A NEW art exhibition celebrating ten years of the Cairngorms National Park opens this weekend at Eden Court in Inverness.
Aviemore artist, Ann Vastano, once again exhibits her latest art works in a solo show in the Highland ‘capital’, following the success of last year’s collection at the Greig Street Studios.
Ann was born on the Island of Islay in 1972, and was brought up on Rothiemurchus Estate, near Aviemore and continues to work across the river at her studio at High Range at the southern edge of the village.
Having trained at Grays School of Art Aberdeen, her work can be found in private collections including the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament, but for the month of October some of Ann’s latest paintings, drawings, pastels and mixed media works will be on exhibition at the Stalls Gallery – Eden Court.
Speaking ahead of the opening of her exhibition, Ann said: “The art works on display are part of a show case which celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Cairngorm National Park.
“In 2003, I was commissioned to create an artwork to celebrate the launch of the National Park, so it seems fitting to mark this special occasion with this further collection.
“This new body of work is part of a lifelong passion to create art inspired by the spectacular surroundings of the Highlands. The exhibition includes some new wildlife studies, landscapes and cottages.
“I am especially fond of the wee tumble down cottages which speckle our landscape. A few of which I have captured for posterity, as after a few bad winters they will be no more.
“On this occasion, owing to the large venue that is Eden Court I have worked on some larger pieces – which has been very challenging but thoroughly enjoyable! Lots of colour, wild places and changeable weather all feature!”
The exhibition runs from the Sat 5th October – Thurs 31st October 2013 at the Stalls Gallery Eden Court, Inverness.
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Notes to Editors
- Eden Court is the largest multi-arts venue in Scotland. It re-opened in November 2007 following an extensive redevelopment programme, which saw the addition of two purpose built cinemas, a brand new flexible second theatre space and two dance and education studios.
- Eden Court is the only theatre in Scotland to offer Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) courses in Drama and Dance. These are extracurricular courses, which offer pupils from across Highland the opportunity to study at Eden Court for an SQA Higher Dance, Drama or Intermediate 2 exams. Aside from Eden Court, there is only one school in the Highlands where pupils can sit SQA Higher Drama exams.
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