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UPDATE (27th May 2024)

We are delighted to confirm that Ishbel Murray, the artist and art teacher based on the Isle of Lewis, will once again be the judge for the 2024 Highland Art Prize. Ishbel will be selecting a shortlist from the exhibition of more than 70 artworks from around the Highlands and Islands that is taking place at the Rockfield Centre in Oban from 11th-19th October 2024, in conjunction with the Royal National Mòd; and will be announcing the winner during the prize-giving event at 12.30pm on Friday 18th October 2024, also at the Rockfield Centre.

Ishbel Murray was born and brought up on the island of Lewis. She left the island in 1976 to study at the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating and returning briefly to the island she left to complete her diploma in Teaching Art and Design at Moray House in Edinburgh. Ishbel has divided her working life between teaching in schools and colleges and striving to develop and maintain her own skills as an artist. A year teaching English in Italy in 1992 inspired her to take a greater interest in her mother tongue. Over time the Gaelic language and the culture associated with it has had a profound effect on her practice as an artist as well as her profession as a teacher. Following several decades of employment as a Gaelic lecturer in Glasgow she has returned to Lewis where the routine of the classroom has been replaced by many hours working in the art studio and regular walks on the lovely beach at Aird Tong.

2024 COMPETITION UPDATE (8th April 2024)

The Highland Society of London is delighted to announce that the Highland Art Prize will return in conjunction with An Comunn Gàidhealach as part of the Royal National Mòd from Friday 11th October to Saturday 19th October 2024, during which the Highland Art Prize exhibition will be open to the public at The Rockfield Centre, Rockfield Brae, Stevenson Street, Oban, PA34 5DQ.

We are grateful to Wasps, the UK’s largest provider of studios and creative spaces, for offering the winning artist the opportunity to mount an exhibition during 2025 in a street-front space at The Briggait cultural hub in central Glasgow. For more details about participating in this year’s Highland Art Prize, please review the Entries page for details.

Congratulations once again to 2023 Highland Art Prize winner David Greenall, whose work is currently on display at An Lanntair in Stornoway through Saturday 4th May 2024, together with ceramics by Sue Blair, in an exhibition entitled “Paint and Clay“.

David Greenall, winner of the 2023 Highland Art Prize

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT (20th October 2023)

Many congratulations to David Greenall from An Lanntair/Open Studios Hebrides for winning the 2023 Highland Art Prize with the artwork Crofts at South Dell/Croitean aig Dail bho Dheas. The winning artwork was selected by Ishbel Murray, the artist and art teacher based on the Isle of Lewis, and announced at a well-attended prize-giving at The Briggait in Glasgow today (Friday 20th October).

Crofts at South Dell by David Greenall (An Lanntair/Open Studios Hebrides)

Outlining the reasoning for her choice, Ishbel Murray commented that: “David’s artwork captures the atmospheric essence of this crofting location by the sea through a highly sensitive use of colour involving the demanding method of blending pigment and wax to achieve a shimmering effect in an image that has been beautifully reduced to its essential elements.”

The Highland Society of London would like to thank Wasps Studios (represented at the prize-giving by their CEO, Audrey Carlin), who hosted the 2023 Highland Art Prize and will provide an exhibition opportunity for the winner during 2024; Ishbel Murray, who judged the competition; the Royal National Mòd (represented at the prize-giving by their President, Maggie Cunningham); Renfrewshire Council; and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Audrey Carlin (Wasps), Alex Ogilvie (Highland Society of London), Ishbel Murray (2023 Highland Art Prize judge), Maggie Cunningham (Royal National Mòd).

We look forward to welcoming everyone at the next Highland Art Prize in Oban during October 2024.

SHORTLIST UPDATE (14 October 2023)

The Highland Society of London and Wasps Studios are delighted to announce that the following 12 artworks have been shortlisted by Ishbel Murray, the artist and art teacher based on the Isle of Lewis, for the 2023 Highland Art Prize – with the winner to be announced at the prize-giving ceremony at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, on Friday 20th October at 12.30pm:

Crofts at South Dell/Croitean aig Dail bho Dheas by David Greenall (An Lanntair)

Digging For Bait (Thurso Beach)/A cladhach airson biathadh by Jackie Newton (Society of Caithness Artists)

571186degrees Wind Drawing/Dealbh Gaoith by Bronwyn Mackenzie (An Lanntair)

Flying to Bass by Kittie Jones (An Talla Solais)

Lady Of The Flowers by Leah Davis (Society of Caithness Artists)

Locheport, North Uist/Loch Euphort, Uibhist a Tuath by Margaret Fenton/ Mairead Fiannacta (Uist Arts Association/ Chomann Ealain Uibhist)

Napoleon Bay, Shieldaig by Sheila Garden (Perthshire Art Association)

North Beach, Iona/An tràigh a tuath, Ì by Robert Kelsey (Paisley Art Institute)

North Uist Beach/Tràigh Uibhist a Tuath by Alan B Hayman (Resipole Studios)

Ruthven Barracks by Bob Kinnaird (Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists)

Summer Oaks – Ardnamurchan by Liz Green (Art Society of Inverness)

The Ouse, Westray, Orkney by Amy Marshall (Resipole Studios)

The prize-giving is free for all to attend and will be hosted in conjunction with the Royal National Mòd, Wasps Studios, Renfrewshire Council and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. The winning artist will receive £1,000 (to be shared with their local art organisation), plus an exhibition opportunity at the Briggait in Glasgow, courtesy of Wasps Studios, the charity that provides studio spaces to artists and creators across Scotland.

Many thanks to Ishbel Murray for choosing her shortlist from the 74 wonderful artworks in the exhibition, which is now open every day 9.30am-5.30pm until Saturday 21 October.

UPDATE (29th September 2023)

In addition to the exhibition and prize-giving (see below), there are two special events happening on Thursday 19th October. Firstly, competition judge Ishbel Murray will introduce a digital presentation of the 12 artworks shortlisted for the 2023 Highland Art Prize; together with new work by 2022 Highland Art Prize winner David Page. This event is taking place at 12.30pm at Skinnedars, Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JF, in conjunction with the Royal National Mòd.

Then at 4pm on Thursday 19th October, back at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, Ishbel Murray will lead a Gaelic-medium tour of the exhibition, in conversation with broadcaster Catriona Murray. This will be conducted primarily in Gaelic, but English translation will be provided if needed. Please book for this tour using Eventbrite. Both these events are free to attend, and all are welcome.

UPDATE (22nd September 2023)

The 74 fantastic artworks submitted by 16 arts organisations from across the Highland and Islands are now available to view in the Gallery section of this website and will be exhibited at the The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ from 13th-21st October during the Royal National Mòd week, courtesy of Wasps.

Over the next few weeks, competition judge Ishbel Murray will be deliberating on her choice of the winner, to be announced at 12.30pm on Friday 20th October at The Briggait. Both the exhibition (which is open daily from 9.30am-5.30pm) and the prize-giving itself are free to attend, and all are welcome.

UPDATE (11th August 2023)

Alongside the 2023 Highland Art Prize exhibition, last year’s winner David Page will be exhibiting a collection of new work at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow throughout October 2023. Entitled Highland Colours and presented courtesy of Wasps, this collection includes Uaine:

Introducing these artworks, David Page writes: “Our Highland landscape has been shaped by a vast range of natural forces – amongst them, geological movement, erosion, natural growth and weather. What is left are forms, shapes and colours that have been marked through the generations by Gaelic placenames. This exhibition, made of layered paint, scraped and scratched back surfaces, soaked, dissolved and running acrylic, explores the idea of a distinctive Gaelic colour chart embedded in these mountain placenames.”

UPDATE (21st June 2023)

We are excited to announce that Ishbel Murray, the artist and art teacher based on the Isle of Lewis, will be judging the 2023 Highland Art Prize. Ishbel will be presenting the shortlist for the award at the Paisley Town Hall at 12.30pm on Thursday 19th October, in conjunction with the Royal National Mòd; and will be announcing the winner during the prize-giving event at 12.30pm on Friday 20th October 2023 at the Wasps Briggait Hall in Glasgow.

Ishbel Murray was born and brought up on the island of Lewis. She left the island in 1976 to study at the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating and returning briefly to the island she left to complete her diploma in Teaching Art and Design at Moray House in Edinburgh. Since then Ishbel has divided her working life between teaching in schools and colleges and striving to develop her own skills as an artist. After spending a year teaching English in Italy she was inspired to take a greater interest in her mother tongue. Over time the Gaelic language and the culture associated with it has had a profound effect on her practice as an artist as well as her profession as a teacher. After almost four decades as a Gaelic lecturer and intense involvement in the exciting cultural and educational developments around the Gaelic in Glasgow she has now returned to the island. However as Chair of the Gaelic Books Council precious connections with Gaelic literature and the city of Glasgow continue. 

UPDATE (15th May 2023)

In addition to the cash prize, we are delighted to confirm that the winner of the 2023 Highland Art Prize will have the opportunity to mount an exhibition during 2024 in a street-front space at The Briggait cultural hub in central Glasgow, courtesy of Wasps – Scotland’s studio specialists, and the UK’s largest provider of studio and creatives spaces.

The announcement of the winner of the 2023 Highland Art Prize will be made during the Royal National Mòd in Paisley in October this year. The prize-giving will take place at the Wasps landmark venue The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ – and we will share news of our judge and the timing of the presentation in due course.

2023 COMPETITION UPDATE (15th April 2023)

The Highland Society of London is delighted to announce that the Highland Art Prize will return in conjunction with An Comunn Gàidhealach and Renfrewshire Council as part of the Royal National Mòd from Friday 13th October to Saturday 21st October 2023.

The Highland Art Prize exhibition will be open to the public at The Briggait 1873 Hall, 141 Bridgegate in Central Glasgow in partnership with Wasps, the UK’s largest provider of studios and creative spaces.

We are grateful to Bòrd na Gàidhlig for providing funding to assist in the Gaelic promotion and presentation of 2023 Highland Art Prize.

For more details about participating in this year’s Highland Art Prize, please review the Entries page for details.

WINNER UPDATE (21st October 2022)

Many congratulations to David Page from Mull Highland Games for winning the inaugural Highland Art Prize with the artwork Drift. The winning artwork was selected by Islay artist and BBC presenter Heather Dewar, and the prize was presented by Alex Ogilvie of the Highland Society of London at a well-attended prize-giving at the City Contemporary Art gallery in Perth today (Friday 21st October).

David Page
Drift by David Page, Mull Highland Games

Describing her choice of winner, Heather explained: “There is enough in this painting to get lost in, to see new things each time one looks at it, so it more than passes the long-term test of still being fascinating years from now. I like the diversity of the marks, the contrast of light and dark, the subtle use of colour but most especially the slightly threatening feel to the whole work.”

The Highland Society of London would like to thank Heather Dewar, who judged the competition; Mary Ann Kennedy who hosted the prize-giving; the Royal National Mod (represented at the prize-giving by their vice-president, Maggie Cunningham); Perth & Kinross Council; Wasps; and Tom Barron and all the staff at the City Contemporary Art gallery.

We look forward to the next Highland Art Prize in Glasgow during October 2023!

SHORTLIST UPDATE (14th October 2022)

The Highland Society of London is delighted to announce that the following 10 artworks have been shortlisted by Islay artist and BBC ALBA presenter Heather Dewar for the inaugural Highland Art Prize, with the winner to be announced at the prize-giving ceremony at the City Contemporary Art gallery in Perth on Friday 21st October at 12.30pm:

Still life – Peony rose with white bowl, by Judith Bell (Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh)

Hills and water, Loch Duich/Cnuic agus uisge, by Clare Blois (East Sutherland Art Society)

Hill Walk, by Karen Davies (Skye and Lochalsh Arts & Craft Association)

Liminal, by Liz Myhill (Skye and Lochalsh Arts & Craft Association)

Drift, by David Page (Mull Highland Games)

Light over the Cromarty Firth, by Cyril Reed (East Sutherland Art Society)

Andrea, my friend/Andrea, mo charaid, by Rupachitta Robertson (An Lanntair, Lewis & Harris)

Measure for measure/Leagadh air leagadh, by Andrew Sinclair (Resipole Studios, Ardnamurchan & Morvern)

Ben More, by Angus Stewart (Mull Highland Games)

Journey’s End/Deireadh an Turais, by Shelagh Swanson (Society of Caithness Artists)

The prize-giving is free for all to attend and will be hosted in conjunction with the Royal National Mod and Perth & Kinross Council. Just a reminder that the winning artist will receive £1,000 (to be shared with their local art organisation), plus an exhibition opportunity at the Briggait in Glasgow, courtesy of Wasps, the charity that provides studio spaces to artists and creators across Scotland.

Many thanks to Heather Dewar for the unenviable task of choosing her shortlist from the 66 wonderful artworks in the exhibition, which opens today (Friday 14th October) and runs until Saturday 22nd October. Unfortunately, for personal reasons, Heather is unable to attend the prize-giving, which will be hosted in her place by Mary Ann Kennedy.

UPDATE (26th September 2022)

All 66 artworks submitted by 15 arts organisations across the Highland and Islands are now available to view in the Gallery section of this website and will be exhibited at the City Contemporary Art Gallery in Perth from 14th-22nd October during the Royal National Mod week.

It is now the unenviable task of our judge, Islay artist and BBC ALBA presenter Heather Dewar, to select a winner for the inaugural Highland Art Prize, which will be announced in person at 12.30pm on Friday 21st October at the City Contemporary Art Gallery. Both the exhibition and the prize-giving itself are free to attend, open to all.

Heather Dewar, a native Gaelic speaker, was born and now lives and works on the island of Islay. She studied drawing and painting at the Edinburgh College of Art from 1958 to 1963, which included a post graduate year. Having completed a teachers’ training course at Moray House, Heather taught handicapped children and then physiotherapists for a number of years before becoming a part-time lecturer in drawing at Edinburgh College of Art. During that time she exhibited at the RSA, RSW, SSA and SWA. Under the name Deborah Dewar she also had a series of one-man shows whose themes were based on Gaelic folk tales, the essence of the island, and also on her travels in the central Sahara desert with the Tuareg. Returning to the island in the late 1980s, Heather’s inspiration continues to be based on the vanishing Gaelic culture, its agriculture, people and animals, and its coast line – coloured by a sense of living on the very edge of society in a world still somewhat removed from today’s prevailing urban culture. More recently though, through a new career presenting programmes for Gaelic television, Heather’s work is now centred round portraiture.

UPDATE (15th August 2022)

We are delighted to announce that Heather Dewar, the Islay artist and presenter of BBC ALBA’s Dealbhan Fraoich, will be judging this year’s Highland Art Prize. Heather will be presenting the inaugural award during the prize-giving at 12.30pm on Friday 21st October 2022 at the City Contemporary Art Gallery in Perth, as part of the Royal National Mod.

The accompanying exhibition runs daily from Friday 14th October to Saturday 22 October 2022 inclusive, comprising over 50 artworks submitted by art organisations from around the Highlands and Islands – entries can be viewed on the Gallery page, as they are received over the coming weeks.

UPDATE (15th July 2022)

The announcement of the winner of this year’s inaugural Highland Art Prize will be made during the Royal National Mòd in Perth, on Friday 21st October at 12.30pm – and attendance is open to all. The prize-giving will take place at the City Contemporary Art Gallery and we will share news of our judge and the presenter of the prize in due course.

In addition to the cash prize, we are delighted to confirm that the winner will also have the opportunity to mount an exhibition during 2023 in a street-front space at The Briggait cultural hub in central Glasgow, courtesy of Wasps – Scotland’s studio specialists, and the UK’s largest provider of studio and creatives spaces.

WELCOME (15th June 2022)

The Highland Art Prize is an annual exhibition and competition held in conjunction with An Comunn Gàidhealach as part of the Royal National Mòd in October each year. Aiming to promote art from across the Highlands and Islands, the Highland Art Prize is presented by the Highland Society of London.

This year’s inaugural event takes place at the City Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the Royal National Mòd in Perth from 14th to 22nd October, with the support of Perth & Kinross Council. For more about getting involved with the Highland Art Prize, please review the details for Participation.

The Highland Art Prize is brought to you by:

For all enquiries, please email highlandartprize@outlook.com.


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ÙR-FHIOSRACHADH (27 Cèitean 2024)

Tha sinn air leth toilichte a dhearbhadh gum bi Iseabail Mhoireach, an neach-ealain agus neach-teagaisg ealain a tha stèidhichte ann an Eilean Leòdhais, na britheamh uair eile air Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2024. Bidh Iseabail a’ taghadh geàrr-liosta bhon taisbeanadh de chòrr air 70 pìos ealain bho air feadh na Gàidhealtachd ’s nan Eilean, a bhios a’ gabhail àite ann an Ionad Achadh na Creige san Òban bhon 11-19 Dàmhair 2024, ann an co-bhonn leis a’ Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail; agus ag ainmeachadh a’ bhuannaiche aig cuirm nan duaisean ann an Ionad Achadh na Creige aig 12.30f air Dihaoine 18 Dàmhair 2024.

Rugadh is thogadh Iseabail Mhoireach ann an Leòdhas. Dh’fhàg i an t-eilean airson a dhol gu Sgoil Ealain Ghlaschu ann an 1976. As dèidh dhi ceumnachadh agus beagan ùine a chur air adhart air ais air an eilean dh’fhàg i mu dheireadh airson dreuchd a thoirt a-mach ann an teagaisg Ealan aig Colaiste Foghlaim ‘Moray House’ ann an Dùn Eideann. Tha Iseabail air a beatha-obrach a roinn eadar teagasg ann an sgoiltean agus colaistean agus a bhith a’ strì gus na sgilean cruthachail aice fhèin a leasachadh. As dèidh bliadhna anns an Eadailt a’ teagasg Beurla thòisich i a’ gabhail barrachd ùidh anns a’ chànan mhàthaireil aice fhèin. Beag air bheag thug sgrùdadh ann an cultar agus cànan na Gàidhlig buaidh air an obair latha agus an obair ealain aice. A-nis às deidh mòran bhliadhnaichean a’ teagasg Gàidhlig ann an Glaschu tha i air tilleadh a Leòdhas far a bheil cothrom ann an latha a chur seachad eadar an stiùideo ealain agus an tràigh bhreagha ann an Aird Thunga.

ÙR-FHIOSRACHADH MU FHARPAIS 2024 (8 Giblean 2024)

Tha Comann Gàidhealach Lunnainn air leth toilichte ainmeachadh gum bi Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd a’ tilleadh ann an co-bhonn leis a’ Chomunn Ghàidhealach mar phàirt den Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail bho Dhihaoine 11 Dàmhair gu Disathairne 19 Dàmhair 2024, nuair a bhios taisbeanadh Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd fosgailte don phoball ann an Ionad Achadh na Creige, Leathad Achadh na Creige, Sràid MhicSteafain, An t-Òban, PA34 5DQ.

Tha sinn taingeil do Wasps, an solaraiche stiuidiothan is farsaingeachdan cruthachail as motha san RA, airson cothrom a thabhann don an neach-ealain a bhuannaicheas, air taisbeanadh a chur suas tro 2025 air farsaingeachd sràide ann an ionad cultarach a’ Bhriggait ann an teis-meadhain Ghlaschu. Airson tuilleadh mion-fhiosrachaidh mu dheidhinn com-pàirteachadh ann an Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd na bliadhna seo, dèanaibh sgrùdadh air an an duilleig Innteartan airson fiosrachadh.

Mealadh naidheachd uair eile air buannaiche Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023, Daibhidh Greenall, aig a bheil obair ga taisbeanadh an-dràsta san Lanntair ann an Steòrnabhagh troimhe gu 4 Cèitean 2024, còmhla ri obair-crèadha le Sue Blair, ann an taisbeanadh fon ainm “Peant is Crèadha“.

Buannaiche Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023, Daibhidh Greenall

AINMEACHADH BUANNAICHE NA FARPAISE (20 Dàmhair 2023)

Mealadh naidheachd air Daibhidh Greenall bho An Lanntair/Open Studios Hebrides airson Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023 a bhuannachadh leis an obair-ealain fon tiotal Crofts at South Dell/Croitean aig Dail bho Dheas. Chaidh an obair-ealain a bhuannaich a thaghadh le Iseabail Mhoireach, an neach-ealain agus tidsear ealain stèidhichte ann an Eilean Leòdhais, agus ainmeachadh aig cuirm dhuaisean air a deagh fhrithealadh sa Bhriggait ann an Glaschu an-diugh (Dihaoine 20 Dàmhair).

Croitean aig Dail bho Dheas by David Greenall (An Lanntair/Open Studios Hebrides)

A’ mìneachadh a h-adhbharan airson na roghainn aice, thuirt Iseabail Mhoireach: “Tha obair-ealain Dhaibhidh a’ glacadh brìgh làthaireil an làraich croitearachd seo an cois na mara, tro chleachdadh fìor fhaireachdainneil air dathan a bha ag iarraidh modh-obrach dùbhlanach de bhith a’ coimeasgadh stuth-datha agus cèir airson èifeachd ghleansach fhaotainn ann an ìomhaigh a tha air a lùghdachadh gu h-eireachdail gu na h-eileamaidean riatanach aice.”   

Bu mhath le Comann Gàidhealach Lunnainn taing a thoirt do Wasps Studios (air an riochdachadh aig a’ chuirm dhuaisean leis an CEO aca, Audrey Carlin), a thug aoigheachd do Dhuais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023 agus a bheir cothrom taisbeanaidh don bhuannaiche rè 2024; Iseabail Mhoireach a rinn breithneachadh air an fharpais; am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail (air a riochdachadh aig a’ chuirm dhuaisean leis a’ Cheann-suidhe, Magaidh Choineagan); Comhairle Siorrachd Rinn Friù; agus Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Audrey Carlin (Wasps), Alex Ogilvie (Highland Society of London), Ishbel Murray (2023 Highland Art Prize judge), Maggie Cunningham (Royal National Mòd).

Tha sinn a’ coimhead air adhart ri fàilte a chur air gach neach gu Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd san Òban anns an Dàmhair 2024.

FIOSRACHADH ÀS ÙR MUN GHEÀRR-LIOSTA (14 Dàmhair 2023) 

Tha Comann Gàidhealach Lunnainn agus Wasps Studios air leth toilichte ainmeachadh gu bheil na 12 pìosan ealain a leanas air an cur air a’ gheàrr-liosta airson Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023 leis Iseabail Mhoireach, neach-ealain agus tidsear ealain stèidhichte ann an Eilean Leòdhais – agus bi am buannaiche air ainmeachadh aig an t-seirbheis dhuaisean ann sa Bhriggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glaschu G1 5HZ air Dihaoine 21 Dàmhair aig 12.30f:

Crofts at South Dell/Croitean aig Dail bho Dheas by David Greenall (An Lanntair)

Digging For Bait (Thurso Beach)/A cladhach airson biathadh by Jackie Newton (Society of Caithness Artists)

571186degrees Wind Drawing/Dealbh Gaoith by Bronwyn Mackenzie (An Lanntair)

Flying to Bass by Kittie Jones (An Talla Solais)

Lady Of The Flowers by Leah Davis (Society of Caithness Artists)

Locheport, North Uist/Loch Euphort, Uibhist a Tuath by Margaret Fenton/ Mairead Fiannacta (Uist Arts Association/ Chomann Ealain Uibhist)

Napoleon Bay, Shieldaig by Sheila Garden (Perthshire Art Association)

North Beach, Iona/An tràigh a tuath, Ì by Robert Kelsey (Paisley Art Institute)

North Uist Beach/Tràigh Uibhist a Tuath by Alan B Hayman (Resipole Studios)

Ruthven Barracks by Bob Kinnaird (Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists)

Summer Oaks – Ardnamurchan by Liz Green (Art Society of Inverness)

The Ouse, Westray, Orkney by Amy Marshall (Resipole Studios)

Tha an t-seirbhieis dhuaisean a tha an-asgaidh a frithealadh leis na h-uile, air aoigheachd bhon An Comunn Gàidhealach, Wasps Studios, Renfrewshire Council agus Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Dìreach airson a chur an cuimhne dhaoine gum faigh an neach-ealain a bhuannaicheas £1,000 (ri bhith air a roinn leis a’ bhuidheann ealain ionadail aca), agus cothrom air taisbeanadh sa Bhriggait ann an Glaschu, le taic bho Wasps, an carthannas a bhios a’ solarachadh àiteachan stiuidio do luchd-ealain agus do luchd-cruthachaidh air feadh Alba.

Mòran taing do dh’Iseabail Mhoireach airson a geàrr-liosta a thaghadh bho na 74 pìosan mìorbhaileach obair-ealain san taisbeanadh, a tha a-nis fosgailte gach latha bho 9.30m-5.30f gu Disathairne 21 Dàmhair.

ÙR-FHIOSRACHADH (29 Sultain 2023)

A thuilleadh air an taisbeanadh agus a’ chuirm dhuaisean (faicibh gu h-ìosal), tha dà thachartas sònraichte a’ gabhail àite air Diardaoin 19 Dàmhair. An toiseach, bidh Iseabail Mhoireach, britheamh na farpaise a’ dèanamh taisbeanadh didseatach de na 12 pìosan obair-ealain air a’ gheàrr-liosta airson Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023; còmhla ri obair ùr bho bhuannaiche Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2022, Dàibhidh Page. Bidh an tachartas seo a’ gabhail àite aig 12.30f ann an Skinnedars, Talla Baile Phàislig, Clobhs na h-Abaid, Pàislig PA1 1JF, ann an co-bhonn le An Comunn Gàidhealach.

An uair sin aig 4f air Diardaoin 19 Dàmhair, air ais sa Bhriggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glaschu G1 5HZ, bidh Iseabail Mhoireach a’ stiùireadh cuairt den taisbeanadh tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig, ann an còmhradh ris a’ chraoladair, Caitrìona Mhoireach. Thèid seo air adhart sa mhòr-chuid ann an Gàidhlig ach bidh eadar-theangachadh gu Beurla ri fhaotainn ma bhios feum air. Feuch gun dleas sibh àite airson na cuairte seo tro Eventbrite. Bidh an dà thachartas sin an-asgaidh do luchd-frithealaidh, agus bidh fàilte romhaibh uile.

ÙR-FHIOSRACHADH (22 Sultain 2023)

Tha na 74 pìosan obair-ealain a chuir 16 buidhnean ealain a-steach bho air feadh na Gàidhealtachd ’s nan Eilean, deiseil airson am faicinn a-nis ann an earrann a’ Ghailearaidh den làraich-lìn seo, agus bidh iad air an taisbeanadh sa Bhriggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glaschu G1 5HZ bho 13-21 Dàmhair rè seachdain a’ Mhòid Nàiseanta Rìoghail, le taing do Wasps.

Thar nan seachdainean a tha romhainn, bidh Iseabail Mhoireach, britheamh na farpaise a’ meòrachadh air a roghainn de bhuannaiche na farpaise, a bhios air ainmeachadh aig 12.30f air Dihaoine 20 Dàmhair sa Bhriggait. Tha an taisbeanadh (a bhios fosgailte gach latha bho 9.30m-5.30f) agus a’ chuirm dhuaisean fhèin, an-asgaidh do luchd-frithealaidh agus bidh fàilte romhaibh uile.  

ÙR-FHIOSRACHADH (11 Lùnastal 2023)

Taobh ri taobh le taisbeanadh Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023, bidh buannaiche na bliadhna an-uiridh, Dàibhidh Page, a’ taisbeanadh cruinneachadh de dh’obair ùr sa Bhriggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glaschu tro mhìos na Dàmhaire 2023. Fon tiotal Dathan Gàidhealach agus air a thaisbeanadh le taing do Wasps, tha an cruinneachadh seo a’ gabhail a-steach Uaine:

A’ cur an obair-ealain sin an aithne, tha Dàibhidh Page a’ sgrìobhadh: “Tha cruth-tìre na Gàidhealtachd air a chumadh le raon àibheiseach de chumhachdan nàdarra – nam measg gluasad geòlasach, bleith, fàs nàdarra agus aimsir. Is e cruthan, cumaidhean agus dathan a tha air fhàgail, a tha air an comharrachadh tro na ginealaichean le ainmean-àite Gàidhlig. Tha an taisbeanadh seo, a tha dèante bho fhillidhean de pheant, uachdaran air an sgròbadh ’s air an sgrìobadh air ais, air am bogadh, aicriolaig leaghte agus sruthach, a’ sgrùdadh a’ bheachd a thaobh clàr de dhathan Gàidhlig suaicheanta a tha fighte-fuaighte ann an ainmean-àite nam beanntan sin.”

ÙR-FHIOSRACHADH (21 Ògmhios 2023)

Tha sinn air bhioran airson innse dhuibh gum bi Iseabail Mhoireach, neach-ealain agus tidsear ealain stèidhichte ann an Eilean Leòdhais,  na britheamh air Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023. Bidh Iseabail a’ taisbeanadh geàrr-liosta na duaise ann an Talla Baile Phàislig aig 12.30f air Diardaoin 19 Dàmhair, ann an co-bhonn leis a’ Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail; agus ag ainmeachadh a’ bhuannaiche aig tachartas buileachaidh nan duaisean aig 12.30f air Dihaoine 20 Dàmhair 2023 ann an Talla Wasps sa Bhriggait ann an Glaschu.

Rugadh is thogadh Iseabail Mhoireach ann an Leòdhas. Dh’fhàg i an t-eilean airson a dhol gu Sgoil Ealain Ghlaschu ann an 1976. As dèidh dhi ceumnachadh agus beagan ùine a chur air adhart air ais air an eilean dh’fhàg i mu dheireadh airson dreuchd a thoirt a-mach ann an teagaisg Ealan aig Colaiste Foghlaim ‘Moray House’ ann an Dùn Eideann. Bhon uairsin tha Iseabail air a beatha-obrach a roinn eadar teagasg ann an sgoiltean agus colaistean agus a bhith a’ strì gus na sgilean cruthachail aice fhèin a leasachadh. Chuir i seachad bliadhna anns an Eadailt a’ teagasg Beurla agus thug sin oirre barrachd ùidh a ghabhail anns a’ chànan màthaireil aice fhèin. Beag air bheag thug sgrùdadh ann an cultar agus cànan na Gàidhlig buaidh air an obair latha agus an obair ealain aice. As deidh dhi a bhith a’ teagasg Gàidhlig do dh’oileanaich airson faisg air ceathrad bliadhna agus mòran ùine a chur seachad ann an tachartasan cultarail nan Ealan Gàidhlig ann an Glaschu tha i a-nis air cùl a chur ris a’ bhaile mhòr. Ach mar chathraiche Chomann Nan Leabhraichean tha ceanglaichean prìseil ri litreachas na Gàidhlig agus baile Ghlaschu a’ maireachdainn.

ÙR-FHIOSRACHADH (15 Cèitean 2023)

A thuilleadh air an duais airgid, tha sinn air leth toilichte a dhearbhadh gum bi cothrom aig buannaiche Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023 air taisbeanadh a chur air chois rè 2024 ann an làrach fa chomhair sràide ann an ionad chultarach a’ Bhriggait ann am meadhan Ghlaschu, le taing do Wasps – speisealaichean stiuidio Ghlaschu, agus an solaraiche as motha san RA a thaobh farsaingeachdan stiuidio is cruthachail. 

Thèid buannaiche Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023 ainmeachadh aig àm a’ Mhòid Nàiseanta Rìoghail ann am Pàislig san Dàmhair am-bliadhna. Bidh a’ chuirm dhuaisean a’ gabhail àite aig ionad sònraichte Wasps, is e sin Am Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glaschu G1 5HZ – agus bheir sinn seachad naidheachdan mun bhritheamh againn agus àm na cuirme dhuaisean an ceann sreatha.

ÙR-FHIOSRACHADH MU DUAIS EALAIN NA GÀIDHEALTACHD 2023 (15 Giblean 2023)

Tha Comann Gàidhealach Lunnainn air leth toilichte ainmeachadh gum bi Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd a’ tilleadh ann an co-bhonn leis An Comunn Gàidhealach agus Comhairle Siorrachd Rinn Friù mar phàirt den Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail bho Dihaoine 13mh Dàmhair gu Disathairne 21ad Dàmhair 2023.

Bidh taisbeanadh Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd fosgailte don phoball ann an Talla a’ Bhriogait, 141 Geata na Drochaide (The Briggait 1873 Hall, 141 Bridgegate) ann am Meadhan Ghlaschu, ann an com-pàirteachas le Wasps, an solaraiche stiudiothan is fharsaingeachdan cruthachail as motha san RA.

Tha sinn taingeil do Bòrd na Gàidhlig airson maoineachadh a dh’ionnsaigh cuideachadh le adhartachadh na Gàidhlig agus taisbeanadh air Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd 2023.

Airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh mu chom-pàirteachadh ann an Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd na bliadhna seo, thoiribh sùil air duilleag Innteartan far a bheil mion-fhiosrachadh.

FIOSRACHADH ÀS ÙR MUN BHUANNAICHE (21 Dàmhair 2022) 

Mealadh naidheachd dha-rìribh air David Page à Mull Highland Games an dèidh ciad Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd a bhuannachadh leis an obair-ealain Drift. Chaidh an obair-ealain a bhuannaich a thaghadh leis an neach-ealain agus am preasantair BBC, Fraoch Nic an Deòir à Ìle, agus chaidh an duais a bhuileachadh le Alex Ogilvie bho Chomann Gàidhealach Lunnainn aig seirbheis dhuaisean air a deagh fhrithealadh ann an Gailearaidh Ealain Cho-aimsireil a’ Bhaile ann am Peairt an-diugh (Dihaoine 21 Dàmhair). 

David Page
Drift by David Page, Mull Highland Games

A’ dèanamh iomradh air a roghainn de bhuannaiche, mhìnich Fraoch: “Tha gu leòr ri fhaicinn san dealbh seo airson a dhol air chall innte, a’ faicinn nithean ùra gach uair a sheallas tu oirre, agus mar sin tuilleadh is comasach air a bhith a cheart cho tarraingeach bliadhnaichean mòra às dèidh seo. Is toigh leam iomadachd nan comharran, an dealachadh eadar solas is dorchadas, an cleachdadh grinn air dath ach gu h-àraid am faireachdainn caran bagrach mu thimcheall na h-obrach air fad.” 

Bu mhath le Comann Gàidhealach Lunnainn taing a thoirt do Fhraoch Nic an Deòir a rinn breithneachadh air an fharpais; Màiri Anna NicUalraig a bha mar aoigh aig an t-seirbheis dhuaisean; am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail; Comhairle Pheairt is Cheann Rois; Wasps; agus Tòmas Barron ’s an luchd-obrach uile ann an Gailearaidh Ealain Cho-aimsireil a’ Bhaile.

Tha sinn a’ coimhead air adhart ris an ath Dhuais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd ann an Glaschu san Dàmhair 2023! 

FIOSRACHADH ÀS ÙR MUN GHEÀRR-LIOSTA (14 Dàmhair 2022) 

Tha Comann Gàidhealach Lunnainn air leth toilichte ainmeachadh gu bheil na deich pìosan ealain a leanas air an cur air a’ gheàrr-liosta airson ciad Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd leis an neach-ealain agus am preasantair BBC ALBA, Fraoch Nic an Deòir à Ìle, agus bi am buannaiche air ainmeachadh aig an t-seirbheis dhuaisean ann an Gailearaidh Ealain Cho-aimsireil a’ Bhaile ann am Peairt air Dihaoine 21 Dàmhair aig 12.30f: 

Still life – Peony rose with white bowl, by Judith Bell (Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh)

Hills and water, Loch Duich/Cnuic agus uisge, by Clare Blois (East Sutherland Art Society)

Hill Walk, by Karen Davies (Skye and Lochalsh Arts & Craft Association)

Liminal, by Liz Myhill (Skye and Lochalsh Arts & Craft Association)

Drift, by David Page (Mull Highland Games)

Light over the Cromarty Firth, by Cyril Reed (East Sutherland Art Society)

Andrea, my friend/Andrea, mo charaid, by Rupachitta Robertson (An Lanntair, Lewis & Harris)

Measure for measure/Leagadh air leagadh, by Andrew Sinclair (Resipole Studios, Ardnamurchan & Morvern)

Ben More, by Angus Stewart (Mull Highland Games)

Journey’s End/Deireadh an Turais, by Shelagh Swanson (Society of Caithness Artists)

Tha an t-seirbhieis dhuaisean a tha an-asgaidh a frithealadh leis na h-uile, air aoigheachd bhon Mhòd Rìoghail Nàiseanta agus Comhairle Pheairt is Cheann Rois. Dìreach airson a chur an cuimhne dhaoine gum faigh an neach-ealain a bhuannaicheas £1,000 (ri bhith air a roinn leis a’ bhuidheann ealain ionadail aca), agus cothrom air taisbeanadh sa Bhriggait ann an Glaschu, le taic bho Wasps, an carthannas a bhios a’ solarachadh àiteachan stiuidio do luchd-ealain agus do luchd-cruthachaidh air feadh Alba.

Mòran buidheachais do Fhraoch Nic an Deòir airson obair ionmholta a dhèanamh ann an taghadh geàrr-liosta bho 66 pìosan-ealain mhìorbhaileach, a bhios san taisbeanadh a dh’fhosgaileas an-diugh (Dihaoine 14 Dàmhair) agus a bhios a’ ruith gu Disathaine 22 Dàmhair. Gu mì-fhortanach agus mar thoradh air adhbharan pearsanta, cha bhi Fraoch comasach air a bhith an làthair aig an t-seirbheis dhuaisean, agus gabhaidh Màiri Anna NicUalraig a h-àite mar aoigh air an tachartas.

ÙRACHADH (26 Sultain 2022)

Tha na 66 pìosan ealain a chuireadh a-steach le 15 buidhnean ealain air feadh na Gàidhealtachd ’s nan Eilean, a-nis comasach air am faicinn anns an earrann Gailearaidh den làraich-lìn againn agus bidh iad air an taisbeanadh ann an Gailearaidh Ealain Cho-aimsireil a’ Bhaile bho 14-22 Dàmhair rè seachdain a’ Mhòid Nàiseanta Rìoghail.  

Aig an àm seo, is e obair neo-fhurasta ar britheimh, an neach-ealain agus preasantair BBC ALBA à Ìle, Fraoch Nic an Deòir, buannaiche ciad Duais Ealain na Gaidhealtachd a thaghadh a thèid ainmeachadh gu pearsanta aig 12.30f air Dihaoine 21 Dàmhair ann an Gailearaidh Ealain Cho-aimsireil a’ Bhaile. Bidh an dà chuid an taisbeanadh agus a’ chuirm dhuaisean an-asgaidh am frithealadh agus fosgailte do na h-uile.

Rugadh Fraoch Nic an Deòir, aig a bheil Gàidhlig bho dhùthchas, ann an eilean Ìle far a bheil i a’ fuireach agus ag obair. Rinn i ceum ann an tarraing agus peantadh dhealbhan ann an Colaiste Ealain Dhùn Èideann bho  1958 gu 1963, a’ gabhail a-steach bliadhna iar-cheumnach. An dèidh crìoch a chur air cùrsa trèanaidh thidsearan aig Colaiste Aitreabh Mhoireibh, bha Fraoch a’ teagasg chloinne le ciorraman agus an uair sin leasaichean-cuirp airson àireamh de bhliadhnaichean mus deach i gu bhith na h-òraidiche pàirt-ùine ann an dealbh-tharraing aig Colaiste Ealain Dhùn Èideann.   Rè an ama sin, rinn i taisbeanaidhean aig an RSA, RSW, SSA agus SWA. Fon ainm Deborah Dewar, bha sreath aice cuideachd de shealltanasan aon-neach, le cuspairean a bha stèidhichte air seann uirsgeulan Gàidhlig, brìgh an eilein, agus cuideachd a tursan siubhail ann am fàsach meadhain an Sahara còmhla ris an Tuareg. A’ tilleadh don eilean aig deireadh nan 1980an, tha sàr-smuaintean Fhraoich a’ leantainn air adhart gam brosnachadh stèidhichte air cultar na Gàidhlig, a chuid àiteachais, daoine agus beathaichean, agus oirthir air a dathadh le faireachadh a bhith beò air fìor oir a’ chomainn shòisealta ann an saoghal a tha beagan air leth bho chultar bailteil àbhaisteach an latha an-diugh. O chionn ghoirid ge-tà, tro dhreuchd ùr ann am preasantadh phrògraman do thelebhisean Gàidhlig, tha obair Fhraoich a-nis cuimsichte air dealbhan de dhaoine.

ÙR-FHIOSRACHADH (15mh Lùnastal 2022)

Tha sinn air leth toilichte ainmeachadh gum bi Fraoch Nic an Deòir, an neach-ealain agus am preasantair à Ìle le Dealbhan Fraoich air BBC ALBA, a’ breithneachadh Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd am-bliadhna. Bidh Fraoch a’ buileachadh na ciad duaise seo aig a’ chuirm dhuaisean aig 12.30f air Dihaoine  21mh Dàmhair 2022 ann an Gailearaidh Ealain Cho-aimsireil a’ Bhaile ann am Peairt, mar phàirt den Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail.

Bidh an taisbeanadh a tha an lùib seo a’ ruith gach latha bho Dhihaoine 14mh Dàmhair gu Disathairne 22mh Dàmhair 2022, air a dhèanamh suas à 50 pìos obrach a chaidh a chur a-steach le buidhnean ealain bho air feadh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean – faodar innteartan fhaicinn air duilleag a’ Ghailearaidh mar a bhios iad a’ tighinn a-steach thar nan seachdainean ri teachd.

ÙR-FHIOSRACHADH (15mh Iuchar 2022) 

Thèid buannaiche ciad Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd na bliadhna seo ainmeachadh aig a’ Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail ann am Peairt air Dihaoine 21mh Dàmhair aig 12.30f – agus tha e fosgailte do gach neach a fhrithealadh.  Bidh buileachadh nan duaisean a’ gabhail àite ann an Gailearaidh Ealain Co-aimsireil a’ Bhaile agus sgaoilidh sinn fiosrachadh mu bhritheamh agus riochdaire an tachartais an ceann sreath.

A thuilleadh air an duais airgid, tha sinn air leth toilichte a dhearbhadh gum bi cothrom aig a’ bhuannaiche air taisbeanadh a chur air bhonn tron bhliadhna 2023 ann an àite aghaidh sràide ann an co-ionad cultarach a’ Bhriggait ann am meadhan baile Ghlaschu, le taic Wasps – speisealaichean stiuidio na h-Alba agus an solaraiche as motha san RA air farsaingeachdan stiuidio agus cruthachail.

FÀILTE (15mh Ògmhios 2022)

Is e taisbeanadh is farpais bhliadhnail a th’ ann an Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd a tha ga chumail ann an co-bhonn le An Comunn Gàidhealach mar phàirt den Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail san Dàmhair gach bliadhna. Ag amas air ealain adhartachadh bho air feadh na Gàidhealtachd ’s nan Eilean, tha Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd ga buileachadh le Comann Gàidhealach Lunnainn.

Tha ciad tachartas na bliadhna-sa a’ gabhail àite ann an Gailearaidh Ealain Cho-aimsireil a’ Bhaile mar phàirt den Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail ann am Peairt bho 14 gu 22 Dàmhair, le taic bho Comhairle Pheairt is Cheann Rois. Airson tuilleadh mu bhith an sàs ann an Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd, coimhead a-rithist ris an fhiosrachadh mu Com-pàirteachadh.

Tha Duais Ealain na Gàidhealtachd ga toirt thugaibh le: 

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