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KDAF 2012 exhibition at Milton of Crathes,Banchory

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The preview to the last KDAF exhibition will take place this Friday 27th April 2012

The winners of the competitions will be announced at the preview

at The Milton of Crathes Gallery, Banchory.

All welcome

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Written by Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum

April 26, 2012 at 8:16 am

KDAF Fiddle Competition 2011. To be held at Woodend Barn Arts Centre, Banchory

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The Story
Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum are holding a Fiddle Competition in November 2011. The purpose of this competition is to help raise the profile of young musical talent and highlight the role of Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum in supporting all forms of artistic activity among groups and individuals within the Aberdeenshire South area. It is an unusual competition in that it is open to both classical and traditional players.

KDAF recently gave grant assistance to Ian Greig of Banchory to enable him to attend the Newark School of Violin Making. Ian is very generously gifting one of his hand made violins as the prize for this competition. The violin was made in 2008 and is an interpretation of Sacconi Cessols, Antonio Stradivari violin of 1716 and has an insurance value of between £6000 and £7000. To be eligible to enter the competition, the applicant must have a connection with the Kincardine and Deeside area and must be under 20 years of age on 31st December 2011. The winner will be an individual who shows their passion for the violin and for music in general and will give three performances on the violin at events across the Shire.

Ian Greig, violin maker said, “The North East of Scotland, and in particular Aberdeen, is steeped in hundreds of years of violin making. I am very proud to play a small part in the North East’s traditional craft, and be part of its heritage. I wish all the entrants the best of luck in the competition and no matter how old the contestant is it’s what you bring to it that counts. “

Mark Hope, KDAF Chair said, “Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum (KDAF) are thrilled that Ian Greig, a past recipient of a small grant, has so generously gifted one of his beautiful violins. KDAF is delighted to be able to host the fiddle competition which also enables the forum to promote the important part it plays in promoting all forms of artistic activity among groups and individuals of all ages within South Aberdeenshire.”

Mark Hope, will chair the panel of judges. Paul Anderson, the traditional fiddler and Angus Anderson, a classical violinist will evaluate the contestants’ performance from a professional point of view. The competition rules and an application form can be downloaded from the following websites, kdaf.org and iangreigviolins.com. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th May 2011. The first round which will be in the form of an audition and interview will take place in September and the Final round will be held on Wednesday 16th November 2011 at 7.30pm in the Wooden Barn, Banchory.

The Competition Violin
The Competition violin is an interpretation of Sacconi Cessols, Antonio Stradivari violin of 1716. Ian Greig’s violin was made in 2008. The violin is made from Italian spruce, maple and ebony. To enhance the look of the maple, Ian has used his own spirit varnish made from a substance the lac insect produces. The colour comes from hand-made madder also made by Ian. Twenty coats of spirit varnish are then thinly applied over a few days. The antiquing is the final stage and this is when the maker can be creative.

Biography of Ian Greig

Born in Stonehaven in the “60s” and now living in Banchory, Ian has been influenced by music all of his life. His grandmother “Jean” often played her ‘mouthie’ and was also a keen player of the fiddle, this in turn has had a lasting impression on him.

In the early 80’s a visit to the Skye festival with a friend started him off and he was blown away by the power and energy of players of fiddle and the bands that played them.

Ian was a late starter in playing the violin, but decided that his passion lay in making them, and so he went to the renowned international “Newark School of Violin Making”, where students from all over the world compete for places to study at the school for the coveted Beare’s Diploma.

While still a student, Ian sold his first violin to an up and coming soloist. Ian gained the diploma and has been making violins since 2004. Ian’s violins are now sold to all parts of the UK.

Contact
Gordon Jack, Project Administrator (Fiddle Competition)

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Email: gordonjack@tiscali.co.uk.

Information: The KDAF Art Competition and Exhibition 2011 to be held at The Milton Gallery, Crathes, nr Banchory

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The KDAF Art Competition and Exhibition 2011
The annual KDAF Exhibition will be held from the 30th April until 15th May at the Milton Gallery, Crathes .

This year, prizes are sponsored by:

The Lost Gallery (Strathdon)

Platform 22 (Torphins)

The Upper Deeside Art Society

There are also two awards given by the Forum:

The Timmie Penny Young Artist Award (age 16-20)

The Sybil-Jean Swann Trophy which is The Peoples’ Choice Award

The Enable Group from the Scolty Day Centre, Banchory, will have a display of their work at the Milton Gallery as part of the KDAF Exhibition.
‘Enable Scotland’ is a charity that works to help disabled people live, work and get involved in their communities.

Entry forms are available from various venues throughout the area, including Community Centres and Libraries, or by emailing:

ruth.powell21@tiscali.co.uk

or telephoning
The Milton Gallery on 01330-844664

 

Patrons:
The Forum wishes to thank Mr. James Burnett of Leys, Mrs. Sue Thornton
and our patrons, whose generous support offers positive encouragement to
the arts in the area, and gives special status to this exhibition and competition.

Written by Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum

February 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm

KDAF art competition 2011 to be held at The Milton Art Gallery, Crathes, nr Banchory.

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The annual Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum art competition is an open event which provides an opportunity for those who may not have exhibitied before to show in a group show at the Milton Gallery.

Since 2003, KDAF has been fortunate to have the Milton Gallery as the venue for the Annual KDAF Open Exhibition and Competition.

Kincardine and Deeside has several excellent galleries and we are delighted to have a selection of these supporting the Forum as sponsors of the competition.

More information about this year’s competition to follow shortly.

Alasdair Duncan: ‘People’s  Choice’ winner 2010

Timmie Penny (left), presenting Mel Shand with her trophy at the
2008 KDAF Art Exhibition and Competition.


KDAF Fiddle competition 2011

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KDAF will be launching the competition in February 2011. The competition will help raise the profile of young musical talent and highlight the role of the KDAF in supporting all forms of artistic activity among groups and individuals within the Aberdeenshire South area.

This is an unusual competition in the fact that it is open to any style of violin playing (classical, traditional, etc.), so, two professional musicians – a classical violinist and a traditional fiddle player – are going to adjudicate.

There is no set minimum standard for the competition, however, applicants must be able to demonstrate their potential on the instrument. Entrants must be resident in the Aberdeenshire South area and under the age of 20 on 31st December 2011.

The First Round will be in the form of an interview/audition which will be held in September 2011. The Final, which will be an evening event open to the public, will be in mid-November 2011. The winner will receive the very generous prize of a brand new violin made by Ian Greig of Banchory. Also, the winner will perform, for free, at three musical events across the Shire, giving the violin and its new owner valuable performance experience.

Application forms and further details will be available Thursday 17th February

Written by Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum

February 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

KDAF arts grants application form and guidelines

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Please click on the link below:

 

 

KDAF arts grants application form and guidelines

If you or your organisation need help with funding the application forms are also available from Marie Shaw, Arts Development Officer on:

01569 768353