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New art exhibition in Nairn draws on landscape and rich local folklore


By Alasdair Fraser

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Artist Andrea Turner (right) at the opening of the Wee Gallery in Forres Town Hall, with creator Nahed Gadalla. Picture: Becky Saunderson.
Artist Andrea Turner (right) at the opening of the Wee Gallery in Forres Town Hall, with creator Nahed Gadalla. Picture: Becky Saunderson.

Local landscape, myths and stories have provided the inspiration for a new art exhibition which has opened at Nairn Community and Arts Centre.

Andrea Turner is a visual artist, singer and writer living in Forres.

She said of her artistic process: “I begin by immersing myself in the landscape, returning again and again to the woods, rivers and shore.

“Looking deeply, writing detailed descriptions of what I’m seeing and hearing, I make sketches, take photographs and note down thoughts and ideas.

“I also use found objects such as shells, stones, leaves and flowers to provide physical references and sometimes use these objects to print paint directly on the canvas or paper.”

The exhibition runs until June 5 and Ms Turner will be on hand each Saturday from 11am-1pm to meet and talk to visitors about her work on show.

A one-way system will be in place at the centre to meet Covid safety guidelines.


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