David Michie Travel Award: Aidan Stephen in conversation with Alison Wanless.

David Michie Travel Award: Aidan Stephen in conversation with Alison Wanless.

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Tuesday 9 February at 6pm

After many years travelling, including 17 in the army, Latitudes exhibitor Aidan Stephen returned to Scotland in 2007 and decided to fulfil a long held ambition and apply for ECA, inspired by his Grandmother and Mother who had both attended. On Graduation in 2019 he was awarded the David Michie Travel Award. His proposal was to return to Bosnia after 23 years and respond as an Artist, to the changes in both the area he had worked in and to himself.

His work on view in Latitudes stems from introspective conclusions since his return. Four larger works are examples of his early response to his experience. A further twelve works, all painted from the same place in Crinan Harbour, show his most recent work.

David Michie’s daughter, Alison, a former Art Teacher, will talk about setting up the travel award with sister Lindsey in memory of their father and chat with Aidan about how his experience travelling back to Bosnia affected him and his resulting work.

This event is exclusive to RSA Friends, Patrons and Art Salon Members