Artist partner appointed for Bervie

Artist Debbie Ryan will be working with Brighter Bervie and the whole of the Royal Burgh

Artist Debbie Ryan will be working with Brighter Bervie and the whole of the Royal Burgh

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Brighter Bervie, the community volunteer group, has announced that an artist partner has now been appointed to work with the community.

Debbie Ryan, based in Edinburgh and an accomplished ceramic mosaic sculptor will be taking on the role. She’ll be starting her first residence in Bervie next week.

Artist Debbie Ryan will be working with Brighter Bervie and the whole of the Royal Burgh

Artist Debbie Ryan will be working with Brighter Bervie and the whole of the Royal Burgh

She will be involved in designing, creating and installing a sculpture on the amenity area at Inverbervie’s seafront. She creates brightly coloured three-dimensional pieces and will engage with all age groups in Bervie through workshops to get people making their own mosaics. These images will be interpreted by Debbie for incorporation into a spectacular free-standing sculpture which will be installed in the central area of the seafront car park and recycling facility in time for the Bervie Gala Week next June. It’s hoped that the originals can be displayed in the places where they’re made.

Tom Campbell, from Brighter Bervie, said: “We’re very grateful to Aberdeenshire Council for providing planning gain funding of £9800 for the project and the valuable support and advice of Marie Shaw, the council arts officer.

“The next few months will be an exciting time as the sculpture takes shape. We hope that as many people as possible meet Debbie and involve themselves with this fun project. So the message for visitors and residents alike is this - be prepared for Bervie becoming even brighter.”