Exhibition at Woodend Barn

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Aberdeenshire painter Evelyn Farquharson is the focus of a new exhibition at Woodend Barn’s Lang Byre Gallery in Banchory.

Titled “In Our Midst”, the collection includes early works loaned from Robert Gordon University Arts and Heritage Collection, which form anchor points for a new curation of her more recent works.

Evelyn Farquharson studied at Gray’s School of Art in the late 1950s under Dr Ian Flemming and R. Henderson Blyth.

The exhibition reveals her fascination for the detail of the landscape around Banchory, where she has lived since 1965.

Artist, Helen Smith, Gray’s School of Art Doctoral Researcher currently resident at Woodend Barn, highlights ‘Crathes’ (1993) as an example of Farquharson’s interest in seeing the familiar in new ways.

Writing in an essay to accompany the exhibition, available on the Woodend Barn website, she writes: “The particular salmon pink of the castle’s concrete rendering slips into vibrant lilacs and purples while mythical figures and animals hide across its surface, and at the same time seem to be inviting us to play in the gardens.”

“In Our Midst” runs until Friday 13 July. The gallery is currently open 10am-4pm, Tuesdays to Fridays; Saturdays 11am-4pm and Sundays 1-4pm.

Opening times will change in July, further information is available at www.woodendbarn.co.uk or by phoning 01330 826520.