Food on Film festival
You cannot escape the Spey Art Group this month: we’ve got work in two prominent Highland galleries!
The main show is at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, where you can see our epic exhibition, Consequences, for the second time. If you missed it in September last year, then this is a chance not to be missed.
And it’s on show throughout February so there’s really no excuse!
AND! You can also catch members’ work at the Iona Gallery in Kingussie this weekend (until Feb 5). Before Christmas we did a workshop on decorating masks – resulting in our famous group shot. Angus has arranged that these unique creations – and those done by some of his pupils at Grantown Grammar – are being exhibited for the Food on Film Festival.
This well-known event is celebrating its 10th year with lots of events and films over the weekend so making a trip down the valley is highly recommended.
M was for masks last night as we took up the challenge of decorating paper masks.
With some inspiration from the Day of the Dead-style sugar skulls, members used paint, pen and collage to make some weird and wonderful creations: Donald Trump even made an appearance.
Angus would like to get them all back to class at some point soon so that he can make a big display to go to the Iona Gallery for the Kingussie Food on Film Festival next year.
We’ll be decorating masks on Wednesday night. Angus has a batch of paper face masks, blank for our own designs. You can draw, paint or even create a collage.
This lesson is related to an event in association with the Kingussie Food on Film event. Next year’s festival includes a Masked Ceilidh at the Iona Gallery on February 4. Your creations could come in handy for the Best Mask competition.
And do bring your pennies to the class… As a bonus, there will be a fundraising sale for the Grantown Grammar’s Art Department. Wonderful tubes of watercolour, oils, pastels, etc, will be available at discounted prices.
And there will also be the opportunity to buy goods produced for the Christmas craft fair in the museum.