Trio of art projects join forces in Porty

A new three-part art exhibition in Aberdeenshire which celebrates the best the area has to offer is now on show to the public at Portlethen Academy until August 27.

Triptych features a host of work from a wide variety of talent including submissions from internationally-renowned photographer Colin Prior, Stonehaven photographer Andy Hall, artists and a number of keen local amateurs.

Andy Hall headed up the Belonging to Aberdeenshire photography competition, documenting the favourite places of some of Scotland’s leading figures.

Photographers of all skill levels were invited to submit an image of a local feature or place that they have a special connection with.

The exhibition is the culmination of more than a year of artistic collaboration led by Aberdeenshire Council that will travel across the area until October, showcasing three art projects which celebrate our unique and beautiful region.

Triptych brings together the Belonging to the Aberdeenshire Ways mobile artistic collaboration; entries for the Belonging to Aberdeenshire photography project led by Andy Hall, and an exhibition of Colin Prior’s work capturing the uniqueness of the area through a series of iconic images.

Provost of Aberdeenshire, Jill Webster, said: “The exhibition showcases the unique character of the Shire’s people and places and tells a strong story told by professional artists and the area’s residents.

“We have a lot to be proud of in Aberdeenshire but, living here, it’s sometimes easy for us to take the stunning landscapes and natural beauty we see every day for granted. These projects capture that distinctiveness and character of our area exceptionally well.”

Deputy Provost, Cllr Norman Smith, added: “This exhibition promises to be a fascinating and informative tour of the region and it truly will be an event not to be missed”.

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