Barbara Rae and her piece “Fast Castle”

Exclusive prints have been put on public display for the first time at the Open Eye Gallery.  In 2000 Napier University celebrated the 450th Anniversary of the birth of John Napier; mathematician, philosopher and inventor.   The John Napier Scholarship was set up to support undergraduate art students who were the first of their family to attend University.  Well-known artists were commissioned to sell limited edition prints.

Since then the art has been kept by the University but artist Barbara Rae has laid the foundations of a partnership with the Open Eye Gallery to allow the public to see the fine works.

On display are artists Elizabeth Blackadder, Barbara Rae, John Houston, John Byrne, Peter Howson, Ian McKenzie Smith, Stuart Duffin, William Baillie, Frank Pottinger, and Fiona Watson.

Award winning artist Frank Pottinger

Trystan Davies spoke to Barbara Rae and Frank Pottinger at the start of a month long exhibit at the Open Eye Gallery in Abercromby Place.