PLACE IN PARALLEL
Sleigh’s work asks questions about the built environment. Through drawing, she investigates attitudes to space as expressed through architecture and its relationship to the landscape. Her work explores space rather than describing it, challenging perceptions of the ordinary by presenting it in an unfamiliar way.
Duckhouse makes drawings and etchings about the structure and movement of things in relation to each other (sea and wind, buildings and people, walking and looking). She’s interested in how these things connect to landscape, social histories, and imagined futures, and how to respond to all this through drawing.
Kenneth Le Riche's Studio Practice
Moray Art Centre welcomed the End-of-Year exhibition for Kenneth Le Riche's Studio Practice Course in June 2023.
The show featured 10 local artists
Moray Art Centre welcomed hand weaver, Lynne Hocking for her moving exhibition 'Ancestral Interconncetions' in May 2023.
This textile weaving exhibition explored family connections to the weaving trade in Angus through the last seven generations of Lynne’s family who were handloom weavers, factory weavers, yarn minders and mill wrights in Forfar and Kirriemuir.
Lynne produced a series of unique woven structures which promote discussion about concepts related to place, the value of heritage and contemporary crafts.
RE:FORM - MAC MEMBERS SHOW
Moray Art Centre presented the First Annual Moray Art centre Members’ exhibition in Elgin Library in April 2023.
Members of MAC are both amateur and professional artists who support Moray Art Centre in building a community of artists through learning and access to creative spaces.
This exhibition, RE:FORM celebrated the diverse and multi-disciplinary nature of such interactions and supported all levels of creative ability.
A CHIP OFF THE OLD POP!
Moray Art Centre welcomed the best of Highland Pop Art in April 2023.
Pop Surrealist, Michael Forbes, and Pop Portrait Painter, Leah Davis, joined forces to bring an eccentric exhibition filled with energetic colours, and quirky concepts that celebrate expressing your authentic self.
Moray Art Centre welcomed Hanna Tuulikki to Findhorn Bay, for her immersive exhibition on 3rd March - 2nd April 2023, originally commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney.
Seals’kin is a sonic and choreographic meditation, exploring myths of human-seal hybridity and folkloric musical practices.
The exhibition closed with an extra special open-air performance at Findhorn Bay, singing to the seals.
Self-portrait in a Flowered Jacket
All Rights Reserved. DACS, London, 2021
In 2008, our main galley was officially opened with an exhibition of work from the artist, John Byrne.
His instantly recognisable paintings were borrowed from the National Galleries.
John Byrne is a Scottish artist and playwright. He is known for his paintings and printmaking, as well as album cover designs for bands such as The Beatles.
Byrne was born in Paisley and grew up in the notorious Ferguslie Park housing scheme. In 1958 he attended the Glasgow School of Art and in his final year he was awarded the Bellahousten Award, the school's most prestigious painting prize. His painting career took off after he sent a small picture of a man in a panama hat to Mayfair’s Portal Gallery, claiming it to be the work of his father. It secured him his first solo show in 1967.
Byrne’s paintings hang in The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, the Museum of Modern Art and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. In 2004 he was made an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy and a full member in 2007. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Glasgow School of Art, the Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland, an Honorary Member of Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and has Honorary Doctorates from the universities of Paisley, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Strathclyde.
NYC artist, Jon Schueler held his exhibition, Sound of Sleat Shadows, with us in 2009.
Born in Milwaukee, Jon Schueler had a varied early career before becoming an artist. He began to paint in 1954 when he joined a weekly portrait painting class and later moved to San Francisco where he attended the California School of Fine Arts. The Abstract Expressionist artist Clyfford Still was a teacher at the School, and became a mentor and important influence for Schueler. Visiting Scotland for the first time in 1957, Schueler set up a studio near Mallaig on the Sound of Sleat, a stretch of water that runs between the Scottish mainland and the Isle of Skye. Dramatic changes in weather are common in the area, reflecting for Schueler a real synthesis of Abstract Expressionism with nature. His atmospheric paintings convey a sense of the force of nature, its moods and drama.
Sea Light: Dreaming I
oil on canvas 1981
60" x 52" o/c 1192
Italian Renaissance Drawings
Italian Renaissance Drawings from The British Museum, London, exhibition and education were exhibited here in 2010.
Click on one of the posters to read more about past exhibitions.