The exhibition features a diverse array of emerging Scottish artists and provides a much-deserved cultural showcase for the surrounding community.
The Ebba Centre, already known for highlighting the work of local artists with its Community Trust SCIO-supported arts wall, hopes that the exhibition will be the first of many.
While access to Scottish art has traditionally been focused on those urban areas blessed with an abundance of galleries, the Ebba Centre believes that art should be accessible to all and not be decided via geographic lottery. It is therefore proud to offer visibility and support to some of the Borders’ most exciting new talents.
Amongst those included in the exhibition will be its youngest participant, Rachael McKenna, a photographer influenced by regular visits to her grandfather in St Abbs; trained artist Kevin Peden, whose paintings have been featured in the Royal Scottish Academy’s, Edinburgh, open exhibition for the past two years; Roni Butcher, whose digital art emphasises the unique beauty of the Scottish Borders; Simon Holding, whose photography is a passion, and has been recognized in successive photo competitions by Scottish Borders Council, and St. Abbs Visitor Centre.; and Amanda Bell, the well-known, self-taught Coldingham artist whose landscapes and seascapes are inspired by daily walks with her dog.
The exhibition opens at 7pm on Friday, March 27, and will run until April 2. The opening night will feature Riddell Fiddles in concert. Entry is free to all, though donations are appreciated.