New exhibition manager for North-east gallery

New Gallery Manager: Jenni Colquhoun pictured in the gallery at Touched by Scotland. Picture: Lind Colquhoun
New Gallery Manager: Jenni Colquhoun pictured in the gallery at Touched by Scotland. Picture: Lind Colquhoun

A LOCAL art and craft gallery has appointed a new member of staff to manage its exhibitions and gallery space.

Jenni Colquhoun, who is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee with more than seven years artistic experience, has joined the team at Touched by Scotland, Oyne, as Gallery Manager.

In her new role, Jenni will be responsible for running the gallery and retail space, as well as maintaining relationships with the artists and crafters. She will also be responsible for planning and organising the gallery’s exhibitions.

A talented artist herself, Jenni has experience in a range of media, and has been commissioned for multiple projects, including the design of a sculpture that was part of an installation in Edinburgh and creating a 3D animation for use as a visual aid at Cambridge University. Prior to joining the team, Jenni worked as a waitress at the gallery’s adjoining restaurant, Gadie’s.

Jenni said: “Working at Touched by Scotland is brilliant. I am so inspired being around this much fantastic artwork, and it’s wonderful being able to put my creative background to good use. I particularly love that part of my job involves visiting artists in their studios – I think it’s fascinating to see how and where people create, and it is wonderful to be able to give the history of a piece when I am showing it to customers at the gallery and gift shop.”

Jan Hobbs, co-owner of Touched by Scotland, said: “Jenni has a wealth of experience and a talented eye that makes her a natural fit in our gallery. We look forward to displaying some of her own original work as well.”

Touched by Scotland sells contemporary artwork, including paintings, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture, from predominantly Scottish artists.