Stranraer Museum welcomes new exhibition

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AN art exhibition with a difference opens at Stranraer Museum on Saturday 30 April.

“Or What You Will”, part of West Fest 2011, displays work by a range of Scottish artists who have been asked to paint in a style or medium which they don’t usually use. Examples of work in the artists’ normal styles are also on show.

Twenty four artists have contributed paintings to the show. Among the well known names are David Brown, Pam Carter, Douglas Davies, George Birrell and James Harrigan.

Vivian Delf, who has organised the exhibition for West Fest, said, “This will be an exciting exhibition of unexpected work by artists from all over Scotland.” West Fest is the Wigtownshire branch of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. Rather than a short concentrated festival West Fest organise and support a variety of events throughout the year, including art exhibitions, film, music, theatre and ballet.

The exhibition also includes a special workshop on Chinese brush painting. This will be held at the museum on Saturday 14 May to celebrate the nation-wide Festival of Museums.

The exhibition runs until 21 May and admission is free.