About the Author
Kate MacKay studied Fine Art drawing and painting at art school in Edinburgh. She graduated in 2004 with a sense that art, which had always been her drive, security, and happiness, would be best expressed in a career in community arts. She is a leading organiser in the Edinburgh based Alchemy Arts, which brings art into the community. Alchemy Arts had its first workshop at WOMAD, making musical instruments from old bike parts. Since then Alchemy Arts has developed a Scrap store and art studio in Edinburgh s seaside town Portobello. There are 20 artists who are involved and this is expanding all the time, creating murals, mosaics, costumes, films, events across Scotland all from discarded materials. Kate MacKay had her first etching exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2007 Turn Your Fantasy into Reality Since then she has exhibited regularly in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. Di Jennings has had a diverse career that has involved working in fashion design, wearable art, the film industry, community development and community arts. Underpinning her working life has been a consistent journey of personal and spiritual development. She has lived in an intentional community for 5 years; has participated in (and at times led) a range of transformational workshops and processes, and for the last 15 years has been a devotee of Spiritual Teacher, Avatara Adi Da Samraj.