Contemporary Perthshire Artists exhibit at Perth Museum & Art Gallery

October 4, 2016 by Perthshire Creates

Creative craftsmanship and artistic talent runs from every corner in Perth & Kinross. Perthshire Creates are delighted to have an opportunity to present the first exhibition of work from selected artists and designer makers at Perth Museum & Art Gallery from 6 – 23 October.

Work from 22 creatives will be exhibited representing the contemporary nature of work currently being inspired and developed within the area. There was a tremendous response from artists for this exhibition, and with the smaller Gallery 3 at Perth Museum & Art Gallery being the available space, the selection process was that much harder based on the many fabulous submissions.

Work from participating artists displays innovation and originality in a variety of forms, including paintings in assorted mediums, stained glass, installations, photography, written word, film, sculpture, digital art, textiles, jewellery, mosaic and silverware.

The inspiration behind much of the contemporary work comes from living and working in Perth & Kinross, and varies from the changing force of nature along our rivers, the amazing woodlands, the glens, lost architecture, agriculture, local folklore, wildlife and the nationally recognised collections at Perth Museum & Art Gallery.

This Perthshire Creates exhibition is a way to enjoy the artists contemporary interpretations of these inspirations. Much of the exhibits are for sale, a unique opportunity to acquire artwork produced by a Perthshire based artist inspired by the area we love.

Perthshire Creates, now supported by Culture Perth & Kinross, was established in June 2015, as a network to showcase the contemporary creative activities across Perth & Kinross.   We aim to support and strengthen the creative and cultural sectors throughout our various activities. Online we promote, signpost and spotlight events, exhibitions, artists & designers and any opportunities near and far.  We’ve run network & business support events, organised an annual Christmas Design Market (this year on Sat 26 Nov at Perth Museum, 10-4pm, free entry) showcasing work from designer makers suitable as gifts, and develop opportunities for creatives to both widen their own networks and showcase their work. We also aim to be a go-to point for anyone wishing to know what cultural and creative Perthshire has to offer.

The participating artists in this inaugural Perthshire Creates Exhibition are:

Hazel Buchan Cameron

Sarah Cave

Fanny Christie

Thora Clyne

Georgia Crook

Katy Galbraith

Dylan Gibson

Su Grierson in collaboration with Brigid McCarthy

Gordon Hendry

Alex Kershaw

Diana Law

George Logan

Jenna McDonald

Pinkie Maclure

Sarah Messenger

Ellis O’Connor

Derek Scrimgeour

Aileen M Stackhouse

Cornelia Weinmann

Clare Yarrington

Eleanor Young

Celia-Yunior

The Perthshire Creates exhibition is on at Perth Museum & Art Gallery from Thursday 6 – Sun 23 October, entry is free. A Museum late night is planned on Friday 14 October from 5-7pm if you’re interested in coming along please rsvp by Monday 10 October at events@culturepk.org.uk or call 01738 632488.

There are several ways to keep up to date with Perthshire Creates, via the websiteFacebook page,  Twitter and email contact@perthshirecreates.co.uk .

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