Aberdeen Artists exhibition opens at city’s art gallery

2 May 2012

The Aberdeen Artists Society's prestigious exhibition will open on Saturday 05 May at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

This major annual 'open' exhibition, sponsored by Shell U.K. Limited provides professional, established, amateur and emerging artists with a platform to show an exciting range of work including painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewellery, textiles and film.

Shell U.K. Limited continues its support for the event with artists' awards totalling £8,000. This year's exhibition judge is respected Scottish sculptor and installation artist David Mach, who will choose the winners from a group of 250 works of art which were selected from around 700 pieces from all over Scotland including Aberdeen and the North-east region.

President of Aberdeen Artists Society Lyndsey Gibb said: "The AAS annual exhibition is one of the highlights of Aberdeen's arts calendar, and we are very proud that it continues to attract a huge number of visitors each year. One of the society's main objectives is to demonstrate the excellent talent that Scotland has to offer within culture and the arts. This diverse range of exhibits in a variety of styles and mediums provides an exceptional display of what contemporary artists are creating today."

Work by established artists of national and international renown will also be represented in the exhibition.

The exhibition provides a particularly strong focus for those artists living and working in the North of Scotland and is always keenly anticipated by the Art Gallery's visitors.

Glen Cayley, Vice President - Technical for Shell said: "We are delighted to be supporting the Aberdeen Artists Society Exhibition. Our partnership with the society and Aberdeen City Council has been of great value and we wish the society continued success with the exhibition for many years to come."

Deirdre Grant, head of public programmes for Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums added: "Once again we are delighted to be working with the society which has a long and illustrious history with the gallery.

"The annual exhibition provides a superb platform for artists at all stages of their careers and is always extremely popular with the public."

The exhibition will be on display until Sunday 10 June 2012.