On The Rocks is, as I’m sure many of you are aware, a truly inspiring arts festival that showcases the very best in new Scottish and student talent and takes place across various locations in St Andrews from Saturday April 14 until Sunday April 19. With the first festival taking place in 2009, it has now become a permanent fixture on the thriving cultural calendar of our small town.
From the many tantalising talks to the theatre productions in wondrous locations, there is sure to be something to take your interest. One such event will be ART WORKS, which looks to be a great exhibition showcasing the year’s creative spoils created by our very own student body. For the first time, Art Society and ST.ART Magazine are joining forces at On The Rocks for an evening of thoughtfully curated artworks, installations, live entertainment and the release of ST.ART’s fourth, and first printed, issue!
For those of you who have always shied away from attending ArtsSoc’s weekly life drawing classes for fear of nervous giggles, or have never gotten round to venturing on one of their Walk and Draw trips, here is a chance to see some of the remarkable results conjured up by your fellow students and maybe even friends. Some work that has featured in previous issues of ST.ART Magazine, which started up at the beginning of this academic year, will be present at the exhibition plus even more submissions. As well as this, ST.ART Magazine will be releasing it’s first printed issue where the fantastic graphics of the online issues and a variety of new and inspiring work by students will finally be transferred to an actual tangible magazine to treasure! It’s a great chance to see some of the amazing talent to be found in this town in the flesh.
There is no doubt there will be some great pieces to see, so make sure you venture to the wonderful exhibition space of the Barron Theatre (free of charge!) on Wednesday, April 18 from 20:00 to 23:00 to check out the possible Picasso’s of our town and take a break from your academic work for an evening of artistic amusement.
Image credits – Toby Marsh