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Richard Demarco 
Penicuik Arts in the 1980s

RICHARD DEMARCO

-decades ago chose the competition-winning entry (by a German visitor to Scotland) for the garden mural at Penicuik Arts Centre. The mural was replaced in 2007 and Richard came back to celebrate the opening of our Arts Festival. “Everyone is an artist, everyone can sing” Every role and function in life deserves to be celebrated to the full he said, and he used artworks around our community’s gallery one by one to illustrate this.

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Richard Demarco opening Penicuik Arts Festival 2007

Richard Demarco at Penicuik Community Arts Association annual show. “Everyone is an artist, just as everyone can sing” Every role and function in life deserves to be celebrated to the full he said, using artworks and people around PCAA's gallery to illustrate this.

Richard Demarco with Fiona Maher (Turner prize judge) and Maggie Mowbray (PCAA exhibition organiser) outside Headcases

Penicuik’s Turner Prize was awarded to Kenneth McQueenie whose art is in the window of Headcases, John Street.  A record number of artworks was submitted to Penicuik Community Arts Association for 2007.  The prize judge was Fiona Maher of Midlothian Artlink.  The Turner Prize is donated by Andrew Turner, blacksmith, Penicuik.  Previous prizewinners include Jan Miller and Aine Devine.

In 2007, Penicuik’s Turner Prize was awarded to Kenneth McQueenie: his work is in the window of Headcases, John Street.  A record number of artworks was submitted to Penicuik Community Arts Association for the 2007 exhibition.  The prize judge was Fiona Maher of Midlothian Artlink.  The Turner Prize is donated by Andrew Turner, blacksmith, Penicuik.  Previous prizewinners have been Jan Miller and Aine Divine.

 

PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL 2008

PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL 2007

CHARLIE BRODOWSKI   PAUL CARLINE   

LARI DON                        LINDA EARLY       

RICHARD DEMARCO           GUS FISHER

CATHERINE FREELAND       JAN MILLER

JAMES SPENCE         ANDREW TURNER

PAST EXHIBITIONS & DISPLAYS

 

Friends of Penicuik Arts

 

More about RICHARD DEMARCO

Looking back on a lifetime in the arts

 

Campaign to restore General Maczek’s GREAT POLISH MAP OF SCOTLAND

 

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