Castle Grant

Lots of lovely events

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Grantown Museum is jam-packed with upcoming events during the autumn.

With our own exhibition Consequences running until September 30, there is no better time to get down to Burnfield.

This weekend sees The Big Draw, a national festival of drawing. You are invited along to find inspiration in the museum’s collectio. The event runs from Friday-Sunday, 1pm-4pm.

In October, two events will be running during the Highland Archaeology Festival. The first, on October 1 at 7.30pm, is a talk on the prehistoric sites of human occupation in Strathspey. This will be delivered by Dr Steve Goodall, with a suggested donation of £5.

A few days later, the museum will recreate the popular historical tour around the policies of Castle Grant. This will start from the museum at 10am on Thursday October 13. The suggestion donation here is £10.

Andfinally local artist Chloe Kelman will be showing her Highland cow paintings during October as well as the long-awaitedTen exhibition, in which 10 people have chosen an object from the collection and written a response to it. It could be a poem, a memory of just a few lines on why they like it.


An exciting night!

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Massive thanks to everyone who came along to our preview last night. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying our art.

The standard of work is so high this year. Many people seemed to be doing a couple of rounds of the room before deciding which masterpiece to vote for – it was really difficult to decide.

The breadth of work was also great to see – acrylic, watercolour, pastel, print, textile silk. The list of our talents seems endless!

And it was brilliant to see the red dots going up throughout the night.

But after an evening of fierce voting, there was a winner. Huge congratulations to Jane Candlish, whose linocut print, Castle Grant, was voted favourite artwork on the night.

She is the first winner of the Gordon Crisell Shield, named in honour of our former secretary and donated by his family.

Pictured here is our treasurer Liz Downie handing over the beautiful trophy to Jane at the end of the night.

The shield will be on display at Grantown Museum until the end of the exhibition.

Finally many thanks to Dan Cottam and the museum for their help in setting up and allowing us to have a wee party to launch the show.

And thanks are due to the group’s elite team of organisers – too many to name – who gave up their time yesterday to set everything up. The exhibition looks great!

Don’t forget we’re on until May 7, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. Tell your friends!

Here are a few shots of a very successful evening!