Embark on art odyssey at Peebles exhibition

The Pink Decanter, by Elizabeth Blackadder, is part of the Art Odyssey exhibition on display at the Chambers Institution in Peebles
The Pink Decanter, by Elizabeth Blackadder, is part of the Art Odyssey exhibition on display at the Chambers Institution in Peebles

SCOTTISH Borders Council collection of fine art is currently on display in the Chambers Institution in Peebles.

As well as paintings by famous artists from the Borders such as Anne Redpath and William Johnstone, Art Odyssey includes works by others who have made their marks on the international art scene, from Scottish colourist FCB Cadell to contemporary ground-breaking artists such as Peter Howson, Calum Colvin, Barbara Rae and John Bellany.

This eclectic collection also includes work by Elizabeth Blackadder, William Gillies, and paintings by Selkirk-based leading textile designer Bernat Klein, renowned for his extraordinary eye for colour.

SBC’s visual arts officer, Elizabeth Hume, said: “Art Odyssey is a ground-breaking art education project originated by SBC’s Museum Service and was created as a stimulating journey towards greater understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts.

“I think Borderers will be really surprised by the range and calibre of the local art collection and it is important for them to see that we are actively collecting for future generations.”

The exhibition runs until May 26.