Forres gallery to host new exhibition

The Bird House
The Bird House to host new exhibition this month.

A LOCAL ARTISTS is laying plans to introduce her own work in Forres – and at the same time help young people in the region with their first steps in the photography and art worlds.

Emma Horne will display her watercolours this month at the Bird House on Dunedin Place in Forres – and while doing so she will work at the same venue on new art.

Emma told insideMoray that she would be more than happy to chat about her work and local efforts that have been set up by the Bird House and their ‘community darkroom’ for photographers.

The venue is also holding art classes for young people each Thursday afternoon and is offering exhibition space in which talented local people can display their work.

Exhibition runs from July 16 to 30.

“It is a new project for the Bird House and one that I’m sure will be welcomed by people in Forres and perhaps our wider communities,” Emma said, adding: “My own exhibition will run from July 16 to July 30 under the title ‘Sheep Shifter’”

Speaking of their darkroom project for local photographers, Gill Bird, who is visual arts curator and education facilitator at the venue, said: “We are setting up a darkroom group who will for a small annual membership be able to use the facilities.

“We are also planning on arranging talks and workshops for those who wish to dig further into photography – details of these and other activities can be found online.”