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Winners Announced for Fife Art Exhibition 2020 ‘Coast and Coastal Waters’

07 October 2020

Fife’s biggest annual art competition is available to view online now, showcasing the best of amateur art in Fife. The winners were announced on Saturday 3 October.

The exhibition, which has been running for 36 years, challenged participants to present artwork on the theme of VisitScotland’s Year of ‘Coast and Coastal Waters’. Participating artists embraced the challenge and have created a magnificent exhibition!

“The exhibition is always a great reflection of the range and high standard of amateur artists we have in Fife and this year is no exception,” said Gillian Parsons, Programming and Engagement officer, Fife Cultural Trust (OnFife). “The winners are tremendous talents, and their works have a real stand-out quality that impressed the judges.”

Heather Stuart, CEO at OnFife says: “I’m delighted that the annual Fife Art Exhibition has been able to go ahead this year despite the difficult times we’re living in. The response from local artists has been admirable, they have embraced the challenge to create work in line with the VisitScotland’s ‘Coast and Coastal Waters’ theme, and we’re proud to be hosting this magnificent display in our FifeSpace Gallery, Rothes Halls.”

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the entire display has been filmed and can be viewed online and will be available to view at the Rothes Halls when restrictions allow.

The top entries were announced to coincide with the launch of the Fife Art Exhibition film which can be accessed via OnFife’s website https://onfife.com/whats-on/detail/fife-art-exhibition-2020

The four winning works will be purchased by Fife Art’s generous sponsor, Shell, and gifted to NHS Fife hospitals and healthcare facilities and each of the winning artists will receive a Shell award of £200.

This year’s judges were professional artist Sophie McKay Knight and Julie Farr, Charity Manager, Fife Healthboard Endowment Fund.

This exhibition runs until Saturday 21st November and all work is for sale. To purchase any of the works shown in the film of the exhibition, please contact events@onfife.com.

During the exhibition period, (Sat 3 Oct- Sat 21 Nov), ONFife is offering participants the opportunity to view exciting online arts tutorials for free, which will be available on the website from the beginning of November.


· Visual Art – Ian Malcolm ‘East Neuk Fisherman 1900s’

· Visual Art – Peter Torley ‘The Forth at Culross’

· Craft – Daria Swales ‘Puffins’

· Youth Award – Paisly Hutchison ‘Doyouthinkhesuarus’


· Rosie Recep – Harbour Houses

· Shona Paterson – Leven Beach

· David Burgess – Family at the beach

· Gabi Paterson – The irritating world of a young seagull

· Judith Kirkhouse – Arisaig

· Clare Russell – Rudders and Keels

· Ian D. Scott – Driftwood Heron

· Adrian Masson – Sharing Secrets

· Andrea McMillan – Pittenweem Lighthouse

· Jim Day – Covid Skiff


For further information please contact: Sheona Small, Press Officer, tel 07809 727 989 or 03451 555 555 ext 445046, or email: sheona.small@onfife.com

Notes to editors:

· Fife Cultural Trust manages and operates theatres, libraries, museums and galleries and cultural partnerships on behalf of Fife Council for people living, working and visiting Fife. For further visit www.onfife.com