Awakening Abstraction: Jon Canty - Original Paintings and Prints From Abstract To Reality

‘Awakening Abstraction’ is an exhibition by Jon Canty featuring a mix of new works and a cross section of his work over the last few years. See it at the Stick Factory from 6th November!

Awakening Abstraction: Jon Canty  - Original Paintings and Prints From Abstract To Reality

About Awakening Abstraction: Jon Canty - Original Paintings and Prints From Abstract To Reality

6th Nov 2018 to 18th Jan 2019
10am - 5.30pm Tues - Sat
Stick Factory
69 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh South EH9 3AA
This is a free event
Call 01316295171
Visit the event website here
Facebook information can be found here


Exploring the details, textures and histories found within architecture and the urban landscape. ‘Awakening Abstraction’ is an exhibition that examines how abstraction can evolve in different ways from an initial representational depiction, with a cross section of work where abstraction comes in the form of the chosen composition, the mark making process or from the initial idea itself. It celebrates purely abstract creations influenced by the likes of Mondrian, Rothko and Jasper Johns, whilst contrasting them with more representational paintings of urban scenes and compositions, passsing a friendly nod to the works a wide variety of artists from the impressionists and colourists, through to contemporary urban realists.

Jon says about ‘Awakening Abstraction’: “I’m really excited about the direction my painting has taken over the last year or so and it feels great to be putting together a solo exhibition to show the evolution of my work to this end. It will be a mix of new works and a representational cross section of my work over the last few years from the more architectural / urban themed paintings through to my bold and colourful abstract work.


Jon Canty is a British visual artist based in Edinburgh. His work explores many different themes but very often he investigates themes such as urban decay and the effects of the passage of time on the buildings and spaces we inhabit. Much of Jon’s work lies within a representational blueprint with varying degrees of abstraction in their compositions and approach. At the far end of his creative spectrum, he explores almost total abstraction with compositions of bold colours and geometric forms. Evident in much of Jon’s work is his background in Civil Engineering and town planning - an enquiring mind with a tension between logical exploration and creative expression.

Jon has previously exhibited in group and solo shows in Edinburgh and the Lothians, London and the south east of England. He has work in private collections in the UK, Germany, Australia and the USA.


Stickfactory is a small independent art gallery on Mayfield Road, on the South side of Edinburgh, with exhibition space extending over two floors. Stickfactory have been showing a few of Jon Canty's works within their Ground Floor Gallery mixed exhibition since January, and it has been so well received by the public that they decided to give Jon a solo exhibition in their Lower Floor Gallery.

EXHIBITION PREVIEW Saturday 3 November 2018, 10am – 5.30pm, Meet the Artist 1pm – 4pm
0131 6295171

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Awakening Abstraction: Jon Canty - Original Paintings and Prints From Abstract To Reality are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Exhibitions Events you might like...

The Edinburgh Festival of Sound
The Edinburgh Festival of Sound
16th Nov 2018 - 17th Nov 2018
Teviot Row House, Edinburgh South
Signum Audio has partnered up with Red Dog Music to create the first Edinburgh Festival of Sound which will take place on the 16th and 17th of November 2018 at Teviot Row House.
Winter Windows
Winter Windows
17th Nov 2018 - 26th Dec 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come and see Edinburgh's 2018 Winter Windows, designed by budding young artists from Edinburgh’s schools to the theme of Kindness!
Art and Photographic Exhibition and Sale
Art and Photographic Exhibition and Sale
17th Nov 2018 - 18th Nov 2018
Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh West
The Thistle Foundation is holding a fundraising Art and Photographic Exhibition and Sale in Tynecastle Stadium on 17th & 18th November.
Find Exhibitions events in Edinburgh

Arts and Crafts Events you might like...

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye
14th November 2018
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
To coincide with a major new exhibition at the City Art Centre, this lecture traces the story of Edwin G. Lucas’ life and career.
Beginners Sewing Course
Beginners Sewing Course
15th November 2018
Artisan Stitch, Edinburgh East
This Beginners Sewing Course at Artisan Stitch is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects.
Drink and Draw
Drink and Draw
15th November 2018
The Hand Made Factory, Edinburgh West
Come along to Drink and Draw, a fun beginners life drawing class held every Thursday at The Hand Made Factory, and BYOB!
Find Arts and Crafts events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast!
Santa’s Doggy Grotto
Bring along your furry friend and join us at Dobbies Edinburgh for one of the most exciting festive experiences - Santa’s Doggy Grotto!
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!
La Clique Noël - Part Deux
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux.
Giant Lanterns of China 2018
The Giant Lanterns of China are back at Edinburgh Zoo! It's a new and exciting adventure as Scottish myths, ancient Chinese legends and incredible creatures come to life this winter.

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »