Hospitalfield announce masterclass VIPs

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HOSPITALFIELD students are in for a treat this year, with the addition of two leading female Scottish artists to their masterclass programme.

Residential classes will benefit from the expertise and input of Joyce Cairns (below) and Patricia Cain (above).

Joyce is widely-acknowledged as a leading painter of her generation and dominant female figures form her leitmotif.

A former visitor to Hospitalfield, Joyce is looking forward to her return, she said: “The privilege of staying in this gothic edifice with its plethora of treasures and great studios during a residential in 1969 was the most formative and exciting period in my development as an artist.

“Even after all these years the house is almost unchanged and still retains for me a nostalgic fascination.”

Joyce will join creator of the well-toured exhibition ‘War Tourist’ Rebecca Westguard for two days in delivering the advanced figure and life masterclass from August 8 to 12.

Fellow Hospitalfield alumnus Patricia Cain, the 2010 winner of both The Aspect Prize and the Threadneedle Prize will deliver a five day masterclass on location drawing and painting from July 25 to 29.

Patricia has built a name with her forensically detailed work tracking the construction of Glasgow’s new Riverside museum of transport, as designed by Zaha Hadid.

The resulting exhibition, ‘Drawing (on) Riverside’ runs at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove until August.

She said: “The aim of this masterclass is to provide you with a space for transformation and a new sense of awareness about how you draw and paint.”

The summer masterclass programme also includes weekend and five-day courses in photography, oriental markmaking, printing, bookmaking, engraving and drypoint, all working from the studios at the historic Hospitalfield House. See www.hospitalfield.org.uk for details.