Posted on 22.04.14
Friends of the Harbour Arts Centre are delighted to announce a series of free creative workshops supported by The National Lottery Celebrate Fund.
Summer workshops are taking place in the Harbour Arts Centre and you can book a place now to learn film, theatre, animation and music skills.
See the PDF brochure or pop into the Centre to pick up a copy or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
David Croft-Smith a Retrospective Exhibition
Posted on 10.04.14
A Retrospective of a Journey in Time and
Spatial Relationships which lead to the Genesis of Life
Harbour Arts Centre
24 April – 18 May 2014
A long-time friend of the Harbour
Arts Centre, David Croft-Smith had been involved in theatre productions and
exhibitions at the centre since the 1970s. One time member of Gateway Theatre
Edinburgh, David has enjoyed employment not only as a Director of theatre
productions but also spent twenty years working as a teacher of art at Marr
College in Troon. It was later in life that David’s passion for painting
developed as he felt that it offered him “a more independent form of
expression.” After studying at the Glasgow School of Art and Hospitalfield in
Arbroath, David was invited to exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in
London. Since then he has had many exhibitions both in the UK and abroad.
The acrylic and oil paintings
featured in this exhibition are the realisation of hypnogogic dreams and
visions that have been stimulated by the questions posed by the timelessness of
conception, creation and being. Through abstraction and non-figurative
painting, David has sought to find the metaphysical visual awareness in the
phenomena of life, which has no beginning and no end, revolving beyond our
understanding and being encompassed by nothing except our imagination.
The Friends of The Harbour Arts Centre - Inaugural General Meeting 5th September 7pm
Posted on 02.09.13
Thanks to everyone who attended the Inaugural General
Meeting for The Friends of the Harbour Arts Centre.
Friends of the Harbour Arts Centre (FOHAC) was established
to promote wider access to art and cultural activities to communities within
To date FOHAC has been successful in generating over £13,000
of new funding towards our aim, enabling us to sponsor and lead the following:
- A new easy to use website promoting events at the Harbour
- Development of a mural at the Maritime Museum
- Development of a youth arts project in conjunction with
- A very successful writer/book weekend
- The Big Bang drumming workshop
The Big Bang!
Posted on 02.09.13
Thanks to everyone who got
involved with our week long series of drumming and percussion workshops, known
as 'The Big Bang'.
The highlight of which was the
final performances on the 17th August as part of the Forth Port Parade. Despite
a wet morning, the sun appeared just in time and a good crowd gathered to watch
as our participants mixed up Samba and African drumming, alongside a percussion
and multi-guitar extravaganza. It sounded fantastic and they got a great
response from everyone who had gathered to watch.
Friends of the Harbour Arts for supporting the event and Awards for All for
Welcome to The New Website For The Harbour Arts Centre
Posted on 19.02.13
Welcome to the new website for the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine. Maintained by the Friends of the HAC, this website will keep you up to date with what's happening at North Ayrshire's premier arts venue.
The Friends of the HAC are a group of volunteers with an interest in promoting the arts within North Ayrshire. If you would like to join the Friends group or find out more about what we do, click the Sign Up button at the top of this page.
You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so there's lots of ways to keep in touch! We look forward to hearing from you.