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Exhibition Entry is now closed 29 February 2024

2024 Entry Closed 29 February




Award Winners work is at the Acorn Centre Inverurie 30 May – 1 July 2023

Award Winners

Award Sponsor

Donside Frames

Adult Best in Show: “Meldrum House” by Catherine Taylor – Armstrong

Young Artist Overall Abandoned Train Station (Inverurie) by Julia Ptak


Award Sponsor:

J & A Keepsakes

Most Eye Catching Art Work: “Song” by Kelli Hampton

Most Promising Young Artist: “Sunrise Consideration” by Oriath Michie

Most Creative Piece: “Salt” by Neil Russell


Award Sponsor

Jane McMillan

Preview Evening People’s Choice Winner

100 years later (Inverurie Town Hall)” by Alissa Porter

 People’s Choice:

 Thursday: Joint Winners: Bennachie by Helen Miele and NC500 by Irene Irving

Friday: Winter Bennachie by Catherine Taylor-Armstrong

Saturday : What Lies Beneath by Jane McMillan

Sunday: Portsoy by Jill Mackenzie


Charity Raffle 2023

Garioch Community Kitchen is the recipient of the 2023 Raffle Proceeds. Amongst the donated Art Works  by the Showcase Artists was a Painting donated by a friend of the late Sandra Lister, who was a great supporter of the Gordon Art Exhibition. Thank you if you bought a Raffle Ticket, and if you won a Prize we hope you are enjoying your Prized Artwork. The Gordon Art Exhibition Treasurer Murray Matthew presenting a cheque for £200.

The project aims to encourage practical cookery skills within local communities, raise awareness of healthy eating messages, food hygiene and deliver training through its brand name ‘Confidence to Cook”. The kitchen offers a variety of courses, including practical cooking skills, nutrition and food hygiene courses and ‘Training for Trainers’ courses for members of the community and support workers. Run by a voluntary committee supported by representatives from NHS Grampian and Aberdeenshire Council. The committee members have a wealth of experience in the catering and hospitality industry as well as nutrition and teaching qualifications. REHIS accredited Food Hygiene and Nutrition courses are also available to those seeking to increase their knowledge, skills and employability prospects. The training kitchen welcomes all ages and groups of people, from all over Grampian, whatever their skill level may be and is also available for hire by individuals wishing to run their own courses. Check out their Facebook page or website https://gariochcommunitykitchen.org/ A Registered Charity SCIO Scottish Charity No SC046110



Gordon Art Exhibition

AGM 7 June 2023 – Unfortunately cancelled

Wednesday 7 June 2023 6 – 8.30pm,

Acorn Centre, West High Street, Inverurie, AB51 3SA


The GAE Committee hope that you will be able to join us for the 2023 AGM where we will be interested in your thoughts on how the 2023 Event was for you and any suggestions you may have going forward.

Gordon Art Exhibition Annual General Meeting:

Wednesday 7 June 2023 6 – 8.30pm,

Acorn Centre, West High Street, Inverurie, AB51 3SA

Please can you advise if you will be joining us so we know how many to cater for.

RSVP: [email protected]

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

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.


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]