It seems 'portraits' have won the day!
But also a very generous Raffle outcome - thanks to generous artists!
Enjoy the wee video here with animating music by Jo and Olly tempting us to dance and Mose Hutchison, People's Choice and Raffle prizes presenter keeping everybody animated.
David Annand, our 2013 Turner Prize Judge, had prepared an in depth short list, offering insights on a dozen or more art pieces, will send his notes still so we can match his comments to the right works. Here is his choice choosing, followed by a glimpse of his own sculptural portraits (click to go to his website).
All in All: the winner is..
hopefully you people all, whose lives and places got enriched by viewing art, visiting trails and studios in Penicuik, attending some of the marvelous events, meeting some of the local and visiting artists, making new friends and reconnecting with old ones, being inspired (and not totally expired if you were one of the organisers!).
Big thank you to everyone, our dedicate volunteers and cheerful participants, for being part of Penfest 2013.
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Alan MacMillan setting a soothing ambience
Now comes the music - and the musings at the fireside painted and real: the official opening of the annual Penicuik Turner Prize at West Street, room 1. Nice turnout!
All the art this year is tightly packed on the walls of room 1, whilst refreshments were served in room 2, as well having posters and raffle prizes on show.
It was such a pleasure to have had Midlothian Provost Joe Wallace with us this year!
Caroline and Joe Wallace
Jackie and Joe Wallace
We hope everybody from Penicuik can come and visit the exhibition, it is open from 10am - 4pm Mondays - Saturdays.
There is the 'People's Vote' ballot box there, too, and we are ever so curious to find out on the 28th what Mose will tell us the winner i.
Here a few glimpses of the opening event amongst the 70 or so art pieces on show.