Ken Bambury Dundee artist

I have now matriculated onto D.J.C.A.D. masters of fine arts, art society and publics course, a big challenge for me pushing my educational limits! But so far so good,trying to, engage with a local community centre as this course is all about Art and the publics interaction, not.hing heard yet.

I have started researching “land art” which is fascinating and very engaging see my latest attempts in my gallery.

So now its the end of my fine art degree studies. I am planning a new series of paintings looking at how wildlife interacts, both positively and negatively,  in our modern urban environments. So be prepared for some unusual and unique subjects in  my  paintings. I already have some ideas to do with mobile masts, and rooftops. Looking forward to getting started it is my intention to keep a regular blog going on my progress.

Started first of series includes looking at how wildlife pigeons and plants, buddlejah reclaiming building. Will post soon

Update see gallery for above painting now complete.

I have been asked if I would like to submit work for the Dundee botanical garden book project. Hope to do one or two botanical paintings. Have completed one so far a botanical study of Eucalyptus tree. Another one under way of the Monkey puzzle tree.will post soon.

Also working on oil paintings of the bridges over the Dighty burn. Have completed one so far, with another two started. will post soon


Dundee artist Ken Bambury  just  started masters course Art Society and publics, looking forward to meeting and seeing new fellow students and their work, possibilities I hope for collaborating as i have ideas about collaboratively making very large scale  land art work.

My art now is aligning itself with a more land art feel hence my interest in making and the revival of traditional skills I am now researching ancient  fire lighting techniques, metal forging, and stone balancing.

28/01/2018   My practice is still developing, now i am looking at the whole experience of a journey into wild spaces, to produce art work and using this as a way to facilitate people  in  engaging with  nature.  To date i have been researching an area which has been familiar to me for many years, it is the cairngorm national park in particular corrie fee area it is a renowned international, site of scientific interest, due to its unique geology and there for the many rare sub arctic alpine plants in the area. at this stage i feel this will undoubtedly lead to some kind of botanic art. unfortunately i cant get out there due to weather conditions and the amount of snow to observe these plants.|so i wil content myself with looking through  university archives of this area as i believe the university had a field hut in the area.



Taking part in university botanical garden “plant power day” work shop for making flutes/whistles out of Japanese knotweed hoping for good weather.



another workshop at ninewells community garden, great success 10 new happy whistle makers.

ninewells garden w/shop

Next workshop is not until October as part of  Blairgowrie and Rattary Art festival.




other art work

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This was one of the items made as part of my course work in 3rd year it is made from bicycle part and spring rake and wood from an old drawer.

i am currently working on a set of bagpipes made from Japanese Knotweed stems  and an strange alien sounding Slovakian flute called a Fujara made from and Elder to follow.


Dundee artist Ken Bambury

Thought i would add this picture done in pastel pencils in 2010. Title Bear face fight.


bearv face fight