An article, published yesterday in the Scotsman by Alison Burke, talks about the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle partnering with the Aberdeen Art Gallery and the two exhibitions it is presenting from the galleries permanent collection, while it undergoes ‘an amazing £30 million programme of refurbishment.’

I was delighted to have my work from the collection included in the first of these exhibitions ‘Human Presence’, described as ‘a challenging and unapologetically contemporary collection which completely captured the public’s imagination.’

The article goes on to mention just three of the artists included in this exhibition, and I was extremely pleased to be included alongside two artists whose work I greatly admire!

Ken Currie at Drum Castle

‘Featuring key pieces from Aberdeen’s collection, including the haunting Gallowgate Lard by Ken Currie, ‘Highly Sprung’ by Julia Douglas, a dress made from 12,000 clothes peg springs and ‘Restraining Coat II (Female)’ by Julie Roberts, a painting which implies a human presence with no body in it, was a real hit with visitors.’

Not only did the artwork get viewed by a new audience, some of whom unused to seeing contemporary artwork, but visitor numbers were up by a quarter to the castle due to the exhibition and the added publicity, meaning more income for them to preserve this historic landmark.

A win, win situation all round, wouldn’t you say?

The second exhibition ‘Northern Lights’ has now opened and I wish them continued success with this collaboration.

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Julie Roberts, Drum Castle