ROCKSTAR READY TO UNVEIL DEBUT EXHIBITION
AT FIRE STATION CREATIVE, DUNFERMLINE
FRI 8 - SUN 31 JULY
The Dunfermline based, contemporary arts venue, Fire Station Creative, is set to host the first ever solo exhibition by Skids frontman, Richard Jobson.
Visitors to the gallery will be treated to a thought provoking display of photographs and video projections inspired by the landscapes of the rockstar’s native Fife. The title of the show, ‘LAND, SEA AND SKY’, is a line borrowed from the Skids’ hit song, ‘INTO THE VALLEY’.
“My earliest memories are of walking the hills above the mining village of Ballingary and along shorelines from Aberdour to St Andrews. Some of my happiest childhood days were spent participating in the natural theatre of this incredible environment.” says Richard.
Promoter Thomas Moffat of 'Visit Dunfermline' says, “…We’ve been planning this exhibition for some time. There’s no doubt, it’ll make a massive splash in the region. Already the interest has been phenomenal. Its a nice reminder of just how culturally rich Dunfermline is.”
As a late addition, the title of the exhibition itself has now been wrought in neon lettering which will be hung within the gallery space of the old Art Deco fire station. This installation, three metres long, will offer the public a taste of what’s to come, for Jobson is currently working up plans to erect an even larger version of the same sculpture at one of the main outdoor entry points into Fife.
“Although the finer details are yet to be hammered out, we’re very excited to help Richard realise his vision. This elegant concept for a public art installation will speak to people on many different levels. Although it starkly declares the core elements of the Fife landscape - LAND, SEA AND SKY - the vivid neon sign, set upon a hillside, will evoke Fife’s culture with an edginess typical of this artist’s work. The display at the Fire Station is the first chance people will have to see a concept which will inevitably unfold into an even more prominent artwork in the future” says gallery curator, Ian Moir.
The exhibition will run from the 8th - 31st of July
Wed/Thurs: 10am – 5pm
Friday/Sat: 10am- 10pm
Sun: 11am – 4pm
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Fire Station Creative, on Monday 4 July, 2016. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/