The next exhibition at The Meffan Gallery in Forfar is entitled ‘The Familiar World’ and features the work of artist Julie Goring.
Julie’s work stems from a strong narrative impulse; words and story-telling are frequently her inspiration.
The exhibition explores our relationship with animals, especially birds. For Julie a glimpse of a wild creature can be transformative in uplifting a day.
She says; “It can literally make my day to see a fox in the grasses or see swans flying up the estuary. These ‘finds’ and other small incidentals in the day often seem to hold a deeper resonance and become for me contemporary icons: momentary words that inspire or transient glimpses become as treasure to me.”
Julie is originally from Elgin and studied at St Andrews University in the 1970s. She returned to education in 1995, gaining a B.A. Hons. at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1999 before training to become a teacher.
In 2006 she left teaching to pursue her art career full time.
The exhibition opened on Saturday and runs until Saturday, April, 25 admission free.