Visual Arts Group hosts annual Forum

Lady Candida Petersham of Crimonmogate had the hard task of judging the competition entries
Lady Candida Petersham of Crimonmogate had the hard task of judging the competition entries
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The Peterhead and Buchan Tourism Initiative’s Art Competition has been renamed the Buchan Arts Forum.

This year’s event was held at the Kemp Hall, Old Deer on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14.

Organisers have hailed the event as a success, due mostly to the commitment and hard work of the adults and children who entered.

The event was judged by Lady Petersham of Crimonmogate, who is a world renowned sculptress.

Organisers noted that there was a very good response from local artists and schools with over two hundred works of art of a very high standard being submitted.

The Buchan Arts Forum is still the only venue in Buchan that showcases Primary school art and organisers said it was very obvious that even at an early age they could see who the future artists will be.

The Forum was delighted to receive artwork entries from Kininmonth and Meethill primary schools.

This year’s under 16’s section was sponsored by Buchan PAT and the Schools category was sponsored by Lady Petersham.

Derek Jennings, Chairman of the Buchan Arts Forum, said: “We would like to thank Lady Petersham for the very difficult task of choosing the winners.

He added: “I would like to thank Linda Bolger and Kath Greig for without their help this event would not have happened.

“I would also like to thank the artists, the Kemp Hall Old Deer Hall Committee and the many visitors who came to view the works of art.”

List of winners are as follows:


1 Kininmonth Primary, 3 Meethill Primary.

Highly commended: Logan, Lucy Buchan.


1 Rachael Taylor, 2 Kayleigh Morrison, 3 Paul Woodburn.

Highly commended: Anne Bowie.

Under 16’s:

1 Zain Salam, 2 Meghan Metcalf, 3 James McIntosh.

Highly commended: Zain Salam.

Adult Open:

1 Frances Innes, 2 Peter Roy Morris, 3 Chris McIntosh.

Highly commended: Colin Mulligan, Janet Ollason, Christine Sutherland and Liz Mundie.