Stop Press! RGI Out of Town
The Crinan Exhibition has now been extended until the end of July. The show features several RGIs and selected invited artists.
A sure sign that summer has arrived, on canvas at least, is the annual exhibition of RGIs’ works at the Crinan Hotel, which runs from 24 June until 12 July.
This year’s show features work from Helen Wilson, Hazel Nagl, James Spence, Anda Patterson, Glen Scouller, Ronald F Smith, David M Martin, George Devlin, and Robert Murray, our most recently appointed RGI. There will also be a small retrospective of the work of George Wyllie’, the unique artist and prominent RGI who died earlier this year at the age of 90; George was a regular visitor to Crinan. Other invited artists include Trish Cain, Jim Dunbar and Georgina McMaster, Lesley Burr, Rob Walker, Rebecca Barnett and Jolomo.
The Crinan Hotel has enjoyed a long association with the RGI, and Frances MacDonald who has run the hotel for the past 35 years with husband Nick, is an accomplished artist in her own right.
The hotel has two gallery spaces, one in the glass-fronted Gallery Bar, and the other at the Sea Lock Gallery by the canal basin, which provide the bucolic backdrop for full programme exhibitions throughout the year.
‘It’s always a lovely treat to visit Crinan with all the action around the Canal, and the Art Exhibition at the Hotel is a great opportunity to savour the work of so many of Argyll’s variety of artists, besides that of several of our prestigious RGIs too! This event is now in its seventh year and a real stalwart of the RGI calendar, thanks to the generous support of Frances Macdonald.’
Karin Currie, RGI President
The Crinan Hotel, Crinan by Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8SR Tel:01546 830261 www.crinanhotel.com