Good news for the region from the Burrell Gallery in Glasgow this afternoon, where the winners of the 2011 Saltire Society Award were announced.
First out of the hat was the Stranraer Castle Square project which won the big prize, the
Saltire Award for Art in Architecture.
|Local photographer David Rowley's spectacular 360 panorama of the new Castle Square is here|
Artists Matt Baker and David Ralston from D&G with architects Smith Scott Mullan, project
architect Rachel Simmonds leapt on to the stage to accept their awards, praise the Lord
and of course thank their agents and peers for the recognition of their fine work.
Interestingly of the four commended projects in the Art for Architecture category, three
of the four nominees are from Dumfries and Galloway. In addition to the
Stranraer project, Linda Mallett of Kirkcudbright was lead artist on the commended West Centre, Drumchapel.
|Tim Taylor - niche artwork- West Centre|
John Crosby of Auchencairn was commended for his seating in Lady's Walk, Kilmarnock.
So after a rather fraught week, the arts in D&G are still alive and kicking!
Congratulations to all nominees and our winners.
Posted by MMac