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Art to Inspire

 02 February 2015  |  

As part of the arts programme at Rozelle a one day conference 'Art to Inspire' will be held on Saturday 14 February 2015 in the Maclaurin and Rozelle House Galleries, Ayr. 

The conference will be chaired by Scottish journalist and broadcaster Ruth Wishart, and there will be opportunities throughout the day to examine the role of art in today's world. 

Speaking about the conference Councillor Bill Grant, Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "This one day conference is a fantastic opportunity for those who would like to hear some interesting speakers, learn more about the art world or reflect on different art forms. There are limited places and I would encourage people to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment." 

The programme of events includes: 

  • Can art transform lives? Glasgow School of Art tutor John Calcutt
  • The Golden Thread (art education in schools) Fraser Muirhead Art Master, Dollar Academy
  • James McNaught and Charlotte Riordan of Lyon and Turnbull talking about the collection.
  • Lunch and a chance to walk around the galleries and consider the paintings chosen by James McNaught and Charlotte Riordan.
  • Hanging the Gallery – gallery owner Vicki Cassidy, Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow.
  • Has art changed? Is it too safe? What is life like for an artist in 2015? Michael Clark and John Kingsley.
  • Result of competition with prize for winner and reason for selection – James McNaught and Charlotte Riordan.
  • Open session with Ruth Wishart 

The cost of attending the 'Art to Inspire' conference, which starts at 9.45am and closes at 4pm, is £15, which includes lunch. All these subjects and more will be explored in this one day conference at the Maclaurin and Rozelle House Galleries in Ayr.

To book a place at the conference please call 01292 445447 or send a cheque made payable to South Ayrshire Council to Rozelle House, Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ.



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