Artists showcased at fair

Artists from across the Scottish Borders are making final preparations for this weekend's Borders Art Fair.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 15 March, 2018, 15:03

The event aims to put the region on the map as a centre of visual culture.

Some of the finest contemporary art created in the region and surrounding areas will be showcased at the fair, which takes place at Springwood Park in Kelso from Friday until Sunday.

It will enable them to sell to a shared audience, providing another important avenue for making a living from their work.

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And Wooler artist Frances Bell is one of those who will be exhibiting work.

Demonstrating that art is accessible for all is a key focus for Borders Art Fair organisers, who have developed a programme of events to engage and inspire visitors of all ages, which features artist-led workshops and demonstrations, as well as talks by some of the most influential speakers in the Scottish art world.

The Borders Art Fair also features a Local Heroes exhibition, a specially-curated display by some of the region’s most accomplished artists, all of whom have agreed to donate the commission from work sold at the event to a bursary fund to assist emerging artists to exhibit in the future.

Frances Fergusson, Borders Art Fair director, said: “Our event will have a tremendous energy, with lots of activities, wonderful works of art and the chance to talk to many of the artists and hear the stories behind their work.”