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Paisley Art Institute Schools’ Art Competition

Paisley Art Institute is holding its 126th Annual Open Exhibition at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries until 22nd June; it features over 500 pieces making it the largest exhibition of contemporary art in 2014, featuring many of Scotland’s leading artists.

Continuing a longstanding tradition, the exhibition also features the work of an invited painter and invited sculptor. This year the Institute is delighted to show works by artist Will Maclean MBE RSA and sculptor Tim Pomeroy.

Each year the Institute hosts a Schools’ Art Competition and Exhibition for pupils in Renfrewshire to coincide with the Annual exhibition and the beginning of summer school holidays.

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President Michael Durning said “This year we chose Tim Pomeroy one of our guest artists as inspiration for the Schools Art Competition. We aim to introduce schools to a Scottish artist and their work. To inspire the next generation and see the possibilities of what art is and can be. Congratulations must go to all the schools, art departments and pupils that took part.”

This year see’s a record amount of support with over £400 of prizes were awarded in categories P4-P7, Cat 1, 2 & 3 which includes S1- S5. The Macfarlane Group Plc., Millers Art Shop (Glasgow), The ArtStore (Glasgow) and Great Art generously sponsored the event. The overall winner received The Macfarlane Group Shield and a top prize of £200, which was divided between the pupil and the winning school.

Catch the PAI 126th Schools’ Art Exhibition at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries until 13th July. Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm, Sunday 2-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Prizes will be presented at the Paisley Museum and Art Galleries High St, Paisley on Saturday 7th June 12 midday.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Launch of Nationwide Art Publication at Paisley Museum

The launch of the publication, The Public Catalogue Foundation – Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Strathclyde which is a collection of 2,400 oil paintings held by local authorities across the country, will take place in Paisley Museum this week, in an event hosted by Renfrewshire Arts & Museums and the Paisley Art Institute.

Forming part of a series of books containing artworks across the UK, The Public Catalogue Foundation – Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Strathclyde is a celebration of the rich variety of oil paintings held in this area, including pieces owned by Paisley Museum and Paisley Art Institute.

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Paisley Museum houses one of the largest art collections in Scotland, and holds the Renfrewshire Council and the Paisley Art Institute collections, which together comprise nearly 800 works.

The collections held by Paisley Museum include works by well-known artists such as James Elder Christie, William Kennedy and Sir John Lavery, in addition to the Scottish Colourists and contemporary works by artists such as Steven Campbell, Margaret Hunter and John Byrne.

Councillor Jim Harte, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sport, Leisure and Cultural Policy Board states ‘This stunning publication reveals the impressive collection of oil paintings that are held by Paisley Museum. Together with the artworks from Paisley Art institute, it is a reminder of the rich cultural heritage that exists in Renfrewshire.’

Michael Durning, President of Paisley Arts Institute states, ‘Paisley owes a great debt of gratitude to the generosity of those who wanted to reflect the pride and success of their town. In a collective spirit of giving, they donated works of art so prodigiously that their legacy has enabled Paisley to have one of the largest art collections in Scotland, the most important pieces often seen abroad. However, it is a living collection which continues to be added to, with donations from today’s thriving artistic community.’

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