We’re delighted to share that a family-friendly exhibition that opened for just two days before the last lockdown is welcoming visitors again from today (Tuesday 22 June). 

Art-tastic Lowry paintingCome along to the fantastic Art-tastic show at St Andrews Museum and test the adage that a picture paints a thousand words.

Create stories and verse inspired by some 20 works of art, which were only seen briefly before lockdown in December.

Budding writers of all ages can draw on a wealth of inspirational material to frame their work, a selection of which will be posted on social media.

And, if a thousand words seems a little daunting, museum staff are keen to stress participants need not be that prolific.

A poem, short story or even a few scribbled lines on a postcard will suffice, but curators are confident audiences will not be lost for words.

Works on show include paintings by L S Lowry – famed for his matchstick-like figures – the eminent 20th century artist Sir William MacTaggart and leading Arts and Crafts painter John Duncan.

Says curator Lesley Lettice, “We’ve chosen paintings that we hope will capture the imagination and provide our visitors with plenty of opportunities for storytelling.”