AFTER 25 YEARS THE SCOTTISH RURALIST EXHIBIT IN DUNOON
Written by Victor Thomas on 03/11/2019
The Revival of the Scottish Ruralists is the first time the group have shown together for almost 25 years.
Established in the early 1990’s, the founding members Jim Davis, John Archbold and Don McNeil held an open air exhibition at Traigh Beach – Jim wrote above the van:- “Freshly caught paintings for sale” and Don added:- ‘By the Scottish Ruralists” and that was the birth of the group.
Graduates from Fine Art Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art the Scottish Ruralists take inspiration from the Scottish Colourists and Joan Eardley. The next time they met two new artists joined them, Glen Neil and the late Euan Douglas (Dougie), and galleries throughout Scotland were keen to give them an exhibition.
- The exhibition held in The Dunoon Burgh Hall opened recently to great acclaim from Art Critics, Artist, Art Lovers and members of the public alike and will be open Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am to 4.00pm and Sundays 1.00pm to 4.00pm up to 17th November