‘‘Why the Long Face?’’

Local Stirling artist, Alison Anderson, has opened the doors to Gillies Cottage and would like to invite you to view her free pop up art exhibition on now.

‘‘Why the Long Face?’’

About ‘‘Why the Long Face?’’

“Why the Long Face?”

Local Stirling artist, Alison Anderson, has opened the doors to Gillies Cottage (Glasgow Road, FK7 0LN) and would like to invite you to view her free pop up art exhibition. She is one of 66 artists taking in part in Forth Valley Artbeat, Central Scotland’s Open Studios and Art Event.

The title of Alison’s exhibition arose from recently hearing the old joke about a horse walking into a bar and the barman asking “Why the Long Face?”

Once she had chosen this title, she began to think about other animals with long faces, about sad faces, and about unnaturally elongated faces. She has put together her thoughts into a collection of over 80 exhibits for you to enjoy. There are mixed media paintings, photographs, collages, digital manipulations, acrylic pours and textile pieces.

Alison’s work is lively, colourful and uplifting. A visit to this ‘gallery’ will surely bring a smile to your face. Proving particularly popular amongst visitors so far is her unique collection of Ksam Folk art. Many compliments have also been received for her paintings and textile work.

Her photographic section is split into two types. There are candid photographs, mainly of people, and there is also some digitally altered work. Alison has used photographs of animals she has captured in their original habitat and combined these with photos of her fluid acrylic painted backgrounds. This innovative technique has produced some striking images. There are two series “Prismatic Primates” and “Resplendent Reptiles”.

If you don’t want to miss the chance to view Alison’s work this free exhibition is open to the public between 10.00 and 19.00 from 9th – 17th June 2018.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for ‘‘Why the Long Face?’’ are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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