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Opening of Annual Open Art Exhibiton and Penicuik Turner Prize

Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 14:00 - 16:00


The Annual open Art Exhbition is always eagerly anticipated by local artists. Works are of high quality and often for sale at very reasonable prices. Be among the first to see this year’s exhibition and maybe become the proud owner of an original art work.



Judge for Penicuik Turner Prize

This year the judge for the Penicuik Turner Prize is Philip Hutton, an author and painter based in Peebles. Philip  was born in Peebles in 1949. He attended Daniel Stewart’s College, Gray’s school of Art Aberdeen and has taught at Selkirk High School as well as being a peripatetic art teacher at Borders Region primary schools, and painting and history of art tutor at Borders College (Heriot-Watt). He has also been involved with U3A residential art history courses and recently achieved a BA (Open) from the Open University.

His solo exhibitions include After Ruskin 2000, Zombies and Demigods 2004, Painting for a Generation 2012 and his work has also been hung at Waterside Studio, Tweed Art, Kirkbride Gallery, Cairns Gallery, Chambers Institute (Peebles), Halliwell House Museum (Selkirk), Torrance Gallery, Netherbow, RIAS, Scottish Arts Club, Fine Art Library(Edinburgh), Lyth Arts Centre (Caithness) Alciun College and the University of York.

Aside from painting and teaching he has lectured on The Ruskin Centenery, Coldstream, Iris Murdoch and delivered history of art survey courses. He has also published “This if Anything,” an integrated collection of poems and pictures, and “How Art Works in Life,” 24 poems on possible artists. Another collection is expected in 2016.

We are delighted that Philip has agreed to judge the competition this year. With such a wide range of interests he is ideally suited to judge our open exhibition.

“Humanity” by Philip Hutton

People’s Choice

Viewers at the exhibition are also invited to vote for their favourite work and the artist with the most votes is awarded the People’s Choice Trophy. This is a beautiful stained glass trophy donated by PCAA and designed and made by Jan Miller.

Last year’s winners

John Rogers won the Penicuik Turner Prize 2018 for his delicate etching of Horsburgh Castle.

Michel Catto won the people’s Choice Trophy for the second year in a row for her unusual painting of a toilet window called “Armitage Shanks”







Entry to the exhibiton is FREE

Exhibition is then open from 10.00m till 4.00pm from Monday the 9th September till Saturday the 14th September and again from 2.00pm till 4.00pm on Sunday the 15th September when the prize winners will be announced.


Saturday, September 7, 2019
14:00 - 16:00