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'These Days' exhibition

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27/05/2021 10:17 - 04/06/2021 15:00


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The exhibition is a response to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions over the last year.  It is an exhibition by Bute residents artist Grace Siregar, poet Andrea Dow and film maker Scott O'Neill.

Their online collaboration entitled 'These Days' is moving into its physical form with an exhibition of poetry, painting and film.

Following on from her 2019 exhibition in the Bank of Ideas, Grace Siregar explored her experiences of the Covid-19 lockdown in our home, the Isle of Bute, since March 2020. She invited Rothesay poet Andrea Dow and Port Bannatyne film-maker Scott O'Neill to join her in this collaborative piece. Siregar's contribution is a 3m x 1.5m painting and a performance art piece at the exhibition opening.

Andrea Dow has written 'These Days', a series of poems and Scott O'Neill has woven them all together in his film.

Grace Siregar
Grace Siregar is a multi-media artist working in painting, sculpture, installations, video, photography and performance art. She has exhibited in her country of origin, Indonesia, South East Asian countries & South Asia, Australia, Africa, & The UK - including the National Gallery, and in East Timor, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Senegal, England and Scotland. This is Siregar's second exhibition in Scotland

Scott O’Neill 
Born in Elderslie, raised in Rothesay, Scott studied Film and Video at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design and has since written the screenplay for The Circle (2017), a low-budget horror feature. Other work includes the novels The Buzz Building (2014) and The Hectic Headspace of Abigail Squall (2018). After over 30 years away from the island Scott returned to Bute in 2017 and now lives in Port Bannatyne where he is currently working on a sequel to The Circle and a third novel. More info at

Andrea Dow
Andrea Dow is a poet and graduate of Sheffield Hallam University's MA in Creative Writing where she won the Ictus prize, awarded by Sean O'Brien.  She was a recipient of the Jerwood/Arvon Young Writer's Apprenticeship Award. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and magazines, including Poetry Review.  She lives in Rothesay, Isle of Bute.

Bank of Ideas, High Street, Rothesay, PA20 9AS,

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