Print part­ner­ship to pay off

The Herald - Arts - - VISUAL ART - Sarah Ur­win Jones Slow Mo­tion: A se­lec­tion of pub­lished art­works from Pea­cock Print Stu­dio, 2010-2016, The Barn, Burn o’ Ben­nie, Ban­chory Aberdeen­shire, Fe­bru­ary 24 to April 8 www.wood­end­

ABERDEEN’S Pea­cock Vis­ual Arts Cen­tre and the Barn at Ban­chory will, this month, col­lab­o­rate for the first time on an ex­hi­bi­tion of prints from some of the key artists Pea­cock has at­tracted to work in its stu­dios. The prints them­selves come from work pub­lished by Pea­cock in the past six years, al­though some have not been ex­hib­ited be­fore.

The col­lab­o­ra­tion is, in part, a re­sult of both or­ga­ni­za­tions run­ning un­der new di­rec­tor­ship – Lor­raine Grant at the Barn and Nuno Sacra­mento at Pea­cock.

The two or­gan­i­sa­tions might be very dif­fer­ent – the Barn’s re­mit is more broad-rang­ing in terms of the arts – but their aims, as Grant points out, are at heart very sim­i­lar: “To de­liver high qual­ity art to our com­mu­ni­ties in the North East.”

“A pro­gram­ming part­ner­ship with Pea­cock Vis­ual Arts felt a very timely con­ver­sa­tion for the Barn’s gallery com­mit­tee to pur­sue this year,” says Grant when I ask how the ex­hi­bi­tion came about.

“We’ve both re­cently cel­e­brated over two decades of op­er­a­tion and sup­port­ing the best artists from across the UK to make work in the North East of Scot­land.”

Artists rep­re­sented in this print ex­hi­bi­tion in­clude Claire Bar­clay, John Byrne, Mike Gi­ant, Tom Ham­mick, Kenny Hunter, Jan­ice Ker­bel, Scott Myles, David Noo­nan, Toby Pater­son, Ralph Stead­man, Don­ald Urquhart and Frances Walker along­side many oth­ers.

There will also be a series of work­shops, from Re­lief Print­ing to a Fam­ily Fun Day (all de­tailed on the Wood­end Barn web­site), and talks.

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