Local artists to take part in NEOS at Aden

The four artists who are taking part in NEOS at Aden.
The four artists who are taking part in NEOS at Aden.

Four local artists will be showcasing their work at Aden Country Park as part of the annual North East Open
Studios (NEOS) exhibitions.

Artists Hazel Prichard, Iris Mutch, Rosemary Stubbs and Victoria Metson will be displaying their works at the theatre at Aden from Saturday, September 7, to Sunday, September 15. Their exhibition will be open from 10am to 5pm each day.

Hazel Prichard and Iris Mutch will have an array of artwork on display; Rosemary Stubbs will be exhibiting photographic art; and Victoria Metson will have woollen items on show and for sale.

Victoria’s woolen items are made from the coloured fleeces from the sheep on her farm. Visitors to the exhibition may be fortunate enough to see her spinning the wool.

Aberdeenshire Council are providing the venue free of charge to help establish
NEOS at Aden Country Park.

Now retired, Hazel says she is happy to have the time to concentrate on her art again. Hazel paints under her maiden name Hazel Prichard. For the last couple of years she has embarked on an artistic journey, developing her ideas and exploring different painting mediums. Hazel’s inspiration comes from the visual stimulation of her surroundings.

Victoria Metson (Rare Threads) has always been interested by nature. When she got her first sheep, Victoria felt she had the opportunity to spin. Victoria finds spinning the wool gives her complete control over colours, textures and the finished product.

Iris Mutch grew up in Fraserburgh and whilst at school was always interested in drawing and painting. Iris finds a great deal of inspiration for her art in the beautiful land and coast which surrounds the area.

Rosemary Stubbs has been interested in photography since she was a young adult, but has only exhibited her work in the last few years. This will be Rosemary’s third year taking part in NEOS. Rosemary’s subject matter is diverse and her inspiration continues to be drawn from everyday life.

NEOS is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and many talented crafters will be exhibiting their work at a variety of locations including galleries, workshops, homes and shops throughout the North-east.

Free catalogues are available and all NEOS exhibitions are free of charge.

Aden Gift Shop will also be taking part in NEOS and their exhibition will run from 10am to 5pm until September 29.