Mad Nomad Gallery in Hawick is officially opening in style with the launch of its exhibition of Folk Tales illustrations by artist Katherine Soutar. Breaking from the preview night tradition for an art show, Mad Nomad Gallery has gathered a line-up including famous authors, storytellers and a legendary folk singer/songwriter to make this exhibition launch a weekend event.
Katherine, the cover illustrator for the History Press ‘Folk Tales’ book series, will be presenting her work in the exhibition which runs from 14 August until the 5 September. She will be in the gallery working on her next commission over the weekend of the 14-15-16 August.
Joining her on Friday at 6pm is local author and storyteller James Spence. James will thrill us with his tall tales taken from his forthcoming Scottish Borders folk tales book, to be published in September this year. Taffy Thomas, the first Storyteller Laureate for the UK, will then delight us by spinning some Cumbrian Folk Tales on Saturday 15 August at 2pm and again at 6pm. With his head bursting with stories, riddles and folklore this is a treat not to be missed.
Drawing the events of the weekend together Bill Caddick, songwriter, folk singing legend and husband to Katherine will play a concert of his best loved songs at 7:30 on Sunday 16 August. The whole weekend is free to attend and alongside the exhibition, Mad Nomad Gallery aims to put Hawick on the map as the art destination in the Scottish Borders.