Guild of Motoring Artists first Borders exhibition

A selection of the exhibition of artworks by the Guild of Motoring Artists on display at Duns Library
A selection of the exhibition of artworks by the Guild of Motoring Artists on display at Duns Library

Artwork by the Guild of Motoring Artists is currently on display in Duns Library, who worked with the Jim Clark Room trustees, to bring the exhibition to the town.

The free exhibition, on from April 23 to June 4, showcases a diverse series of works on motoring and motor sports subjects by guild members.

Andrew Tulloch, Live Borders assistant curator for Duns Museum and Library said: “Planning for this exhibition has been going on since 2014 and I am pleased to finally see the work here.

“Thanks are due to all the artists but in particular to David Ginn, chairman of the GMA for his work in co-ordinating the exhibition and artists John Dunbar and Keith Leslie for hanging the works.”

The Guild of Motoring Artists is an international organisation open to artists worldwide whose work shows a strong commitment to motoring and motor sports subjects on four or two wheels.

The exhibition is the first by the Guild to take place in the Scottish Borders and was organised in association with the Jim Clark Room. It offers motor sport and art enthusiasts a wonderful opportunity to view a diverse range of works, in varying media, linked to the fascinating topics of motoring and racing.

David Ginn, GMA chairman said: “We are delighted and honoured to have an exhibition in Duns associated with the Jim Clark Room.

“Jim Clark was one of the real stars of this era.”

Ewan Jackson, chief executive of Live Borders added: ”It is a coup for Duns Library to be able to host this unique and engaging exhibition which I am sure will appeal to both local Borderers and people further afield.”

The exhibition runs from Saturday, April 23 – Saturday, June 4 at Duns Library Contact Centre, closing the day before the Jim Clark Rally on June 5. It is open: Monday, Thursday and Friday - 10am-5pm; Tuesday - 1pm-7pm; Wednesday - 10am-1pm; and Saturday - 9.30am-12.30pm. Admission is free.