Spring brings a new range of work to Strathaven’s Flour Store Gallery, which is holding its Spring Exhibition from Friday 11th to Sunday 20th May with some great artists on board.
The exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm each day, and buyers and interested viewers alike are warmly invited to come and see what the gallery is all about. The Flour Store offers a welcoming space to view work by new and established artists. It aims to support and encourage the work of artists and craftsmen, many of whom are based in, or have strong links with the area.
Fiona Foley, renowned stained glass artist, originally from Strathaven and now based in Leadhills has some beautiful pieces on display. Known by many locally for her teaching and educational partnerships, Fiona has also produced many commissioned pieces throughout her career so far. Her work ranges from larger pieces to smaller craft items.
Fiona’s husband Andrew, an illustrator and painter, who also trained at Glasgow School of Art, has some of his paintings on display. His abstract colourful work is inspired by landscape. Andrew has exhibited widely and was recently named overall winner of the ‘Image Nation’ Scottish Illustration competition.
Elaine Johnston from Ayrshire is exhibiting a series of oil paintings of cows. Her expressive style is distinctive and endearing. Whether you are looking to buy cards, original oil paintings or prints, a range of pieces are for sale by this popular and successful young artist.
The exhibition includes sculpture by Glasgow-based Tom Allen, jewellery and glass pieces by Alicia McInnes. Textiles by Glasgow Art school-trained Morven Strachen, and photography by Strathaven’s Lucy Dawson are complimented by local craft work. Books proved very popular at the November exhibition, so the gallery will once again feature a range of titles. Browsing is wholeheartedly encouraged!
The gallery is located behind Alexander Taylor’s – Scotland’s oldest bakery, in the former flour store, over-looking the Allison Green. The gallery is accessed via the ramp from Bridge Street.
Please contact Claire Taylor on 01357-521260 for private view tickets and any information about the gallery.