Aberdeenshire Lieutenancy launches arts and crafts project

Aberdeenshire Lieutenancy in collaboration with the Garioch Heritage Centre is hosting an exhibition of art and craft for the county through its new flagship project Creative Aberdeenshire.

Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 7:46 am
Gillian Pettigrew, Operational Team Leader at Garioch Heritage Centre; Lord Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire Sandy Manson and Joan Bruce, Garioch Heritage Centre Committee Member

The project has been launched to encourage people who enjoy working on art and craft projects to continue to do so over the cold winter months.

An exhibition will be held at the Garioch Heritage Centre in Inverurie next Spring to showcase the wonderful talent from across the region.

Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, Sandy Manson, said: “I am delighted that we can work with Garioch Heritage Centre to enable this project to happen.

“I hope that many people will enjoy making things which can be exhibited in the Spring. We look forward to seeing what will be created between now and then.

“A silent auction may also be held at the end of the exhibition to raise money for charity should contributors wish to donate their artwork.”

Gillian Pettigrew of the Garioch Heritage Centre added: “We are looking forward to staging this exhibition created by the people of Aberdeenshire for the people of Aberdeenshire and hope many will contact me for more information. It will be a lovely event for people to enjoy working towards.”

The Creative Aberdeenshire exhibition will he held at the Garioch Heritage Centre from April 1-17, 2021.

Various crafts will be welcome for submission including knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, tapestry, felting, paintings, drawings, poetry and prose.

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