The Festival's new project ART@47 is the exciting development of our High Street premises. The old Town Clerk’s Office was bought in 2009 with help from Fife Council to provide a secure base for future festivals and allows us to expand the arts activities throughout the year.
By offering workshops, classes, exhibitions and a meeting space for groups and talks, we hope to create an arts-based hub for the community & visitors. During July & August, ART@47 houses the festival box office.
ART@47 Events: past events
Jun 15 - 22 2013: Morag Muir Exhibition in ART@47
A solo exhibition of work by artist Morag Muir. who also painted in ART@47 for the duration of the show.
I am a painter who works mainly with acrylic on board. Still life forms a large part of what I do. I try to instill the works with a personal narrative – often based on what is happening in my life – using favourite objects including flowers, textiles and bric-a-brac that I have collected over many years.
Mar 29 - Apr 28 2013: The Late Prints of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1998-2004) Exhibition
ART@47, hosted an exciting exhibition of work by abstract artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004). The exhibition featured a selection of Barns-Graham’s late prints, and was curated by the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust. (Images reproduced courtesy of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust). The exhibition included a visit by Ann Gunn, author of The Prints of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and a talk by artist Carol Robertson about her collaboration with ‘Willy’.
This was ART@47’s first exhibition by a major artist and we were pleased to hear the many enthusiastic comments about the exhibition and our new gallery space.
Refurbishment has resulted in two linked large rooms and one small studio, providing a flexible meeting / group / workshop / studio / and office space with disabled access throughout. The premises are available for hire on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
For further details please contact us. You can also download a pdf of Art@47 space with photographs of a past exhibition to give you a better idea of what's available.
ART@47 Opening in September 2012
Festival patron Sir Menzies Campbell, just before he untied the ribbon to reveal our commemorative plaque.
Sir Ming, as he is familiarly known, expressed his enthusiasm for the Festival, marking out how the Festival has been a long-running success for the village and also for Fife and Scotland. He particularly appreciated how 85% of the work done on our refurbishment was by local tradespeople. He wished the Festival well as it moves on to stage not just future festivals but, with ART@47,adds a resource that will benefit the local community.
This project has been part-financed by: the Scottish Government & the European Community Leader in Fife Programme 2007-2013. Funding has also been gratefully received from: Awards for All Scotland; The Robertson Trust; Pittenweem Arts Festival