The popular art exhibition space at the Rothes Halls has been extended to include a new area for photography, reports KEVIN QUINN.
FotoSpace, situated upstairs to the right of the balcony, officially opened this week with the launch of ‘Images’, an exhibition of work by members of the Scottish Photographers group.
Gillian Parsons of ON at Fife believes this new space, funded by Fife Council and Tullis Russell, will compliment the existing exhibition space there.
She said: “When we opened FifeSpace we invited people to put forward proposals for what to put there, and we got so many for photography exhibition space- it was really clear that there was a need for this. There was no other space like it for photography in Fife.
“I think the two exhibtions will compliment each other.
“It’s fantastic to have this in Glenrothes, there has been such an interest in photography and there is quite a buzz about it.
“I’m just hoping, that with the balcony in between the two galleries, people will see it as a nice place to visit and have a seat too.
“I hope it really takes off.”
Ms Parsons revealed that the group charged with running this new space are hoping to involve the local community as much as possible.
She said: “The FotoSpace is being programmed by Fife Foto Group, who we have gone into partnership with. They are going to be our resident artists group, and are responsible for what goes in. It changes every six weeks.
“We are still inviting people to put proposals to them and they are trying to get a real good selection from local people.
“They are hoping to do projects with local schools and have workshops. Also, Adam Smith college students will be coming here on placement, to see how to run and present an exhibition.”
Entry is free and the gallery areas are open from 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday.