High5: Picture this
The north and north-east is an art lover’s paradise with galleries offering diverse works from local and international artists.
Cromarty Arts Trust, Cromarty
Cromarty Arts Trust promotes and embraces the arts, education, environment, history of the Highlands, and the conservation of buildings of historical or architectural importance.
Throughout the year there is a varied programme of events, courses, workshops, gigs, concerts and exhibitions. Among the highlights is the annual Cromarty Group Art Exhibition, August 10-18. The group brings together a variety of talented local artists and craftspeople for their popular, annual exhibition that includes an array of contemporary arts and crafts.
Iona Art Gallery, Kingussie
The home of the Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists (SBSA), the Iona Gallery, Kingussie showcases a wide range of local and national artists who exhibit their work at the gallery on a rolling programme during the year including paintings and photography.
The gallery also hosts a popular annual SBSA Christmas Fair.
Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
The centre offers an annual programme of local and international exhibitions, events, classes and arts residencies, along with interesting and flexible spaces for rent for exhibitions, meetings and events.
Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness
Scotland’s most northerly mainland arts centre will host an exhibition celebrating one of the Highlands’ abandoned islands, Stroma. Empty since 1962, it will be bought to life in a special multimedia installation, Mountains Underwater: Stroma until Sunday, September 1.
Kilmorack Gallery, near Beauly
Opened in 1997, Kilmorack Gallery, near Beauly is one of the foremost commercial art galleries in Scotland exhibiting some of the most interesting and collectable artists in Scotland. Inside there is a unique and spiritual blend of the old building married with the work of some of Scotland’s finest artists. New work arrives at the gallery most weeks.