Art gallery at Stracathro

A new art gallery has been created in the cafe in the grounds of Stracathro Hospital, opening with an exhibition of the work of local artist Barbara Robertson.

A spokesman for the gallery said that Barbara’s work would be on display in the gallery for the next two months.

A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Barbara works in linocut and portrays the landscape of the Angus countryside where she lives. Cats, hens, sheep and other animals also make a regular appearance in her work.

“I am delighted to be the first person to display their work in the new gallery,” said Barbara.

Locality Catering Services manager with NHS Tayside, David Bayne said the hope was that patients, staff and visitors to the cafe would enjoy the new gallery which had already brightened up the walls.

The exhibitions will be changed roughly every eight weeks and local artists would be invited to display their work.

The majority of artwork on display will be for sale with the artists donating 20 per cent commission of sales to the hospital’s endowment fund with the money raised used to enhance the Stracathro environment.