Monday, 30 November 2009

Platform 22's Christmas Market

On Saturday 5th December 10am to 2pm we are holding our second Christmas Market. Outside the gallery in the courtyard we have a great mix of stalls selling everything from Christmas wreaths, handmade soaps and chocolates to basketry, art prints and calendars. Additionally there will be a Traidcraft stall and the opportunity to have a quick (5 minute) portrait by local artist Deirdre Varley or a relaxing massage by Anna Rochester.

Torphins Primary School's PTA will be magically transforming Emma Pattullo's studio into a "winter grotto" for the arrival of a special guest, Santa! He is of course a VERY busy man just now and we are thrilled he is coming to join us between 10:30 am and 2 pm along with his happy helper elves!

In the gallery our Christmas Exhibition is showcaseing work by wildlife artist George Perkynson, wood work by Duncan Andrew and Robert Paterson, jewellery by Pip Will, wire work by Sandra Gorrora, glassware by Scandiscot and ceramics by Crazy Chix and Emma Pattullo.

Fingers crossed for good weather! However, just in case it might be cold we will be serving warming mulled apple cup to keep you warm while you check out the goodies on offer. Platform 22 also has a new cinnamon flavour of our popular Choc-o-Lait hot chocolate and this will be available, along with the usual teas and coffees, from the coffee house. We look forward to seeing you!

NEOS 2009: September 12th - 21st. Visit for more information

Sunday, 29 November 2009

December newsletter sent

The NEOS newsletter for december has been sent out on the 28th of November, listing lots of shows and events to go see & get involved with.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Auction of Eric Auld painting for Stonehaven Open Air Pool

Sunday 22nd November

As part of this year's 75th Anniversary of the Stonehaven Open Air Pool (SOAP), Eric Auld donated an oil on canvas painting of the pool. Limited edition Giclee Fine Art Prints have been sold (still available) with the profits going to the fund for maintenance and resotoration of The Pool.

A £5 donation covers the wine and finger buffet, and there is also a raffle, and prints for sale.

Full details on the flyer and prints can be purchased here at any time

Time and Place: 4-5pm at the SOAP Splash Cafe.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

NEOS @ Bridge View - Winter show

Bridge View (Petrofac) host a winter show by selected NEOS'09 participants.
Opening 3rd December on show until january 16th 2010.
For more information & details download the PDF of the invite. (1.4mbs)

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

High White Light art exhibition in aid of The Mary Salmond Trust

High White Light would like to invite you to the public view of the High White Light art exhibition in aid of The Mary Salmond Trust. We have brought together cutting edge art by high profile Scottish contemporary artists.

  • John Bellany
  • John Byrne
  • Richard Colquhoun
  • Prof Calum Colvin OBE
  • Colin Brown
  • Alison Davidson
  • Miari Dryden
  • Prof Ronnie Forbes
  • Heather Maslen
  • Pat Davidson
  • Ian McCulloch
  • Charles Monteith Walker
  • Debbie Neill
  • Guyan Porter
  • Jane E Porter
  • Barbara Rae
  • Jeff Riley
  • Paul Ritchie
  • Marga Schnell
  • Pamela Scott McBride
  • Ralph Steadman
  • Frances Walker  
The Opening Details are: 
Friday, 6th November 5 - 8 pm
Saturday, 7th November 2 - 7 pm 

By Appointment until Friday, 13th November 

Exhibition Venue
Counselling and Family Mediation
Alliance House
493 Union Street
AB11 6DB

Please call – 08700 858 158 – if you would like to arrange an alternative time to view the collection.



















On Saturday 14th November, MUSA will host an art and craft festival. Artist will be demonstrating their skills and techniques. A range of art will be on display and for sale. 10am-5pm. Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks available as well as snacks, cakes etc.
If you would like to exhibit at the MUSA art gallery, please get in touch with MUSA. Visit for more information.

Also! Coming soon to Musa....children's national drawing competition. Sundays in November. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 'the big draw'. Details here.

Coming soon to Musa....children's national drawing competition. Sundays in November. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 'the big draw'. Details here.