Selkirk: Casting the Net Opening Day Events

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Fresh fish from Eyemouth ready to be filleted by Billy Clansman Aitchison in the Market Square

What a great start to the Casting the Net fortnight – thank you and well done to everyone involved in the Selkirk Opening Day, we had a great turn out to the venues and the fish gutting and over 60 people attended the live performance by James Wyness in Rowland’s (Selkirk).

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Billy Clansman Aitchison in the Market Square, Selkirk, demonstrating the art of gutting and filleting fish & dressing crabs

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s1 No. 1 Tower Street Open and ready for visitors, with around 30 visitors over the afternoon

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s3 No. 48 West Port Open and ready for visitors, again busy and serving welcome refreshments

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Installation in window and textile work on the pedestrian barrier outside Rowland’s by Casting the Net artist, Mark Timmins

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Curator Helen Douglas with Casting the Net artist, Mary Morrison

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Window installation (set of windows to the right of the front door) by Rowland’s (Selkirk) Youth Group

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s4 24-26 West Port, Rowland’s (Selkirk) Opening Day:

The Rowland’s Youth group members and volunteers ran a great coffee afternoon which was kept very busy all afternoon, and was a great place to warm up and catch up with people while looking at the art installations they had made.

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Curators of Casting the Net – Helen Douglas and Keith Alexander giving a speech at Rowland’s (Selkirk)

Everyone is looking forward to the countdown to Eyemouth next weekend…6 days to go!

(images by CtN volunteer photographer Isabell Buenz http://www.isabellbuenz.co.uk and curator Helen Douglas)

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Casting the Net **OPENING DAY** (Selkirk) Events and exhibitions open from 2pm…

 

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It is opening day and here are the events unfolding today – come along and support contemporary art in the Borders and see how empty spaces can be regenerated and (we hope you agree) be transformed into interesting and stimulating exhibition spaces showcasing the talent of artists working in Scotland. More to follow later…

Rowland’s (Selkirk) Youth Group @ 24-26 West Port – Installation up and looking great!

Rowland’s is very excited to be taking part in the ‘Casting The Net’ exhibition…

Two of Rowland’s windows will be hosting the work of  artist Mark Timmins and two windows hosting a display of work by the young people of Rowland’s.

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The young people have decided to create their own ‘fishing net’ out of scoobies and friendship bracelets, catching items and images personal to the young people. The other window is based around a ‘message in a bottle’ – the idea that all the bottles may look the same but each one holds a private message to each young person – written either as a message to their future selves or a message looking back on their youth.

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The young people have also made their own digital alphabet, collecting digital images of letters they found in Selkirk. This is displayed in the Dry Bar at Rowland’s.

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Rowland’s will very kindly be hosting sound artist James Wyness and the premier of his piece ‘guddle and flype’ @4pm – so will be open on Saturday 23rd March 2-5pm, and will be hosting a small coffee afternoon too.

Please pop in if you are in the town.

From Rowland’s (Selkirk) website at http://rowlands-selkirk.org.uk – great work and they are always looking for volunteers. Please come and support them on Saturday as they host the opening event for Casting the Net.