Welcome return for Meffan winter art show

Art lovers will be in for a treat this November when the Meffan Winter Show returns for its 30th anniversary year.
Avril Cunningham, former winner of the Colin Dakers Memorial Prize with her winning work ‘Regeneration’.Avril Cunningham, former winner of the Colin Dakers Memorial Prize with her winning work ‘Regeneration’.
Avril Cunningham, former winner of the Colin Dakers Memorial Prize with her winning work ‘Regeneration’.

Making its return for the first time in two years due to Covid, ANGUSalive is inviting artists from all over Scotland at all stages in their creative practice to enter their artwork into the Meffan Winter Show.

All visual artworks will be considered: paintings, textiles, sculpture, jewellery, graphic design, illustration, ceramics, fashion, animation, film or photography.

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The submission window is now open and artists will be able to submit their work until October 10 via the open exhibition portal.

The show began as the ‘Christmas Extravaganza’, and 30 years on has become a key event in the Scottish arts calendar.

Through the contributions of artists submitting and then showcasing work, Angus has continued to develop a vibrant collection of art to be treasured for future generations.

Each of the selected artists also has the opportunity for their work to be chosen to become part of a public collection.

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Rachel Jackson, ANGUSalive museums galleries & archives operations lead, said: “We are really excited to be able to bring back this important event in full following an absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"We expect this to be our best year ever and look forward to exhibiting an incredible variety of artworks from talented Scottish artists.”

Avril Cunningham, who entered her work titled ‘Regeneration’ in the 2019 show and won the Colin Dakers Memorial prize, added: “I was delighted to win the Colin Dakers Memorial Purchase Prize and have my painting as part of the Angus Fine Art collection.

"It also looks great on my CV."

Two purchase prizes will be awarded: the ANGUSalive Purchase Prize of up to £1500 and the Colin Dakers Memorial Purchase Prize of up to £1000, and there is a special Visitors’ Choice award exclusively for amateur artworks of £200.

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The exhibition will opens in the Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, West High Street, Forfar on November 12 and can be visited for free,Thursday to Saturday, 10am-4pm until January 7. Further information at www.angusalive.scot.

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