what mysteries you might discover! 

Admission Free: Drop in 

Session Times: 2:30 - 4:00pm  

Session length:  1 hour 30 min 


see full Line up below and Visit Achamore Gardens online to find out more!