Rikki O'Neill, Unsung Heroes And The Teapot Trust - Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist

Rikki O’Neill, Unsung Heroes And The Teapot Trust

There are so many creative things going on in Dundee but you have to be part of the art community to know about them. This weekend has been very busy with lots of inspiring exhibitions on in the city.

On Friday night I visited the Rikki O’neill exhibition at Freedom Hair Experience. I’ve known Rikki for a few years now and have been a fan of his work for a while. It’s definitely worth a visit of you digital art and photography. His new work “Into a new world” is inspired by one of his favourite artists, Catherine McIntyre, a well known digital photographer, who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Dundee has produced plenty of successful artists and you may not know, but many of them are based in Dundee.

As my studio is based at WASPS studios, Dundee, it’s great to be surrounded by other creative people.  If you don’t know about WASPS, at Meadow Mill, it’s home to over 56 artists and has 2 gallery spaces which hold a variety of events, from Pop Up shops, photo shoots, Vintage fairs and photography exhibitions. The gallery spaces are great for launching your new artwork or collections.

This weekend Meadow Mill hosted two events including the finale of the Blue Sky Photo Club, Unsung Heroes exhibition. The Blue Sky Photo club is a group ran by Ross Fraser Mclean, held in the DCA, Dundee each Monday night for 8 week blocks. The Unsung Heroes exhibition is really inspiring photography from the Blue Sky students who took part in the last block of classes. To find out more about these classes contact the DCA.

These photos show – left – film of students prepping prints, middle – prints, right – closing party, live music

Normally there’s only one exhibition on at a time at WASPS so it was great that the Tea Pot Trust managed to have their fundraising event to coincide with the finale of the Unsung Exhibition.

The Teapot Trust is dedicated to providing professional art therapy in a medical environment to children coping with chronic illness.

They made lots of tasty cakes to raise money for their cause. The raspberry chocolate brownie was delicious! As well as cakes there was a lovely vintage dress stall and revamped cushions with gorgeous illustrations.

Here’s some more photos I took.

One thing I’ve been wanting to do for a while is to find out how these small exhibitions and creative events can be opened up to a wider audience. So if you are interested in finding out more about other creative events please share my blog.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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