ARTicle this month’s news A R T & S C I E N C E The wilds of Scotland and the experience of travelling through them coupled with a teaching background in biological sciences is often the source of inspiration for Mary Mackay’s artistic work. Based in Stirling and Edinburgh, she became a full time artist after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art. Her abstract work represents a fine line between chaos, order and form where the original idea might just be glimpsed from within the build up of layers. ‘Between Floor and Ceiling’ is an exhibition of paintings, prints and photographs this month at Edinburgh’s Dundas Street Gallery where colour and form are celebrated by abstractions of mountains and flat lands, large open skies, man made objects and a close observation of plant life. Image left ‘Abstract 2’ and on Galleries .co.uk home page ‘Red Earth 1’. SET UP CAMP From business analyst, insurance clerk, sandwich maker and computer programmer to student of printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts and subsequently an artistic career, Jody Little has apparently had a lifelong fascination with all things camp and its icons. Growing up in the TV age of Dynasty and Are You Being Served, and drawn to old black and white movies with the likes of Joan Cawford and Bette Davis was the foundation. ‘Fabulous! The Art of Camp’ (see our digital magazine cover and image right) at Debut Art and The Coningsby Gallery in London this month is the result. . . . dear diary September 13-15 - New Artist Fair London The Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, opposite Ely's Yard London E1 6QR September 20-22 - Fresh: Contemporary Art Fair Ascot Ascot Race Course, Berkshire SL5 7JX October 11-13 - Sussex Art Fairs (East) Brighton Brighton Race Course, East Sussex BN2 9XZ October 18-20 - Autumn Landmark Art Fair, Teddington Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, London TW11 9MN November 8-10 - Contemporary Art Fairs Windsor Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Rd, Berkshire SL4 5JJ Fair Weather Frieze Bringing the academic acumen and curation of Claire Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Director of Programme) to the English woods and lawns of Regent’s Park London, Frieze organisers are again presenting a range of work of ‘unparalled quality’ for the enjoyment and appreciation of the park’s visitors. Works of monumental stature are there, presented from the studios of 23 artists whose national and international stature make a stroll around the park obligatory for students and a must for afficionados of art with a 3rd dimension.