Houses of Light Spring Exhibition

Due to the current situation, the Art & Craft Collective have created their first 'virtual' exhibition 'Houses of Light' by artist Ian Pearsall.

Houses of Light Spring Exhibition

About Houses of Light Spring Exhibition

Our major Spring Exhibition ‘Houses of Light’ was due to open in a couple of weeks but of course thanks to the current situation we are closed until further notice.

So we have created our first 'virtual' exhibition.

The exhibition artist Ian Pearsall in his own words:

Lighthouses have all the associations of a romantic relationship with the sea …
‘Houses of Light’ is a body of work that came about in my pursuit of a few simple facts in an important personal memory – I’ve recalled it in my writing for the rather fine book produced to accompany the series of drawings that is the exhibition. It’s a vivid memory from a holiday experience that’s lasted right up to this day – a lifetime away, but always like yesterday. A reassuring presence in a hot and restless night time far away in a Portuguese town in an African country. My story is titled ‘Macuti.’

I’ve now visited quite a few since living in the UK, and such is my habit of painting only that which I have experienced first hand, have now pulled the works together in a worthwhile number for the first time to constitute an exhibition – here at the Art & Craft Collective in Edinburgh.

As I’ve spoken to more people about it, whether in person or through significant social media friendships, it’s come to pass that these buildings, and emotional connections to these buildings are of universal significance …so much so that it’s now of equal significance to share this exhibition with everyone who wanted to say something … the words have evoked as much imagery as the works themselves … so get hold of a book and immerse…

Lighthouses don’t just hold a romantic relationship with the sea at all, in lighthouses we can dream …”

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