Mary Bourne RSA is a visual artist based in rural Moray in the North East of Scotland, she works principally in natural stone, using a variety of techniques (carving, sandblasting, heat and polishing) to find subtle physical forms for poetic ideas. Trained at Edinburgh College of Art, her professional experience has included numerous public commissions, including The Scottish Poetry Library, Eden Court Theatre and interpretative artworks at Bennachie, Aberdeenshire and Mallerstang, East Cumbria. Over the years she has served on various arts organisations’ committees and boards, including a period as Chair of the Scottish Sculpture Workshop (2002-2005). She is currently Chair of Deveron Arts.
This exhibition shows a selection of works exploring the theme of places resonant with personal memories. These range from the dazzling beaches of childhood, to places of lonely desolation and finally to birch trees, which in the northern landscape tradition have always symbolised hope
‘Remembered Landscapes’ will be opened at a special launch evening on Wednesday 15th May from 6.30 – 8.00pm staged in the Small Gallery in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and will run from Thursday 16th May 2013 until Friday 12th July 2013.