Fife Art Exhibition 2020

Fife Art Exhibition 2020

Fife Art Exhibition 2020 

Fife’s biggest annual arts competition will be going ahead in 2020 with a new theme and in a brand new venue! 




Theme – Coast and Waters 

In 2020, a Visit Scotland initiative aims to celebrate Scotland’s Coast and Waters with a programme of activity designed to inspire both visitors and locals to explore and experience our beautiful shores.  

The coastline of Fife is unrivalled and as such, we’re challenging 2020 participants to reflect this in the artwork they submit. 


Change of Venue 

This year, the exhibition will take place in Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes, KY7 5NX 

The workshops which run during the exhibition period will take place in Lochgelly Centre’s visual art department. Details of the workshops will be presented to participants during the’ hand in’ period. 



Entry forms are due by Monday 14 September.

Fife Art, organised by ONFife, has been running for more than 35 years and this year’s theme is Coast and Waters, echoing VisitScotland’s Year of Coast and Waters 2020 campaign.

The competition is open to all amateur artists living in Fife who are not currently undertaking or have not completed full-time degree or diploma art courses. Only one work per artist can be submitted but work can be in any medium, from paintings to sculpture, jewellery to ceramics.

Please download the application form which you can access HERE, complete the details and return it to as an email attachment. If you are unable to do this, the form can be printed out and returned to Fife Art Exhibition, Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes, KY7 5NX 

Entry forms can also be supplied by telephoning 01592 583255.

The winning artworks will be announced on 3 October and all submitted works will be exhibited at the FifeSpace Gallery in Rothes Halls from 4 October-21st November

OnFife would like to reassure all participants that the hand in process has been carefully thought through in light of Covid 19. Specific time slots have been put in place to negate the need for queuing and to allow for social distancing / sanitisation. Following the new deadline, all participants will receive these details by email, they will also be posted on our website 


Art tutorials

This year, due to covid 19, the entry process for The Fife Art Exhibition is online only. Our generous sponsor Shell, have funded the making of these tutorials to encourage participation in the exhibition. The tutorials were delivered in Lochgelly Centre Art Department by two local tutors, Laura Rigby and Colin Joyce. Laura demonstrates the art of 'journaling' and Colin demonstrates how to paint a complete watercolour painting using only three colours. 

They are aimed at complete beginners and it's our hope that they may inspire the creation of some beautiful artwork which could feature in the 2020 exhibition.

Make a notebook with Laura



Watercolour painting with Colin

Shell – our generous sponsor 

As in previous years, the six works judged the best will be purchased by Shell for presentation to Fife hospitals and healthcare facilities. Each of the winning artists will receive a Shell award of £200. 

Shell recognize that this year’s exhibition opportunity is important to our local arts and crafts community. For this group, the creation of artwork has been a welcome focus during the lockdown period and we are hopeful of hosting a large, inspirational display! 


The winners of Fife Art 2019 were: 

Dinnes McArthur, Dalgety Bay, 'Talk Like an Egyptian’; Thomas Cargill, Cowdenbeath, 'The Over Thinker'; Joyce Munro, Dunfermline, 'Fish and Chips'; Moira S MacPherson, Kelty, 'Tuppence a Bag'; Craft Award – Angela Braisher, Lochgelly, 'Matchstick Jewellery Box'; Youth Award - Andrew Fretwell, Freuchie, 'The Fifer'. 



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