Museum looks ‘Further Afield’ for new exhibition

One of Alan Dearling's photographs as part of an exhibition at Eyemouth Museum.
One of Alan Dearling's photographs as part of an exhibition at Eyemouth Museum.

After its previous exhibition attracted more than 800 visitors in a matter of weeks, Eyemouth Museum is hoping there will be the same level of interest in its latest offering.

‘Times Gone By’, which opened at the end of April, focused on Eyemouth’s past, bringing together paintings, photos and stories from those who either experienced first hand or were inspired by their heritage.

Particularly popular was the work of Walter Hay which sold well amongst those who visited the exhibition.

Walter donated all proceeds from the sales to the museum and the Fishermen’s Mission.

Buoyed by the success of ‘Times Gone By’, museum manager Lyn Bogle has been busy collating exhibits for ‘Further Afield’, which received its grand opening last week.

Like ‘Times Gone By’ there is still very much a local feel to proceedings with photographs from Eyemouth residents Lawson Wood and Alan Dearling, who is also displaying a number of his best-selling books.

The only artist featured in the new exhibition, situated upstairs in the museum, is 
Coldingham’s Cath Roberts, who was inspired to pick up her paintbrush after retiring from her job.

The ‘Further Afield’ exhibition runs until July 28. The 
museum is also preparing a 
series of summer walks which will take place every Tuesday from 7pm and will carry 
different themes including smuggling.