A festival from your sofa
Here are the details for the Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend at Home. There’s loads of activities, catering for all interests – including a virtual exhibition of our work!
People and Places 2019
An exhibition of Art and Craft by the Spey Art Group.
People and Places is the theme for our 2019 annual exhibition. Through another interesting year members have been hard at work producing original work for the summer show at The Pagoda in Grantown.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 24 August – Sunday 1 September and is open 10am-4pm each day. There will be a special open preview night on Friday 23 August 6pm-8pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be available.
This popular group meets weekly at Grantown Grammar school between 7pm and 9pm on Wednesday evenings during term time. Tutoring is provided by art teacher Angus Grant and lessons cover a range of media.
Chairwoman Angela Wood said “We are all looking forward to the new exhibition, showcasing the wealth of talent within the group, this is our first year of exhibiting at the Pagoda and we are looking forward to it”.
Everyone attending the preview will be invited to vote for their favourite artwork, the winning piece will be awarded the Gordon Crisell Shield. This prize was introduced in 2016 and is named after a long standing member of the Spey Art Group who died in 2015
Painting with nature
Anyone looking for an arty activity for a May weekend should look no further than The Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend.
Dava School House will host “Painting with Nature”, a morning workshop with award-winning artist Morvan MacEwan on Sunday May 12.
The day will involve exploring the local woodland and moors, collecting items to be used in a new piece of art. Materials and refreshments will be provided.
The workshop runs from 9.30am-12.30pm and costs £15 per person.
You can book your place and get more information by visiting the event website here.
Or click here for a look at the poster: Painting with Nature Event Poster 2
News of a wee competition for you all!
It’s Year of the Osprey and organisers are looking for artwork inspired by this magnificent bird.
There’s some nice prizes available for the best works.
Get more details by clicking here: LEAFLET2FINALFORPRINT (1)
Edinburgh site trip
Motormania -call for bottles
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Remember we need all sorts of bottles for the motormania event on Sunday 3rd September. Please remember to bring your bottles along to the class on Wednesday 30th August.
Thunder in the Glens
Great work by everyone involved this weekend. A total of £331 was raised at the tombola so thanks to everyone involved.
Three of our members launch their new exhibition at a brilliant local venue this week.
Liz Downie, Ali Pressey and Rona Smith, AKA the Dolly Allsorts, have produced a range of new work for their Cairngorm-inspired show at the 1896 Gallery and Coffee Shop in Boat of Garten.
All three have their own distinctive style of art so it’s sure to be an interesting mix of artworks.
The opening event – to which you are invited – is on Friday June 2, 6.30pm-8pm – wine and nibbles will be available.
But no worries if you cant – the exhibition runs until July 1.
The gallery is open Mon-Sat (closed Thursday), 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm.
How to spend your holidays
Even though we’re on our Easter break, the art doesn’t stop – particularly with lots of upcoming exhibitions. Our annual exhibition is in June this year and there’s a few more events planned.
And there’s a chance to join our tutor Angus on a silversmithing course in the evenings. He’ll be down at Kingussie High School every Tuesday during May, teaching how to make silver rings with stone settings.
There’s more information on Angus’s own website or here on the Cairngorms Learning Partnership’s site.
Be warned: we understand that there are still spaces available but they do fill up very quickly!