McClure showcase comes to Mellerstain

John Bryne's work is among that to be displayed at the Mellerstain exhibition
John Bryne's work is among that to be displayed at the Mellerstain exhibition
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Robin McClure returns to the Borders this week with a collection of top Scottish artists’ work on display in Mellerstain House.

The former director of painting at The Scottish Gallery brings pieces from John Byrne and Dame Elizabeth Blackadder to the Gordon home – both having featured in McClure’s exhibition at Melrose last year.

The McClure family story is one surrounded by art, from Robin’s well-known father David, to his Jolomo Award-winning son Calum and sister Paola. Works by all three generations are also included in the exhibition.

Alongside Byrne, also a playwright best known for his 1980s TV series Tutti Frutti, and arguably Scotland’s greatest living female artist Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, is David Michie – son of Galashiels-born artist Anne Redpath.

Others in the showcase include Henry Kondracki, Lynn McGregor, Ann Oram and Katie Ward, who takes up a six-month residence at the Haining in Selkirk next month.

The exhibition opens on Saturday and runs on weekdays until September 2.