Temple artist is a glass act at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Art of Alison Kinnaird - Luminesce'Edinburgh Festival Fringe Solo Exhibition
Art of Alison Kinnaird - Luminesce'Edinburgh Festival Fringe Solo Exhibition

Temple artist Alison Kinnaird’s glass work exhibition has opened in the capital as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alison’s glass work in her ‘Luminesce’ exhibition combines the ancient technique of wheel engraving with the modern technology of LED lighting. The introduction of light brings luminescence and colour to work ranging from small intimate pieces to large architectural installations.

Alison, also a renowned harpist, is looking forward to displaying her work at a venue synonymous with her other love – folk music.

She said: “The Edinburgh Festival is always a great event so it’s a wonderful time to exhibit. This is certainly one of the biggest solo shows I have had. It’s exciting.

“I’m very lucky the gallery which I’m showing it in is a beautiful old room which used to be a folk club in the 60s called the Howff. Folk singers like Archie Fisher started out there, so it’s a nice connection.

“I have got about 60 pieces on display, of varying sizes, some are very large and some are very small.

‘Art of Alison Kinnaird – Luminesce’, Monday - Sunday 10am - 8pm until August 31, at Gallery 369, 369 High Street, Edinburgh.

Read more on this story in the August 1 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.