Artists on show at first ever Bute Studio Trail

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Twenty-three artists will put their work on display at 11 different venues around Bute later this month inthe island’s first ever open art weekend.

The Bute Studio Trail, organised and funded by the Isle of Bute Artists’ Collective, will showcase a huge veriety of art in almost 30 media, from painting, drawing and photography to ceramics, puppetry and furniture-making, on September 21 and 22.

“This is a unique opportunity to discover some of Bute’s artists,” says the Bute Studio Trail website.

“Work will be for sale, so it’s a good chance to pick up original art, but there will no pressure to buy – this is primarily an event staged to show that Bute is brimming with an amazing array and variety of talent and innovation!”

The open weekend coincides with both the September holiday weekend adn the Baird of Bute festival - and also with the established Cowal Open Studios festival,running from September 21-24, in which several Bute artists have participated in the past.

The venues and artists are as follows:

Jeff Worrall (giclee prints), Springtide, 8 Battery Place, Rothesay;

Anne Bissell (oil painting and print-making) and Alison Gollings-Clark (storytelling, costumes and pastels), St Paul’s Church Hall, Deanhood Place, Rothesay;

Alison Clarke (textiles) and John Lawson (stained glass and photography), 18a Argyle Place, Hawthorn Lane, Rothesay;

Frank Brown (fine art) and Jean Brown (textile art), Lower Flat, Glenbeg Cottage, 55 Ardbeg Road, Rothesay;

Anoushka Havinden (drawing and painting), Debbie Willett (silver jewellery) and Colleen Magennis, 57 Marine Drive, Port Bannatyne;

Jim Docherty (bronze casting and blacksmithing), The Boatyard, Port Bannatyne;

Ruth Slater (drawing and painting), Sealladh Breagha, Ballianlay;

Amy Beverley (glasswork), Angela Beverley (wire-work) and Ray Beverley (furniture-making), Mecknoch, near Scalpsie Bay;

Gregg McNeill and Lesley-Anne Morrison (film and photography), Southpark, Ascog;

Jessica Herriott (ceramics), Jim Galt (acrylics and watercolours) and Gordon Stevenson (antler-work), Balmory Cottage, Balmory Road, Ascog;

Gill Brandon-Turner (pottery and weaving), Shirley K. Lloyd (jewellery) and Margaret Booth (chair-caning and rushing), Beech Park, Balmory Road, Ascog.

For more information on the Bute Studio Trail, click on either of the links to the right of this article.