Experimental Use of Space

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Haddo House, Methlick, Aberdeenshire , Ellon, AB41 7EQ

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Aberdeen Artists Society is excited to be part of a unique event at Haddo House. Aberdeen Artists Society (AAS) and National Trust Scotland are hosting an open art exhibition during the Haddo Arts Festival. Apache have provided generous support for the residency and prizes.


A unique contemporary art exhibition 'Experimental Use of Space' (curated by Margaret Preston, Jane Hislop and Roderick Scott) will be held in the unique spaces in and around the amazing south court yard of Haddo House, an area the public rarely get a chance to visit. Artists have installed site specific work in response to the court yard, garden and formerly private rooms surrounding the south court yard, with a variety of different themes and media. The washroom contains a show curated by Jane Hislop of art work by young (under 19) artists. 


An open exhibition of selected framed work (paintings, drawing, artists’ prints, photographs, mixed media and textiles) held in and around the Mobil bar adjacent to the theatre and is curated by Susie Hunt.


Selected artists make and show work in residencies in the Pheasantry. Residencies (Amy Benzies, Jillian Bain Christie and Iona Kewney are supported by Haddo House & Country Park, Aberdeenshire Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, with awards Apache and AAS.


Artists participating in the exhibition include:

Margaret Preston, Jane Hislop, Anne Marquiss, Irene Hunter, Sadie Main, Lynne Mennie, Darja Abdirova, Kate Steenhauer, Lucy O'Higgins, Roderick Scott, Mags Grey, Kevin Morris, Susan Cassie, Lprna Purvis, Mary Cane, Merlyn Riggs, Rosy Wood, Aleksandra Kusowska, Devin Evans, Ann Craig, April Pressley, Amy Benzie, Karen Beattie, Gilyan Noble, Helen Denerley, Gerry Stott, Shelagh Brown and Hannah Halliday.


Exhibitions are open from 6 - 14 October (see individual dates for opening times each day) and also on Saturday 20 October from 11 - 4.

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    Free event - refer to poster for detail on opening times
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    Free event

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