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Drawn Together

A new joint art exhibition, ‘Drawn Together’ is coming to Old Gala House this summer, featuring the work of two established local artists, Lida Hatrick and Katharine Prentice.

Lida likes working outdoors, exploring the rich variety of the Scottish Borders landscapes, looking at the nature of recollection and visual memory using calligraphic marks learnt in childhood and inspired by the landscape.

“I love the drama of the landscape, particularly when seen through the car window. I go back to these places to capture the contrast of the play between the heavy hand and the light touch, the transparency and the density of form, explains Lida. “It’s wonderful to be able to exhibit and hear how people interact with the work on display.”

Katharine has worked as a botanical artist for many years, and also works in the landscape with a focus on plants, lichens, and trees in locations around her home and Berwickshire.

She told us, “My work was principally in botanical illustration in association with the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Now I concentrate on the trees in the steep-sided dean on the farm and my surroundings.”

“As a charity, Live Borders is very proud to support local artists and can’t wait to exhibit the work of these two incredible artists. Inspired by their surroundings, their work really suits the space in Old Gala House,” said Phoebe Stewart, Assistant Curator at Live Borders.

‘Drawn Together’ runs from 15 June to 28 July, at Old Gala House, Galashiels. Check it out here.

Opening times: Mon – Sat 10:00 – 16:00, Sun 13:00 – 16:00. (Closed to the public 29 June 2019.) Admission is free. Donations welcome.

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