Chance to meet and greet Scots artist at museum

VISITORS to the current art exhibition at the Anstruther Fisheries Museum have the chance to meet and greet the artist who created it.

The ‘Hard Coast’ exhibition by Scottish artist Fergus is currently showing until June 6.

Visitors to the local attraction this Saturday will not only have the chance to speak to him about his collection, but they will also be able to watch him at work and view items not included in the current exhibition.

A selection from his on-going series of ‘Nordsee’ paintings, all inspired by the light in the East Neuk will also be there for that day only.

Commenting on his exhibition, which is accompanied by a specially made film, Fergus said: “Hard Coast has been a year in collating and it is my acknowledgement of the limited choices of people in previous centuries. The coal mines, fishing or maybe an escape to military service.

“I defy anyone to be unmoved by this show and that is why I am keen to keep it available to everyone, maintaining the stories from people and industries no longer with us.

“I sculpt using all kinds of industrial waste and natural materials but this is the work in the raw and I present it untouched. Nature is the best sculptor and I bow to that.

“There’s nothing ‘happy’ about Hard Coast and it’s 
pretty bleak but there is beauty and a deep melancholy in the items, singly or as a collection.”

For more info about Fergus and the museum, visit www.fergusart.co.uk. or www.scotfishmuseum.org.