The Coastal Colourists is a friendly group of artists who meet weekly in the clubroom of the caravan site – it’s a great room for painting as there’s natural light pouring in through windows along three sides and a cracking view of the sea!

The group’s NEOS exhibition is being held in the Old Lifeboat Shed right beside the harbour.

This stunning building is owned by the Johnshaven Heritage Society who have been working tirelessly for years to turn it into a heritage centre with a permanent display of photos and artefacts from the village.


Work began on the building last year and it is now a superb venue for art exhibitions.  The building’s listed status has complicated matters somewhat, but hopefully the heritage centre will become a reality in the not too distant future.

During NEOS I have given a portion of my wee shop over to Janette Anderson of Brazen Hussies Jewellery. I always have a stock of her lovely work – largely made from precious metal clay – but for this week there is a vast array to choose from and Janette’s on hand to tell you about how the pieces are made.