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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Contrast Exhibition



12 OCT - 19 NOV 2019

Contrast, a group exhibition by Max Angus, Paul Bartlett, John Foker and John Hatton highlightiing their contrasting approaches to the subject of nature and wildlife. 

Paul Bartlett and John Foker’s work draws attention to the construction of their images. In these, the subject seems to fleetingly emerge from the background. By contrast, Max Angus and John Hatton, both printmakers, favour a muted palette and precise lines creating an impression of calm and balance in these images. 

Paul Bartlett is based in Tayport and is well known to an SOC audience. Paul uses collage and mixed media to construct his images, making this very visible construction part of their appeal. Paul has held major exhibitions throughout the UK and regularly contributes to exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in London.

John Foker is a member of the SWLA. Birds are nearly always present in his paintings, but if they are the impulse for creation, painting itself becomes the overriding concern. John uses oil on board as his preferred medium as it allows him the freedom to continuously change his painting until all the parts reach a fragile equilibrium.

John Hatton, is a printmaker with a lifelong obsession for the natural world. Based in rural Lancashire, John feels lucky to be surrounded by subjects of interest. His work is subtle and based on a deep knowledge of nature.  He draws and paints but increasingly produces his work as linocuts. He is an associate member of the SWLA.

Max Angus, also a printmaker, takes her inspiration from the Kent countryside where she lives and the North Norfolk coast. Max works in linocuts and wood engraving, aiming to capture the pleasure of being outdoors. Her work has been included in publications such as The Artful Hare, and the Illustrated Garden published by Mascot Media. Max is a member of the SWLA and has been appointed Treasurer of the Society.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 12 October until Tuesday 19 November 2019. Open daily, 10am to 4pm. All welcome, free entry.


SOC brings together like-minded individuals with a passion for birds, nature and conservation through a programme of talks, outings, conferences and via the Club’s quarterly journal, Scottish Birds.