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Arts / Gaada artist’s work to be exhibited in stately English home

Brian at the Toogs artist workshop. Photo: Gaada

A SHETLAND man, who attends weekly workshops at the Gaada arts organisation in Burra, is having his work shown at an international exhibition.

Brian Sinclair’s art will be exhibited at ArtWorks Together 2023, which gives adults with learning disabilities the chance to display their talents on a worldwide platform.

This year’s exhibit will be at Wentworth Woodhouse, a Yorkshire stately home built in 1735.

Sinclair’s work will be displayed along with other physical pieces from the UK and digital art from all over the world from 30 August to 24 September.

Sinclair’s blind embossed etching “Brian’s Land”. Photo: Gaada

Gaada said it is “thrilled” is about this news and wrote on its blog: “The work Brian is showcasing is a very special blind-embossed etching on paper from his experimental series Brian’s World, produced at Toogs Artist Workshop where he attends weekly workshops.

“Brian’s work was selected by a specialist judging panel out of hundreds of beautiful entries, a fantastic achievement in its own right.”

Gaada also recently announced that applications are open for its workshop bursaries.

Applicants must be over 18 and live in Shetland, but they do not need any formal art experience.

The deadline to apply is 8 September 2023.

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