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Motoring art exhibition off to flying start at duns library

Duns Library Contact Centre is playing host to an exhilarating exhibition of artworks by the Guild of Motoring Artists.  Organised by the Jim Clark Room in association with the Guild and library the free exhibition showcases a diverse series of works on motoring and motor sports subjects and will run from April 23rd until June 4th.

Andrew Tulloch, our Assistant Curator for Duns Museum and Library said: “Planning for this exhibition has been going on since 2014 and I am pleased to finally see the work here. Thanks are due to all the artists but in particular to David Ginn Chairman of the GMA for his work in co-ordinating the exhibition and artists John Dunbar and Keith Leslie for hanging the works.”

The Guild of Motoring Artists is an International organisation open to artists worldwide whose work shows a strong commitment to motoring and motor sports subjects on four or two wheels.  The exhibition is the first by the Guild to take place in the Scottish Borders and was organised in association with the Jim Clark Room. It offers motor sport and art enthusiasts a wonderful opportunity to view a diverse range of works, in varying media, linked to the fascinating topics of motoring and racing.

David Ginn, GMA Chairman said: “We are delighted and honoured to have an exhibition in Duns associated with the Jim Clark Room. Jim Clark was one of the real stars of this era.”

Ewan Jackson, our Chief Executive added: ”It is a coup for Duns Library to be able to host this unique and engaging exhibition which I am sure will appeal to both local Borderers and people further afield.  Duns Library is just one of the many fabulous properties now in the care of Live Borders and in addition to providing a top quality library service it also offers the perfect venue for an exhibition like this.”

The Guild of Motoring Artists Exhibition will run from 23rd April – 4th June at Duns Library Contact Centre. It is open Monday, Thursday and Friday - 10:00am-5:00pm , Tuesday - 1:00pm-7:00pm , Wednesday- 10:00am-1:00pm and Saturday - 9.30am-12:30pm.

Admission is free