Four Camphill artists taking part in NEOS

Four artists based at Camphill in Aberdeen are taking part in this year’s North East Open Studios (NEOS) scheme, which begins on Saturday (September 15) and runs until Sunday, September 23.

Albertino Costa, Sculptor


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Sculptor Albertino Costa works on the Murtle Campus of Camphill School Aberdeen in Bieldside. As well as teaching sculpture at the school, he produces his own sculptures in stone, metal and wood.

Albertino Costa’s workshop will be open on Saturday, Sep 15 9:00 -17:00; Sunday, Sep 16 9:00 -17:00; Friday, Sep 21 9:00 -14:00; Saturday, Sep 22 9:00 -17:00 and Sunday, Sep 23 9:00 -17:00.

Camphill School Aberdeen’s Murtle Campus is on North Deeside Road beside the former Waterwheel Inn. Turn in at the red Camphill School Aberdeen signs and follow the NEOS signs to the workshop.

David Newbatt, Painter


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Painter David Newbatt is based at Cairnlee House, which is part Camphill School, Aberdeen.

David explains: “I am inspired by the creative interplay of the forces of nature‚ light‚ cloud‚ mountain and valley and the wonderful world of colour expressed in the changing seasons‚ all so alive in Scotland.

“I am inspired by my travelling‚ teaching and therapeutic work. I work in various mediums and sizes‚ from book illustrations to large murals‚ fulfilling many specific commissions.”

David Newbatt’s studio will be open on Saturday, Sep 15 10:00 -20:00; Sunday, Sep 16 12:00 -16:00; Monday, Sep 17 11:00 -13:00, Tuesday, Sep 18 14:00 -20:00; Wednesday, Sep 19 14:00 -20:00; Friday, Sep 21 18:00 -21:00 and Saturday, Sep 22 10:00 -20:00.

Cairnlee House is on Cairnlee Road, Bieldside, Aberdeen. (It is the third right on Baillieswells Road, heading up from the traffic lights at the Bieldside Inn.)

Marga Schnell, Printmaking


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Printmaker Marga Schnell has her studio on the Camphill Campus of Camphill School Aberdeen. There will be demonstrations of printmaking techniques on the open days.
“Having worked for some time with woodcut‚ collograph and etching as techniques for printmaking‚ I have now trained in wood engraving.

For me this is a new and exciting way to express myself when printmaking and I am proud of being one of the Woodend Wood Engravers.”

Marga Schnell’s studio will be open Saturday, Sep 15 12:00 -17:00; Sunday, Sepsw 16 12:00 -17:00; Monday, Sep 17 14:00 -17:00; Thursday, Sep 20 14:00 -17:00; Friday, Sep 21 14:00 -17:00, Saturday, Sep 22 12:00 -17:00 and Sunday, Sep 23 12:00 -17:00.

Camphill Campus is on Milltimber Brae, Milltimber, Aberdeen. Turn into the campus at the red Camphill School Aberdeen signs and the studio is the first building on the right.

Judy Sweet, Sculpture


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Judy Sweet produces small sculptures and art pieces from bone at her studio on the Camphill Campus of Camphill School Aberdeen. She will be demonstrating her technique during the open days.

She explains: “I am not a traditional sculptor, but am inspired by the mediums of buffalo and cow bone because of its tactile nature and nearness to ivory. Apart from this I also do the unique art of apple sculpture.”

Judy Sweet’s studio will be open on Saturday, Sep 15 12:00 -17:00; Sunday, Sep 16 12:00 -17:00, Monday, Sep 17 14:00 -17:00, Tuesday, Sep 18 14:00 -17:00, Thursday, Sep 20 14:00 -17:00, Friday, Sep 21 14:00 -17:00, Saturday, Sep 22 12:00 -17:00 and Sunday, Sep 23 12:00 -17:00.

Camphill Campus is on Milltimber Brae, Milltimber, Aberdeen. Turn into the campus at the red Camphill School Aberdeen signs. Continue on to the centre where the studio is on the left.
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