One of Steven’s best friends, Kyle Noble, is exhibiting his creations at the Newave Gallery & Studio in Aberdeen. We visited on Saturday and left massively impressed with Kyle’s talent. It is one thing to know that your friend is an award winning artist who spends countless hours in his studio and has a house full of paintings, and another thing to see his solo exhibition.
Over the past 2 years, Kyle focused his practice to the description of an imaginary ancient culture called “The Meiklians”, who built the stone circles around his home in Aberdeenshire. Through drawing, painting and writing Kyle describes this fictional territory of mind, calling the collective body of work “The Meiklian Project”.
The creation of Meiklian relics is an integral part of Kyle’s practice. Working directly with animal bone or skin, he illustrates by drawing directly on to animal skulls. Such relics create the evidence for the Meiklian culture and suggest the demise of an ancient knowledge and mystical landscape.
If you are around the Aberdeen area, I strongly recommend you visiting the exhibition. It runs
Monday-Saturday 10 am-5pm until the 1st December, free admission! Also, if you would like to meet Kyle in person, please come along his talk on the 1st of December at 5pm, and find out more about his practice.