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Dumfries Climate Kitchen


Last Friday, Climate Kitcheneers marched on The Stove Café ready to get their overalls covered in paints handmade from our Galloway wild nature… all in the name of creating a new-look alphabet for the Dumfries Climate Kitchen logo and website!

It all started when Lucy & Edward, visual artists from the Old Mill Gallery in Palnackie, showed us how bountiful our surroundings are when it comes to art materials. Well, actually, it all started in 2020 when lockdown enforced a reappraisal of the art they were making, and the materials they wanted to make it with… and so started a journey of discovery of the wonderful art ingredients to be foraged from the coast around Auchencairn. I won’t tell any more of their story, which can be found by visiting their website or by popping in to say hi…

Next we got to get our hands on their wonderful array of paints, inks and brushes while working with local community artist and O.G. Climate Kitchen collaborator Kirsty Turpie to turn that ubiquity of modern recycling bins – the TetraPak carton – into an embossable printing material. This became our canvas for a series of letters, each hand-cut and decorated, inspired by the Climate Kitchen and by what inspires us most about Dumfries & Galloway nature. Scales, leaves, feathers, clouds, rivers, blossom… you name it, we emBOSSED it! 💪🌺

The end result will be revealed on our new website, coming soon… and at our next Climate Kitchen event, which will be all about GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD (regardless of your space, budget or skills!). More information to come in the next few weeks.

So for now, all we have to say is a huge THANK YOU to Kirsty, Lucy and Ed for perhaps the most JOYOUS event ever to grace the Climate Kitchen calendar! By jove we’re lucky to have so much beauty around us, but just as importantly so many beautiful people to share it with 🌞

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