Main Gallery: 11 – 26 July
Exhibition by Jude Edgar: ‘Out of the Blue – and Other Colours’
Mixed-media landscapes, joyful still life, and contemporary collage inspired by Old Master art.
Jude Edgar: “After spending many years writing about other people’s art, I began painting “seriously” out of the blue about five years ago. I’m not quite sure why! But I found I loved it, spent more and more time doing it, and took the step of having a beautiful wooden studio built in my garden, on a hill overlooking Findhorn Bay.
This exhibition brings together three strands of work that I’ve been developing since then – landscape, still-life and collages inspired by art history. The colour blue does seem to predominate! But I do venture into turquoise, greens, pinks, mauves, reds and orange… as well as gold and the occasional sliver of silver.”
Community Gallery: 28 July – 16 August
‘Abbot Reid’s House, Kinloss, Abbey’ by M G Taylor
Main Gallery: 1st – 16th August
‘Washed Up’ – Exhibition of paintings by local artist David Boyle
Living in the lovely village of Findochty, David began to make detailed, atmospheric paintings of the tidal pools, shingle beaches and achingly beautiful sunsets along the Moray Firth. In each of these paintings a human element appears, often half obscured in the folds of sand, in shallow pools or jewel like shingle beaches. Boyle explains, “I wanted to give the viewer a sense of beachcombing when looking at these pictures, the pleasure of discovering something strange or familiar on the shoreline of the paintings. Occasionally something really improbable can be found, something at odds with the realism of the pictures.”
Boyle has exhibited and sold work in Scotland, the U.S.A., Spain and Norway and has been represented at The Royal Scottish Academy on several occasions. Now a solo exhibition, not surprisingly called ‘Washed Up!’, brings together many of the paintings which celebrate the moods, colours and textures of The Moray Coast.
Saturday, 29th August
Treebadour World of Marionettes
Main Gallery: 29 August – 20 September
Exhibition by Dina Leigh
Main and Community Gallery: 26 September – 4 October
‘A Sense of Place’ – Exhibition by Sandra Riley.
Sandra’s exhibition comprises a selection of her large-scale photographs and mixed media paintings in which she explores colour and light to capture the unique atmosphere of place and moment in time.
Sandra moved to Elgin from SW France almost 2 years ago where she regularly exhibited. She has also exhibited widely in the UK and her last one-person show was in Paris in 2013.
This retrospective exhibition celebrates a decade of her work from 2003 to 2013.
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER
Main and Community Gallery: 28th November – 10th January 2016
‘Christmas Art and Crafts Market’
Craft and Paintings for sale made by local artists and crafters. Buy something unique for your loved ones!