Grantown Museum

Beyond Reasonable Trout

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The art shows involving Spey Art Group members continue this week, with the start of our tutor Angus’s exhibition.

We all know that he loves fishing and Beyond Reasonable Trout features a range of landscapes with a fishy theme. His work is previewed on his website.

The show opens on Saturday at Grantown Museum and the launch is at night from 6-9pm. All are welcome to join Angus for a glass of wine and nibbles.

The exhibition is on every day (including Sundays) until July 10.

And of course there is still time to catch our favourite Dolly Allsorts, whose exhibition is still on until Thursday June 30.


Dolly Allsorts 2

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Congratulations to our Dolly Allsorts – aka Liz Downie, Ali Pressey and Rona Smith – who launched their new exhibition on Monday night at Grantown Museum.

There were some lovely works and it was great to see so many red dots going up during the evening. Best of luck to the trio for the next couple of weeks. And make sure you catch the show!

A wee invitation

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Our esteemed colleagues, Liz Downie, Ali Pressey and Rona Smith launch their new exhibition at Grantown Museum on June 20.

The trio -known as Dolly Allsorts – will have a host of lovely work on show until June 30.

Please show your support by attending the preview night on June 20, 5.30pm-8.30pm.


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!



You are invited. . .

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A sneaky preview…

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Painting by Norma Polson

The preparations for the exhibition are continuing apace.

You can get a wee preview of some of the work on our gallery page.


P.S. Keep sharing our news on social media and tell the world about the event!

You would be silly to miss this new exhibition

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Grantown Museum has opened a new exhibition this week – Artists in Wood.

It features work by a host of local artists and crafters working with wood. The list includes Aaron Sterritt, Yellow Broom, John Walker, Tony Stott, Wooden Tom and Ray Bainbridge.

The showcase is on until April 15 – perfect timing for Easter!Museumedit3

Grantown Museum is back – with a new look

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The revamped Grantown Museum opens on Monday – and it’s been worth the wait.

A sneak preview on Friday night revealed that the galleries have been completely revamped, with new exhibits and interactive displays.

The room where we hold our exhibition has also changed. The wooden pulpit and most of the glass cases have been removed, creating a wide open space. And the team has brought in new moveable walls for hanging paintings on. These will come in very handy next month.

Please go and have a look. For those of you savvy with social media, there’s also a new Facebook page to help you show support for the museum in their new guise.

While I’m on, there’s also a Creative Cairngorms exhibition at the Iona Gallery in Kingussie. It’s their first show of the season and runs until March 28. The gallery is open Monday -Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm.


Fancy a cuppa?

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If you’re stuck for something to do on Saturday morning, you could pop along to Grantown Museum.

The team is hosting a coffee morning to raise funds. The event runs from 10.30am-12.30am.

Stay tuned for information on more events around the region!