Creative Dundee

Makers at Murton

An Angus nature reserve will welcome two artists to its site this October as they embark on an artists’ residency. Rachel Bower and Victoria Wylie will be based at the newly completed Rural Skills Centre at Murton Trust from 22 October. During their week-long residency the two makers will create new work in this unique environment.

The residency will also offer visitors an engaging insight into a working artists’ studio – with ‘meet the maker’ sessions and opportunities to drop in and have a go at making. These free open sessions will run daily from 12–2pm. Both Rachel and Victoria will have a selection of work for sale – baskets and other vessels made using traditional weaving techniques and contemporary abstract landscape paintings inspired by Angus and the surrounding area.

The residency will culminate with two family-friendly workshop sessions at the weekend. These bookable workshops will take place on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October and will offer budding makers a chance to create a sun-catcher or dream-catcher using willow and other natural materials. Details of these bookable sessions, along with regular updates about their residency, can be found on their Facebook event page.


Monday 22 – Sunday 28 October, 10am – 4pm.
The studio will be open daily for visitors to drop in, from 12pm – 2pm.


Murton Trust is located on the A932, 2.5 miles east of Forfar on the road to Arbroath. Postcode: DD8 2RZ.



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