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‘Saturday Social’

Saturday 15 February 2014, 1pm-4pm

Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, 20 West High Street, Forfar, DD8 1BB


See the exhibition, enjoy some refreshments, create your own work of art, model for a two minute caricature, work together with an SSA Professional Member to create a combined artwork…

This informal event will mark the end of a remarkable show and offers a great opportunity to meet up over a coffee or a glass of wine. Take part in a series of exciting, gallery based activities and participatory artworks, devised and delivered by SSA Professional Members Aidan Bremner, Chrissie Heughan, Diane Mclean, Gayle Nelson, Anne Russell and Catherine Sargeant.

See Aidan produce your caricature in record time, help Diane create a suspended paper sculpture; type Catherine messages which will inform her new artwork; make doily drawings with Gayle; collage, cut and fold paper boats with Chrissie and Anne; have a drink and a laugh

All ages welcome!


In a Jiffy

‘A relationship between distance and time’

18th January – 15th February 2014

Jiffy: time taken for light to travel; a unit of time; time taken to travel a specific distance.


Professional and Honorary Members of the Society of Scottish Artists have been invited to create works on or of paper that specifically respond to the given theme embedded in the title ‘In a Jiffy’.

Works explore notions of time, distance, travel, perception and process as well as the practical considerations of transportation and delivery. Artists were also asked to consider the journey that their work would make to reach its destination and asked to send their work directly to the gallery in a ‘jiffy’ bag or any other postal envelop or packaging.

This is the first time SSA Professional Members will exhibit together at The Meffan and we look forward to continuing to build the relationship between the SSA and the wider exhibiting landscape in Scotland.

Full catalogue here


Correspondence Project

SSA Artists and Forfar Academy Pupils

Pupils studying Art & Design at Forfar Academy will visit the SSA Professional Members show at the Meffan Gallery to explore, through individual artworks, the overarching theme of the show ‘The relationship between distance and time’. Each of the 10-15 participating pupils will then correspond with individual exhibiting SSA artists via the postal system, using shared sketchbook drawings as a vehicle for dialogue.

This is a very exciting project and a great way for the SSA to reach out to a new audience, making links with communities outside of Scotland’s main cities and encouraging high school pupils to engage with an SSA exhibition and the artists involved.


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