Print­mak­ing ex­hi­bi­tion at cen­tre

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How­den Park Cen­tre in Liv­ingston is host­ing a spe­cial­ist print­mak­ing ex­hi­bi­tion.

Scot­tish artist Mur­ray Robert­son brings ‘Stra­vaig, Stra­vaiger, Stra­vaigen’to West Loth­ian un­til to Sun­day, April 28.

Mur­ray stud­ied at Glas­gow School of Art and con­tin­ues to live and work in Glas­gow.

His work in­te­grates tra­di­tional fine art print­mak­ing along with re­search, de­vel­op­ment and ap­pli­ca­tion of new tech­nolo­gies, specif­i­cally dig­i­tal imag­ing and print­ing.

This show is a col­lec­tion of icono­graphic im­ages and ideas that are used to ex­plore an­cient myths, his­tory, ge­ol­ogy and en­vi­ron­ment of the Scot­tish land­scape and the hu­man psy­che.

Robert­son is seek­ing to en­gage view­ers to ques­tion their ideas of the nat­u­ral world by al­low­ing one­self to‘stra­vaig’or‘roam’, be a‘stra­vaiger’and take a‘stra­vaigen’ through im­age and con­cept.

He works with sub­jects us­ing im­agery col­lected from text­books on nat­u­ral his­tory, early and con­tem­po­rary printed maps, sci­en­tific/tech­no­log­i­cal im­agery and cul­tural icons.

Robert­son is also a mas­ter-printer at Glas­gow Print Stu­dio where he man­ages the dig­i­tal imag­ing suite.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is open Mon­day to Fri­day, from 9am un­til close, and Sat­ur­day and Sun­day from 10am to 5pm. En­try is free.

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