Own the art you love (02/12/2011)
Ever fancied owning a piece of Scottish art that won’t break the bank? Creative Scotland and The Skinny have launched a new virtual gallery, presented through CultureLabel.com offering the chance to purchase limited edition artworks by emerging Scottish artists.
The first collection of prints presents seven diverse Scottish artists who have made works in painting, printmaking, photography, illustration, collage and graphic design. Those artists exhibiting and selling their work include:
The Skinny Showcase Shop on CultureLabel is supported by Creative Scotland through the Own Art scheme. The scheme allows buyers to spread the cost of buying fine art prints over ten months interest-free. This initiative provides the opportunity for art lovers to support new talent for less than the price of a monthly mobile phone bill.
Rosamund West has been selecting emerging artists for the magazine The Skinny since 2007 and has curated the collection for sale. She said, “It's very exciting to offer some of the beautiful images to the public to buy, and we're very happy that CultureLabel and Creative Scotland have offered this opportunity to bring these artists to a bigger audience.”
Artist Rachel MacLean, who is showcasing at the exhibition said, “The CultureLabel project is a fantastic opportunity to exhibit and sell a collection of my prints alongside a diverse and accomplished group of artists and designers. The project not only offers great exposure but also supports the financial and practical difficulties of attempting to sell work as an emerging artist.”
Peter Tullin is the Managing Partner & Co-founder of CultureLabel said, "We are really excited about working with Rosamund and Creative Scotland to create an online platform for new and inspiring artists. The collection features some truly brilliant limited editions and at really affordable price points, making it very accessible to everyone.”
Andrew Leitch, Own Art Development Officer at Creative Scotland said, ‘Creative Scotland invests in talent and supporting emerging artists is a vital element. Through initiatives such as Own Art and the exciting developments at CultureLabel, new talent has a dedicated platform to support their developing careers.”
The selection of prints by the seven emerging Scottish artists is available to view and to purchase online at culturelabel.com/the-skinny.
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