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Thursday, 11 August 2016

One place left!

1 place available on a week long Autumn course

Outside Inside: a painting course
Tutor: Eleanor White
26th - 30th September.

This exciting course combines gathering source material and sketches out in the surrounding landscape and then working with small still-life installations back in the studio. An intensive yet fun week, concentrating purely with qualities and subtleties of paint and the relationship between the outside and inside environment.
For further information or to book this course, please click here.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Last minute availability

We have one place become available on two of our summer school weeks 

Alchemy; 11th - 15th July
Tutor Eleanor White
5 days, Mon - Fri

If you would like any further information or to reserve the place, please follow the link here.

Concealed and Revealed Surfaces - experimental printmaking
25th - 29th July
Tutor Kittie Jones
5 days, Mon - Fri

If you would like any further information or to reserve the place, please follow the link here.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Summer School Accommodation News

If anyone coming up on one of our Summer School weeks has still to find their accommodation, this may be the answer you need. Westlea House on Market Street in Ullapool has been completely refurbished into a gorgeous, comfortable, contemporary boutique B&B by Shirley and Terry Rose. One of their rooms is a small double bedded, ensuite room that they let as a single room, rather than charging for a single occupancy of a double room. A joy for anyone coming up on one of our courses.

The weeks they have available are during the following courses;
Concealed and Revealed - experimental printmaking. July 24th - 28th (arr Sun, check out Fri 29th)
Fragments and Residue. August 7th - 13th
Hidden Colour, Secret Light. August 14th - 20th

These dates will show as unavailable on their website booking system so please get in touch with either Shirley or Terry direct; +44 (0)1854 612594 or email:

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Letting everyone know that this new exhibition of work by Peter White is due to open in Burford, Oxfordshire very soon. Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Celebration at the Ceilidh Place

An exhibition to celebrate 20 years of Bridge House Art in Ullapool is on display at the Ceilidh Place until August 21st. Celebration features work by artists that have all graduated from the portfolio course over the last 15 years.

The opening night was a lovely evening of connecting with past students, tutors, friends and supporters of Bridge House Art. Tiril made a wonderful celebration cake, complete with candles and friends travelled from all corners to support Eleanor on this very special event.

The Ceilidh Place are donating all commissions from sales of work to An Talla Solais Ullapool Visual Arts, thereby continuing the symbiotic relationship between these two creative centres in Ullapool.

As if to highlight the diversity of the portfolio course, the disciplines of painting, printmaking, mixed media, collage, textiles, sculpture, jewellery and ceramics are all represented within the exhibition.

Very special thanks go to John Colles, Sarah Colles and Les McMinn; alumni students that very bravely accepted the challenge of curating and installing the exhibition.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Resolution revisited

We had so many requests for images from the recent Resolution exhibition that we felt we couldn't deny those of you that were unable to visit the exhibition, a look at what you missed!

The resolution to make a painting/drawing/work of any kind every week is a hard one to sustain. (see artist's statements on earlier post) This idea seems to have connected with a lot of our followers, so maybe this is the impetus you need to make a similar resolution.

It helps to have a partner in crime and Joanna Wright was the perfect partner for this project. It was also wonderful to see Eleanor practicing what she preaches in her uniquely inspirational and individual way.

The studios and the printing garage really do scrub up well and the addition of the pop-up cafe on the final weekend was a great bonus!