New exhibition by local designer

French visititors viewing the artwork at the artwork at the new exhibition currently being staged at Pictavia, on the outskirts of Brechin.

French visititors viewing the artwork at the artwork at the new exhibition currently being staged at Pictavia, on the outskirts of Brechin.

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A NEW exhibition by local designer Larry Scrimgeour was launched at Pictavia on Saturday.

This is Larry’s first public exhibition and showcases his talents in producing Pictish and Celtic inspired art.

The exhibition, which runs until Sunday, June 12, shows a series of designs which Larry has created and drawn himself.

“I have been fascinated since boyhood by the mysterious ancient art of my native Scotland,” explains Larry, who lives in Blairgowrie

“Without any formal training I began copying the patterns on tombstones and monuments, and am now able to produce my own, original work.

“All of the pieces exhibited today incorporate a single strand motif, without beginning and without end, symbolising eternity and infinity. This is one of the outstanding features of Celtic art.”

“We are delighted to welcome Larry to Pictavia, and to give him the opportunity to display his unique designs for the first time” said Hilary Tasker, marketing officer at Angus Council.

“We are always keen to support local talent, and Larry’s work really shows what Pictish and Celtic art was like.”

Pictavia is the Pictish Heritage Centre located on the outskirts of Brechin.

Managed by Angus Council’s economic development department, it tells the story of Pictish life in Angus over a thousand years ago.

Many events for children and adults take place at Pictavia over the summer. F or more details and opening times visit the website at www.pictavia.co.uk.

The next event to take place at Pictavia will be Storytelling Saturday on June 4 from 2 pm to 4 pm. This is the first in a series to be held on the first Saturday of every month during the summer.

Children can pop along and hear about the myths and legends of the Picts, learn about their lives and beliefs, and maybe even get their face painted like a Pictish warrior