Cartoons by local artist to go on display

12 October

A display of original cartoons by local artist Jimmy Allan opens on Saturday 15 October at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.

Jimmy Allan is best known to Aberdonians as the creator of "Allan's Angles", the well crafted and often sharply witty cartoons that featured in the Evening Express during the 1960s. With an eye for detail and a good humoured sense of Aberdeen identity, the cartoons poke fun at the city and Aberdonians.

Aberdeen City Council's Museums & Galleries curator (industry) Jenny Brown said: "It has been a real treat putting this show together - Allan's cartoons are like a window on Aberdeen in the 1960s but are still so fresh today."

This exhibition marks 40 years since Allan's death and features recent donations and cartoons lent by Allan's daughter, Barbara Christie.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 04 February 2012.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12noon-3pm

Closed Monday

Admission free