River of Fish to be sold at Woodend Barn ‘fish market’

The River of Fish: Popular art installation to be sold off
The River of Fish: Popular art installation to be sold off

The River of Fish, which made their way round Deeside this summer, are to be auctioned off at Woodend Barn next Thursday.

The popular art installation was visited by around 10,000 people - they began by headlining the Banchory River Festival in June, ultimately making their way up to Balmoral and Braemar Castle.

The River of Fish travelled all over Deeside, and were visited by 10,000 people

The River of Fish travelled all over Deeside, and were visited by 10,000 people

From humble beginnings as lumps of clay and sticks of willow, the fish were brought to life by a variety of community groups and local artists.

Now Heckleburn Quines, the artist and maker group behind the project, are holding a ‘fish market’ at Woodend Barn on October 8, at 6:30pm.

The River of Fish market will provide opportunities for all ages and pockets to own a fish - there will be a fish tombola, a smolt sale and also an auction, which will contain artist-designed bars of silver, groups of smolt and parr, some individual smolts and two willow whoppers.

The Fish Market is £5 to enter, for which you will receive a drink, a programme of events and a snack. All are welcome for this one-off opportunity to catch and keep a Deeside salmon. Funds raised will go to Banchory Sports Village and the River Dee Trust.

For more information, visit: www.heckleburnquines.co.uk.