Mosaics featuring creatures from myth and legend are among the artwork on display at a visual arts show in Dumfries and Galloway.
Kate Anderson, who has a studio near Kirkudbright, is one of 94 artists from the region showcasing work at the 13th annual Spring Fling.
The event, which runs from May 23 to 25, is a showcase for everything from paintings, original prints, photography and sculpture to jewellery, cabinet making, glassware and textiles.
Last year it attracted around 13,400 visitors, more than half from outwith the region and overseas, and contributed around £1.4 million to the local economy.
Kate Anderson said:
It’s lovely to welcome people to the studio and talk to them about mosaics and how they are made. It’s an ancient tradition and one that has a long history in so many parts of the world, people really seem to enjoy discovering how it’s done in the present and more about its past.
Around 70 artists are displaying their work at Kelso's Springwood Park this weekend, at the Borders Art Fair.
Organisers say it's a chance for local artists to showcase their craft under one roof.
The event was started last year by artist Denise Playfair and Jane Smith, who felt there was no one 'banging the drum' for art in the Borders.
The event is taking place from 10am until 5pm and entry is free.
Cumbria's biggest visual arts event is celebrating another successful year with almost 200 artists opening their studio doors to visitors.
Nearly 200 galleries and workshops have been involved in C-Art 2014.
The two week long programme celebrates all types of art, crafts and design and runs until Sunday.
If you've been to the Border town of Kelso in the past week, you will have noticed the huge rock that has appeared in the town square.
The 19 tonne lump of basalt will be carved with local place names.
Called the Kelsae Stane, it's the winning design of a £40,000 art project and, like most pieces of public art, it's certainly a talking point.
Jenny Longden reports.
Turner Prize winning artist Laure Prouvost is coming back to South Cumbria - the place where her prize-winning work began.
She'll open her exhibition in Coniston tomorrow, aided by teenagers and craftspeople from the community. Fiona Marley Paterson has been for a look.
South Lakeland District Council have welcomed the news that a piece of artwork - that was created in the area - has won this year's Turner Prize.
SLDC’s Director of People and Places, David Sykes, said:
“We are pleased to support Grizedale Arts and we are proud of its role in helping to secure the Turner Prize for Laure Prouvost.
“We would like to congratulate the organisation on this wonderful achievement, which is testament to its commitment to commissioning ambitious and thought-provoking contemporary art.
“It will deservedly boost the national and international profile of Grizedale Arts while also helping to put South Lakeland on the map.”
“We are delighted to hear that Laure Prouvost has won this prestigious prize for a work inspired by and created in South Lakeland.
“It is a fantastic achievement not only for the artist, but also for Grizedale Arts, which does a wonderful job in making art relevant and exciting both for our local communities and a wider audience.”
The jury, chaired by the Director of Tate Britain, Penelope Curtis, said that Prouvost’s work was “unexpectedly moving” and praised its “complex and courageous combination of images and objects in a deeply atmospheric environment”.
“Building on personal memory, it [Wantee] weaves together fact, fiction, art history and modern technology.
“Using film in a completely contemporary way, Prouvost takes viewers to an inner world, while making reference to the streaming of images in a post-internet age.”
A museum in South Cumbria is getting ready to welcome back a prestigious artist the have claimed as their own.
Grizedale Arts, based at the Ruskin Museum in Consiton, commissioned 'Wantee', a video by French artist Laure Prouvost.
It made her the latest Turner Prize winner and she is coming back to Coniston this weekend.
This year's Turner Prize-winning artwork is going on display in Cumbria where it was conceived and created.
The winning exhibit, Wantee by Laure Provoust, will be at the Ruskin Museum in Coniston.
She was announced as the winner of the prestigious contemporary art prize on Monday.
Arts in Dumfries and Galloway play a major part in the economy of the region - and now the artists themselves will be able to take greater control over their future.
Fresh Start for the Arts aims to bring a new approach to the industry, and celebrate the region on a national stage.
Fiona McIlwraith reports:
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