Redpath's son exhibits in Hawick

'In a garden and some other places' a new exhibition by David Michie

David Michie OBE RSA, the son of internationally renowned Borders artist Anne Redpath is returning to his roots to stage an exhibition in The Scott Gallery at Hawick Museum to mark his 80th year and to celebrate his prestigious career.

Born in France in 1928, David is the youngest of three sons born to painter Anne Redpath RSA and architect James Michie. The family returned to live in Hawick in 1934. The three brothers attended local schools and David fondly remembers his Borders childhood, saying that being invited to exhibit at the Scott Gallery felt like a 'homecoming'.

David was head of the School of Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1982 until 1990 and was appointed Emeritus Professor at Heriot-Watt University in 1991. For services to the arts, he was awarded an OBE in 1997 and was appointed Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh College of Art earlier this year.

Executive Member for Culture, Sport and Community Learning, Councillor Graham Garvie, who officially opened the exhibition on 9 August said: "This is a very special exhibition of work by a very talented artist who has been a huge success all over the world. Being a former pupil of Hawick High School, we are delighted that he has agreed to display his work at Hawick Museum.

"The paintings on display are large in scale and vibrant with colour. They reflect his love of travel and interest in nature with the theme of gardens is a particularly favourite subject matter. I am sure it will be very popular exhibition."

The exhibition is on display from now until 27 September in The Scott Gallery, Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick TD9 7JL

Opening hours are Mon- Fri: 10-12 & 1-5; Sat & Sun: 2-5. Admission is free and the gallery is wheelchair-accessible.

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