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"UNION GALLERY CELEBRATES FIFTH ON THE FOURTH"
Thursday, 26 June 2014
The Union Gallery on Broughton Street will mark five years in business next week with a mixed exhibition featuring some of its regular artists.
Philip Braham, Annette Edgar, Kenneth Low, Patsy McArthur, Dylan Lisle, Norrie Harman, Joyce Gunn Cairns MBE and Audrey Grant are among those whose work will be on show.
'I know what genuine/earnest work takes out of an artist,’ says Alison Auldjo. ‘It's like putting your heart and soul on the walls for public scrutiny. It's excruciating, and so I try to be beside them at every step of the way.
'A bit of grit and tunnel vision in something you believe in wholeheartedly helps too. You need to have energy, much like the artists' studios where the work is made.'
It’s a nurturing role which Union Gallery has prided itself on from the start. Since its launch in 2009, the gallery has championed contemporary artists, treading a fine line between established figures and those just setting out.
Its success has come in striking a balance between: outstanding works catering for the ‘mainstream’; edgier, more controversial pieces which risk frightening off the timid; and those pieces which simply appeal to curious passersby, some of whom may be entirely new to the art world.
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