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Tait Gallery

Scottish artists Pamela and Erlend Tait are currently showing ‘Hidden Harmonies’ at Biscuit Factory and it’s wonderful.

Lockdown saw Pamela Tait move away from etching and return to drawing and painting. It was then that a new inspiration entered her life – the words of writer Douglas Thompson, and a collaborative project funded by Creative Scotland was born. Entitled ‘Oneironauts’, it called on her to respond to Thompson’s writing with illustrations (Tait has since been contacted by Stuart Murdoch, of indie stalwarts Belle and Sebastian, to illustrate his forthcoming lyric book). Erlend Tait has also been drawing on his own imagination – experiencing the natural environment around him, particularly light and colour. About this show the artists explain: “The title of the show refers to strange coincidences experienced; the synchronicity and serendipity; to the hidden harmonies in our surroundings; and to time spent alone.” JL

Hidden Harmonies: Pamela and Erlend Tait, until 30 June, Biscuit Factory. Newcastle.