Another Dimension to art for Fort William

ART EXHIBITION 2/9/19 David Wilson of the Lime Tree Gallery discusses his painting of Loch Linnhe light with Nicola MacCallum, who has a dual exhibition’Another Dimension’ at her gallery on Fort William Parade. Picture Iain Ferguson,

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Two local art galleries at either end of Fort William High Street have come together to curate a shared exhibition showcasing 20 artists who have a unique connection to the Scottish Highlands.

The McCallum Art House, which was opened last year by Jim and Nicola McCallum at Parade House, will be hosting one foot square pieces from each artist, while The Lime Tree Gallery will be displaying their one metre square counterparts.

The exhibition, titled Another Dimension, was launched on August 2 and will run until September 15.

Local artist Ali Berardelli created a beautiful cyanotype with silver leaf detail, called Shearing the Water, which explores the Manx Shearwater’s twists and turns in the Sound of Rum.

She said: ‘Preparing artwork for the two exhibitions has encouraged me to think about working with scale and the medium I chose to work in, cyanotype (sun-printing) lends itself to this.

‘The cyanotypes I created use sunlight to expose the positive image which was inspired by Shearwaters, the ground burrowing seabirds, a raft of which we sailed past recently in the Sound of Rum.  Silver leaf was added to highlight the movement of the birds as they twist and turn, ‘shearing the water’.’

The exhibition is open to all and entry is free.