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 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 Halls, Kingdom Centre, , 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.
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 www.onfife.com
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:
McArthur, Bay, 'Talk Like an Egyptian’; Thomas Cargill, Cowdenbeath, 'The Over Thinker'; Joyce Munro, , 'Fish and Chips'; Moira S MacPherson, Kelty, ' a Bag'; Craft Award – Angela , Lochgelly, 'Matchstick Box'; Youth Award - Andrew Fretwell, , 'The Fifer'.