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10 July 2016

The Glenfiddich Distillery proudly announces the first opening of this summer’s Artists in Residence programme. Since its inception in 2002 our programme has seen The Glenfiddich Distillery play host to one hundred and twenty artists from around the globe. Each artist spending three months in residence to be inspired by the unique environment Glenfiddich offers.

 This summer, once again, Glenfiddich has invited eight visual artists to live and work together in the heart of Speyside. Each one reacting to their new surroundings and creating new works of art which reflect their experiences. This opening launches the start of our 2016 summer exhibition schedule and allows three of this year’s residents to display the art they have been working on over the past few weeks. For Norwich based painter Lisa Almond, the residency has provided  an opportunity to disengage from her everyday urban based life and allow her to fully immerse herself in the rural surroundings and pace of life in Dufftown. The dynamism of the skies and subtle changes of light she has witnessed since arriving in May is echoed in her atmospheric works.

 

Landscape has also been the central focus of our first resident from Australia,  Joan Ross.  Among other stimuli Joan’s work is informed by attitudes to land ownership, from colonialism to rights to roam. Having travelled extensively over the past few weeks Joan has explored the north and west of Scotland resulting in a number of landscape images which have been augmented by the artist, incorporating her trademark use of fluro colours.

 

Meanwhile Lin Kun Ying from Taiwan has sought to visualise one of the most romantic notions associated with the making of fine single malt whisky: The Angels Share. Working under the supervision of our head cooper, Ian Macdonald, and in collaboration with local craftsman Allan Morrison  Kun Ying is preparing a custom made short length cask that will by virtue of specially commissioned glass cask ends by Glasstorm Studios in Tain will attempt to provide a visual indication of the rate of evaporation as whisky matures.

 Our private view starts at 6.30pm on Friday 29th July where the usual cocktails and refreshments will be available.This first exhibition will then be available for public viewing  from Saturday 30th June till Sunday 21st August.