Here are some photos provided by Dunfermline Delivers showing some of the enlarged paintings from our recent Mining Heritage Exhibition. Several of these laminated enlargements now feature on the walkway wall between Dunfermline Bus Station and Bruce Street in the town.
The Jess Burns Memorial Prize is awarded each year to the Dunfermline Art Club artist whose work had been voted favourite painting by the general public during the clubs Annual Exhibition. The award comes with vouchers for the purchase of art materials. We are pleased to announce that the (triple) joint winners for 2017 are George Aitken, Ronald Beaton and Ann Clark. Congratulations to all. At this stage we only have a photograph of Ann Clark’s winning painting.
2015 Ken Young “Tram Stop”
2014 Ian Roberts “Over the Top”
2013 Ken Young “Lothian Road”
2012 Peter Atherton and Jane Ferguson (Joint) “This’ll be the Day” & Untitled
2011 George Aitken “Crail”
2010 Vi Morris and Robert Walker (Joint) “Distant Harbour” & “Winter Sunset – Welcome Home”
2009 Nancy Taylor “Dunfermline Abbey at Night”
2008 Anne Hill “Dunfermline Abbey”
Thank you to the many members who have given up their time this week to help with the decoration of the studio. Your hard work and considerable skills are very much appreciated. I could not have anticipated at the start of the week that we would achieve so much so quickly.
THANK YOU ALL
The studio will re-open on Monday 30th January when things can get back to normal.
May I extend a warm welcome to all our members to join us when you will have the opportunity to inspect the decoration and add to the fantastic atmosphere our members create at all our sessions. New members are always welcome. I look forward to seeing you all next week.
Best regards, Alan
The Club is saddened to hear of the death of Ross Birrell who passed away last Tuesday following a long illness. Ross was a mainstay over many years and a wonderful ambassador for Dunfermline Art Club. His enthusiasm and love of painting almost tangible. He will be sadly missed and remembered with great fondness. Our sincere condolences go to Ross’s family and friends.
The funeral will be held at 2.00pm on Thursday 8th December at Dunfermline Crematorium. A further post will be made if any more information becomes available.
The Peacocks in the Glen Again book by Caroline Copeland, illustrated by the club’s Robbie Peterson is to be launched officially at Dunfermline Fire Station Creative on 8 December and is on sale locally now.
PRICE: £8.99 FORMAT: 210 x 210mm
EXTENT: 28pp ISBN-10: 1785893491
The historic buildings and parkland of Dunfermline are brought to life through the pages of this beautifully illustrated book. An ideal gift for children and adults alike, it tells the story of the Peacocks that have lived, for over 100 years, in Dunfermline’s beautiful Pittencrieff Park. All profits from the sale of this book will go towards the care and upkeep of the Peacocks of Pittencrieff Park.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Peacocks have lived in Pittencrieff Park since 1905 when the Philanthropist Henry Beveridge returned to his hometown of Dunfermline from India, bringing with him the first Peacocks of Pittencrieff Park. Known locally as The GIen, Pittencrieff Park was gifted to the townspeople of Dunfermline three years earlier in 1902, by Dunfermline’s most famous son, Andrew Carnegie. Since then the majestic Peacocks have been given the Freedom of the City and are regularly seen strutting around the town and park. For many years the birds thrived in Pittencrieff’s seventy-five acres of parkland, but in recent times, the numbers of Peacocks living there has fallen…that is until recently, and the introduction of several new Peacocks and Peahens, and the arrival of one especially intrepid little Peacock called Andrew. This delightfully illustrated book captures, with warmth and humour the history of the Peacocks in the Glen. The illustrator, Robbie Peterson, manages to convey the playful and mischievous nature of the majestic peacocks, along with the beauty of Dunfermline’s historic buildings and parkland.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Caroline Copeland is a writer living in Fife, Scotland. Her working life has been spent in Publishing and Higher Education and she now spends her time doing the thing that she has always helped others to do – write. Since coming to live in Dunfermline she has been enchanted by the history of her adopted home town and the magical Pittencrieff Park.
The publication of this book has been sponsored by generous contributions from Fife Council, and Central Dunfermline Community Council. The interest created by this sponsorship has attracted funding and sponsorship from a variety of sources including: Fire Station Creative; Avocado Sweet; Visit Dunfermline; Friends of Pittencrieff Park; various Primary Schools; and the 10th Dunfermline Rainbow Pack. Articles have appeared in The Dunfermline Press, Avocado Sweet and on the WebPages of Visit Dunfermline.
The book will be promoted at the Andrew Carnegie Business Breakfast (Friday 25 November 2016, Fife College).
A launch event has been planned on Thursday 8 December at Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline.
CONTACT DETAILS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 07581 20234
The Club is saddened to hear of the death of Jim McLure who passed away last weekend following his recent illness. Jim was a stalwart of the club over many years. A past President of the club, his Monday morning pastel classes were extremely popular. Jim was also the leading figure in the establishment of the Club’s Gallery in Dunfermline Kingsgate Centre. He will be sadly missed. Our sincere condolences to Jim’s family and friends.
The funeral will be held at 2.45pm on Tuesday 4th October at Dunfermline Crematorium. Jim’s family have made a request that donations in lieu of flowers be made to Kelty and District Art Group.
Did you know that you can have your comments relating to items in the “News” Page of the Club Website published on the site ? You will be aware that the News page is where you will find details of all the topical items and events of interest to club members. If you look beneath each news item there is a box marked [Leave a comment]. Click this, and fill in the form which will appear. You need to give your name and email address, however, your email address will not be published online. What will appear is your name and comments.
Members interaction with the website is a positive development but I would suggest that any comments made are related to the subject topic, and although they can’t be edited by anyone, be aware that they will be screened before publication.
Congratulations to Alan Booth who was elected Dunfermline Art Club President at the clubs Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 16th August. Alan succeeds George Aitken who has stood down as President after five years in the position. Sincere thanks to George for his sterling contribution to the club during this period. Please see the “Committee” tab on the website for other changes which become effective from September 1st.