The Gather: Emma Horne
08 September 2021 to 26 October 2021 Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, free entry
‘The Gather’ or bringing in of the flock is big day in any sheep farmer’s calendar.
An enduring testament to tradition, the bond between working dog and man (or woman) and the deep affinity or ‘heft’ of animal and human to their land. It’s the shepherds reckoning of the seasonal cycle of the year past, those of generations before, and others to still to come.
Emma Horne is inspired by Border Collies, a flock of wayward sheep, hot air balloons, bunting and the northeast of Scotland. This exhibition brings together a series of watercolour paintings depicting ‘The Gather’ with a delightful touch of whimsy. Enchanting scenes of rural life blessed with dogs, sheep, and imagination. A book featuring the artwork is now also available.