Head into the mountains with our new exhibition

Our new exhibition is just a few weeks away and we wanted to give you a few more details of what to expect from the show.

The Mountains are Calling is inspired by the famous John Muir quote. John Muir is usually credited with creating the concept of national parks and is known for educating people about the value of wilderness.

It’s that feeling of wilderness that our specially selected artists are evoking in the works going on show at the studio in July and August.

Artists participating include Kitty Watt, Shona Cammack, Elizabeth Pirie, Paul Phillips and Myrddin Irwin, but there are many more!

The exhibition starts on Saturday June 29 and runs throughout July and into August. Entry is free! 

Plus there's a launch event on Friday June 28, 6-9pm, when you can enjoy a wee glass of wine while you look at the art.

Gallery co-owner Angus Grant said: “We’re delighted to launch our second summer exhibition.

“I grew up being taken into the mountains by my parents and it’s how I first learned to paint landscape.

“We have curated a collection of diverse artists to show us how they interpret the mountains around us. I love that big bold expressive marks can become recognisable forms of a moody landscape, seen in Elizabeth Pirie’s work. That contrasts with the detail found in Kitty Watt’s etchings.”

Also among the works on show will be a 360 degree view inside a snowhole. The photograph, by Grantown-based photographer Myrddin Irwin, was taken during a trip to Glenfeshie in March 2024. Irwin and a friend spent two nights in the snowhole. The picture shows all their equipment, including sleeping bags, shovels and ice axes.

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