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5 Aug 2019

Aiming to surprise with art at Inverewe

A colour photograph of Inverewe House, seen from the lawn. A gravel path runs along the edge of the lawn with a group of people walking on it. Several other groups of people either sit on the grass or on the wooden benches in front of the house.
The Sawyer Gallery is located in Inverewe House.
We’re bringing bold, contemporary art to Wester Ross in a series of events and exhibitions at the Sawyer Gallery, Inverewe.

Created in 2016, the Sawyer Gallery at Inverewe always aims to inspire and surprise. With an eclectic and bold approach to programming, the gallery has displayed sculpture, photography and a host of painting styles and prides itself on bringing quality exhibitions to Wester Ross.

This week, Swedish-born artist David Sandum has started a six-week residency at the gallery. Over the next six weeks, he’ll be filling the blank walls of the gallery with paintings and drawings inspired by Inverewe.

He will also work in the garden, interacting with the public as much as possible during his stay.

A man leans on his white work desk in his artist's studio. A painting is displayed on a wooden easel behind him.
David Sandum

The exhibition is titled ‘Evolving Impressions’ to capture how it will develop and grow during his stay. A ‘Meet the Artist’ event takes place on Saturday 17 August to show how the piece is shaping up.

“David is such an interesting artist and we can’t wait to see how his experience at Inverewe inspires his imagination.”
Kevin Frediani, Operations Manager at Inverewe

Based in Moss, Norway, David began drawing and painting in the early 2000s while experiencing depression. He was inspired by Edvard Munch’s philosophy that we should all write or paint our life story. David works in a variety of mediums including oils, watercolours and charcoal, as well as print-making.

The slate sign for the Sawyer Gallery, with the text in white. Above the text is a white oak leaf symbol.
The Sawyer Gallery, Inverewe

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