Kingussie Railway Poster Project
An update on the collaborative art project between HMLCRP and Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists (SBSA):
Twelve months on, and the project has proved to be a great success. Not only did it provide Kingussie with some wonderful posters to brighten up the station, it also provided the SBSA with the chance to stage a unique exhibition of the original artworks at the Iona Gallery in Kingussie. The exhibition lasted for a week, and was very well attended. Representatives from HML CRP attended the opening night, presenting the SBSA with a cheque for £500.
As well as the exhibition, copies of the posters were shown electronically at Glasgow Central Station, accompanied by an advertisement for the Kingussie exhibition. This was due to the generosity of International advertising company J.C Decaux, who made free advertising space available on their electronic bill boards at Glasgow Central for the duration of the exhibition.
Despite the project having being entered unsuccessfully into ScotRail and ACoRP competitions, the wonderful posters have become a very popular fixture at Kingussie and are very much admired.
The photographs show:
1. Some of the SBSA Artists with HML CRP Secretary and Project Co-ordinator Ailsa Schofield, with posters featuring their artworks on the platform at Kingussie. Rear, L to R: Alan Hunt, Bob Kinnaird, Sandra Barras. Front, L to R: Jean Noble, Anisa Caine, Ailsa Schofield.
2. Part of the electronic display at Glasgow Central Station (Climbers on Kingussie Crag, by Alan Hunt).