Winner of Penicuik Turner Prize 2018

Judge, Sandy Wood, and Jackie McDonald, Chair of PCAA,  present the Penicuik Turner Prize to this year’s winner, John Rogers. John won with an etching of Roxburgh Castle

Sandy who is curator of Royal Scottish Academy Collection praised the high standard of entries in general saying that many would not be out of place in the RSA collection. He was particularly impressed by the workmanship in John’s etching and saw it as carying on a fine tradition of printmakers recording the antiquities of Scotland


Winner of the People’s Choice Trophy

The People’s Choice Trophy was won for the second successive year by Michele Catto for her painting of a toilet window: “Armitage Shanks”.

Over 200 people cast their vote and, although the voting was fairly evenly spread, Michele was once again a clear winner.

She is pictured here with John Rogers.





Programme for Autumn 2018

We have a full programme of events and exhibitons for the Autumn.

Sunday the 4th of November is a busy day in the Centre. The Friends Exhibition opens from 1.30pm and then from 5.00pm there is the first of our Classical Sunday Concerts:  AdLibitum, a violn/accordion duo  Then on Friday the 23rd November the lovely Hannah Rarity, BBC Scotland Young Musician of the Year 2018, will be visiting us. Finally on Sunday the 2nd of December at 2.30pm the Roxburgh String Quartet are making a welcome return visit for the second of our concerts of chamber music. Tickets for this event are quite limited due to the space and we would recommend buying tickets early to save disappointment.

The exhibition in the cafe untill the 3rd of November is by Jenni Thomson and Jackie McDonald. As noted above the Friends in November exhibition starts on the 4th of November. In December the craft co-operative take over the cafe space.  Finally, in Room 1, Babara McKenzie is holding a solo pop-up exhibition for the weekend of the 7th/8th/9th of December.

We look forward to welcoming you to some of these events.

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