BORROWED work from the British Museum and the private collection of Lord Elgin is now on disaplay at Moray Art Centre in their major new exhibition ‘Masters And Champions’ which has taken its inspiration from Greece, in this the year of the Olympics.
Some of the works have been sent more than 500 miles from London and Dunfermline, to go on display at the centre located at the Findhorn Foundation, between Kinloss and Findhorn.
Randy Klinger Founder and Director at Moray Art Centre said that this is the very first time that these valuable works of art have travelled so far north, with many of the pieces borrowed from Lord Elgin’s private collection having never been exhibited before.
“This is the second time that Moray Art Centre has had the opportunity to work in partnership with the British Museum,” he said. “It is incredible to think that despite our small size and rural location, Moray Art Centre is able to bring works of such importance, and from such a large organisation, to the North East of Scotland.”
Moray Art Centre was expecting to welcome over one hundred specially invited guests, including the Deputy Director of the British Museum, and the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine KT (the current Lord Elgin) at a special opening ceremony held at the weekend.
The exhibition was officially opened with an exclusive talk from Dr Ian Jenkins, Senior Curator, Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum, and the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine KT, who will be setting the exhibition into the context of C18th Britain.
Throughout the course of the exhibition, Moray Art Centre will also be challenging visitors to become masters of art, as well as champions of sport, with their Summer Activity Programme.
Already underway, activities kicked off last weekend with Badminton Buckie and a Mobile Foundry workshop.
And there’s plenty more in store, including a Mini Art Sport Fayre, the Greek-inspired Young Athenians Summer Camp, Equestrian Drawing, a Fans Football Tourney, Archery and Greek Basket Making.
For a full list visit: www.morayartcentre.org/masters-and-champions.