Friday, 11 September 2009

The day has dawned!

I can't believe the day has finally arrived for the opening of the show! -It's been jolly hard work this week - Compass built us a five start exhibition space in the BEAUTIFUL Birse & Feughside Parish Church and Jane and I have spent more time on our knees in the last three days which surely should stand us in good stead somewhere!
The pictures look great - it really has all come together -the entries for the competitions are up and we invite you to "Pick your favourite /poem/picture/ photograph from the children's and open section. Prizes will be handed out at the end of the show.
We have an amazing selection of images from other photographers too, some of them over 100 years old, as Eileen Baley from Birse Community Trust has put together a fascinating collection depicting people and their homes from the immediate area complete with working horses and sombre dress. Ness Morrison from Strachan has lent us some of her collection of stunning landscape photographs which make up a rolling slide show that will go on throughout the exhibition, and a small and varied selection by Strachan photographer Ian Stutter's lovely work which are up in the small hall. We hope you have time to make it along over the next 9 days and be sure to let us know what you think.