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New art exhibition will be a ‘doodle’

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A Balfron student is helping to organise an unusual art exhibition which is made up of hundreds of post-it notes with people’s doodles on them.

Former Balfron High pupil, Kerry Douglas (22), a third year student of visual arts at Glasgow Kelvin College, has been helping to organise the display of post-it notes for the ‘ayeright!’ project, which is themed on Scottish identity.

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has even promised to send one to them, and so have artists Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips.

Kerry said: “Part of our course is about the creative industries and learning how to put on exhibitions.

“The idea is that we get as many people as possible to send us post-it notes.

“We got our idea from a postcard auction I’d been to. Usually a postcard exhibition is a charity event, famous and local artists submit postcards anonymously and then people buy them or bid for them. So we put a bit of a twist on it and decided it would be fun to use post-it notes.

“The class have been bombarding Scottish companies and celebrities on social media and we got noticed by Gordon Ramsay, and Scotland rugby player Duncan Weir retweeted the exhibition.”

The post-it notes will be sold for a small donation and half the proceeds will be given to Yorkhill Children’s Hospital. The exhibition, at Glasgow Kelvin College, 123 Flemington Street, opens today (Thursday), March 6, 6pm to 8.30pm, and ends on March 14.

 

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