Merz Diary#4, Pamphy Linns

http://   I visited the celebrated ‘faerie dell’ at Pamphy Linns many times to draw and paint. later, in the studio, I made collages and a diorama reflecting my experience.  The Kirkconnel poet Alexander Anderson wrote in ‘A Walk to Pamphy Linns’:- We reach’d a belt...
Merz Residency Video Diary#3

Merz Residency Video Diary#3

http:// I put together the charcoal drawings from around the Bothy, the  Euchan Water and some older drawings to make two large collages. I had worked out beforehand where things would go, but made some changes as I went along. The idea of collaging time is...
Merz Residency Video Diary #2

Merz Residency Video Diary #2

Olivia Irvine : MERZ Diary #2  ‘After my first week of drawing down by the  Euchan Water and around the Merz Bothy, I started thinking of ways to combine the drawings. I went back to the locations to gather more material, in particular, darker drawings and close-ups....
Merz Residency Video Diary #1

Merz Residency Video Diary #1

Olivia Irvine : MERZ residency diary #1 Thanks to Creative Scotland for awarding a Vacma Bursary to part fund my residency at Merz, Sanquhar in March 2021. Thanks to Dave Rushton for editing the video. “After a brief visit to Merz around Hallowe’en I thought this is...
Residency at Merz, Sanquhar, dioramas of Pamphy Linns

Residency at Merz, Sanquhar, dioramas of Pamphy Linns

I spent the month of March 2021 on a residency at Merz in Sanquhar, Scotland.  This was partly funded by a Vacma Bursary from Creative Scotland. I decided to spend the month making collages, which led to making dioramas of Pamphy Linns, a location which captured my...
Residency at Merz, Sanquhar; Collaged Charcoal Drawings

Residency at Merz, Sanquhar; Collaged Charcoal Drawings

I spent  March 2021 on a residency at Merz in Sanquhar, Scotland. This was part funded by a Vacma Bursary from Creative Scotland. I decided to spend the month making collaged charcoal drawings and cardboard models. This was a new departure for me and was a response to...