Tiree Art Exhibition 2019
Tiree’s stunning 2019 Art Exhibition opened to the public on Sunday 11th August in Baugh church.
On a beautiful evening over 90 people enjoyed a glass (or two) of Prosecco while perusing the very varied work on show. The show was opened in great style by Dot Sim who said,
“Thank you to all the talented artists who have submitted their work to create such a diverse and captivating exhibition which I think you’ll all agree reflects this beautiful and inspirational island that some of us are so lucky to call our home. This would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the Tiree Arts Enterprises committee and volunteers organizing, curating and hanging the work. And a big thank you to the Baptist church who have kindly let us host the exhibition here. It is an exciting time for the arts on Tiree with many creative people coming to settle here, joining the already rich cultural heritage of the island; new studios opening, the continuing success of the Feis, TMF, and local musicians, the flourishing of Screen Tiree, the second year of Screen Argyll’s Sea Change – Powering Women in Film, the celebration of the ancient art of Storytelling in Tiree Story Tent, the establishment of Tiree Art Club and the Creative Writing Group, and the exciting prospect of a community panto!”
There was a lot of excitement after the show was opened with people rushing to get a red dot on their favourite piece of work and the committee are glad to report that over a third of paintings and sculptures were sold on the night.
Tiree Art Enterprises also own An Turas which is the art installation situated in Scarinish beside the pier. Sadly its condition has deteriorated over the years and it requires urgent restoration. They are using this year’s show to gather funds and have placed a donation box at the entrance to give visitors an opportunity to contribute.
On the opening night a £160 was donated – an excellent start so big thanks to all.