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Award Winners

Exhibition, Schools & People’s Choice

Many thanks to Donside Frames, and J&A Keepsakes for their support.

Donside Frames Adult: Loch Carron by Irene Donaldson Presentation

Donside Frames Young Artist: Below the Falls by Rhona Fraser Presentation

J&A Keepsakes: Best Creative Art Work: Paper Cut, The Tiger by Isla Hao Presentation (sold)

Most Promising Young Artist: French Chic by Hollie Milne Presentation (sold)

The Most Eye Catching Painting: Just For You by Izzy Mitchell Presentation

Schools Competition (Not for Sale)

Overall Winner: Below the Falls by Rhona Fraser

Intermediate Category:

1st Place: Autumn Breeze by Miah Rainbow

2nd Place: The Four Seasons Colour Collage by Mya Nicholl

Commended: Summer Flowers by Beth Main

Senior Category:

1st Place: Below the Falls by Rhona Fraser

2nd Place: A Deer’s Tree by Isla Mackintosh

Commended: Autumn Night by Amy Morris

People’s Choice:

Thursday: Blue Eyes by Catriona Yule (sold)

Friday: Just For You by Izzy Mitchell

Saturday: Another Fittie Shed by Dorothy Beaton

Sunday: Spaniel by Irene Donaldson

Charity Raffle 2022

We held a raffle during the Exhibition, raising £200 for our chosen Charity Abernecessities. Thank you to all Visitors who purchased tickets. All Raffle Prizes were Art Works donated by the Showcase Artists. Abernecessities do great work in providing local, underprivileged families with essential items to care for their children. Providing the things that we all take for granted, from beds to underware. Registered Charity SC048788. Check out their Facebook Page to see the great work they do.

Aberneccessities Presentation

Gordon Art online Exhibition

Yes we have gone on-line for the 2021 Exhibition.

Thank you to all our exhibiting Artists who have supported us in this new venture.

We hope you enjoy viewing the exhibition from the comfort of your own armchair.

We will be back live in 2022, Dates to confirmed.

Live Exhibition is back 17 -20 March 2022 at the Garioch Heritage Centre 10-4 daily

Yes after our huge success in 2019 we are back at the Garioch Heritage Centre 17 – 20 March 2022 10 – 4 daily

Regrettably the Gordon Art Exhibition 2020 /2021 events we cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Understandably, it was not possible to hold the 2020/2021 Exhibitions due to the COVID-19 restrictions that were in place during 2020 and early 2021. As soon as these restrictions are lifted and life begins to return to normal, we will aim to host an Exhibition again.

2019 Highlights – Charity Raffle

The Raffle Prizes were Works of Art created and donated by the Showcase artists, raising £639. Which was divided equally between The Talking Newspaper for the Blind Inverurie, and For the Love of Garioch who each received a cheque for £319.50

Talking Newspaper Inverurie
Talking Newspaper Inverurie
Talking Newspaper Speaker with Pendrive which is used to record the Newspaper each week, and then sent to the Client
For the Love of Garioch
For the Love of Garioch

2019 Highlights – Working with Young People

Winning entry - Sky of Inspiration by Tia Morrison

The Gordon Art Exhibition Committee wanted to create an opportunity that encouraged young people to become involved in the annual art event.  With this in mind, the committee invited Inverurie Academy to take part in creating artwork that could be displayed at the Showcase Event in 2018. The programme was rolled out to the S3 year group who produced some excellent work which was exhibited and enjoyed by all.

This experience enabled the committee to put together an Art Competition that could be accessed by a greater number of schools and young people for 2019.

The competition was launched in September 2018 and 3 schools were involved, Kellands Primary, Chapel of Garioch Primary and Inverurie Academy.  The competition divided into three age categories catered for young people from 7 -18 years.

The young people worked to the theme “The Beauty of Nature” and produced some outstanding artwork.  The winners and runners up had their work framed and exhibited at the March 2019 Gordon Art Exhibition.  They were presented with certificates of participation and prizes by well-known local artist from Collieston – Paul Ritchie.

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The Committee were delighted to award the Overall Competition Winner to Tia Morrison of Inverurie Academy whose work “Sky of Inspiration” won first place in the Intermediate Category.  Her prize consisted of an afternoon workshop for herself and Guardian with local artist Jane McMillan.

Tia with Painting
Tia Morrison and guardian

Future competitions will be announced shortly, and we hope to engage with more schools encouraging them to take part in the competition for the 2020 Art Exhibition.

The range of media used, and the diversity of ideas created by the young people was inspiring.  The exhibition provided a great opportunity to view their artwork and was thoroughly enjoyed by members of the public.

2019 Showcase and Exhibition

14 – 17 March 2019

Following the success of our new venue in 2019, we are again at the Garioch Heritage Centre, Loco Works Road, Inverurie, situated in the former Inverurie Loco Works.

The Heritage Centre has excellent facilities: a lovely coffee shop, plenty of on site parking and is accessible to all.
We are really looking forward to exhibiting and showcasing artwork from talented artists and makers in the North East of Scotland.

What is a Showcase? Showcasing is having a table to display/sell your artwork and having space to show how you create it. A really lovely way to engage with the visitors.

Further details will follow and if you are interested in participating please email [email protected]