Iona Gallery

Three reasons to venture down the valley this month

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The Iona Gallery is a busy place this month with some new exhibitions starting, giving you three good reasons to visit.

 1 – In the main gallery, there is a celebration of 25 years of the Quilters Guild. Below is a beautiful example of the type of work you can expect to see.

The quilts will be on display until April 30.

2 – The small gallery will feature paintings and mixed media work by local artist Pat Hughes.She is the first of the Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists to have their work hung in the gallery’s rolling programme of exhibits in this unique space. PAt’s work will be featured from April 4-9.

3 – Well-kent Grantown woman, Marie-Louise Napier, will show off another side to her creativity. Known best for her musical talents, Marie-Louise’s paintings will be on display from April 11-23.



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.


Angus’ summer exhibition

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Very excited to be showing work in Kingussie’s Iona gallery this summer. Drinks on opening night, Friday 10th 6-10pm if you can make it along.