An artist and a poet from Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy are looking forward to seeing the culmination of months of their hard work with the launch of an exhibition at Inverkeithing railway station tomorrow (Friday).
Maureen Sangster and Sheena Berry collaborated in a project called ‘The Circle Line – Converstations’ which captured imaginary conversations between important historical figures and those from the present, at station platforms on the Fife Circle Line.
They designed special posters to illustrate these, which were displayed on station platforms around the Fife Circle, with an accompanying booklet which people could purchase from local outlets.
And tomorrow all 11 of the posters, together with the 11 accompanying conversations and cartoons, will be brought together in the waiting room of Inverkeithing Station for commuters and visitors to see in their entirety.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony held outside the southbound waiting room at 2.00 p.m.
John Yellowlees, external relations manager with ScotRail will cut the ribbon flanked by Maureen and Sheena.
Mr Yellowlees had the idea of installing all 22 artworks in the station waiting room at the one time.
Sheena said: “We are extremely pleased with the results and hope that travelling members of the public will be entertained, amused and impressed by the range of art and written texts on display in this ‘gallery’.”
The aim of the event is to celebrate the installation of 22 posters which display fictional historical conversations between characters of note from Fife’s past and present within the southbound waiting room, which has virtually been turned into an art gallery.
Eleven posters are of iconic buildings or objects in the station areas and the other eleven have the texts of the conversations and accompanying cartoon drawings.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony there will be some brief descriptions of work currently being carried out by other artists and groups around the Fife Circle line.
James Lawson of North Queensferry Heritage Trust will speak about the station renovation it is involved with, which is due to open in the summer. He will also mention Kinghorn Station’s gallery and studios which is run by Lynette and Douglas Gray.
The Circle Line project was part funded by Fife CAC, Fife Cultural Trust, Fife Council and Creative Scotland to put art at railway stations on the Fife Circle Line.
Copies of the Converstations booklets are currently available from Kirkcaldy Galleries shop, the Harbour Art & Craft Gallery in Aberdour and from the news kiosk at Inverkeithing railway station.