“Our walking group got off to a fine start to the year with a trip to Edinburgh to see some exhibitions.
First stop was the National Portrait Gallery to see the BP Portrait Awards. This annual exhibition is made up of a selection of submissions from across the world and is always good for at least one ‘my goodness is that really a painting?’ moment. There was also a lovely show of landscape photography.
Next was The Fruitmarket Gallery for a show of paintings, objects and video work by South African artists William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland.
Finally a visit to Dovecot where the staff had kindly organised a space for the group to have their packed lunches before a visit to the gallery to see ‘Colour & Light’, an exhibition of textile works. Dovecot Rug Tufter Kristi Vana was on hand to treat the group to a demonstration of colour mixing with wool which was both fun and enlightening.”
We look forward to seeing much more from the walking group throughout 2017!