Prize winners on display at exhibition

Bethesda Fountain by Liz Young
Bethesda Fountain by Liz Young

The exhibition at the Acorn Centre in Inverurie will be a bit different this month.

The work on display belongs to eight artists who have been prize winners in the Gordon Art Exhibition, organised by Gordon Forum of the Arts.

The youngest exhibitor is nine-year-old Isla Grant whose ‘Queen of the Night’, inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s book ‘Kaspar Prince of Cats’, won the Junior Silver Award as well as a sponsor’s award at this year’s Gordon Art Exhibition.

Isla is joined by seven experienced and talented North East artists.

Donald Murray, who won the main prize at this year’s exhibition, is well known for his North East landscapes and his paintings of North East coastal villages.

Nationally Donald is represented in permanent and private collections, including that of HRH the Princess Royal.

Tracey Swift has also built a reputation for herself locally with her portraiture and street scenes while Margie Trewin’s landscapes will appeal to many.

Jill Littlejohn’s large scale works were much appreciated at the Gordon Art Exhibition and photography is represented by the work of prize winner Jean Lyall.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee is well represented in this Acorn exhibition by Jacqui Maconochie and Acorn gallery co-ordinator Liz Young.

Jacqui studied illustration there while Liz studied drawing and painting.

A range of subject matter is on view from a stunning peacock to a view of the Bethesda Fountain in New York’s Central Park, from landscapes to aeroplanes and most of the work is for sale.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, August 27 and the Acorn Centre is open to the public Tuesday until Saturday every week from 10am until 4pm.

The gallery is situated in the hospitality area where food and drinks are available all day.