Threat to Gordon art event

An Aberdeenshire art event is under threat unless more volunteers step forward.

The Gordon Art Exhibition has been held annually for the last 23 years.

But organisers, Gordon Forum for the Arts, warn that unless there is more help and new ideas, the exhibition may not survive as an annual event.

The exhibition, which displays works by professional and amateur local artists, takes place over five days in March and attracts more than three hundred exhibits and portfolios.

It draws in around two thousand visitors and many buy from the wide range of art work on sale.

Forum chairman Dr Ian Clark said: “The event requires considerable volunteer input at the planning stage and especially just before and during the exhibition.

“The present team needs reinforcement and is also keen to hear from people who may have new ideas about how the exhibition could develop.”

He added: “If additional support cannot be found, then the exhibition may not survive as an annual event. This would be a big loss for the community.”

The future of the event will be discussed at a meeting in Inverurie Town Hall on Wednesday, August 13, at 2pm,

Organisers will welcome anyone who wants to help.