Art Exhibition – Angus Donaldson: Another Eclectic Collection

NEW ART EXHIBITION

Another Eclectic Collection

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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”.

Art Exhibition – Local Quines: Expanding Nicely

NEW ART EXHIBITION

Expanding Nicely

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The Local Quines

Friday 3rd 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 – Mary Black and Jennifer Ebdy: Margins and Perceptions

NEW ART EXHIBITION

Margins and Perceptions

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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 both art tutors at the same venue. Since then, they have continued to meet up to exchange news and ideas about art which led to this joint exhibition. 

 

Jennifer Ebdy sculpture

Jennifer Ebdy

Art Exhibition – Frances Innes: Hazy Horizons

NEW ART EXHIBITION

Hazy Horizons

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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.

Museum Mondays – Funny Money Picnic

Museum Mondays – Funny Money Picnic

Monday 6th August 2018, 12 pm – 3 pm

Elgin Museum

monopoly money

Bring a picnic to enjoy in our hall before exploring the Museum. You’ll have the chance to design and make your own banknotes this week – sadly not valid in our gift shop!

FREE – DROP-IN

*First Come First Served for Picnic Blankets!

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

Look After the Pennies

Look After the Pennies

Tuesday 31st 2018, 12 pm – 2 pm

Elgin Museum

coins

Join us to dig up some coins from through the centuries then have a go designing and making your own shiny pennies.

Free entry but booking essential, and donations welcome.

To book, email: elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com

Please note: suitable for under-12s, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Museum Mondays – Poppies Picnic

Museum Mondays – Poppies Picnic

Monday 30th July 2018, 12 pm – 3 pm

Elgin Museum

poppies and solider

Bring a picnic to enjoy in our hall before exploring the Museum. Come along and make some fingerprint poppies to add to our cascade and help us launch our Toy Soldiers trail.

FREE – DROP-IN

*First Come First Served for Picnic Blankets!

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

YOYP Teens Takeover

YOYP Teens Takeover

Tuesday 24th 2018, 12 pm – 2 pm

Elgin Museum

YOYP

Find out more about the Young People in the Museum – from the Peruvian Mummy to the ‘Tommies’ of the World Wars. Help us to create social media content and curate a mini-guide to our young stars! 

Free entry but booking essential, and donations welcome.

To book, email: elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com

Please note: suitable for 12-18 year olds only.

Museum Mondays – Looking Forward, Looking Back Picnic

Museum Mondays – Looking Forward, Looking Back Picnic

Monday 23rd July 2018, 12 pm – 3 pm

Elgin Museum

kids tv ads

Bring a picnic to enjoy in our hall before exploring the Museum. We’ll be asking what you want to be when you grow up and will throwback to some TV shows, toys and music from the past.

FREE – DROP-IN

*First Come First Served for Picnic Blankets!

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

‘Dig’ for Victory!

‘Dig’ for Victory!

Tuesday 17th 2018, 12 pm – 2 pm

Elgin Museum

dig for victory

Come along and have a look at some of our objects from the World Wars and then have a go at excavating your own trench to see what artefacts you can uncover!

Free entry but booking essential, and donations welcome.

To book, email: elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com

Please note: suitable for 5-12 year olds, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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