Previous Gallery Exhibitions

 

Previous Exhibitions at the Loch Torridon Centre Gallery.

Click on the links below to read more:

Autumn Exhibition 2015 ‘Out There in Torridon’ 1st – 31st October 2015

Summer Exhibition 2015 – 4th May to 31st July – “In a New Light” featuring various local artists and craft workers

Autumn Exhibition 2014 1st Oct – 30th October 2014 – ‘Out There In Torridon’

‘Wester Ross Wildlife’ 29th Sept – 30th Oct 2014 – Photography by Eoghain Maclean

‘Old Sea Wall at Alligin’ 8th Aug -18th Sept 2014 – Photography by Steve Schnabel

Spring / Summer Exhibition 2014 – ‘Drawn to the West’

Spring / Summer Exhibition 2013 – ‘A Time in Nature’

Winter Open Exhibition 2012/13

Summer Exhibition 2012

Gallery Spotlight November 2014

 

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This month the Gallery turns its spotlight on Bruce Blaxter.

Bruce has been exhibiting at the Gallery since it opened 2011. His silver jewellery is on permanent display and includes his ‘Sea Charms’ silver necklaces and earrings. He was interviewed recently in the November issue of the Gallery Newsletter and told us about his inspiration for designs and how he creates the delicate pieces of silver work.

To read the full interview click on the link below.

Gallery Newsletter November 2014

 

Artist Studio at the Centre

 

Local artist Lisa O'Brien StudioLisa O’Brien is currently running her studio from the Loch Torridon Community Centre. Visitors are welcome to look around and see her work in progress.

Lisa grew up in Sheffield and is now based on the West Coast of Scotland. She has always been open to working with various media and her practice over the years has encompassed performance, composition, video, sound, installation and more recently drawing and painting. She uses the media she finds most appropriate to the situation and the ideas she is exploring.  Her work has been influenced by living in North West Scotland for the last 10 years and is often linked to the environment and weather conditions.

At the Centre, Lisa is exhibiting some of her drawing, painting and prints that she has worked on over the last couple of years. There are two sides to her work, one being more commercial and encompassing commissions, prints and cards focused on the local landscape and you can see this work in the studio. Alongside this she has continued to develop images using video stills, sound and exploring the idea of memory.

In August she will be taking part in “Remote Performances” at Outlandia - an artist’s field station in Glen Nevis.  Lisa will make field recordings of perceived silence in the rural setting and she will continue her exploration of developing a graphic notation to record nothingness, or what we think of as silence.

You can find out more about Lisa and her work from her website http://www.lisaobrien.co.uk/

A very successful Celtman weekend

‘Thanks very much for your help over the weekend. Once again that facilities and support offered by you, your team, and the hall itself were first class. Celtman just wouldn’t be possible without you all!.

The building is so obviously a much-loved space that the community is proud of – our athletes picked that up and commented on it. We’re really pleased to be allowed to tap into that and help to promote links between the race and the community.’

Paul McGreal – Durty Events – www.cxtri.com

‘Wow. What a weekend. My head is still spinning.

Thank you very much for your help, support, enthusiasm and positivity over the weekend. We’ve started to see race reports and comments come in, and they’re all saying the same thing about our fantastic team;

-          That was fantastic – I’m still on a high from the weekend. The marshalls were fantastic – great that I knew so many of them, plenty of support out on the course!

-          Thank you and the rest of your team for running a tremendous event. The Celtman has to be without question the best event I’ve taken part in, not just the challenge on the day but the atmosphere surrounding the event, brilliant.

-          A huge big thank you to you and all your team

It’s not an easy event to volunteer at – it’s a very long day in a very remote location. We really appreciate the huge time and effort you gave up to be there. I hope it was an enjoyable experience for you as well.’

Paul and Stuart

Many thanks

Irene and I want to express our appreciation for your help in arranging our wedding. We had a fantastic ceremony in a fantastic venue. We even suspect that the locals had a hand in the weather. It couldn’t have been better. Thank you very much.
Best Regards, Bill and Irene Mackie

Retired Edinburgh GP in “Mad Gym Marathon”

Granddad Gerry in fundraising bid for  L’Arche and Prostate Cancer UK – training in the Loch Torridon Community Centre Fitness Suite

On Saturday  1 June former Edinburgh GP, Gerry McPartlin, will attempt to run 30 miles in 6  hours on a treadmill in a Leith gym to raise money for L’Arche and Prostate  Cancer UK.

69 year old  Gerry – who currently lives in Applecross, Wester Ross, where he is Medical  Officer to the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team – will attempt his ‘mad marathon’  on a treadmill at The Club, West Bowling Green Street, Leith (run by judo  legend, George Kerr CBE, who is one of only five men in the world to be honoured  as a tenth Dan).

Although a  keen hill walker Gerry – who has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer -  is not a regular runner. He previously managed the 26 miles and 385 yards of the  Edinburgh marathon, but that was 29 years ago!

Dr Gerry  McPartlin, who was a GP at Edinburgh’s Moira Park Surgery from 1982 – 2003,  said: “I am aware of people referring to my plans as ‘Granddad’s Mad Gym  Marathon,’ and who am I to disagree? I am undeniably a proud Granddad, and what  I’m doing could well be described as mad. Hopefully the madness will be worth it  to raise funds and awareness of the work of two charities that are very close to  my heart. Ask me on Sunday 2 June!”

Fiona  Dunlop, Fundraising Manager at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “Gerry has recently had  to come to terms with his own diagnosis with prostate cancer, and will shortly  be undergoing surgery for the disease. For Gerry to be going to such lengths to  raise funds to help others at such a time makes him a truly inspirational  figure. We are extremely grateful to Gerry, and wish him every success with his  ‘Mad Gym Marathon’ on 1 June.”

Thank You

I would just like to say that we visited the centre twice whilst staying at a cottage on the Torridon House estate and we were very impressed with the building, the layout, the friendly staff on both occasions and the artists work that was available for purchase. My husband used your wifi facilities to catch up on a bit of work and even had a table etc to sit at.
thank you and good luck – we will be back in 2014 no doubt.
Jane Poulton

Tarneybackle – Thank You

Just a wee note to say a huge ‘thank you’ for all your help with our concert at Torridon.

It’s a beautiful location and with you (and your team’s) help, we had the most lovely evening.

We’d certainly love to come back to Torridon next year, so we’ll be in touch as soon as we start planning for 2014!

Thanks again and very best wishes from Lorna Davidson (Tarneybackle)

Over 60′s Lunch Club

Anyone resident in Diabaig, Wester Alligin, Inveralligin, Torridon, Kinlochewe and Shieldaig is warmly invited to attend the Lunch Club at the Loch Torridon Community Centre.

The Lunch Club is held every second Wednesday from 12.30 -2.00 pm, when a lovely two course meal is served for £3.50.

For further information, please contact the Centre on 01445 791 361.