Big art in Moray community proves a world-wide hit

A BURGHEAD EXHIBITION of fine art and photography organised by local artists has proven to be an absolute smash-hit with tourists and locals alike.

Pipers announced the opening of the week-long exhibition last weekend – now just two days remain for people to take a look at the stunning talents that exist in the local community.

An old bakery has been transformed into a space for anyone interested in art to practice and learn from others. This week that space was turned into an exhibition hall and has featured 100 artworks by ten local artists.

Nine of those whose work is featured are from Burghead itself – and consequently the harbour, boats and streets of the community feature large in the work they have produced.

Organiser and artist Joan Megson said: “We have been absolutely delighted by the reaction this week from the general public and in particular from people visiting Burghead.

“Several of the works on show at the exhibition have already been snapped up – and a number of them will be finding their way to new overseas homes, a constant reminder perhaps of a much-loved holiday in our community.”

The exhibition will open today and tomorrow from 12noon until 5pm – after that the space will again be turned over to the Burghead Art Group who will resume their weekly meetings to which all are welcome regardless of experience – or lack of it.

The exhibition is held in the Old Bakery on Young Street, opposite the Broch House.