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.
The first event is The Swingettes on the 19th October closely followed by the first of our series of chamber music concerts for Sunday afternoons. That is AdLibitum, a violn/accordion duo on Sunday the 4th November at 2.30pm. 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.
Exhibitions continue in October when Jackie and Jenni join forces to present “Mainly Landscape” and in December there is the ever-popular “Friends” exhibiton organised by Jan Miller. In December the craft co-operative take over the cafe space. Also in October the students from Penicuik High School will be showing their exam pieces upstairs in room 1. Finally, also 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.