AN EASTER Ross artist who created striking paintings depicting an ancient pilgrimage trail is to stage a one-man show in Tain.
Tain artist Grant Boyd is busy preparing for his exhibition in St Duthus Collegiate Church from August 20 to September 1, part of Tain and District Museum’s programme of events.
Grant has a long association with Tain museum. He was responsible for creating the striking paintings in the Pilgrimage gallery which have helped visitors from home and across the world to discover the history of the ancient burgh.
The museum is also in the midst of an exciting Heritage Lottery Fund: Collecting Cultures project which has allowed new pieces to be added to the unique Tain Silver Collection as well as seeing the upgrade of the display area.
Two short films have been commissioned to explain the history and silver making processes and the museum is working with the prestigious fine arts auction house, Lyon and Turnbull, to publish the definitive Tain Silver Catalogue.
The results of this four-year project will be on display on Saturday October 6 when a special Open Day will be held at the museum to show off the new exhibition. Highland silversmiths, Alan Baillie and Lucy Woodley, will be on hand to demonstrate the ancient art of silversmithing.
From the late 17th Century until about 1840 a series of silversmiths worked continuously in the Royal Burgh and were noted for their skilled craftmanship.
Much sought after, the surviving pieces now change hands for thousands of pounds.