This beautiful retrospective show of oil paintings, watercolours and drawings is consistently good through every decade. The town motto of Musselburgh since 1332 has been Honesty. And honesty runs through all Adam’s work. It is in the tenderness of the painting of The Old Cottage at Burnmouth, now long gone, and in the dourness of the Tolbooth at Musselburgh lightened by the two pedestrians in their polychromatic suits. A purple road, a pink wall or a quirky touch on a building make us look twice, both at the painting and later at the building itself. We realise that often in these gloomy winter days colours shine brighter than they do in the sunshine.
A short season of sonic walking . . .
Attentive children, patient teachers, this school is a perfect example of how to bring young people to art and to learning in general
23 July until 24 September
Picasso – L.S.Lowry – Tracy Emin – John Bellany – Ian Stephenson – John Hoyland – Frank Bowling – Jock McFadyen – John Martin – Georg Baselitz – Mali Morris - David Hockney
And a beautiful rainbow closed the show . . .
Meanwhile during August
We had a mini show in the foyer as part of the effort to raise interest and money for the necessary repair work to save the Union Chain Bridge. These amazing images illustrate the technique of making proggy mats.
Berwick Art Group
Saturday 8 October - 23 October
Open Show 5 November - 2 December