The Moray Society AGM 2018 @ Elgin Museum
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

The Moray Society AGM 2018

Friday 27th April 2018, 6.30 pm

Elgin Museum Side Hall

Doors open 6.00 pm

Papers will be circulated to members in advance, and will be available to download from the website.

Moray Society Lecture Series 2017/18: Elgin CARs Project – opportunities and challenges @ Elgin Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: Winter 2017/18

7.30pm Friday 27th April, 2018

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7.15 pm

Elgin Museum wrapped in scaffolding

Elgin CARs Project – opportunities and challenges

A talk by Pinny Neil, MArch Bsc (Hons) RIAS RIBA Conservation Accredited Architect at LDN Architects

Hear about the recent Elgin Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARs) and the challenges of the building repairs at Elgin Museum.

Free entry, donations welcomed!

Please note: the lecture will be held in the Side Hall, but entry is via the Museum main entrance.

Art Exhibition – Frances Innes: Hazy Horizons @ Elgin Museum
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm


Hazy Horizons


Frances Innes

Saturday 28th April – Saturday 9th June 2018

Elgin Museum

Example of frances Innes painting


This exhibition by north east artist Frances Innes is named “Hazy Horizons”, which describes the moody seascapes and misty moorlands on show in the historic Elgin Museum.

Frances Innes’s inspiration comes from the natural environment, the wild places, the sea, shore, cliffs, haar, snow, the changing weather and the drama of it all. The far north west of Scotland, the Highlands and Deeside are all her favourite places – where the land meets the sea, the sky meets the hilltops, the bogs, the mists, the places where midges roam and therefore not many people.

Frances Innes is originally from Aberdeen but now lives in Peterhead. She is mainly self-taught. Having always drawn and painted, she only started painting for local exhibitions and later for galleries some 15 years ago, once she had space for a studio.

Frances is a member of Aberdeen Artists Society and has exhibited with them at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Duff House. You may also have seen her work at Aberdeen airport, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen University, Banff Castle, Larks Gallery, Ballater and Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead and many other galleries and exhibitions throughout the north east.

Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages: Tots Traditional Nursery Rhyme & Game Session @ Elgin Museum
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages:

Tots Traditional Nursery Rhyme & Game Session

Friday 18th May 2018, 10 am – 11 am

Elgin Museum

Festival of Museums

Sensory play with toys from through the ages, nursery rhymes and games for ages 0-5 years.

Free entry but booking essential.

To book, email:

Please note: for ages 0-5 years only, all children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages: Dementia Friendly Reminiscence Session @ Elgin Museum
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages:

Dementia Friendly Reminiscence Session

Friday 18th May 2018, 2 pm – 4 pm

Elgin Museum

Festival of Museums

A relaxed and informal session for those with dementia and their carers. Come along and explore the Museum. Working with the ‘Play Through the Ages’ theme we will handle and discuss toys from our collection, reminisce about favourite childhood pastimes, songs and rhymes, and enjoy a cuppa after!

Free entry but booking essential.

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Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages: Museum Open Day @ Elgin Museum
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages:

Museum open Day

Saturday 19th May 2018, 11 am – 3 pm

Elgin Museum

Festival of Museums

Fun and Games at the Museum!

Join us for a day of old-fashioned fun with games from Medieval to Modern times. From marbles to Minecraft, tiddlywinks to Twister and everything in between! Play games, make your own toys, reminisce about songs and rhymes from childhood or bring along a board game. There will also be special activity trails, dressing up and toy-making sessions throughout the day.

Free entry

Please note: all children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Art Exhibition – Mary Black and Jennifer Ebdy: Margins and Perceptions @ Elgin Museum
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm


Margins and Perceptions


Mary Black and Jennifer Ebdy

Saturday 16th June – Thursday 26th July 2018

Elgin Museum

Summer's Farewell, Mary Black

Summer’s Farewell, Mary Black

This exhibition is a joint exhibition from artist Mary Black and sculptor Jennifer Ebdy.

Mary’s source of inspiration for the paintings on display in this exhibition comes from the coastline around Moray and the north-east of Scotland. Mary does not paint one particular place or time, but concentrates on the patterns and the character of these coastal fringes which continually change through the seasons and weather, repeating in infinite variations. Since graduating in 1999, she has exhibited in art galleries in Dundee, Angus, Aberdeen, Moray, Inverness, Ross-shire and New Zealand.

Throughout her career, Jennifer Ebdy has been interested in the shape and form of things. For many years she worked as a theatre designer, creating stage sets and costumes for over 40 theatre productions. Later, with a young family, she moved to Applecross and started a second career developing and delivering art-based projects and activities. However, throughout her working life her passion for sculptural form has remained. She has continued to create her own work using clay as her medium of choice, but also experimenting with other materials. With age comes a wealth of experience, and Jennifer use these experiences to inform her work. She also enjoys drawing ideas from interesting, varied and striking objects, people and images, and through those ideas explores colour, texture and form.

Jenny and Mary met in 2005, when they were borth art tutors at the same venue. Since then, they have continued ot meet up to exchange news and ideas about art which led to this joint exhibition. 

Jennifer Ebdy sculpture

Jennifer Ebdy

Art Exhibition – Local Quines: Expanding Nicely @ Elgin Museum
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm


Expanding Nicely


The Local Quines

Saturday 4th August – Saturday 15th September 2018

Elgin Museum


The Local Quines are a group of retired primary and secondary teachers from the north east who meet up regularly for coffee, chat and chocolate biscuits.
Each one of them dabbles in the creative arts and crafts – painting, textile work, photography, embroidery and more!

Local Quines have exhibited their work previously at Elgin Museum, to great reception. In their own words: “Here we go again!”.

Art Exhibition – Angus Donaldson: Another Eclectic Collection @ Elgin Museum
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm


Another Eclectic Collection


Angus Donaldson

Saturday 21st September – Saturday 27th October 2018

Elgin Museum

Angus Donadson

This exhibition from Angus Donaldson, his third at Elgin Museum, again comprises a mixture of subjects including seascape, landscape, and wildlife. Oil, pastel and charcoal are the main mediums he uses and, whatever the subject, Angus tries to express movement and give life to the work.

Colour, contrasts and form in Nature fascinate Angus , as they mix and blend, at times vibrant in stark contrast, at times soft and muted, ever changing with the light. Angus has always been interested in art and has enjoyed drawing and painting since his school days. To a great extent, he is self-taught, although during the last twenty years he has regularly attended life drawing classes and benefited from various tutored workshops and painting groups.

In his own words: “Painting with others I believe to be a wonderful way of opening the mind to opportunity and when challenges and problems are shared, so often solutions have a way of presenting themselves”.

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